Signify Opens New Factory for Light Sources and Luminaires in China, Its Biggest in the World
Image: Bayi Square in Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province. Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced the opening of its biggest LED lighting manufacturing site in the world in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. The new factory of Signify’s joint venture company Zhejiang Klite Lighting Holdings Co.,... Read more
Acquisition of Paladin Technologies: Bosch Plans to Expand its Building Services Business in North America
Bosch plans to acquire Paladin Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, Canada – a leading provider of security and life safety solutions and system integration services in North America. This purchase complements Bosch’s 2015 acquisition of Climatec, LLC, with more than 1,000 associates in the US. Climatec is part of... Read more
IOTA Introduces New Two-Hour Emergency Driver Solutions
IOTA® introduces new emergency driver solutions designed to meet strict 2-hour emergency runtime requirements. The ILB2H and ILBHI 2H Series emergency drivers combine advanced performance features with extended 2-hour runtime capability for luminaires in applications requiring emergency operation beyond the standard 90 minutes outlined in the Life Safety Code.... Read more
New Publications from London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI)
LETI Specification and Procurement Guide This guide has been created to support designers and Contractors who are facing the difficult task of trying to reduce embodied carbon without a clear roadmap to follow. The Low Embodied Carbon Specification and Procurement guide is intended to support that process by considering... Read more
NICK – Micro-Minuscule Luminaires
Part of Minimis disruptive new offering of micro-minuscule luminaires, NICK is the world’s smallest recessed directional luminaire specific for grazing of walls and stair-treads. For indoor + outdoor environments, both dry and IP67. Patent Pending. Consisting of precision, hand-milled grade-5 titanium, NICK is suitable for IP67 installation in any... Read more
Report: Sustainable Lighting Design
The report presents some recommendations for reducing the environmental impact of lighting, a proposed design process for integrating daylighting and electric lighting in practice, some case studies of existing buildings as well as studies that were carried out. This publication, the authors intend to inspire those who work or... Read more
Bergisel Ski Jump Innsbruck: Modern Lighting Spectacle Saves Over 50% Energy
In the evenings, an innovative lighting concept makes the Bergisel ski jump and restaurant in Innsbruck shine in all imaginable colours against the panoramic backdrop of the Tyrolean Alps. To ensure the light spectacle will continue delighting sports fans for many years to come, Zumtobel has upgraded the luminaires... Read more
Darkness As A Tool For Wellbeing
Fear of the Dark often prevents truly sustainable lighting to be implemented. Zero carbon goals can be used as the enabling tool to gain a buy-in with clients to use darkness for its known health benefits. This talk will look at the details of where these fears originate, and... Read more
Zumtobel Group’s Latest Exhibition
Dornbirn, Austria – On 29 September 2022, the Zumtobel Group and UNStudio hosted an evening event at the Dornbirn Light Forum for the opening of the exhibition, followed by a roundtable talk on this year’s artistic annual report of the Zumtobel Group, designed by UNStudio, Ben van Berkel; in... Read more
Design Accolades For Signify
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has won a Gold International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for its Coastal Breeze collection of sustainable pendant lamps from circular materials. The Coastal Breeze Collection pendant was also awarded an honorable mention in the Fast Company Innovation... Read more
Light + Building 2022 Lowdown
Electrification and digitalisation offer enormous potential for saving around 40 percent of energy in the building sector. Solutions were presented by the 1,531 exhibitors from 46 countries at the Light + Building Autumn Edition in Frankfurt am Main. The special edition came at just the right time to present... Read more
Recolight Success

Recolight Success

EventsTrends October 24, 2022

The Circular lighting live conference and exhibition chaired by Ray Molony, Editor of Circular Lighting Report, the packed conference room heard key presentations on forthcoming EU and UK legislation, and the plethora of different environmental metrics that exist, including assessments of circularity (TM66), embodied carbon (TM65), environmental product declarations, and life... Read more
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