“There Is An Old Cliche That Lighting Design Is The Balance Between Art And Science. And It Absolutely Is.”
Mark Ridler is an award winning international lighting designer who leads the lighting profession across BDP, a multi award-winning global architecture, engineering and design practice. Mark believes that collaboration is essential for great design. He has recruited a vibrant team from varied backgrounds, including product designers, engineers, theatre designers... Read more
Zumtobel Group Partners With Technology Innovator Casambi For Wireless Lighting Control Solutions
The strategic partnership ensures an extensive new range of Thorn and Zumtobel luminaires offering seamless control to users via Casambi’s BLE software control platform. Furthermore, a series of Tridonic drivers is now also ‘Casambi-Ready’, allowing luminaire manufacturers to easily integrate wireless controls within their products to reduce cost and... Read more
NORKA Expands Its Business Activities
Specialist luminaire manufacturer NORKA acquires the Traffic & Industries division of Swareflex, a Swarovski Group company. It includes the development, manufacture and sale of lighting systems for road and tunnel lighting. For more than 70 years, NORKA has been developing technically advanced lighting solutions with a high protection rating,... Read more
Good Light Group Formed To Promote Nutritional Light
The Good Light Group, an international non-profit foundation to promote the importance of nutritional light on the well-being of people has been formed, on the 2019 International Day of Light (May 16th). Nutritional light is natural daylight or electric light, with beneficial effects on the human body and brain.... Read more
Hydroponic Technology And Controllable Lighting Are Central To IKEA And Tom Dixon’s Urban Farming Design
IKEA and Tom Dixon will explore the importance of sustainable growing, looking at the contrast of the hyper-natural and hyper-tech. The garden, entitled “Gardening will Save the World” will feature exclusive prototypes of a new IKEA and Dixon range coming in 2021. Following Chelsea Flower Show, the garden will... Read more
Snøhetta Completes The Swarovski Manufaktur – The Crystal Atelier Of The 21st Century
With the Swarovski Manufaktur, Snøhetta has created a crystal workshop for the 21st century. This daylight-flooded and generous building is as much a top-notch production facility as it is an innovative creative hub providing Swarovski with new opportunities to work together with customers. Developed for the Tyrolean crystal manufacturer,... Read more
Osram Discloses Figures For The Second Quarter
Osram’s performance in the second fiscal quarter was as expected. Revenue on a comparable basis fell by 13.5 percent to 862 million euros in the period from January to the end of March. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 8.1 percent. As announced at that time, the decline was due... Read more
High Quality Tools For Human Centric Lighting
Human Centric Lighting (HCL) refers to lighting concepts that take into account not only the visual but also the biological effect of light on people. General lighting with variable light colour plays a central role in such applications which are often based on the so-called circadian sequence – the... Read more
“We Are Evolving More Into The Role Of Educating Clients, Architects And Electrical Engineers About Lighting Technology”
The last in our series of interviews exploring the impact technology has had on design practises is with the extremely talented, and Top 40under40 2019 finalist, Julia Hartmann, from lightsphere in Zurich. lightsphere is a relatively new practise that has grown over the last 5 years to be one... Read more
The TiL 2019 Program Explores A New Horizon For Lighting
Trends in Lighting Forum +Show has, for the third year in a row, created an outstanding event program, dedicated to bridging the gap between architecture, application, design and technologies. Joining over 1700 delegates and 100 exhibitors in Bregenz this year will be experts from lighting design, architecture, planning, investment... Read more
Architecture Moves Austria!
On May 24 and 25, 2018, the 10th edition of the Architekturtage — Austria’s largest biennial architecture and Baukulturevent — will once again be taking place across the nation. Bringing complex topics closer to the interested public, this year’s highly varied programme has the motto RAUM MACHT KLIMA (“Spaces... Read more
“It Will Not Be Pain Free And A Decision Has To Be Made About Which Pain You Want To Suffer.”
