Second Recolight Webinar 14th July
Agenda Introduction from Ray Molony, Online editor – Lux Review Challenging the lighting industry to be more sustainable John Bullock – The Light Review Consume less, waste less. The Challenges of Designing for a Circular Economy’ Simon Fisher, Director, F Mark Ltd Innovation, sustainability & the circular economy Richard Garrett, Marketing Manager, Signify... Read more
A Harmony of Historic And Modern Architecture In Cologne
Neue Direktion, the former Directorate of German Railways is located in an open area, directly on the Rhine, and in the immediate vicinity of Cologne Central Station and Cologne Cathedral. It has recently been rebuilt according to the design of the kadawittfeldarchitektur office in cooperation with Graf + Graf... Read more
Samsung Leads Human Centric Lighting Movement
Samsung’s Human-centric Lighting Solutions utilise precisely designed light spectra with optimised amounts of cyan to accommodate lighting needs to the extent desired at any given point in time: the LM302N DAY improves alertness and the LM302N NITE enhances relaxation. The DAY and NITE packages can also be combined into... Read more
Time For An EU Renovation Budget?
The homes we live in are by far the world’s biggest asset class, representing worth €150 trillion, or 20 times the amount of gold ever mined. As such, they are too big to fail, says Brook Riley, Head of EU affairs at the Rockwool Group, a world leader in... Read more
GL Optic Joins Good Light Group
GL OPTIC has joined as a member of the Good Light Group. GL Optic is an innovative Polish-German manufacturer of precise light measuring instruments and solutions for general lighting, electronic, automotive and scientific applications. GL OPTIC is very much focused on supporting good light with measurement equipment for the... Read more
Laura Voss Joins Foundry London
Laura Voss is a Lighting Designer at renowned practice, Foundry based in London. During her five years within the lighting design industry, Laura has worked at Nulty, dpa and Isometrix. During her time at Isometrix Laura worked on many high profile projects spanning the UK, and further afield, including... Read more
Webinar: Disruptive Trends In Lighting For The Next Decade
Last week saw a webinar hosted by Memoori with Brad Koerner from Cima explore the future of lighting.  The past decade saw incredible transformation in the architectural lighting sector.  LEDs and digital controls completely disrupted decades-old technology paradigms. Facing the turn of a new decade, another disruptive wave of... Read more
Acuity Brands And Ushio Partner For UV Light Module
Acuity Brands have signed a strategic alliance agreement with Ushio America, to bring the powerful germicidal technology (Care222 UV disinfection module)  to North American customers. The Care222 lamp module uses filtered excimer lamps to generate 222nm far-UVC light, will inactivate viruses and bacteria, as well as protect public areas.... Read more
Bartenbach Launch New Optic Design
Bartenbach as part of the Repro-light Consortium Deliver Intelligent Optics Aldrans, Tyrol, June 2020 –  Bartenbach’s interdisciplinary team this week announced the successful engineering of two unparalleled optic designs. Driven by the scope of the Repro-light project, “To successfully initiate transformation in the European LED lighting industry, by creating... Read more
How To Light Your Home Office With Nulty+
Ellie Coombs, Managing Director at Nulty+ gives the Trends in Lighting team her top tips for creating a productive home office and improving your lighting scheme: With many of us having found ourselves unexpectedly working from home and the focus so far having been on stockpiling ridiculous amounts of... Read more
Bilton Lights Bridge For All
Austrian firm Bilton lights the latest innovation in multi-use public highways at Grenoble Bridge, Innsbruck.  The scheme caters for all public use including; motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.  The idea that everyone can cross the bridge in harmony with safety foremost.  The safest way to do this is... Read more
Silvair To Deliver Bluetooth Mesh Masterclass
This webinar will cover a wide range of aspects related to Bluetooth® mesh, giving you the understanding of the following principles, from the angle of practical implementations of lighting mesh products: 1. Radio network principles 2. Bluetooth mesh principles of operation 3. Security and provisioning 4. Information publishing and... Read more
New WE-EF Group Managing Director
WE-EF announced that Stephan Fritzsche is to step down at the end of September and Mario Dreismann is the incoming Group MD.  The purpose of the early announcemeent is to ensure continuity and promote development. After setting the course for the future of WE-EF by joining the Fagerhult Group... Read more
General Electric Exit Lighting
