DW Windsor Lights The Crowds
A British consortium led by DW Windsor, consisting of Urban Control, the DfT, InnovateUK, FirstGroup, The University of Nottingham and the RSSB, recently embarked upon a study to address station capacity and passenger flow, which has the potential to deliver benefits of over £258m.  Overcrowding and high capacity on... Read more
Signify Expands Collaboration For Largest Vertical Farming Facility
Signify and Planet Farms, the leading European operator of vertical farms, began their collaboration in 2018 when Planet Farms announced the construction of Italy’s first vertical farm research lab in Milan.  Recently, Signify expanded this collaboration with Planet Farms to provide horticultural LEDs to Europe’s largest vertical farm and... Read more
Berlin By The Sea

Berlin By The Sea

Projects February 12, 2020 0

Trends in Lighting caught up with the BuroHappold Engineering Design team in Berlin who support local artists through collaboration.  This gives the designers the opportunity to experiment and explore the possibilities of light.  The Berlin team have most recently worked with artist Monika Goetz to  bring her installation ‘Friedrichshain... Read more
Bluetooth Mesh Hits Vegas
Bluetooth mesh standard reaches new heights in a retrofit at Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.  The Bluetooth mesh lighting control ecosystem continues to grow at an exponential rate. In November, the number of Bluetooth SIG-qualified mesh products available on the market increased to more than 400.  That same month,... Read more
Lichtvision Design On Lighting The Bauhaus Museum Dessau
The Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Germany has been built for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus and was officially opened in September 2019 by Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the new museum, the full, prized Bauhaus collection is entirely presented in an impressive space for public display, marking the... Read more
Zaha Hadid And Cox Architecture Are Australian Airport Design Winners
Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture have won the international design competition for the new Western Sydney Airport and been appointed as Master Architect for the project. The ZHA/COX team was selected from a broad field of forty national and international applicants. Western Sydney International is a new greenfield... Read more
Signify Make A Move In North America
Signify is to acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions “Today’s announcement confirms the strategic importance of the North American market for Signify. This acquisition will substantially strengthen our position in this attractive market,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify. “We look forward to welcoming the team from Cooper Lighting. They have... Read more
Vodafone and Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) Join Forces to Combine Communication Power of 5G and LiFi
Dresden, Germany – Vodafone Deutschland and Signify, the world leader in lighting, are joining forces to interlink the two communication technologies 5G and LiFi, providing their customers with more speed and better mobile broadband connectivity. The collaboration aims to develop applications, use cases and solutions that deliver secure and... Read more
Repro-Light Unveils Future Sustainable Luminaire Design Findings
Progress on the Repro-Light project was unveiled at TiL 2019. The Repro-Light consortium is an EU funded research project that aims to support the European lighting industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive future. Horst Rudolph from ITZ Trilux Group discussed the project in his keynote address. ... Read more
Full-building Lighting Retrofit with no Office Downtime. How Bluetooth Mesh and Silvair Simplify Advanced Lighting Control
Since its adoption in 2017, the Bluetooth mesh standard continues to gain momentum in professional lighting applications. Its globally interoperable lighting control ecosystem keeps growing along with the increasing number of Bluetooth mesh components available on the market. A number of real-life projects have also been deployed across different... Read more
The Architectural Interplay Of Light And Space
With its 2018/19 art book, designed by the Austrian architect Professor Dietmar Eberle of Baumschlager Eberle Architekten in conjunction with Sascha Lötscher of Gottschalk+Ash Int’l, Zurich, the Zumtobel Group presents the 28th edition in its series of unique artistic annual reports. In this year’s edition the designers focus on... Read more
More Museums Install Pioneering UV-Free LED Technology To Accurately Mimic Natural Light
Nichia celebrates a continued success with their world’s first series of packaged LEDs and Chip-on-Board (COB) solutions that accurately mimics natural sunlight without producing any harmful ultraviolet (UV) light.  Their Optisolis LEDs natural colour rendering lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work The Optisolis... Read more
A New Lighting System For The Historic Centre Of Avila
The town of Avila is one of the most charming in Spain. In 1985, its historical centre, hidden behind powerful 12-metre high, 3-metre thick walls with 9 fortified gates and 88 towers, was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. The city has a long and noble history that began... Read more
Museum Of The Moon Is A Touring Artwork By UK Artist Luke Jerram.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a... Read more
The RheinMain CongressCenter In Wiesbaden
The illumination of the RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) in Wiesbaden at night is perfectly coordinated with the building’s architecture and the listed buildings nearby. WE-EF inground luminaires precisely highlight the pillars of the colonnades. The RMCC opened in April 2018 with 45 halls, conference rooms and studios, and space for... Read more
Flexible Working In Modern Swedish Offices With LED Light From ERCO
Scandinavia is seen as a pioneer for good work culture – flat hierarchies, a strong team philosophy and family life considerations are taken for granted, and statistics repeatedly ascribe workers from the Nordic countries higher productivity with less stress. With “work away from work”, Fabege, one of Sweden’s largest... Read more
Hydroponic Technology And Controllable Lighting Are Central To IKEA And Tom Dixon’s Urban Farming Design
IKEA and Tom Dixon will explore the importance of sustainable growing, looking at the contrast of the hyper-natural and hyper-tech. The garden, entitled “Gardening will Save the World” will feature exclusive prototypes of a new IKEA and Dixon range coming in 2021. Following Chelsea Flower Show, the garden will... Read more
Snøhetta Completes The Swarovski Manufaktur – The Crystal Atelier Of The 21st Century
With the Swarovski Manufaktur, Snøhetta has created a crystal workshop for the 21st century. This daylight-flooded and generous building is as much a top-notch production facility as it is an innovative creative hub providing Swarovski with new opportunities to work together with customers. Developed for the Tyrolean crystal manufacturer,... 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
Under. Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant
At the southernmost tip of the Norwegian coastline, at a small place called Båly in the municipality of Lindesnes, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. The building’s imposing monolithic form was built on a barge moored at its future location and then lowered into the sea and... Read more
Integrated And Choreographed Light For Germany’s Leading Science Centre
Germany’s largest science centre the Experimenta promises visitors of all ages an impressive, awe-inspiring experience. The centre has been completely renovated and expanded into a new futuristic building by the Berlin based architectural office Sauerbruch Hutton. The building designed as a helix, emphasises the didactic focus of the science... Read more
Canada’s Polygon Gallery Showcases Art At A New Angle
The Polygon Gallery is an art gallery operated by the British Columbia Photography and Media Arts Society in Vancouver, and Canada’s largest non-profit photo gallery. The striking new building, designed by Patkau Architects, is located on an exposed site right on the harbour and features the Vancouver City skyline... Read more
Zumtobel’s Tunable White LED Brings New Life To Vienna’s Secession
“To the age its art, to art its freedom” grandly adorns the main entrance. In striking capital letters. As it has done for more than one hundred years. And now the creative freedom associated with this place has become even greater. Throughout the building. Thanks to artificial light that... Read more
Fun Fibre Optics Announce Education Centre In Central London
‘Neuron Pod’ is a striking 23-metre long and 10-metre high free-standing structure that has opened its doors as an informal science learning centre at Queen Mary University of London’s Whitechapel campus. The launch of the giant ‘nerve cell’ science education centre, in London’s East End, was marked by a... Read more
Milan Cathedral’s Epic Outdoor Lighting
The mighty marble cathedral in the centre of Milan has been given new exterior lighting, and is now bathed in light from high-performance, durable LED projectors. In recent decades, Milan’s city centre has developed to become a location for international shopping. Luxury boutiques and shopping arcades are gathered around... Read more
13 KM Of Lighting Integrated Into Impressive Architecture
The latest addition to the University of Applied Sciences (FH Nordwestschweiz) in Muttenz, Switzerland is impressive. A giant cube that is almost 65 metres in length and height, that rises up and catches the eye from far and wide. Designed by pool Architekten, it is a simple and simultaneously... Read more
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Projects January 29, 2019 0

