LpS Digital Live – Panel Discussion, Award Ceremony, Networking
This year’s LpS DIGITAL Live event will take place on December 2, 2021. The LpS event is continuing the tradition of high-level panel discussions. The panelists are top representatives of component and luminaire/system manufacturers, architecture/light planning organizations, and representatives from research & education. Thursday, 2nd December 2021 2pm –... Read more
Digitalisation, Infrastructure Expansion And The Pandemic
Frankfurt am Main, 20 September 2021. From planning and building to the operating phase, numerous people work together over the life cycle of a construction project. Throughout, digital technologies have an enormous potential for exactly coordinated timing, improved quality assurance and cost reductions. Building information modelling (BIM) depicts the... Read more
Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast
Tune in to episode one on Contrast Ratios with hosts Edward Bartholomew of Bartholomew Lighting and John Arthur Wilson, the founding director of Fernhill Shopworks. This podcast will explore how lighting intersects with society in provocative, awkward, and profound ways.  Aiming to bring greater visibility to the issues within... Read more
Rethink The Night

Rethink The Night

EventsTrends September 23, 2021 0

The 8th LD Workshop under the headline “Rethink the Night!” is set to take place from 5th to 7th October online and will be a tribute to Light Choreography. Involving a top-ranking scientific experts and professionals, and aspiring Lighting Designers, who will participate in the workshop, will have the... Read more
Wuyuanhe Stadium Wins German Lighting Design Award
Best in category ‘International Project’ As the first large sports complex on Hainan Island, the new Wuyuanhe Stadium is a construction project of a superior sports and cultural infrastructure for the region. With a seating capacity for more than 41,000 spectators, the stadium was built on a site of... Read more
40 Under 40!

40 Under 40!

TrendsAwards September 23, 2021 0

The 40 under 40 website is now live and open for nominations which will close on 12th November for nominators and 19th November for nominees. Are you are a worthy recipient or do you know someone who deserves an opportunity to be recognised for what they have achieved in lighting so far? The 40 under 40... Read more
BDP Win RIBA London Award 2021
The  UCL Student Centre has won the prestigious RIBA London Award 2021 and RIBA National Award 2021.  The judges applauded the successfully integrated lighting, “Importantly, the many study spaces in the basement are tall and bright, continuing the quality of finishes and lighting in evidence elsewhere, the air quality... Read more
[d]arc room London
Who is heading to arc room in London over the next couple of days?  Set to be the first catch up with lighting industry friends at the first face-to-face lighting exhibition in a long time.   Recognising London’s profound influence over Architecture and Design specification, arc room pop-up @ Design... Read more
Studio De Schutter Internship
Berlin based creative lighting design Studio De Schutter is looking for an intern. For our studio we are looking for interns from September for at least 6 months to support us in interesting, diverse, and challenging, small and large projects. You want to work with us on the conception,... Read more
Delivered Light Launches
UK based Joe Vose marks a milestone moment in his journey as a lighting designer and recently opened his studio Delivered Light “I’m looking forward to continue to develop my skills as a designer whilst learning how to run and hopefully grow a business. Light has played such a... Read more
London’s Illuminated River Thames
How To Be Brilliant explores London’s Illuminated River Thames.  This lunchtime virtual talk takes place on 24 September with Illuminated River lighting designers, Jonathan Gittins and Elga Niemann, from Atelier Ten, to learn more about the design process and technical challenges that have been overcome in bringing the world’s longest public artwork... Read more
Impact Of Home Lighting Published
Cosmin Ticleanu recently published his paper in the Lighting Research and Technology special issue on lighting and health: “Impacts of home lighting on human health” Typical home lighting practice is mainly centred on visual aspects to enable safe movement between spaces, flexibility in multiuse spaces, a sense of aesthetics... Read more
Disappointing Recycling Rates
Recolight has commissioned a detailed analysis to assess the recyclability of waste luminaires.  The results show that over 83% of a typical batch of luminaires can be recycled. To perform the analysis, Recolight contracted SWEEEP Kuusakoski, based at Sittingbourne in Kent, to treat a mixed sample of 3 tonnes... Read more
Chromatic Launches
Nick Albert, MIES and Lauren Dandridge have partnered together to form Chromatic, Inc.  An architectural lighting design practice based in Los Angeles, California “This company is my love letter to lighting design and in it I am placing my hope and efforts for creating the kind of lighting community... Read more
Recolight Save The Date
Back in March 2020 the Recolight webinar series began to encourage lively debate within the lighting industry about implementing circular economy principles. “There is definitely a shift in attitudes happening in the lighting industry, and we’re starting to look seriously at the implications of adopting circular economy principles. Companies... Read more
Nature And Biophilia In Lighting Design
Join a very interesting online discussion between Yah Li Toh, IES Principal of Singapore based Light Collab, Julia Hartmann, Principal of Zurich based Lightsphere GmbH and Matt Waring lighting enthusiast and editor of arc magazine.  The panel of pivotal designers who craft interior spaces that harness the power of... Read more
Earthtime 1.26 Munich
“I’m excited to install Earthtime 1.26 Munich in the historic Odeonsplatz, where past and present intertwine to create a dynamic urban now. My artwork reflects an interconnectedness of opposites – flexibility with strength, earth with sky, things we can control with the forces beyond us. I invite viewers to... Read more
Lichtvision Design Opens Shanghai
Last week saw Lichtvision Design open their Shanghai Office and expand their footprint into the mainland. “Having been active in the Asian market for over 15 years and establishing our Hong Kong office almost 10 years ago, this was a logical next step to take,” comments Clemens Seipelt , Regional Director... Read more
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

EventsTrends June 17, 2021 0

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

Trends June 17, 2021 0

“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

Trends June 16, 2021 0

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