After nearly 130 years in business and a series of breakthrough innovations that shaped the way we light up our homes, General Electric has sold its lighting division to the US-based market leader in smart homes, Savant, for a reported US$250 million(£198 million). While a licensing agreement means that... Read more
The Future Is Contactless
To survive the COVID-19 pandemic, society returned to traditional defensive measures; lockdowns, social distancing, plus soap and water. To cope with the crisis, we have embraced the digital world like never before, seamlessly swapping physical for virtual during the social aspects of work and play. To return to “normality,”... Read more
Filix Lighting Appoints New MD For Asia-Pacific
Filix Lighting with its European HQ in Croatia specialises in conceptual light design and engineering.  Earlier this month the announced the appointment of Alan Dowen as Managing Director for their APAC regional presence, covering The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam from a new Filix Lighting office based in Manila,... Read more
ILP Fights For Economic Policy Reform In UK Government
Today sees the House of Lords in the UK debating the economic lessons learned from the Covid 19 pandemic and the measures necessary to repair the UK economy. The Institution of Lighting Professionals has written to each Peer who has applied to participate in Lord Eatwell’s debate, highlighting that... Read more
Round Table With TRILUX And Light Bureau
TRILUX and Light Bureau are collaborating and have organised a virtual round table Thursday 4th June 08:30am CEST.  The current scenario has brought many changes to our lives but crises also represent opportunities to explore new paths through collaboration.  The virtual forum is designed for executive leaders on the... Read more
Global Lighting Association Issues Safety Guidance For UV Disinfection
The Global Lighting Association has issued a Position Statement containing guidelines for the safe use of UV-C devices. Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation is a proven methodology for inactivating viruses on solid surfaces, in water and in air. As such it is expected to be a useful tool in the fight... Read more
Marianne Simensen Joins Rebel Light
Marianne Simensen has recently joined the Rebel Light team to support the Norwegian design community as part of a growing Nordic sales team. Simensen started out as an electrician before moving into lighting, and subsequently enjoyed 6 years at Fagerhult and 12 years at Louis Poulsen.  “Marianne brings a... Read more
Zumtobel Announce New Supervisory Chair
This week saw Zumtobel Group formally announce the appointment of Karin Zumtobel -Chammah  as the new Chair of the Supervisory Board.  After finishing her MBA at the University of Fribourg, she held leading management positions at major financial institutions.  In 1996 Ms Zumtobel-Chammah joined the Zumtobel Group where she... Read more
Webinar – Lighting and the Circular Economy – 28th May
Save the date: Thursday 28th May 11-12 BST, 12-13 CET. A Recolight webinar to tell you what you need to know about new regulations, standards and commercial requirements for lighting. Defra’s Circular Economy Team, Lighting Europe, and Recolight will provide an essential introduction to the changes. The webinar will... Read more
IALD Circular Economy Webinar
Save the date: Thursday 28th May 2020 15:00 – 16:00  CET Organised by the IALD, a panel of lighting professionals look at how lighting design will likely be impacted by the transition to a circular economy.  Find out what the circular economy is, what the EU’s new plans entail... Read more
Signify Launches Nature Connect
Signify introduces NatureConnect, a lighting innovation inspired by nature to make people feel happier and healthier. The system is built on proven biophilic design principles, which use elements of nature in interior spaces to create healthy, engaging and inspiring environments. The first implementation of NatureConnect is currently taking place... Read more
Happy Birthday Professor Christian Bartenbach
Professor Christian Bartenbach celebrates his 90th birthday today! Most of the 90 years of his life were “light years”! Anyone who has dealt with daylight or artificial light more intensively could not get past him! He has been called “Pope of Light, Light Pioneer, Master of Light” through his... Read more
ILP And International Nighttime Design Initiative Announce Collaboration
The Institution of Lighting Professionals and the International Nighttime Design Initiative announce friendship agreement.  From the 16 May 2020, the International Day of Light, the two associations announced they would work in a spirit of collaboration on their mutual aims regarding urban nighttime issues: lighting and design knowledge sharing,... Read more
25th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition Rescheduled For 2020
