I’m Laughing at Clouds – Cambridge
I’m Laughing at Clouds is an ensemble of nine tactile lighting columns. By touching sensors embedded in the sculpture, the passer-by can create a composition of light and sound. The lamp posts are programmed to respond to the human touch recording the frequency of a person’s pulse. This data is represented... Read more
EU Circular Economy Policies are Impacting Lighting Product Design and Business Models
By Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General, LightingEurope. The EU is driving change to achieve its vision for a Circular Economy through a combination of strategies and regulations that address a product’s entire life cycle. New requirements are emerging addressing such diverse issues as the quality and variety of the plastics... Read more
Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh with ERCO Lighting Tools
The recently inaugurated Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh presents itself as a veritable jewel of contemporary museum architecture. The interior of the monolithic brickwork construction designed by Studio KO surprises with its dramatic exhibition concept referencing the theatre and stage. ERCO LED lighting technology installed in a walk-in... Read more
The Role of Master Systems Integrators (MSI) – Survey
Intelligent Buildings LLC, supported by Anixter InternationalInc., Lynxspring, Inc., SkyFoundry, LLC and Navigant Research, recently conducted a survey which gathered opinions on the systems integrator market as it relates to smart buildings and to further qualify the differentiation for Master Systems Integrators (MSIs). The aim of the survey was... Read more
New Smart City Apps & Intelligent Lighting Controls from Current by GE
The City of San Diego, which announced last year it is building the world’s largest smart city IoT platform, revealed several industry-leading system enhancements at Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona this week. In partnership with Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE), San Diego is rolling out... Read more
The Evolution of the Workspace
The workspace of the 21st century is constantly evolving. With a new generation of workers eschewing traditional working models for flexibility and independence, they now demand a workplace not just for productivity, but for improving their wellness and community too. According to new research released today by global hospitality... Read more
New Immersive Designs to Transform Audience Experiences
Several projects have received funding to apply human-centred design to understand user needs and create new immersive experiences and products. Immersive experiences like virtual, augmented and mixed reality could transform how we interact with the world – from advertising to film, music and museums. To ensure these experiences meet customer... Read more
Zaha Hadid Set To Build A Smart City
Zaha Hadid Architects working with TPO Pride Architects (Russia) have been selected as one of the consortiums to build the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighbourhood. The jury also selected two further consortiums to develop the project: Nikken Sekkei (Japan) with UNK Project (Russia); and Archea Associati (Italy) with ABD Architects (Russia).... Read more
Retail Lighting: Raising the Bar
Retail Lighting: Raising the Bar Retailers want superb store lighting that stands out and attracts shoppers –their first impression is very much influenced by how the lighting looks. But of course, lighting experts know that high quality light is the result of a great deal of technical expertize behind... Read more
KSLD Received The First Prize For Lighting Design At The Codega Awards 2018
Earlier this month KSLD received the first prize for Lighting Design at the Codega Awards 2018. The award was given for the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber project. “We are honoured to receive the First Prize in the Codega awards for the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber. This ambitious project has... Read more
DALD Complete Lighting Design For Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition
David Atkinson Lighting Design (DALD) recently completed the lighting design for the ‘Oceania’ exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Oceania is the first ever major survey of Oceanic art to be held in the United Kingdom. This ambitious exhibition celebrates the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia,... Read more
IALD Announces New Fellows
IALD Announces New Fellows The IALD has welcomed three new members to the IALD College of Fellows. The IALD Fellow designation is awarded to members of the IALD for valuable contribution to the art and science of lighting design, and for their continued service to the IALD. Fellows are... Read more
Fagerhult Set To Acquire iGuzzini By The End Of 2018
Fagerhult has signed a Letter of Intent with the shareholders of iGuzzini to acquire 100% of the shares of iGuzzini. They now have exclusivity to conduct a customary due diligence and are aiming to sign a Share Purchase Agreement before the end of 2018. The finalising of the transaction... Read more
Signify “Invisibly” Illuminates China World Trade Center Tower
Signify “Invisibly” Illuminates China World Trade Center Tower Signify has announced that it has installed its architectural lighting into the façade of one of Beijing’s tallest buildings, the China World Trade Center’s Tower B. This latest high-profile city landmark, using Philips architectural LED lighting, illustrates the growing trend in... Read more
Join Us in 2019. Call For Speakers Is Now Open
The Trends in Lighting Forum &Show is known for its comprehensive lectures and workshops. The 2019 event line-up is already eagerly anticipated by experts across architecture, lighting design, planning and investment, and you can be a part of it. We are looking for the thought leaders from architecture, lighting... Read more
FC Bayern Stadium Set To Glow With Pride In 2019
FC Bayern Stadium Set To Glow With Pride In 2019 The prestigious stadium of FC Bayern will receive a new modern lighting solution in 2019, thanks to the Zumtobel Group. Since the beginning of the 2018/19 season, the Zumtobel Group has also been the exclusive lighting partner of FC... Read more
Fake Moon ‘Eight Times Brighter Than The Real Moon’ To Illuminate City Streets
Fake Moon ‘Eight Times Brighter Than The Real Moon’ To Illuminate City Streets Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing “illumination satellites” which will shine in tandem with the real mooon, but are eight times brighter. According to China Daily the artificial moon will have a reflective... Read more
The 2018 LpS TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light
The 2018 LpS TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light As the LpS and TiL events have developed so too, have the awards.  This year we launched 7 new award categories spanning ground-breaking scientific research in lighting all the way through to solutions, designs and innovative applications,... Read more
Festival Shows Ancient Town In A Whole New Light.