TiL Online in conversation with Mathias Burger, expert in Connectivity and Smart Lighting at Samsung. Mathias began his career with Martin Professional as product manager after studying Technology and Innovation Management at the Technical University of Munich. After supporting the transition of Martin Professional from a conventional luminaire portfolio... Read more
New Lighting Team Supplier For Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
The Zumtobel Group today announced that it is Team Supplier for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and provides the illumination for the impressive, state-of-the-art Milton Keynes headquarter of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. Included within the headquarter is MK7, a vibrant new space in the factory that has been... Read more
Under. Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant
At the southernmost tip of the Norwegian coastline, at a small place called Båly in the municipality of Lindesnes, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. The building’s imposing monolithic form was built on a barge moored at its future location and then lowered into the sea and... Read more
Signify Acquires Hong Kong Based WiZ Connected
Signify has agreed to acquire WiZ Connected, developers of the WiZ Wi-Fi-based connected lighting ecosystem. The addition of WiZ enables Signify to extend its potential in connectivity by stepping into the Wi-Fi-based smart lighting market. “We are very pleased to join forces with the teams of WiZ Connected who... Read more
New Atrium Luminaries Designed For The Grandest Of Spaces
A new Atrium range of luminaires from ERCO has been launched. Its ‘double focus’ attribute stands for high-lumen output, highly efficient, narrow distribution LED optics with maximum visual comfort. With their optional indirect component, Atrium pendant luminaires provide a special feature that gives lighting designers additional scope for design.... Read more
Integrated And Choreographed Light For Germany’s Leading Science Centre
Germany’s largest science centre the Experimenta promises visitors of all ages an impressive, awe-inspiring experience. The centre has been completely renovated and expanded into a new futuristic building by the Berlin based architectural office Sauerbruch Hutton. The building designed as a helix, emphasises the didactic focus of the science... Read more
Lionel Brunet Elected President Of LightingEurope
The LightingEurope Executive Board has elected Mr Lionel Brunet as President of LightingEurope, for a 2 years term. Mr Brunet is the CEO of the French lighting trade association “Syndicat de l’Éclairage” since 2013, and previously had a long international career in the chemicals and mechanical industries, and a... Read more
“We In The Lighting Field Now Have Tools On Hand We Often Can’t Find The Benefits Or User Scenarios For. This Is Crazy.”
Licht Kunst Licht is a multi-award winning design studio with a reputation for innovation, effective, and sometimes provocative work. Based in both Bonn and Berlin, the German lighting designers have delivered work in more than 800 domestic and international projects in all project categories ranging from residential to masterplan.... Read more
Canada’s Polygon Gallery Showcases Art At A New Angle
The Polygon Gallery is an art gallery operated by the British Columbia Photography and Media Arts Society in Vancouver, and Canada’s largest non-profit photo gallery. The striking new building, designed by Patkau Architects, is located on an exposed site right on the harbour and features the Vancouver City skyline... Read more
Silvair Partners With LA Lighting As Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues To Grow
Silvair, a pioneer in mesh lighting networks, announces a partnership with LA Lighting, a leading American manufacturer of quality lighting products. Silvair facilitates the transition to wireless by providing lighting manufacturers with complete lighting firmware, as well as a set of commissioning tools that radically simplify and accelerate the... Read more
A Light Shower To Optimise Performance
Activating light is helping Austrian Ski Federation athletes prepare for their competitions. The activating light was developed by Tyrolean lighting specialists Bartenbach and the Swiss company emt as part of a European research project. High-intensity, cold white light makes human beings active. What was scientifically proven at the beginning... Read more
Zumtobel’s Tunable White LED Brings New Life To Vienna’s Secession
“To the age its art, to art its freedom” grandly adorns the main entrance. In striking capital letters. As it has done for more than one hundred years. And now the creative freedom associated with this place has become even greater. Throughout the building. Thanks to artificial light that... Read more
Fun Fibre Optics Announce Education Centre In Central London
‘Neuron Pod’ is a striking 23-metre long and 10-metre high free-standing structure that has opened its doors as an informal science learning centre at Queen Mary University of London’s Whitechapel campus. The launch of the giant ‘nerve cell’ science education centre, in London’s East End, was marked by a... Read more
Signify Roll-Out Global LIFI Pilot
Signify announced today it is working with more than 30 customers in Europe, North America and Asia to pilot LIFI. Its LiFi-enabled LED fixtures combine excellent light quality with a fast broadband data connection using light waves, enabling customers to send email, securely access their company network and surf... Read more
EnOcean Alliance – Ready For The Next Generation Of EPBD
