Light + Building Restart
The restart for the sector will take place at Light + Building Autumn Edition in Frankfurt am Main from 2 to 6 October 2022. With over 1,500 exhibitors from 46 countries, the leading international trade fair for lighting and building-services technology is on course to provide an urgently needed... Read more


TrendsIndustry News September 21, 2022

The US Department of Energy announced the launch of the next phase of their L-Prize, the Prototype Phase, which will include some new enhancements and participation opportunities for industry with a $2 million prize pool. This is an opportunity for lighting designers, manufacturers, and innovators to advance the U.S.... Read more
BDP In New York

BDP In New York

FeaturedTrends September 21, 2022

BDP has officially opened a studio in New York City – its first studio in the USA. With its newest city studio now open, the practice is now actively operating in the USA market. With a focus on designing places for people, BDP is naturally expanding its existing business... Read more
Circular Lighting Live In London
The UK sees its’ first major event on September 22nd dedicated to sustainable lighting sold out. Circular Lighting live it set to understand this new landscape, and bring together the leading experts, specifiers and policy makers to share their insights into forthcoming standards and legislation, emerging technologies and new... Read more
Light Symposium Copenhagen Starts
The 8th Light Symposium begins this week at the Copenhagen Campus of Aalborg University 21st-23rd September 2022. With focus on how technology is impacting lighting design, as well as how light and lighting affects animals, plant as well as human physical and mental well-being, LS2022 will be the place... Read more
SPAR Austria Saving Energy
SPAR Austria is reducing the hours it uses its lighting systems in SPAR, EUROSPAR, and INTERSPAR stores nationwide. Storefront advertising and outdoor lighting will only be switched on 30 minutes before and after store opening hours. Previously, lights were on between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., depending on the... Read more
Architect @ Work Copenhagen
The features and seminars of ARCHITECT@WORK Copenhagen 7-8 September will be focusing on the theme ‘Natural resources’.  Exhibitors focus on innovative products, materials, applications and services that are presented for acceptance to a judging panel of architects and interior designers. The mission of ARCHITECT@WORK is to provide much more... Read more
BRILLIANT Lighting Design Lab Italy
The BRILLIANT Consortium is glad to announce that within the ClusterXchange mobility scheme, partners Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto and ELCA European Lighting Cluster Alliance are organizing and will host the BRILLIANT Lighting Design Lab and Outdoor on 7-8-9 September 2022 in Castelfranco Veneto. Interested participants – lighting... Read more
Become A Lighting Design Engineer
Supporting the next generation in lighting and school leaver season, Whitecroft Lighting have launched a brand-new Lighting Design Engineer Training Programme.  Based in Manchester, UK the successful candidate will undergo an 18-month training programme to become a qualified Lighting Design Engineer and receive industry qualifications and professional certification. Working... Read more
Daylight Academy Summer School
Chexbres, Switzerland, saw the Daylight Academy host a 5-day long summer school to promote international cooperation among scientists, architects and other professionals working on daylight.  Researchers and practitioners from a talented interdisciplinary group in the fields of chronobiology, lighting, psychology, ecology, vision science, ophthalmology, artists and evolutionary medicine set... Read more
Light Exposure Behaviour
At the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), Mushfiqul Anwar Siraji won the Good Light Group sponsored travel award for his work on the Light Exposure Behaviour Assessment (LEBA) instrument. Expect to hear more about his interesting project on measuring people’s light exposure... Read more
End Of Life Buyback
Austria’s Georg Bechter Licht announced their products are designed for a second life and in future the company will buy back every discarded luminaire from the SYSTEM DOT 28 and give it a second life. “This is our contribution to the growth of the circular economy. Because: the only... Read more
Our Time On Earth Exhibition
Recently opened at the Barbican, Our Time on Earth – a major exhibition celebrating the power of global creativity to transform the conversation around the climate emergency. Calling for a mindset shift through the exploration of art, design and technology, the exhibition invites people to imagine a world in... Read more
Call For Lighting Opera/Theatre/TV Speakers
