TiL Report: Modern Lighting Audits
LED products quality assurance has been discussed a lot in the last several years. Many standards and system solutions were developed to control the lighting product quality. Lamp manufacturers and end-users has been usually focusing on better product performance, efficacy and product compliance. This paper provides a detailed description... Read more
TiL Report: Human Centric Lighting – Quo Vadis by DI Johannes Weninger
Lighting technology goes through a time of groundbreaking changes these days. The extensive application of the compact digital light source LED facilitates the generation of dynamic lighting scenarios with varying intensities, spectra and luminous intensity distributions and the implementation of new lighting designs for personal visual, biological and emotional... Read more
TiL Commentary: A New Lighting Scene by Rogier van der Heide
I wouldn’t be telling you anything new if I said that technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate. But in the lighting industry there is a lot more happening, which makes these times truly disruptive and perhaps even inconvenient for some people … but not for me. Gone are the... Read more
I’m Laughing at Clouds – Cambridge
I’m Laughing at Clouds is an ensemble of nine tactile lighting columns. By touching sensors embedded in the sculpture, the passer-by can create a composition of light and sound. The lamp posts are programmed to respond to the human touch recording the frequency of a person’s pulse. This data is represented... Read more
EU Circular Economy Policies are Impacting Lighting Product Design and Business Models
By Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General, LightingEurope. The EU is driving change to achieve its vision for a Circular Economy through a combination of strategies and regulations that address a product’s entire life cycle. New requirements are emerging addressing such diverse issues as the quality and variety of the plastics... Read more
The Role of Master Systems Integrators (MSI) – Survey
Intelligent Buildings LLC, supported by Anixter InternationalInc., Lynxspring, Inc., SkyFoundry, LLC and Navigant Research, recently conducted a survey which gathered opinions on the systems integrator market as it relates to smart buildings and to further qualify the differentiation for Master Systems Integrators (MSIs). The aim of the survey was... Read more
IALD Announces New Fellows
IALD Announces New Fellows The IALD has welcomed three new members to the IALD College of Fellows. The IALD Fellow designation is awarded to members of the IALD for valuable contribution to the art and science of lighting design, and for their continued service to the IALD. Fellows are... Read more
Fagerhult Set To Acquire iGuzzini By The End Of 2018
Fagerhult has signed a Letter of Intent with the shareholders of iGuzzini to acquire 100% of the shares of iGuzzini. They now have exclusivity to conduct a customary due diligence and are aiming to sign a Share Purchase Agreement before the end of 2018. The finalising of the transaction... Read more
FC Bayern Stadium Set To Glow With Pride In 2019
FC Bayern Stadium Set To Glow With Pride In 2019 The prestigious stadium of FC Bayern will receive a new modern lighting solution in 2019, thanks to the Zumtobel Group. Since the beginning of the 2018/19 season, the Zumtobel Group has also been the exclusive lighting partner of FC... Read more
Light Enables Hair Sized Sensor To Gather Heat Data.
Light Enables Hair Sized Sensor To Gather Heat Data. Researchers at Washington University are the first to successfully record environmental data in a local park using a drone mounted photonic sensor the size of a human hair. The “internet of things” (IoT) is everywhere, millions of wireless sensors predominately... Read more
Amsterdam’s Light Festival Puts Van Gogh’s Starry Night In A New Light.