The 25th edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition has been rescheduled to 30 September – 3 October 2020.  The fair’s organiser announced new dates for the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), in a commitment to the industry to create business opportunities within the current season. GILE is known... Read more
Lighting Design Awards Nordic Nominees
May 16th saw the UNESCO International Day of Light 2020 commemorate sixty years after the first successful operation of the laser in 1960, by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.  This day is a call to strengthen scientific cooperation, foster peace and sustainable development. To celebrate this year’s International Day of... Read more
WIL In Lockdown

WIL In Lockdown

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Women in Lighting have launched a lockdown feature to capture a snapshot in time of Women in Lighting and WIL supporters. Document your glimpse of the Covid experience along with WIL supporters from all over the world.  What has got you through the day? Where are you? What are... Read more
Light + Building Moved To 2022
In view of the world-wide situation caused by the Corona pandemic, and the prohibitions on events and travel restrictions associated with it, Messe Frankfurt has decided, jointly with its partners – ZVEI and ZVEH – and with the Trade Fair Advisory Council, to defer the eleventh Light + Building... Read more
Webinar Diary With Archifos
Greek lighting designer Katia Kolovea runs an inspiring platform to connect many organisations and individuals in lighting.  Life online requires much concentration and in an effort to remain connected to like-minded peers Archifos has created a webinar diary in the Share the Light section. Here, you can find links for... Read more
Luminaire Broker Press Forward With Ambitious Platform
This week saw updates to Luminaire Broker.  The application to improve and transform the way specify lighting is specified and engage with the lighting market. Circular Lighting principles are now available within the application. “This reflects our continued commitment to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within... Read more
Repro-light Consortium Announce Intelligent Workspace Lighting Concept
The pioneering design team at Bartenbach unveils a brand-new intelligent lighting concept set to revolutionize workspace personalization. It is set to deliver a truly user-centric, workspace lighting blueprint for lighting designers to transform workspaces for healthier living.   The story began with Bartenbach’s involvement in the Repro-light project consortium, funded... Read more
New CEO For Tridonic
Hugo Rohner was appointed CEO of Tridonic, the lighting technology arm of the Zumtobel Group.  Mr Rohner joins as an internationally experienced manager in the fields of digitalisation and IoT (Internet of Things) and was most recently the CEO of the Skidata Group in Salzburg. Prior to that, he... Read more
Inventronics Appoints New General Manager Of Europe
Inventronics, a global leader of the LED driver market, is pleased to announce that Jeroen Van Velzen has been appointed General Manager of Europe and will be leading the company’s European strategy and execution. Inventronics new innovations and increasing demand from its customers has led it to look for... Read more
Ecosense Acquires Assets From Soraa
In the US, many staff at Soraa have been made redundant after many years of service at Soraa following the Ecosense acquistion.   Ecosense®, a leading LED technology company, announced that it has acquired assets from Soraa, a designer and manufacturer of full-spectrum LED lamps based in Fremont, California. Under... Read more
Osram Takeover On Track
AMS report the Osram acquisition is fully on track. The company plans to pay for the Osram shares tendered under its takeover offer largely with the proceeds of its 1.75 billion Swiss franc (1.66 billion euros) capital increase, its finance chief said. The 4.4 billion euros bridge loan for... Read more
BDP Stun With Rapid Response To Temporary Hospital Brief
BDP has turned around multiple sites for temporary hospitals across UK in record time.  The first field hospital was the conversion of the ExCeL London exhibition centre into an emergency COVID-19 facility with 4,000 beds.  BDP delivered the first 500 beds in just nine days.  Whilst it is a... Read more
Light Lunch With Team Nulty+
Nulty launches The Light Lunch Series: a weekly webinar celebrating all things light and design.  During this time while we’re all working from home the Nulty Team pledge to engage and inspire with their passion for lighting design. The twice weekly webinar, starting on Tuesday 7th April at 12:30pm... Read more
Obermeyer Overhaul Munich’s Olympic Hall
OBERMEYER delivered a new lighting concept for Munich’s Olympic Hall.  During the course of the renovation work, the Munich Olympic Hall was equipped with a new, flexibly adaptable LED lighting concept for the arena. Originally built for the 1972 Olympic Games, the Munich Olympic Hall offers a space for... Read more