New Guidelines For European Product Registry Energy Labelling
For its’ members LightingEurope has published guidance on how to apply the EPREL obligations to light sources. All products in scope of the new EU ecodesign and energy labelling rules for light sources must be registered in the EPREL database before they can be placed on the market. The... Read more
TRILUX Partner With Smart Building Specialist Wtech
Arnsberg, July 2021 – Future-proof properties have a powerful building management system that brings together, monitors and controls all trades. In order to simplify the integration of lighting into the hardware and software infrastructure of digitalised buildings, TRILUX is in-vesting in the IT expert wtec. The company specialises in... Read more
Don’t Forget The Airport Lounge
If there are any positives to come out of the pandemic, refurbishment of airport transit spaces is definitely one.  Elektra has been busy working on many projects including Hilton London Heathrow Airport.  A public area refurbishment and renewal which includes the main atrium space, bar, café and restaurant. The... Read more
Product Focus Kiefer Klimatechnik
Air conditioning technology in harmony with architecture Stuttgart based Kiefer Klimatechnik is expanding its well-known and proven Indusail System active acoustic sail to include luminous surface lighting integrated in the ceiling sail. The new light sail combines surface lighting with cooling, ventilation and acoustics.  The new all-rounder from the... Read more
New French Association Launches
Last month saw the launch of Lumen and Lux, an Association to promote contacts and advance all lighting players in France. “We bring together , in the same structure, natural or legal persons contributing to the value chain and knowledge, around light. We are open to everyone and to all... Read more
Light Bureau IALD Award Of Excellence Winners
Light Bureau receives the Award of Excellence at the 38th annual International Lighting Design Awards for the lighting design at the historic Kungsträdgården in Stockholm, Sweden. Kungsträdgården is one of the oldest remaining public parks in the city of Stockholm, dating back to the 1700s. Originally reserved for the... Read more
Ina Sielemann Appointed Managing Director Of LED Linear
In LED Linear’s 15th anniversary year, Ina Sielemann has taken the management baton from Dr. Michael Kramer. The internationally experienced industrial engineer comes from the construction industry, bringing with her a strong focus and expertise on technically oriented markets with complex challenges. Her industry experience is based on in-depth... Read more
Sustainable Lighting Design Podcast
The Trends in Lighting team love that the Sustainable Lighting Design podcast is celebrating one year since its’ launch. Listen to the fifth episode featuring Naomi Miller, Senior Lighting Research Scientist at the United States Department of Energy- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In the latest episode, the discussion centres... Read more
Light + Building Digital Extension
Lighting + Building announced that in the hybrid events future, it will be possible to meet live in Frankfurt from 13 to 18 March 2022 and digitally, worldwide for a whole week longer.  What does the platform for this look like?  What functions can participants expect and how does... Read more
Bob Bohannon Joins The LIA
This week saw the LIA announce that Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as well as... Read more
New President Of The GIL Syndicat Du Luminaire
Marie-Pierre Le Strat was elected President of the GIL-Syndicat du luminaire for a period of 2 years. She thanked the Board of Directors for its confidence and saluted the remarkable work of strengthening the GIL accomplished by her predecessor, Bernard Alfandari, during his six years of mandate. The number of... Read more
Don’t Miss! The Art Of Lighting Design: A Creative Journey
Members of the VLD Community can watch Sabine De Schutter and her team, discuss design and creating meaningful spaces that positively affect people’s lives. People and their needs are at the centre of their human-centric and future-oriented approach. They do not allow themselves to be constrained by conventional lighting... Read more
Need A Detailed Acoustic Lighting Report?
Trends in Lighting received great feedback from our earlier article introducing the Cooledge acoustic calculator.  Designers are able to simply enter a few pieces of information about the size and architectural finishes of the space and find out just how the acoustics will work. All of this science is... Read more
What Is The EU ‘Fit For 55’ Package?
Last week saw the unveiling of the EU Fit for 55  fitness program for Europe to deliver 36-39% of energy efficiency savings for final and primary energy consumption by 2030 into binding legislation. How does the lighting industry contribute? Lighting will help deliver the energy savings the EU needs. “Europe’s... Read more
Zhaga Summit: “Sustainable Lighting for Smart Cities and Buildings”
Sustainability is a major trend in the lighting industry, driven by regulations and requested by customers and society. The Zhaga Consortium is hosting this online event on 29 September, 15:00 – 18:00 CEST with speakers from national authorities, cities, industry association, lighting design and manufacturing. Date/Time/Registration Date/Time: September 29th , 2021 from... Read more
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

