Age-Defying Buildings
Why do some buildings endure for centuries whilst others disappear in a few decades?  In this latest latest BDP podcast episode, Designing Age-Defying Buildings, host Alan Davies is joined by lighting director Mark Ridler, associate structural engineer Jessica Kennedy and architect director Nick Durham. Together, the group question what it takes to ensure... Read more
Handbook Of Lighting Design
Since Rüdiger Ganslandt and Harald Hofmann wrote their handbook in 1992 huge interest has developed in light and lighting, not least because the growing awareness of architectural quality has given rise to an increased demand for good architectural lighting. The Handbook of Lighting Design covers the basic principles and practice... Read more
deLIGHTed Bright Days And Dark Nights
The right light at the right time – Bright Days, Dark Nights” lectures. The webinar explains the need for a good day and night light based on scientific evidence and practical experience. Moderated by Dr. Luc Schlangen a senior researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, within the Human Technology... Read more
Smart Building Boot Camp
Do you need know how a building can be smart?  A new suite of online educational materials has been released by Smart Building Boot Camp.  The modules are tailored for property developers, facility managers, engineering design consultants, architects, property managers and more. Initially set-up because the smart building industry... Read more
Circular Lighting Live
Circular Lighting Live 2022 The drive to net zero carbon will see the lighting industry undergo its biggest transformation since the advent of LEDs. To understand this new landscape and position Circular Lighting Live is bringing together leading experts and policy makers to share their insights into forthcoming standards... Read more
Night Time Design Process
ARUP are leading the way in formulating an evidence based night time lighting design process.  Through community engagement listening to marginalized voiced across the globe to understand safety and night time lighting.  The idea is to create spaces than are more inclusive, energized and safe.  A multi-layered and holistic... Read more
Review Of Waste Framework Directive
This week saw LightingEurope collaborate with EucoLight to address the obligations of lighting manufacturers at the end of life of their products.  Marc Guiraud gave an overview of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) including a proposal for a revision to the text expected in 2023. European Commission guidance on... Read more
Luminus Natural, Healthy Spectrum 97 CRI Smooth White™ COBs
Luminus Smooth White COB series delivers a halogen-like spectrum, 97 CRI typical (95 min), all R values (R1-R16)>90 and R9=97 typical.  With CCTs ranging from 2700K to 5000K and 5 LES size options, these COBs are ideal for high color rendering, beautiful skin tones, and light with a natural-feeling,... Read more
Smart Light + Building
The promotion of sustainable energy generation, the reduction of consumption in buildings and the expansion of electromobility are central building blocks on the way to the energy turnaround by 2030. Due to rapidly rising prices for gas and oil and the need to secure the supply of raw materials,... Read more
Calling Lighting Industry Mentors
Silhouette Awards are calling upon applications to be a part of their mentor programme.  The process is open from Monday 4th April until Monday 16th May 2022 and invites experienced and senior member of the Lighting Industry with more than 10 years of experience. What does being a Silhouette... Read more
Sabine De Schutter Sessions
In these upcoming inspiration session Sabine De Schutter will explain the versatility and potential of lighting in an architectural context. Schutter will take the audience on a journey through the design process of her studio as an independent lighting designer and explains how lighting can be an integral part... Read more
How The Human Biological Clock Responds To Light
A new publication in PNAS by BioClock researchers shows how the SCN responds to different colours of light. In the study conducted by BioClock coordinator Joke Meijer (Leiden University Medical Center, LUMC), it was discovered that not only blue light triggers activity of the biological clock. This is a groundbreaking discovery... Read more
Circular Economy Workshop At Recolight
Recolight’s first training workshop focusing on Lighting Product Design for a Circular Economy ran in London during April. The course was designed following feedback from the Recolight Circular Economy webinar series.   The lighting industry called for a full understanding of the Circular Economy, and how products can be designed... Read more
New Evidence For UV-C Disinfection Technology
In an open letter to the ECDC, LightingEurope calls for UV-C to be used as a complementary technology.  The latest scientific studies and developments support that UV-C is widely used to disinfect water, surfaces and the air and has been proven to inactivate, without exception, all bacteria, and viruses... Read more
Lichtvision Launches Hospitality Light Lounge
19th of May sees the Lichtvision London Studio launch their Hospitality Light Lounge – a platform for clients to come and  learn about their lighting practice, but also a try and test. With events nearly back in full swing Lichtvision promises a platform for industry networking which takes place... Read more
Chase The Dark
Today the IALD celebrates Chase the Dark 2022! Chase the Dark is an annual one-day global celebration of light that begins in Australia and makes its way across each time zone moving west celebrating the power of light together. The annual feel-good social movement aims to unify the lighting... Read more
LEDucation 2022 Concludes
NEW YORK CITY March 23, 2022—LEDucation, a premier gathering for the lighting industry, returned to the New York Hilton Midtown for its first post-pandemic trade show and conference March 15–16. The showcase of lighting ideas and innovation welcomed more than 4000 attendees, exhibitors, and presenters to a buoyant atmosphere... Read more