After nearly 18 months of planning and installation work a new digital LED lighting system has been unveiled at St. Peter’s Basilica, in Rome. The new innovative design shines like a beacon, welcoming 27,000 pilgrims and art lovers each day. The entire lighting concept for the project was tailor-made... Read more
New Lighting Brings Both Functionality and Drama to World Renowned Ski Jumps
This winter Thorn has modernised the lighting of two Swiss ski jumping arenas. The famous World Cup ski jumping slope “Gross-Titlis-Schanze” in Engelberg, and the Nordic Ski Arena in Kandersteg. The main criteria for lighting the ski jumping slopes was to allow ski jumpers to land safely, even in... 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
Zumtobel Shines a New Light on Iconic Fashion Brand Pucci
The long standing, Florence based, family fashion brand Pucci opens its door once again to their family home and new vibrant Emilio Pucci Heritage hub. Palazzo Pucci has been given a new lease of life thanks to Laudomia Pucci vision, and the work of Studio Lissoni Associati, Noferi &... Read more
Custom-Designed Lighting Illuminates Treasured Collection Of Automobiles
Curved edges of light trace the aerodynamic body shape on azure-blue paint and the polish of chrome parts brilliantly sparkles. Can cars be art? A question that answers itself in the presence of automotive rarities such as the 1958 Citroen DS “Le Croisette”. The cabriolet could be seen together... 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
Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh with ERCO Lighting Tools
The recently inaugurated Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh presents itself as a veritable jewel of contemporary museum architecture. The interior of the monolithic brickwork construction designed by Studio KO surprises with its dramatic exhibition concept referencing the theatre and stage. ERCO LED lighting technology installed in a walk-in... Read more
New Immersive Designs to Transform Audience Experiences
Several projects have received funding to apply human-centred design to understand user needs and create new immersive experiences and products. Immersive experiences like virtual, augmented and mixed reality could transform how we interact with the world – from advertising to film, music and museums. To ensure these experiences meet customer... Read more
Zaha Hadid Set To Build A Smart City
Zaha Hadid Architects working with TPO Pride Architects (Russia) have been selected as one of the consortiums to build the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighbourhood. The jury also selected two further consortiums to develop the project: Nikken Sekkei (Japan) with UNK Project (Russia); and Archea Associati (Italy) with ABD Architects (Russia).... Read more
Retail Lighting: Raising the Bar, Signify
Retail Lighting: Raising the Bar Retailers want superb store lighting that stands out and attracts shoppers –their first impression is very much influenced by how the lighting looks. But of course, lighting experts know that high quality light is the result of a great deal of technical expertize behind... Read more
DALD Complete Lighting Design For Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition
David Atkinson Lighting Design (DALD) recently completed the lighting design for the ‘Oceania’ exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Oceania is the first ever major survey of Oceanic art to be held in the United Kingdom. This ambitious exhibition celebrates the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia,... Read more
Signify “Invisibly” Illuminates China World Trade Center Tower
Signify “Invisibly” Illuminates China World Trade Center Tower Signify has announced that it has installed its architectural lighting into the façade of one of Beijing’s tallest buildings, the China World Trade Center’s Tower B. This latest high-profile city landmark, using Philips architectural LED lighting, illustrates the growing trend in... 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