Festival Shows Ancient Town In A Whole New Light. Lichtstadt Feldkirch is a new biennial festival dedicated to creating art with light. Held in Vorarlberg, the inaugural event was an outstanding cultural success for the region. Multiple projects scattered throughout Feldkirch allowed visitors to see the ancient town in... Read more
5 Leaders In Lighting Share Their Vision For The Future Of The Industry
5 Leaders In Lighting Share Their Vision For The Future Of The Industry The co-hosted LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) and Trends in Lighting Forum &Show (TiL) returned to Bregenz last month. These two international conference and exhibition events have been carefully designed over the last 8 years to... Read more
“My Works Are Not About Light, They Are Light”
The world-famous light artist James Turrell has created an almost mystical light-space on the mountain in Lech Zürs, Vorarlberg, Austria. The piece, called Skyspace Lech, is a perfect example of the successful integration of public art into its surrounding landscape. The Lightroom, located high up in the alpine mountains,... Read more
“Be Open To New Ideas, Look Around, Talk To Others”.
“Be Open To New Ideas, Look Around, Talk To Others”. Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General of LightingEurope shares with us her thoughts on the disruption of lighting, the international market, and what issues the industry is facing today. TiL: Do you believe the disruption in lighting is finite or will it... Read more
Light Enables Hair Sized Sensor To Gather Heat Data.
Light Enables Hair Sized Sensor To Gather Heat Data. Researchers at Washington University are the first to successfully record environmental data in a local park using a drone mounted photonic sensor the size of a human hair. The “internet of things” (IoT) is everywhere, millions of wireless sensors predominately... Read more
Should It Be Architectural Media Instead Of Architectural Lighting From Now On?
Should It Be Architectural Media Instead Of Architectural Lighting From Now On? As the retail and hospitality market grows evermore competitive and consumers demand increasingly more complex and uniquely tailored experiences, how can lighting design support these market adjustments and respond to these challenging requirements? Leading expert in interactive... Read more
Amsterdam’s Light Festival Puts Van Gogh’s Starry Night In A New Light.
