Lighting 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
The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting
Results from a pan-European survey reveal that current lighting in the workplace is not satisfying end-users and their needs, while at the same time it has a big impact on productivity and human well-being. The survey, conducted as part of the Repro-light project, engaged with 1100 workers across Germany,... Read more
Experience Lighting Before You Buy With Virtual Reality
How do you visualise the right light for your store or city before you buy? Signify is now helping its customers do just this with the help of apps that provide an experience, showcasing the possibilities for lighting using virtual reality (VR). Now customers can step into a virtual... Read more
New Lighting Brings Both Functionality and Drama to World Renowned Ski Jumps
This winter Thorn has modernised the lighting of two Swiss ski jumping arenas. The famous World Cup ski jumping slope “Gross-Titlis-Schanze” in Engelberg, and the Nordic Ski Arena in Kandersteg. The main criteria for lighting the ski jumping slopes was to allow ski jumpers to land safely, even in... Read more
Celebrating the Digital Native Generation of Lighting Designers
Millennials, the digital native generation is self-interested, lazy, and entitled. Those are just a few of the terms we hear nowadays regarding younger people. These are the people who are the future of lighting design and who make up a large percentage of today’s workforce. They are also not... Read more
GE Lighting’s New Products and Partners Aim To Boost User Adoption
Announced at CES, GE Lighting is expanding its C by GE portfolio in 2019, adding new platforms to help consumers realise more benefits across the home, including families of smart wall switches, full colour lights and accessories. GE’s C by GE brand is hoping to ‘Lights the Way You... Read more
Licht Kunst Licht Helps Realise Balenciaga’s New Creative Vision
Balenciaga has a long held reputation for being one of the more agile and future focused fashion houses. Since 1967 the brand, and its designs, have adapted and moved through multiple reincarnations, responding and changing with the times. When the new Creative Director, Demna Gvasalia, joined in 2015 the... Read more
Watch the 2018 Trends in Lighting Forum &Show Video
At the end of last year we saw an incredible gathering of architects, planners, designers and technologist at TiL 2018. In Bregenz we hosted three exceptional and insightful days of workshops, lectures and exhibitions.  Trends in Lighting Forum &Show is dedicated to bridging the gap between lighting design and... Read more
Circadian Experts Create New Precision Spot For Discerning Lighting Designers
This month Lighting Science announced the release of the Series A+™ Par30 Gimbal, a specification-grade lamp created for discerning clients and lighting designers. “At Lighting Science, we strive to create products that provide people with healthier built environments in which to live and work. The Series A+ takes the... Read more
Zumtobel Shines a New Light on Iconic Fashion Brand Pucci
The long standing, Florence based, family fashion brand Pucci opens its door once again to their family home and new vibrant Emilio Pucci Heritage hub. Palazzo Pucci has been given a new lease of life thanks to Laudomia Pucci vision, and the work of Studio Lissoni Associati, Noferi &... Read more
TiL Report: Modern Lighting Audits
LED products quality assurance has been discussed a lot in the last several years. Many standards and system solutions were developed to control the lighting product quality. Lamp manufacturers and end-users has been usually focusing on better product performance, efficacy and product compliance. This paper provides a detailed description... Read more
Custom-Designed Lighting Illuminates Treasured Collection Of Automobiles
Curved edges of light trace the aerodynamic body shape on azure-blue paint and the polish of chrome parts brilliantly sparkles. Can cars be art? A question that answers itself in the presence of automotive rarities such as the 1958 Citroen DS “Le Croisette”. The cabriolet could be seen together... Read more
TiL Report: Human Centric Lighting – Quo Vadis by DI Johannes Weninger
Lighting technology goes through a time of groundbreaking changes these days. The extensive application of the compact digital light source LED facilitates the generation of dynamic lighting scenarios with varying intensities, spectra and luminous intensity distributions and the implementation of new lighting designs for personal visual, biological and emotional... Read more
TiL Commentary: A New Lighting Scene by Rogier van der Heide
I wouldn’t be telling you anything new if I said that technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate. But in the lighting industry there is a lot more happening, which makes these times truly disruptive and perhaps even inconvenient for some people … but not for me. Gone are the... Read more
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, Signify
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
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 form a complete ‘insight circle’ in lighting: encompassing science, research and development, technologies,... 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