This month saw Light Collective issue a call for speakers to find inspiring women working as lighting designers in entertainment lighting – Opera, Concerts, Theatre, TV, who would like to speak as part of the project organised by Women in Lighting. Speaker slots will be at PLASA in the... Read more
The Circular Lighting Report
Recolight has unveiled a news service specialising in sustainable lighting. The Circular Lighting Report is set to become the lighting industry’s online hub for all sustainability matters. It is an independent news and information resource, edited by the experienced lighting journalist Ray Molony. As well as news, the platform... Read more
Jubilee June
Dornbirn, Austria – As a way of thanking its long-serving employees for a combined total of about 4,000 years of loyalty to the company, the Zumtobel Group held a jubilee celebration on 10 June 2022. 195 employees of the Zumtobel Group and its brands celebrated the occasion at a... Read more
LUXI Entries Extended
Application deadline for “LUXI – the LIGHT Prize” has been extended. Entries up until 1 July 2022 will be accepted, interested parties still have the opportunity to register informally for participation in the LUXI by e-mail and then submit their work by 29 August 2022. In its eighth round,... Read more
Licht Kunst Licht 5th Issue
The latest installment of the Licht Kunst Licht publication series is out this month “Licht Kunst Licht 5 – Lighting Design for Architecture”.  Launched in 2005 and published by av edition celebrates more than 30 years of architectural lighting design. Among other things, it contains a selection of international... Read more
Latest BRE Planning For Daylight And Sunlight Issued
This latest BRE guide gives advice on site layout planning to achieve good sunlighting and daylighting, both within buildings and in the open spaces between them. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the interior daylight recommendations for new buildings in the British Standard Daylight in buildings,... Read more
Light And The Circadian Clock
June sees Manchester play host to the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms.  President Marijke Gordijn is set to introduce this year’s theme, Light and the Circadian Clock – from Bench to Bedside. This SLTBR congress has a packed chronotherapy programme planned.  Keeping... Read more
LightFair 2022
LAS VEGAS – June 13, 2022 – The LightFair Conference and Trade Show will focus on future-shaping innovations, and an incredible attendee experience driven by new product discovery across 320+ exhibits, 41 conference educational sessions and on-floor networking, June 19 – 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s new... Read more
Age-Defying Buildings
Why do some buildings endure for centuries whilst others disappear in a few decades?  In this latest latest BDP podcast episode, Designing Age-Defying Buildings, host Alan Davies is joined by lighting director Mark Ridler, associate structural engineer Jessica Kennedy and architect director Nick Durham. Together, the group question what it takes to ensure... Read more
Handbook Of Lighting Design
Since Rüdiger Ganslandt and Harald Hofmann wrote their handbook in 1992 huge interest has developed in light and lighting, not least because the growing awareness of architectural quality has given rise to an increased demand for good architectural lighting. The Handbook of Lighting Design covers the basic principles and practice... Read more
deLIGHTed Bright Days And Dark Nights
The right light at the right time – Bright Days, Dark Nights” lectures. The webinar explains the need for a good day and night light based on scientific evidence and practical experience. Moderated by Dr. Luc Schlangen a senior researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, within the Human Technology... Read more
Smart Building Boot Camp
Do you need know how a building can be smart?  A new suite of online educational materials has been released by Smart Building Boot Camp.  The modules are tailored for property developers, facility managers, engineering design consultants, architects, property managers and more. Initially set-up because the smart building industry... Read more
Circular Lighting Live
Circular Lighting Live 2022 The drive to net zero carbon will see the lighting industry undergo its biggest transformation since the advent of LEDs. To understand this new landscape and position Circular Lighting Live is bringing together leading experts and policy makers to share their insights into forthcoming standards... Read more
Night Time Design Process
ARUP are leading the way in formulating an evidence based night time lighting design process.  Through community engagement listening to marginalized voiced across the globe to understand safety and night time lighting.  The idea is to create spaces than are more inclusive, energized and safe.  A multi-layered and holistic... Read more