Amsterdam’s Light Festival Puts Van Gogh’s Starry Night In A New Light. Every year, innovative and high-end artworks by international and national artists, designers and architects light up the city centre of Amsterdam during Amsterdam Light Festival. The seventh edition takes place from 29 November, and this year thirty... Read more
The Full Program For TiL2018 Is Here
The Full Program For TiL2018 Is Here This year Trends in Lighting returns to Bregenz, and it has evolved to become even more inspiring and vital to the lighting industry. TiL2018  demonstrates that lighting knows no boundaries and has new and unexpected applications everywhere: in healthcare, entertainment, mobility and agriculture,... Read more
LG Innotek Introduces ‘Visible Disinfection Lighting’
LG Innotek Introduces ‘Visible Disinfection Lighting’ It has been widely reported that LG Innotek this week announced its ‘Visible Disinfection Lighting’, which is a functional light source that gives the effect of sterilization by sunlight but uses indoor light. The LED has the same effect of eco-friendly sterilization, that... Read more
Phillips Hue Launches Two New Products
Phillips Hue Launches Two New Products “Our latest lamp designs provide new ways for people to create personalized lighting experiences in their homes. Whether its ambiance creation or making gaming and music truly immersive, our new Philips Hue Play and Philips Hue Signe are two sleek lamps designed to... Read more
Osram Initiates Sale Of Its Luminaires Business
Osram Initiates Sale Of Its Luminaires Business The management board of Osram has decided to divest its luminaires business. “Thanks to numerous measures, the earnings position of the Lighting Solutions business unit has stabilized significantly, therefore allowing us to initiate an organized sales process. This will result in a... Read more
Signify And BRAC Light The Lives Of Over 46,000 Rohingya Families In Bangladesh
Signify And BRAC Light The Lives Of Over 46,000 Rohingya Families In Bangladesh Signify and BRAC are distributing Philips LifeLight solar lanterns to more than 46,000 Rohingya families in Bangladesh. The solar lanterns will significantly improve the living conditions in the refugees’ makeshift shelters and especially improve the safety... Read more
Self-Powered Wireless Technology
Self-Powered Wireless Technology To enhance the energy performance of buildings and to drive digital transition in buildings forward, the Smart Buildings Alliance (SBA) officially launched their “Ready2Services” initiative. The “Ready2Services” concept aims to evaluate the ability of buildings for multiple services, awarding buildings with a certain certification level whilst... Read more
LG Innotek Releases An “Eye-Pleasing (EP)” LED
LG Innotek Releases An “Eye-Pleasing (EP)” LED The new “EP LED” from LG Innotek is a lighting LED inspired by previous research on the interaction between light and eye. The company applied its proprietary technology to designing an ultra-precision LED chip to control the wavelength of light. “EP LED”... Read more
Building the ‘luminaire of the future’.
Over the recent months, Repro-light, an EU Horizon 2020 project, has been gathering data from all over Europe. And now they need your help, as well. Repro-light is a European research project that aims to support the European lighting industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive future.... Read more
“We’ve Sent an Algorithm Across Different Countries In Order to Get a Perfect 3D Moebius.”
We’ve Sent an Algorithm Across Different Countries In Order to Get a Perfect 3D Moebius.” The Paranormal Unicorn is an audio-visual artist collective that specialises in stage design, based in Vienna, Austria. The group was founded in 2011 with an aim to create striking content and immersive installations for... Read more
A Much Needed Event In The World Of Lighting
TiL 2018: A Much Needed Event In The World Of Lighting   As this week sees the launch of the TiL 2018 program, we caught up with the curator of the event; renowned lighting designer Rogier van der Heide, to establish what motivated the choices he made, what we... Read more
Key Principles for the Ecodesign Framework to Continue to Deliver Substantial Energy Savings
Key Principles for the Ecodesign Framework to Continue to Deliver Substantial Energy Savings The European Parliament has adopted its own-initiative report on the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive, while the European Commission is now more than halfway through the 2016-2019 Ecodesign Work Plan.6 Industry Associations, representing the heating, cooling,... Read more
NASA Taps Osram to Support its Food Production Research
NASA Taps Osram to Support its Food Production Research Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, today announced it is providing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with a customized version of its proprietary connected horticulture research lighting system, Phytofy RL. The smart lighting software, coupled with a unique... Read more
Commissioning of Connected Lighting Networks – What Makes it so Challenging?
Commissioning of Connected Lighting Networks – What Makes it so Challenging? With constant technology advancements and growing market awareness, we are all getting more and more familiar with various aspects of wireless lighting controls. However, the commissioning process still seems not to be getting the attention it deserves. Let’s... Read more
Van Gogh Museum Conserves Energy – and Art!