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Taking place from 22 – 23 November, LiGHT22 is a new offering built on arc media’s intimate knowledge and experience of the lighting specification market and continues the success of the ARC Show, which ran from 2004 to 2009. LiGHT 22 is a curated, boutique lighting exhibition for specifiers and designers... Read more
​Hartranft Lighting Design Expands Firm Leadership
Boston, MA –  Paula Ziegenbein has been named a Principal of Hartranft Lighting Design. ​ Since joining Hartranft Lighting Design in 2014, Paula has steadily increased the firm’s Boston office presence, by developing new business and assuming management responsibilities for key projects and clients.  Prior to joining the firm,... Read more
Recolight Achieves CPD Status
Recolight achieves CPD certification for their Lighting and the Circular Economy webinars.  Established by the UK lighting industry in 2005 primarily for the purpose of operating a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance Scheme on behalf of lamp producers in the UK. The webinars cover legislation for lighting,... Read more
Design Plus At Light + Building
In search of innovative solutions for home and building as well as trendsetting designed luminaires, the Light + Building Autumn Edition from 2 to 6 October 2022 is the international trend show. In the abundance of product innovations, the Design Plus Award offers all exhibiting companies the chance to... Read more
Eco-Sustainable Luminaires
The first Italian luminaires for urban lighting, 100% eco-sustainable, and resistant to the corrosion of atmospheric agents and to the impacts of vandalism Montemesola (Ta) –Lorelux® was born in 2021, a brand dedicated to the first eco-sustainable led luminaires for urban lighting, whose lighting body remains unchanged for more... Read more
CIBSE And LIA Launch Scheme For Circular Economy
Industry leaders back new circular economy assurance scheme designed to support the accuracy of circular economy claims from lighting manufacturers and specifiers. Set up by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Lighting Industry Association (LIA), the TM66 Circular Economy Assured scheme will provide a quality mark for the... Read more
ILP Summit

ILP Summit

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The Institution of Lighting Professionals announced that the Professional Lighting Summit, their annual conference, is returning in 2022. This will be a two day event, held on 21 and 22 June at Watershed in Bristol and online.  The event will be a focus for all those involved in lighting... Read more
Star Light

Star Light

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More than two years of close collaboration between the lighting consultants of LKL Design Hub Barcelona, the German Licht Kunst Licht offices and the team of architects of the Sagrada Família have culminated in a glorious new landmark changing Barcelona’s skyline both day and night: The tower of Virgin... Read more
The Halo Project
The Halo Project is the result of the optical research carried out by Mandalaki Design Studio whose goal is the union of art with technology.  The light is no longer treated as a source of illumination but as a graphic projection, precise and defined. A tension is established between... Read more
Designers Mind Academy
Designers Mind is a community that raises awareness about the mental health and wellbeing of designers in the workplace.  The Academy is Designers Mind’s brand new community and learning platform.  The design industry is a stressful environment with long hours to meet tight deadlines. Often the simplest of wellbeing... Read more
Silhouette Awards

