Zumtobel Launch International Architecture Award For 2021
The Zumtobel Group Award encourages pioneering developments to enhance quality of life and sustainability in the built environment Public call for submissions from 25 September 2020 to 15 March 2021 International jury with experts from various disciplines Curated by the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin Award will be offered... Read more
Changes To Lighting Ecodesign And energy Labelling Regulations Voted By EU Members
Last week national authorities voted on changes to various requirements in the eco design and energy labelling regulations for light sources.  LightingEurope has actively contributed to this revision process and is now evaluating the results with its members’ expert group.  The official publication of the updated regulations is expected... Read more
BIOS Lighting And Lumileds Collaborate For Human Centric Lighting
Human Centric Lighting (HCL) innovator BIOS, and global lighting solutions provider Lumileds®, have joined forces to create a new SkyBlue® LED that doubles previously available chip performance. The new 3030 mid-power LED dramatically reduces the lumen per dollar development barrier facing luminaire manufacturers and eliminates a key barrier to... Read more
Enlighten Europe 18th-19th November
Women in Lighting announced they are a partner for the Enlighten Europe mini conference from the IALD on the 18th and 19th November. Boasting a 50/50 female/male speaker line up here, for registration visit here. The online programme has a mix of presentations, interesting discussions and chat rooms all led by... Read more
LpS Digital Awards And Announcements
As part of the LpS Digital Live Event, which was broadcast directly from the Festspielhaus Bregenz, the LpS Digital 2020 Awards were presented, and event announcements were published. The winner of the LpS Digital Conference Best Paper – LED professional Scientific Award 2020 is Adria HUGUET-FERRAN, Ph.D. Candidate, Researcher... Read more
Intel Becomes New Member Of EPIC
Intel Corporation, the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer, becomes member of EPIC, the leading photonics industry association this recognises EPIC’s contribution to photonics integrated circuits. What Is Silicon Photonics? Silicon Photonics is a combination of two of the most important inventions of the 20th century, the silicon integrated circuit... Read more
Filamento Interview
Lighting Designer Paula Rainha talks to Trends in Lighting about her newly launched joint venture Filamento Architectural Light Design.  Paula Rainha and Joana Mendo launched their lighting design practice in a tumultuous environment after collaborating together on numerous projects. TiL: Can you tell our readers about your journey into... Read more
Light Minded Movement
The Light Minded Movement was created by April Dorrian and Dan Hodgson from manufacturer Zumtobel Group UK, Emma Cogswell from The International Association of Lighting Designers, Brendan Keely and Juliet Rennie from The Society of Light and Lighting, Jess Gallacher and Jo Bell from the Institution of Lighting Professionals... Read more
WIL T Shirt Competition
Women in Lighting is calling on anyone feeling creative and positive in the WIL community.  WIL wants to join in this global phenomena of inspiration and solidarity in 2020 by sharing positive messages through launching a T-shirt design competition. “The T-shirt was originally designed to be a basic undergarment.... Read more
Spotlight Interview
Trends in Lighting caught up with Thomas Nell from Spotlight to talk about the future of theatre and lighting.  Spotlight brings 50 years of design and production to light the most famous theatres and museums across the globe. TiL: What sort of projects do you get involved in? TN:... 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
Watch The IALD Webinar: Impacts Of Racism In The Lighting Industry
This is an historic time when society is confronting the legacy of racism and its deadly consequences on Black people.  Watch the panel hosted by the IALD for an open discussion about the impact of systemic racism in the lighting industry. Edward Bartholomew, IALD, principal of Bartholomew Lighting, Nelson... 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