Review Of Waste Framework Directive
This week saw LightingEurope collaborate with EucoLight to address the obligations of lighting manufacturers at the end of life of their products.  Marc Guiraud gave an overview of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) including a proposal for a revision to the text expected in 2023. European Commission guidance on... Read more
Smart Light + Building
The promotion of sustainable energy generation, the reduction of consumption in buildings and the expansion of electromobility are central building blocks on the way to the energy turnaround by 2030. Due to rapidly rising prices for gas and oil and the need to secure the supply of raw materials,... Read more
Calling Lighting Industry Mentors
Silhouette Awards are calling upon applications to be a part of their mentor programme.  The process is open from Monday 4th April until Monday 16th May 2022 and invites experienced and senior member of the Lighting Industry with more than 10 years of experience. What does being a Silhouette... Read more
Sabine De Schutter Sessions
In these upcoming inspiration session Sabine De Schutter will explain the versatility and potential of lighting in an architectural context. Schutter will take the audience on a journey through the design process of her studio as an independent lighting designer and explains how lighting can be an integral part... Read more
How The Human Biological Clock Responds To Light
A new publication in PNAS by BioClock researchers shows how the SCN responds to different colours of light. In the study conducted by BioClock coordinator Joke Meijer (Leiden University Medical Center, LUMC), it was discovered that not only blue light triggers activity of the biological clock. This is a groundbreaking discovery... Read more
Circular Economy Workshop At Recolight
Recolight’s first training workshop focusing on Lighting Product Design for a Circular Economy ran in London during April. The course was designed following feedback from the Recolight Circular Economy webinar series.   The lighting industry called for a full understanding of the Circular Economy, and how products can be designed... Read more
New Evidence For UV-C Disinfection Technology
In an open letter to the ECDC, LightingEurope calls for UV-C to be used as a complementary technology.  The latest scientific studies and developments support that UV-C is widely used to disinfect water, surfaces and the air and has been proven to inactivate, without exception, all bacteria, and viruses... Read more
Lichtvision Launches Hospitality Light Lounge
19th of May sees the Lichtvision London Studio launch their Hospitality Light Lounge – a platform for clients to come and  learn about their lighting practice, but also a try and test. With events nearly back in full swing Lichtvision promises a platform for industry networking which takes place... Read more
Chase The Dark
Today the IALD celebrates Chase the Dark 2022! Chase the Dark is an annual one-day global celebration of light that begins in Australia and makes its way across each time zone moving west celebrating the power of light together. The annual feel-good social movement aims to unify the lighting... Read more
LEDucation 2022 Concludes
NEW YORK CITY March 23, 2022—LEDucation, a premier gathering for the lighting industry, returned to the New York Hilton Midtown for its first post-pandemic trade show and conference March 15–16. The showcase of lighting ideas and innovation welcomed more than 4000 attendees, exhibitors, and presenters to a buoyant atmosphere... Read more


EventsTrendsFeatured March 23, 2022

Taking place from 22 – 23 November, LiGHT22 is a new offering built on arc media’s intimate knowledge and experience of the lighting specification market and continues the success of the ARC Show, which ran from 2004 to 2009. LiGHT 22 is a curated, boutique lighting exhibition for specifiers and designers... Read more
​Hartranft Lighting Design Expands Firm Leadership
Boston, MA –  Paula Ziegenbein has been named a Principal of Hartranft Lighting Design. ​ Since joining Hartranft Lighting Design in 2014, Paula has steadily increased the firm’s Boston office presence, by developing new business and assuming management responsibilities for key projects and clients.  Prior to joining the firm,... Read more
Recolight Achieves CPD Status
Recolight achieves CPD certification for their Lighting and the Circular Economy webinars.  Established by the UK lighting industry in 2005 primarily for the purpose of operating a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance Scheme on behalf of lamp producers in the UK. The webinars cover legislation for lighting,... Read more