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
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
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
Sustainable Products And Future Eco-Design
Sustainable Products & Future Ecodesign – policy debate organised by LightingEurope, 4 June. Partner event of #EUGreenWeek – discussing practical steps towards delivering Europe’s sustainability vision. The consultation on a new Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), announced back in March 2020, is still underway. LightingEurope is hosting a debate on how... Read more
Naturally Brilliant Colour
Kew Garden is set to provide some spectacular programmes this summer 2021. Experience colour like never before in an exhibition that celebrates the spectacular shades of the natural world. Experience Pure Structural Colour, the boldest, brightest colour on Earth.  On display for the very first time these stunning, jewel-like... Read more
Green Light Alliance Introduction
The Green Light Alliance (GLA) is a community of like-minded individuals, businesses, and institutions within the lighting profession, sharing a common vision, to light up the world without depleting its resources. The GLA’s platform provides a place to empower everyone in the lighting sector, enabling an enriched pool of... Read more
Lighting Event Schedule Clash
Light + Building 2022 and LEDucation NYC 2022 are set to take place at the same time.  Light + Building is planned for 13-18 March 2022 and promises to cover, “Intelligent. Future-proof. Trend-predicting”  themes, linked by the subjects of dynamic digitalisation and sustainability. LEDucation is planning to go ahead... Read more
Sustainable Lighting Design Podcast
In the latest episode of the podcast on Sustainable Lighting Design, Sebastian Knoche, leader of the TRILUX lighting research team and an active member of the European Repro-Light research project, discusses the topic of circularity in lighting design and the possible strategies available to minimise the environmental impact of... Read more
How To Be Brilliant – Liz West
The lighting community can register to attend Liz West’s event as the ILP How To Brilliant series continues. How To Be Brilliant, is the lighting industry’s only event series designed to attract students, interns, apprentices, and new entrants to the lighting profession. Known for creating immersive environments that mix... Read more
Tridonic Delivers Efficiency In Spain
The Spanish city of Terrassa, located around 30 kilometres outside Barcelona, is devoted to climate protection and wants to offer its citizens clean air, a better quality of life and a healthy environment. By modernising more than 29,000 light points, it has now reached an important milestone towards becoming... Read more
Renovation Wave
18 national associations and their European-level association, representing Europe’s lighting manufacturing companies (1000 companies, 80% of which are SMEs) are urging companies to put renovation, including of the lighting installations, at the heart of national recovery and resilience plans. Requesting prioritisation of investments and policy stimuli that will accelerate... Read more
Legislation Webinar
Luminaire design is set to undergo a major upheaval in 2021 due to key legislation including the Eco Design regulations and the Environment Bill. The rules look set to fundamentally change the way we design and manufacture light fittings. Recolight are hosting a webinar to provide a useful update... Read more
Lighting Design Students:  How To Be Brilliant
In collaboration with Bega the ILP launches “How To Be Brilliant” once more.  For lighting students, interns, apprentices and new entrants to the lighting industry looking to engage with inspiring experts who will talk about lighting in a way formal education doesn’t always cover. Successful senior lighting designers agree... Read more
EUCOLIGHT Celebrates Two Billion Recycled Lamps Across Europe
Brussels, 11 February 2021. EucoLight, the European Association of collection and recycling organisations for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) lamps and lighting, has celebrated the recycling of two billion lamps across Europe. During the celebratory online event, which brought together representatives of the main companies and institutions dedicated... Read more
New President Elect For The SLL
Congratulations to Ruth Kelly Waskett who has been named President Elect of The Society of Light & Lighting. Following a four-year Vice Presidency, in May 2021 Dr Kelly Waskett will become President. She hopes to lead the Society as it aims to tackle challenges within the industry, highlight the... Read more
EU Digital Services Act
This week saw Ourania Georgoutsakou LightingEurope’s Secretary General moderate a panel discussion on the proposed EU Digital Services Act #DSA. Members of the European Commission, Members of European Parliament, the Consumers association and the toy industry representatives were in attendance. “The proposed Digital Services Act published by the European... Read more
The Poetics Of Darkness
  Take 25 minutes out of your day to listen to Monica Llamas and Florencia Castro deliver an awe-inspiring presentation on the concept of darkness and its value to lighting design.   Read more
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2020
This autumn sees the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) go ahead, exhibitors will unveil their latest products and R&D efforts at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou. Visitors will have access to the newest technologies in the lighting sector, across a wide range of products spanning the... Read more
EU Green Deal Impact On The Lighting Industry
Ourania Georgoutsakou talks to LpS Digital about the EU Green Deal and how it will impact the lighting industry.  The value of lighting in Europe is estimated to be in excess of 20 EUR billion annual turnover, generating 100,000 jobs.  Will Europe be the worlds first climate neutral continent... Read more
Designing With Dynamic Light Textures Enlightening Designers
Watch the latest episode on LpS DIGITAL now.  Gijs Louwers in conjunction with Delft University of Technology based in The Netherlands, gives an overview of designing with dynamic light. Grab a coffee and take 18 minutes out of your day to learn more about atmosphere perception. Read more
Award Winning Nitika Agrawal Launches Light Dew
Lighting Designer Nitika Agrawal talks to Trends in Lighting about her newly launched venture Light Dew. Following her experience in the lighting industry with AECOM, one of biggest multinational building engineering and construction firms worldwide, and global lighting manufacturer, Zumtobel Group, Nitika Agrawal talks to us about the challenges... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
LpS DIGITAL – The First Lighting Conference And Exhibition
Luger Research announced the launch of its new platform LpS Digital.  LpS Digital will showcase current, high-quality lighting technologies, design and applications content, and acquaint the audience with the latest trends in product developments and applications.  Each lecture and expo presentation will be shared to more than 60,000 contacts in... Read more
Luminale Cancelled
Notice received from Messe Frankfurt 12th March 2020 Messe Frankfurt, have confirmed Luminale is cancelled.  In close cooperation with the Frankfurt Health Authority, Messe Frankfurt has decided to cancel at short notice. It was to be held in Frankfurt and Offenbach from 12 to 15 March. Due to the... Read more
PLDC New York 2020 Cancelled
PLDC have decided to cancel the 2020 event due to the impact of the coronavirus. Statement from the organiser: “Given the current international developments with regard to the Corvid 19 /coronavirus, as a company we are also obliged to react and adjust to the situation. In particular, in our... Read more
Designers Mind Launches Health And Wellbeing Programme
Designers Mind is a community where designers can share knowledge and experience to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing.  A once taboo topic, mental health initiatives are increasingly gaining publicity and as a result, discussion is no longer shameful. The design industry is a very stressful environment often... Read more
Leducation To Postponed To August
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York and the LEDucation committee announced the LEDucation 2020 Trade Show and Conference will be cancelled based on the growing concerns of COVID-19 in the lighting industry and the New York community. The trade show and conference, was to be held in New... Read more
Trends in Lighting Forum &SHOW Cancelled
TiL 2020 Cancelled In light of the unprecedented events of the past few days please read the statement from Luger Research e.U. containing the sad news that the planned September Trends in Lighting Forum &SHOW will be cancelled. DORNBIRN, Austria, February 26, 2020 – In light of the recent... Read more
Vintage Osram Bulb Still Works After 70 Years
A forgotten passageway used by prime ministers and political luminaries – and closed up by Victorian labourers – has been uncovered in UK Parliament.  Historians working on the renovation of the House of Commons found the lost 360-year-old passageway, hidden in a secret chamber. “As we looked at the... Read more