AMS Still Trying To Raise Cash For OSRAM Takeover
AMS shares fell below the price at which the Austrian sensor maker is raising new equity, in the latest hurdle to its planned purchase of German lighting group OSRAM. Austria’s AMS began offering new shares at 9.20 Swiss francs ($9.71) on Monday, hoping for proceeds of 1.75 billion Swiss... Read more
The Souls Of Millions Of Light Years Away
The Broad may be closed, but you can still check out one of its most popular attractions. The museum streamed Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirrored room “The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” today via its Instagram Stories and on its Facebook page. You can follow The Broad on... Read more
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
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
LightFair Postponed To Autumn
LightFair joins many other events and announced its 2020 trade show and conference will be postponed due to growing concerns around Covid-19, shifting industry sentiments and an overall wish to preserve health and safety. The May 3-7, 2020 event will now take place later this year in Las Vegas,... 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
Women In Lighting Celebrates First Anniversary
WIL invited all Women In Lighting and their Male Supporters to celebrate their one year anniversary and International Women’s day on the 8th of March.  The International campaign, EachforEqual saw a fantastic global response.  150 pictures of supporters using the equal sign adding colour and light were posted using... Read more
Circular Economy Thinking
The European Commission advocates a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make the economy fit for a green future,... Read more
City of Stockholm Joins TALQ
The TALQ Consortium is seeing an increasing interest in its Partner Programme currently. Various cities worldwide have not only included TALQ-Compliance as a requirement in their public tenders, but are also demanding closer collaboration in order to be able to better understand and influence the TALQ Specification in line... Read more
Complete A Lighting Designer Course Online
The recent era of self-isolation may call for deep learning, online meetings and the completion of a lighting designer course with the New York School of Interior Design. Digital practice is essential in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Technology is changing how we design, document and construct our... Read more
24th European Light Congress “LIGHT2020” Cancelled
From 27. to 30. September, 2020 the lighting engineering industry was set to gather in the City of Bamberg, Germany, a recognised Cultural Heritage site, for the 24th edition of LICHT2020, European lighting congress.  Around 600 lighting specialists, planners, and industry representatives would have accessed three parallel tracks featuring altogether... Read more
Avocado Appreciation
The HOMMÉS Studio avocado table lamp is a standing light designed to impress.  Borne from a collaboration between HOMMÉS & MODO, an Italian architecture studio.  Inspired by the most popular fruit in the world, the avocado desk lamp summarises the Pop Art concept, distilling beauty out of the popular. Studio Manifesto: “HOMMÉS... Read more
KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design Moves To New HQ
KSLD was established in 1989, and has built a strong reputation in a wide range of areas over the last three decades.  It boasts an extensive portfolio of award-winning lighting design projects, both locally and internationally. KSLD joined EFLA Consulting Engineering in November 2018.  KSLD, the EFLA Lighting Design... 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
DW Windsor Acquires PULSAR Light
DW Windsor announced the acquisition of PULSAR through an asset purchase agreement (APA).  PULSAR is a Cambridge-based British designer and manufactuere of architectural lighting and control systems. PULSAR, founded in 1966, have a long history in architectural lighting and are best known for their international projects using professional, powerful... Read more
3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition
Huda Lighting in partnership with Immensa Additive Manufacturing, have launched The 3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition.  The aim is to showcase 3D printing technology to the Lighting and Interior Design industries. The competition which is in line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed... Read more
Light + Building New Dates For September
February 24th, with 3 weeks to go, the news that Signify had pulled out of Light + Building raised suspicions across the lighting industry.  Emails reading, “are you still going?” began to appear in inboxes.  Following the coronavirus outbreak in Europe the organisers of Light + Building decided to... Read more
Are You Sitting In Biological Darkness?