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On June 4, the light art museum DARK MATTER in Berlin opened with an exhibition on 1000 square meters. In the pitch-black rooms of a former factory site, the visitor embarks on a journey through seven multimedia and interactive installations of light, movement and sound. Behind the idea are light... Read more
Berlin – Women In Architecture
WIA Berlin 2021, is set to put the lighting profession in the right light and discuss lighting design in architecture today. “The Path to an Unknown Field” – In this panel discussion, meet two women lighting designers, a freelance journalist, two lighting industry representatives, a professor, a researcher, and... Read more
Build Back Better Lighting
The Build Back Better Awards are set to host their inaugural Lighting Winners Celebration at 1pm BST on Wednesday 30 June 2021.  Ray Molony confirmed the one hour session will reveal the winning projects, products and concepts in the lighting category. Tune in to hear why they won and... Read more
New Passion Says ILP

New Passion Says ILP

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“Passion for lighting, regardless of our differences, keeps us all connected and will be our strength moving forwards “, the Institution of Lighting Professionals’ new President has said in her President’s Address. Fiona Horgan became the Institution’s 90th President and the second woman to ever hold the role at... Read more
Acoustic Calculator

Acoustic Calculator

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Light as a building material and Illuminating open spaces? That’s no problem according to Cooledge Lighting. Many studies of workplaces have found that excessive noise is at or near the top of the things about their environment that occupants would like to fix. Compounding the problem is the movement... Read more
Smart Lighting Lecture
Smart lighting systems have the potential to close the gap between lighting control and building data analytics. Data – such as space occupancy – that was previously used only to control the lighting itself, is now available for additional services. The agility of wireless smart lighting systems removes previous... Read more
HDR Appoints Lisa Lyons To Lead Lighting Design Group
The international construction services giant, HDR has appointed Lisa Lyons to lead the Nebraska Iowa Lighting Design Group. “Lisa brings a strong history in project leadership and design that complements her passion to utilise Lighting as a differentiator in Architecture Design”. Karen Murphy, Lighting Design Director About HDR have... Read more
Harvard Goes Green

