Osram Sell Siteco Luminaries
Osram has found a new owner for the Siteco luminaires business in Stern Stewart Capital. Stern Stewart Capital intends to continue the current transformation approach. Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom. The cost situation is also improved with the elimination of previous Group structures. With the sale of... Read more
Zumtobel Group Partners With Technology Innovator Casambi For Wireless Lighting Control Solutions
The strategic partnership ensures an extensive new range of Thorn and Zumtobel luminaires offering seamless control to users via Casambi’s BLE software control platform. Furthermore, a series of Tridonic drivers is now also ‘Casambi-Ready’, allowing luminaire manufacturers to easily integrate wireless controls within their products to reduce cost and... Read more
“We Are Evolving More Into The Role Of Educating Clients, Architects And Electrical Engineers About Lighting Technology”
The last in our series of interviews exploring the impact technology has had on design practises is with the extremely talented, and Top 40under40 2019 finalist, Julia Hartmann, from lightsphere in Zurich. lightsphere is a relatively new practise that has grown over the last 5 years to be one... Read more
The TiL 2019 Program Explores A New Horizon For Lighting
Trends in Lighting Forum +Show has, for the third year in a row, created an outstanding event program, dedicated to bridging the gap between architecture, application, design and technologies. Joining over 1700 delegates and 100 exhibitors in Bregenz this year will be experts from lighting design, architecture, planning, investment... Read more
“It Will Not Be Pain Free And A Decision Has To Be Made About Which Pain You Want To Suffer.”
TiL Online in conversation with Mathias Burger, expert in Connectivity and Smart Lighting at Samsung. Mathias began his career with Martin Professional as product manager after studying Technology and Innovation Management at the Technical University of Munich. After supporting the transition of Martin Professional from a conventional luminaire portfolio... Read more
New Lighting Team Supplier For Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
The Zumtobel Group today announced that it is Team Supplier for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and provides the illumination for the impressive, state-of-the-art Milton Keynes headquarter of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. Included within the headquarter is MK7, a vibrant new space in the factory that has been... Read more
Lionel Brunet Elected President Of LightingEurope
The LightingEurope Executive Board has elected Mr Lionel Brunet as President of LightingEurope, for a 2 years term. Mr Brunet is the CEO of the French lighting trade association “Syndicat de l’Éclairage” since 2013, and previously had a long international career in the chemicals and mechanical industries, and a... Read more
Light Collective Launch Celebratory Project Women In Lighting
Light Collective are pleased to announce their new project called Women in Lighting. Aiming to be launch on International Women’s day in 2019, it is a celebratory project that will set out to create an inspirational digital platform for women working in the architectural lighting industry to promote their... Read more
Celebrating the Digital Native Generation of Lighting Designers
Millennials, the digital native generation is self-interested, lazy, and entitled. Those are just a few of the terms we hear nowadays regarding younger people. These are the people who are the future of lighting design and who make up a large percentage of today’s workforce. They are also not... Read more
Licht Kunst Licht Helps Realise Balenciaga’s New Creative Vision
Balenciaga has a long held reputation for being one of the more agile and future focused fashion houses. Since 1967 the brand, and its designs, have adapted and moved through multiple reincarnations, responding and changing with the times. When the new Creative Director, Demna Gvasalia, joined in 2015 the... Read more
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.
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 artists, designers and architects from sixteen countries share their interpretation of the... 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