Van Gogh Museum Conserves Energy – and Art! Serving over 1.5 million visitors per year, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is host to 200 paintings, 400 drawings and 700 letters by Vincent van Gogh, the largest such collection in the world, as well as travelling exhibitions of other... Read more
Crestron Unveiled SolarSync™ Color Temperature Daylight Sensor
Crestron Unveiled SolarSync™ Color Temperature Daylight Sensor Crestron, a global leader in commercial lighting control technology, unveiled SolarSync (GLS-LCCT), its new daylight sensor with correlated color temperature (CCT) and a luminous intensity meter. SolarSync was designed to analyze the color temperature of the ambient light and direct the indoor... Read more
Historic Attractions and Modern Architectural Marvels: 10 Places to Visit at Night this Summer
Historic Attractions and Modern Architectural Marvels: 10 Places to Visit at Night this Summer Advancements in illumination technology are allowing lighting designers to bring new life to historic attractions and modern architectural marvels after the sun sets. Lumileds and MG Tour Company put together the 10 must-see destinations at night.... Read more
New IOT-READY™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures
New IOT-READY™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures Leading lighting and LED driver manufacturers, Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies, and industry groups have established the IoTReady ™ Alliance, dedicated to making installation of IoT technology in luminaires easy now and in... Read more
Bluetooth is Paving the Way for Smart Lighting Platforms
Bluetooth is Paving the Way for Smart Lighting Platforms by Guest Author Martin Wooley, Bluetooth SIG With release of Bluetooth® mesh and recent advancements in Bluetooth broadcasting, Bluetooth is expanding the definition of the smart building— and commercial lighting is the platform for it all. Commercial lighting provides a... Read more
UNESCO’s Inaugural Day of Light is Just What it Should Be
UNESCO’s Inaugural Day of Light is Just What it Should Be by Rogier van der Heide What was launched as “the Year of Light” in 2015, is now an annual “Day of Light”: the UNESCO’s effort to draw attention for the incredible importance of light in the life of... Read more
The IOT Pie – How To Grab Your Slice
THE IOT PIE – HOW TO GRAB YOUR SLICE The Internet of Things, or IoT, has been a popular phrase in business over the last few years, with the number of IoT solution providers growing faster than ever. In his article, Peter Smith, UK Technical Sales Manager at EnOcean,... Read more
Osram Accelerates Its Technological Shift and Explores Future Markets
“The first half of the fiscal year was challenging due to various factors. However, the long-term growth trend remains intact, while the reorganization and the technological shift are continuing,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG. Osram generated slight growth in the second quarter of fiscal year 2018.... Read more
The Final Curtain For Entertainment Lighting As We Know It?
The Final Curtain For Entertainment Lighting As We Know It? The European Union is considering new regulations on the sale of lighting fixtures that come into effect in 2020. The Ecodesign regulations would ban the sale of lighting fixtures that do not meet a set standard of energy efficiency... Read more
Osram Launches First Product in New SensiLUM™ Wireless Integrated Sensor Product Family Designed for Smart Building Applications
Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, today announced the launch of SensiLUM™, a wireless integrated sensor product family. SensiLUM sensors, which will debut at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2018, enable occupancy detection, daylight harvesting and individual or group control of luminaires over a mesh network based on ZigBee® standards. The... Read more
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Milano Salone 2018 – Panasonic Won The Best Technology Award – Designer Interview
Trends in Lighting 2017
Design Empowers Everyone. Come to Bregenz, Present, and Be Inspired!
Design Empowers Everyone. Come to Bregenz, Present, and Be Inspired! by Rogier van der Heide There used to be this idea of design being something for creatives only. You’d have to wear a black turtleneck and glasses with a thick frame to be entitled to create something. In lighting... Read more
Engineering a Plastic-Eating Enzyme
Engineering a Plastic-Eating Enzyme Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate,... Read more
Milano Salone 2018 – Panasonic Won The Best Technology Award
Panasonic Mark 100th Anniversary with “TRANSITIONS” – An Immersive Installation at Milan Design Week Milano Salone 2018 – Panasonic Won The Best Technology Award Jury statement: “For the project’s ability to evoke an experience of technology as much intangible as much unique and relevant enveloping the visitor and proposing a... Read more