Harvard Goes Green

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Setting a new paradigm for scholarship in the 21st century and beyond, Harvard’s Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) is designed to inspire learning and scientific discovery while showcasing sustainability. The building weaves together a number of threads of contemporary life, which will influence current and future generations of researchers:... Read more
Creative Lighting Masterclass
If you need a break from your projects then look no further than the masterclass.  A creative course designed to help you grow your lighting skills and empower you to create stunning images. Discover new tools and processes and optimise your rendering workflow in V-Ray and Corona. Nikos Nikolopoulos... Read more
Humanity-Centred Lighting – The New Normal?
Join Florence Lam, Global Lighting Design Leader at Arup and winner of the SLL President’s Medal 2021 for a webinar.  Florence Lam will explain her vision for ‘humanity-centred’ lighting and the business case for this integrated approach that reframes the energy / performance equation to create healthy, productive, sustainable... Read more
Light and Lighting Design: What I actually do
Light and Lighting Design: What I actually do! is now available to watch online.  Enjoy the PechaKucha by the keynote speaker Aleksandra Stratimirovic, Light Artist and extraordinary Jesper Ravn, Associate IALD, Jari Vuorinen, Ute Besenecker, Educator IALD, Darío Nuñez Salazar, Associate IALD, and Katia Valerie Banoun.   The event garnered 250 attendees and was delivered by... Read more
Ryoji Ikeda Exhibition
RYOJI IKEDA May 20 – August 1 2021 A multi-sensory exploration of light and sound. Fact Magazine and The Vinyl Factory, in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Contemporary, present a new RYOJI IKEDA exhibition in 180 Studios. The largest exhibition of the artist’s work ever staged, including numerous world premieres,... Read more
Sustainable Products And Future Eco-Design
Sustainable Products & Future Ecodesign – policy debate organised by LightingEurope, 4 June. Partner event of #EUGreenWeek – discussing practical steps towards delivering Europe’s sustainability vision. The consultation on a new Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), announced back in March 2020, is still underway. LightingEurope is hosting a debate on how... Read more
TRIZ@LIGHT Workshop
The TRIZ@LIGHT workshop series presents the principles of systematic innovation based on the TRIZ method. The principles are applied in small groups specifically tailored to the lighting sector. The impulses are intended to stimulate and initiate new innovation steps in the lighting sector. As a thank you and resource... Read more
The Richard Kelly Grant
In association with the IES under 35s can apply for the Richard Kelly Grant.  Richard Kelly devoted his life to extraordinary contributions to the lighting design profession. He was one of the pioneers of architectural lighting consulting. His reverence for, and his understanding of, the behaviour of light was... Read more
Naturally Brilliant Colour
Kew Garden is set to provide some spectacular programmes this summer 2021. Experience colour like never before in an exhibition that celebrates the spectacular shades of the natural world. Experience Pure Structural Colour, the boldest, brightest colour on Earth.  On display for the very first time these stunning, jewel-like... Read more
Green Light Alliance Introduction
The Green Light Alliance (GLA) is a community of like-minded individuals, businesses, and institutions within the lighting profession, sharing a common vision, to light up the world without depleting its resources. The GLA’s platform provides a place to empower everyone in the lighting sector, enabling an enriched pool of... Read more
Tracy White Stands Down As ILP CEO
After three years in post, Tracey White is relocating abroad and will work on new projects from a distance. Commenting on Tracey’s decision, Anthony Smith, ILP President, said “It was with reluctance but understanding I accepted Tracey’s resignation. Over the last three years she has delivered in all areas,... Read more
New SLL President
20 May 2021, the Society welcomed new President, Dr. Ruth Kelly Waskett into the role at the SLL AGM, Awards, and Presidential Address. Following the formal proceedings, the Society celebrated the achievements of its members and the lighting community, with its annual awards, held online. Immediate past president, Bob... Read more
How To Tackle Product Compliance Online
eCommerce is becoming an increasingly important sales channel. According to EU statistics, 72% of Internet users in the European Union shopped online in 2020. At the same time, an ever-increasing number of non-compliant products remain easily accessible to end-users on the EU Single Market.  In 2019, almost 41 million... Read more
New Light For An Ancient Jewel
ERCO relight the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome.  The Altar of Augustan Peace is one of the most important ancient monuments in Rome. In 2006, Richard Meier & Partners created the glass building of the Museo dell’ Ara Pacis, which protectively surrounds the altar. The original lighting concept for... Read more
Fagerhult Acquires Seneco
To strengthen connectivity offering for outdoor environments, the Fagerhult Group has acquired the remaining 80% shares in Seneco A/S. Seneco is a Danish lighting connectivity company founded in 2010. The system consists of a full wireless product range for outdoor luminaires, connected to the system is also an online... Read more
Recommendations For Melanopic Lighting Design
The second International Workshop on Circadian and Neurophysical Photometry in 2019 brought together experts in the fields of lighting, neurophysical photometry and sleep and circadian research. The primary focus was to develop expert-consensus recommendations for healthy daytime and evening/night-time light environment. This workshop resulted in the the publication of,... Read more
Daylight Calculator
Kumux have developed software that allows you to take into account your geolocation, time of the year, and sleep-wake cycles to determine the best light settings based on experimental data, data science, and sun position, getting results that are adapted to your needs. This benefits your design process by... Read more
Lighting Event Schedule Clash
Light + Building 2022 and LEDucation NYC 2022 are set to take place at the same time.  Light + Building is planned for 13-18 March 2022 and promises to cover, “Intelligent. Future-proof. Trend-predicting”  themes, linked by the subjects of dynamic digitalisation and sustainability. LEDucation is planning to go ahead... Read more