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
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
LIT Lighting Design Awards 2021
The renowned Farmani Group, along with 3C Awards, is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 5th Edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards, the Lifetime Achievement prize and spotlight recipients. The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created five years ago to recognize the efforts of talented international... Read more
Drivers For Change
Last week saw an online event organised by the Age of Light Innovations Group.  The full webinar is available to all, hosted by Dr Shelley James and chaired by John Bullock along with an esteemed panel of industry stalwarts. Graham Edgell  ( Director of Sustainability and Procurement, Morgan Sindall)... Read more
Celebrate Light In Amsterdam
The tenth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival runs from 2nd December to 23rd January 2022. Sailing or walking along the canals you can enjoy more than twenty masterpieces celebrating light, favorites and the most inspiring and popular light art from the past nine editions. The Amsterdam Light Festival... Read more
Elektra Light The Gantry
The Gantry is a multifaceted urban resort and hotel offering a truly integrated eating, drinking, socialising and entertaining experience under one roof. It’s the ideal destination for Londoners and international visitors alike who share a passion for the exceptional and the unexpected, and are constantly looking for more creative... Read more
The Big December Light Club Event
Light Club on Clubhouse has been lighting up the lockdowns and creating a space for the lighting community every Wednesday for 33 weeks. A Christmas special sees Martin Lupton, Sharon Stammers and Katia Kolovea celebrating the key moments and amazing discussions from 2021, highlights from previous discussions, and unveil... Read more
LICHTWOCHE Munich
November saw 30 separate events held over one week with 600 participants. The concept for holding this year’s LICHTWOCHE Munich under pandemic conditions with smaller events ran smoothly.  After a week of beautiful light moments, the award ceremony of the “LUXI – the LIGHT Award” on November 12, 2021... Read more
Relighting The Düsseldorf Theatre
To mark its ’50 years of the Schauspielhaus’ anniversary, the theatre located on Gustaf Gründgens Platz and built in 1970 celebrated its reopening in January 2020 after an extensive refurbishment implemented by ingenhoven architects. All public areas of the striking building designed by Bernhard Pfau now radiate in new... Read more
Call For Digital Services Act Action
“The Digital Services Act is the EU’s chance to close the gap and make sure someone in the EU can be held liable for products that do not comply with all the requirements in ecodesign, energy labeling, RoHS, REACH, WEEE, LVD, EMC, RED, circular economy.” explains Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary... Read more
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
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
[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
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
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
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