“Trends in Lighting recommends a short mini series from House of Bandits, available on A1 Now.  Jan Denneman from the Good Light Group and Ourania Georgoutsakou from Lighting Europe discuss the science behind good lighting and the challenges ahead to get everyone sitting in good light.  Human Centric Lighting... Read more
Rosco Creates MIXBOOK™ Digital Swatch Kit
US firm ROSCO Laboratories have created a digital swatchbook for the lighting community.  MIXBOOK™ is the world’s first digital swatchbook for lighting professionals to previsualise LED colour choices. The digital world of LED lighting has made life as a lighting designer easier in many ways.  There is one aspect,... Read more
#20TrendsinLightingQs2020 Ellie Coombs
Name: Ellie Coombs Job Title: Managing Director Where will you spend the holidays? I plan to split Christmas between Yorkshire, London and Sussex and then head out to the South of France for New Year What is your favourite Christmas food? You can’t go wrong with stilton and a... Read more
Acuity Brands Announces Partnership With CIRCADIAN ZircLight
Acuity brands announced a partnership with CIRCADIAN ZircLight This business partnership includes licensing of CIRCADIAN ZircLight intellectual property, and a collaboration intended to accelerate commercialisation within North America of CIRCADIAN’s Zirc™ branded technology through Acuity Brands’ portfolio of indoor luminaires. Over the past five years, CIRCADIAN ZircLight has created... Read more
Mark Major Recognised As Master At British RDI
Principal at Speirs + Major, Mark Major RDI has assumed the role of Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, taking over from previous Master Tristram Carfrae RDI at a ceremony at the Royal Society of Arts in London. Major was made an RDI in 2012 for... Read more
Young People Rule Large Cities Are Passé
For young adults, a sustainable city means green areas, public transport running on renewable energy, recycling and affordable housing.  A new survey reveals young people don’t want to live in big cities and view overpopulation as one of the biggest challenges for future cities. Global trends and challenges, such... Read more
Sustainability Focus As ÅF Lighting Rebrand As Light Bureau
ÅF Lighting changes its name to Light Bureau and launches a new common brand with one name. Light Bureau is part of the engineering consultancy rebranded AFRY, formerly ÅF Pöyry, operating globally under the Business Area, Architecture and Design.  Light Bureau joined ÅF Lighting in 2017 and have since... Read more
Silvair Partners With OSRAM On Lighting Controls
Silvair, a pioneer in mesh lighting networks and a leading provider of qualified Bluetooth mesh solutions for lighting control, announced a technology partnership with OSRAM.  As part of the cooperation, Silvair will provide a robust wireless control technology for HubSense®, a new lighting control system from OSRAM. HubSense® is... Read more
New AMS Bid For OSRAM
Austrian AMS launches a second bid for OSRAM after the first attempt to form a European leader in sensors and lights failed.  AMS wants to combine its expertise in sensors with Osram’s in lights to develop package solutions for self-driving cars and industrial and smartphone applications. Read more
Tridonic and NMB-Minebea Partner for Smart Cities
Strategic partnership to provide intelligent lighting solutions for Smart Cities Tridonic announced today the formation of a strategic partnership with NMB-Minebea-GmbH, which is part of the MinebeaMitsumi group, the major producer of machinery components and electronic devices. The partnership aims to develop intelligent outdoor lighting solutions for Smart Cities. ... Read more
Silvair X Zumtobel Collaboration in Poland
The innovative and unique Galicia Jewish Museum, located in Poland in Kraków’s Jewish district called Kazimierz, is a Polish registered charity.  Its mission is to commemorate Holocaust victims, promote the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, and present Jewish history from different angles and new perspectives.   The Museum has overhauled... Read more
Celebrating Ingo Maurer 1932-2019
The design world mourns the loss of another iconic German designer this year, Ingo Maurer passed away on 21 October 2019 at 87 years old. Notoriously avant garde, Maurer and his Team are known for designing exceptional lighting and lighting systems.  His career began with an apprenticeship studying commercial... Read more
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
NORKA Expands Its Business Activities
Specialist luminaire manufacturer NORKA acquires the Traffic & Industries division of Swareflex, a Swarovski Group company. It includes the development, manufacture and sale of lighting systems for road and tunnel lighting. For more than 70 years, NORKA has been developing technically advanced lighting solutions with a high protection rating,... Read more
Good Light Group Formed To Promote Nutritional Light
The Good Light Group, an international non-profit foundation to promote the importance of nutritional light on the well-being of people has been formed, on the 2019 International Day of Light (May 16th). Nutritional light is natural daylight or electric light, with beneficial effects on the human body and brain.... Read more
Osram Discloses Figures For The Second Quarter
Osram’s performance in the second fiscal quarter was as expected. Revenue on a comparable basis fell by 13.5 percent to 862 million euros in the period from January to the end of March. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 8.1 percent. As announced at that time, the decline was due... Read more
Signify Acquires Hong Kong Based WiZ Connected
Signify has agreed to acquire WiZ Connected, developers of the WiZ Wi-Fi-based connected lighting ecosystem. The addition of WiZ enables Signify to extend its potential in connectivity by stepping into the Wi-Fi-based smart lighting market. “We are very pleased to join forces with the teams of WiZ Connected who... Read more
Silvair Partners With LA Lighting As Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues To Grow
Silvair, a pioneer in mesh lighting networks, announces a partnership with LA Lighting, a leading American manufacturer of quality lighting products. Silvair facilitates the transition to wireless by providing lighting manufacturers with complete lighting firmware, as well as a set of commissioning tools that radically simplify and accelerate the... 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
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
The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting
Results from a pan-European survey reveal that current lighting in the workplace is not satisfying end-users and their needs, while at the same time it has a big impact on productivity and human well-being. The survey, conducted as part of the Repro-light project, engaged with 1100 workers across Germany,... Read more
Experience Lighting Before You Buy With Virtual Reality
How do you visualise the right light for your store or city before you buy? Signify is now helping its customers do just this with the help of apps that provide an experience, showcasing the possibilities for lighting using virtual reality (VR). Now customers can step into a virtual... Read more