Silhouette Awards

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Shining a light on emerging talent within the lighting industry, the international Silhouette Awards has revealed this year’s winners during virtual winners’ celebration which took place 31st January 2022. Brand new for 2021, the Silhouette Awards programme will be focused on identifying the lighting industry’s rising stars and subsequently... Read more
[d]arc awards 2021
arc Media recently announced the launch of the voting process for the arc awards 2021. With over 300 projects and products submitted and the shortlisting process complete, the peer-to-peer voting process will now begin. All independent lighting designers, light artists, interior designers, architects and product designers are encouraged to... Read more
Lighting Careers
Archifos has recently been supporting Lighting Designers career development to gather global lighting vacancies.  Through the Archifos LinkedIn page, there are many different types of roles available.  Additionally the ILP gathers UK based roles here.   🌍 EU & UAE Lichtvision Design | JUNIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER Barcelona: On-site ,... Read more
Get A Grip On Lighting
In Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast’s recent episode, BDP’s head of lighting, Mark Ridler, shares how his love for theatre and the arts has helped steer a highly successful career in lighting design. Taking much of his inspiration from set design and applying this to a variety of sectors... Read more
Light Club Returns

Light Club Returns

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Light Collective x Archifos return with Light Club promising a new space, format, and style with the same stellar team of lighting aficionados. The 2nd Virtual Metaverse Meeting Place of the Lighting Community takes place Wednesday 23rd February at 15:30 UK time. The team: Stanley Wilson Surbhi Jindal Jess... Read more
SLL Competition

SLL Competition

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Join the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) in celebrating light, life and the essential elements that make it all possible. Originally launched in March 2021, #SLLOurLight will be returning from 14 – 31 January 2022. #SLLOurLight is a social media competition designed to provide an opportunity to celebrate light and lighting from... Read more
WIL Global Gathering
The new year is under way and the WIL team have announced that the Global Gathering will be taking place on International Women’s Day, 8th March. Coinciding with the 3rd anniversary of Women in Lighting there is set to be an online full day event packed with inspiration. In... Read more
Bat Friendly Lighting In Denmark
Red street lighting along Frederiksborgvej is designed to protect biodiversity Gladsaxe Municipality in Denmark switches to red light to limit behavioural effects on bats and other nocturnal and light-shy species along Frederiksborgvej near Skovbrynet. This design is based on studies on bat-friendly lighting, which show that red light is... Read more
Signify Strengthens Agricultural Operations
Signify to acquire Fluence whose complementary technology and market segments complement Signify’s existing horticultural lighting operations. “We’re excited to announce that we’re acquiring Fluence, strengthening our agricultural lighting business, one of our main growth platforms. It also further underlines the strategic importance of the North American market to our... Read more
Light Symposium Copenhagen
Light Symposium Copenhagen takes place September 21-23 2022 and recently announced its’ call for papers. LS2022 invites researchers, professionals and students to contribute to how lighting design can play an essential role in a sustainable future. Through knowledge sharing across different scientific fields, we can propose new ways of... Read more
Eisland In Hamburg-Farmsen
There are plenty of fans of ice sports in the Hanseatic city, and when the Crocodiles Hamburg play in Farmsen Eisland, they easily fill the stands. With almost 2,000 spectator seats, the ice rink is currently the largest of its kind in Hamburg. The new LED lighting from NORKA... Read more
Light School At Surface Design Show
The Surface Design Show is the UK’s leading event for architects and designers to gather and explore the best in surface material innovation.  Light School and its content programme, Light Talks, are showcasing the innovative use of light and the way it is inextricably linked with surface design. Light... Read more
Light + Building Moves Again
Frankfurt am Main, January 10, 2022. As the pandemic situation continues to develop very dynamically, Messe Frankfurt is postponing the world’s leading trade fair for light and building technology to autumn 2022. Last December, intensive discussions with customers and cooperation partners had already led to the examination of alternatives... Read more