Amsterdam’s Light Festival Puts Van Gogh’s Starry Night In A New Light. Every year, innovative and high-end artworks by international and national artists, designers and architects light up the city centre of Amsterdam during Amsterdam Light Festival. The seventh edition takes place from 29 November, and this year thirty... Read more
The Full Program For TiL2018 Is Here
The Full Program For TiL2018 Is Here This year Trends in Lighting returns to Bregenz, and it has evolved to become even more inspiring and vital to the lighting industry. TiL2018  demonstrates that lighting knows no boundaries and has new and unexpected applications everywhere: in healthcare, entertainment, mobility and agriculture,... Read more
LG Innotek Introduces ‘Visible Disinfection Lighting’
LG Innotek Introduces ‘Visible Disinfection Lighting’ It has been widely reported that LG Innotek this week announced its ‘Visible Disinfection Lighting’, which is a functional light source that gives the effect of sterilization by sunlight but uses indoor light. The LED has the same effect of eco-friendly sterilization, that... Read more
Phillips Hue Launches Two New Products
Phillips Hue Launches Two New Products “Our latest lamp designs provide new ways for people to create personalized lighting experiences in their homes. Whether its ambiance creation or making gaming and music truly immersive, our new Philips Hue Play and Philips Hue Signe are two sleek lamps designed to... Read more
Osram Initiates Sale Of Its Luminaires Business
Osram Initiates Sale Of Its Luminaires Business The management board of Osram has decided to divest its luminaires business. “Thanks to numerous measures, the earnings position of the Lighting Solutions business unit has stabilized significantly, therefore allowing us to initiate an organized sales process. This will result in a... Read more
Signify And BRAC Light The Lives Of Over 46,000 Rohingya Families In Bangladesh
Signify And BRAC Light The Lives Of Over 46,000 Rohingya Families In Bangladesh Signify and BRAC are distributing Philips LifeLight solar lanterns to more than 46,000 Rohingya families in Bangladesh. The solar lanterns will significantly improve the living conditions in the refugees’ makeshift shelters and especially improve the safety... Read more
Self-Powered Wireless Technology
Self-Powered Wireless Technology To enhance the energy performance of buildings and to drive digital transition in buildings forward, the Smart Buildings Alliance (SBA) officially launched their “Ready2Services” initiative. The “Ready2Services” concept aims to evaluate the ability of buildings for multiple services, awarding buildings with a certain certification level whilst... Read more
LG Innotek Releases An “Eye-Pleasing (EP)” LED
LG Innotek Releases An “Eye-Pleasing (EP)” LED The new “EP LED” from LG Innotek is a lighting LED inspired by previous research on the interaction between light and eye. The company applied its proprietary technology to designing an ultra-precision LED chip to control the wavelength of light. “EP LED”... Read more
Building the ‘luminaire of the future’.
Over the recent months, Repro-light, an EU Horizon 2020 project, has been gathering data from all over Europe. And now they need your help, as well. Repro-light is a European research project that aims to support the European lighting industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive future.... Read more
“We’ve Sent an Algorithm Across Different Countries In Order to Get a Perfect 3D Moebius.”
We’ve Sent an Algorithm Across Different Countries In Order to Get a Perfect 3D Moebius.” The Paranormal Unicorn is an audio-visual artist collective that specialises in stage design, based in Vienna, Austria. The group was founded in 2011 with an aim to create striking content and immersive installations for... Read more
A Much Needed Event In The World Of Lighting
TiL 2018: A Much Needed Event In The World Of Lighting   As this week sees the launch of the TiL 2018 program, we caught up with the curator of the event; renowned lighting designer Rogier van der Heide, to establish what motivated the choices he made, what we... Read more
Key Principles for the Ecodesign Framework to Continue to Deliver Substantial Energy Savings
Key Principles for the Ecodesign Framework to Continue to Deliver Substantial Energy Savings The European Parliament has adopted its own-initiative report on the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive, while the European Commission is now more than halfway through the 2016-2019 Ecodesign Work Plan.6 Industry Associations, representing the heating, cooling,... Read more
NASA Taps Osram to Support its Food Production Research
NASA Taps Osram to Support its Food Production Research Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, today announced it is providing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with a customized version of its proprietary connected horticulture research lighting system, Phytofy RL. The smart lighting software, coupled with a unique... Read more
Commissioning of Connected Lighting Networks – What Makes it so Challenging?
Commissioning of Connected Lighting Networks – What Makes it so Challenging? With constant technology advancements and growing market awareness, we are all getting more and more familiar with various aspects of wireless lighting controls. However, the commissioning process still seems not to be getting the attention it deserves. Let’s... Read more
Van Gogh Museum Conserves Energy – and Art!
Van Gogh Museum Conserves Energy – and Art! Serving over 1.5 million visitors per year, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is host to 200 paintings, 400 drawings and 700 letters by Vincent van Gogh, the largest such collection in the world, as well as travelling exhibitions of other... Read more
Crestron Unveiled SolarSync™ Color Temperature Daylight Sensor
Crestron Unveiled SolarSync™ Color Temperature Daylight Sensor Crestron, a global leader in commercial lighting control technology, unveiled SolarSync (GLS-LCCT), its new daylight sensor with correlated color temperature (CCT) and a luminous intensity meter. SolarSync was designed to analyze the color temperature of the ambient light and direct the indoor... Read more