Buildings are supposed to be CO2-neutral by 2050, and this will already lead to a number of stricter requirements in the coming years. The main focus lies on strengthening building automation. Maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for smart buildings based on the international EnOcean wireless standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10) will help... Read more
DALI Summit 2019 Announced  – This September 25th in Bregenz
The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has announced that it will hold its first DALI Summit in Bregenz, Austria, on September 25th, 2019. The DALI Summit 2019 will cover the capabilities and features of DALI; the changes to be found in DALI-2; applications and case studies, including practical information... Read more
“We Are Not Led By The Technology, But By The Ideas”
The multi-award winning Michael Grubb Studio, in Bournemouth, UK, is a design practice with a varied international portfolio. They follow a creative, dialogue led process that results in innovative lighting solutions that address the way we perceive buildings, structures, environments and how we interact with them. This interview is... Read more
User Research Helps Build An informed Direction For The Lighting Industry
Bartenbach, nestled in the Austrian Alps, is a research and development laboratory dedicated to light, and it is always at the cutting edge of research. With a long and successful history in light innovation, Bartenbach is also world renowned for light design and installations. Due to their vast and... Read more
CITY LIGHTS: Light in the Public Space – Emotional Factors as a Contribution to the Smart City
April 2-4, 2019 – Karlsruhe Around the millennium, light in public space was a dominant topic. Towns discovered the importance of light in public space for themselves. The quality of street lighting was questioned, energy efficiency and ecology underlined the importance of the topic. Many cities developed a strategy... Read more
Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Demonstrates Possibilities Of Immersive Technology In Architecture
Project Correl is a collaborative experiment in multi-presence virtual reality (VR) illustrating the development of complex assemblies inside virtual space. A shared digital extension to our physical reality that proposes a dynamic new relationship between human creators and machine logic. Powered by Unreal Engine, Project Correl demonstrates the possibilities... Read more
Milan Cathedral’s Epic Outdoor Lighting
The mighty marble cathedral in the centre of Milan has been given new exterior lighting, and is now bathed in light from high-performance, durable LED projectors. In recent decades, Milan’s city centre has developed to become a location for international shopping. Luxury boutiques and shopping arcades are gathered around... Read more
Healthe Launches Line Of Architectural Luminaries
Healthe®, by Lighting Science, is pleased to announce the launch of its circadian optimised line of architectural luminaires. The product line, named 480®, leverages Healthe’s patented technology to deliver the right spectrum at the right time, enhancing wellbeing and productivity in commercial, managed care, hospitality and many other applications.... Read more
Moving From the Technology Dominant Phase Into A User-Focused Phase
There was a time, not so long ago, that you had two choices with regards to your lights. They were either off or on. Then came dimmer-switches, and we enjoyed romantically lit dinners in our homes and focused on PowerPoint presentations in ambient darkness in boardrooms across the world.... Read more
Light Collective Launch Celebratory Project Women In Lighting
Light Collective are pleased to announce their new project called Women in Lighting. Aiming to be launch on International Women’s day in 2019, it is a celebratory project that will set out to create an inspirational digital platform for women working in the architectural lighting industry to promote their... Read more
13 KM Of Lighting Integrated Into Impressive Architecture
The latest addition to the University of Applied Sciences (FH Nordwestschweiz) in Muttenz, Switzerland is impressive. A giant cube that is almost 65 metres in length and height, that rises up and catches the eye from far and wide. Designed by pool Architekten, it is a simple and simultaneously... Read more
LED Forum 2019 In Basel
On a very cold and crisp morning last week over 400 delegates and 41 exhibitors, from across Europe, gathered together at the Congress Centre in Basel, Switzerland, for a day dedicated to debating, forming, and exploring Connected Lighting. LED Forum, arranged and coordinated by Electro Suisse for the last... Read more
Consumer Brand Casper Crosses Over Into HCL Market
Casper, who are best known as the company that popularised the mattress-in-a-box concept, have taken a step ‘outside-the-box’, and released a lamp. Not just your standard bedside lamp: the Glow has been designed to focus on delivering the perfectly lit environment for sleep. Jeff Chapin, Chief of Product at... Read more
TiL 2019 Keynote Confirmed as Keith Bradshaw from Speirs + Major
We are honoured to announce that Keith Bradshaw, of the world’s #1 lighting design practice Speirs + Major, will be joining us in Bregenz as our 2019 Keynote speaker. Keith Bradshaw studied fine art before training in architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture. This broad education provided him... Read more
Let There Be Light
After nearly 18 months of planning and installation work a new digital LED lighting system has been unveiled at St. Peter’s Basilica, in Rome. The new innovative design shines like a beacon, welcoming 27,000 pilgrims and art lovers each day. The entire lighting concept for the project was tailor-made... Read more