Designing With Dynamic Light Textures Enlightening Designers
Watch the latest episode on LpS DIGITAL now.  Gijs Louwers in conjunction with Delft University of Technology based in The Netherlands, gives an overview of designing with dynamic light. Grab a coffee and take 18 minutes out of your day to learn more about atmosphere perception. Read more
PLDC Terminates All Business
The organisers of PLDC, the VIA group based in Germany announced this week the termination of all activities.  The statement from the organisers: “Dear friends and colleagues, With great regret, we have to inform you, that VIA has to terminate all business at the current stage.  All social media... Read more
New Zhaga Hub Launched
Watch Dee Denteneer explain the new Zhaga Hub whose mission is to standardise interfaces of components of LED luminaires.  Zhaga has a series of specifications, known as Books. Each Book defines the interface of one or more components of an LED luminaire. Such components include LED light engines, LED... Read more
Light Bureau Wins IALD Award Of Excellence
Light Bureau receives the Award of Excellence at the 37th annual International Lighting Design Awards for the lighting design at The Twist.  The Twist is situated in the stunning Kistefos Museum Sculpture Park in Norway and spans across the Randselva River. The bridge twists through the scenic landscape as... Read more
Luminaire Broker Moves Into Europe And The US
Luminaire Broker announced updates to help improve and transform the way lighting is specified and improve engagement within the lighting market. The platform has introduced Circular Lighting principles within the application, which reflects Arup’s commitment to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  New questions within the Luminaire... Read more
GL Optic Joins Good Light Group
GL OPTIC has joined as a member of the Good Light Group. GL Optic is an innovative Polish-German manufacturer of precise light measuring instruments and solutions for general lighting, electronic, automotive and scientific applications. GL OPTIC is very much focused on supporting good light with measurement equipment for the... Read more
Webinar: Disruptive Trends In Lighting For The Next Decade
Last week saw a webinar hosted by Memoori with Brad Koerner from Cima explore the future of lighting.  The past decade saw incredible transformation in the architectural lighting sector.  LEDs and digital controls completely disrupted decades-old technology paradigms. Facing the turn of a new decade, another disruptive wave of... Read more
Acuity Brands And Ushio Partner For UV Light Module
Acuity Brands have signed a strategic alliance agreement with Ushio America, to bring the powerful germicidal technology (Care222 UV disinfection module)  to North American customers. The Care222 lamp module uses filtered excimer lamps to generate 222nm far-UVC light, will inactivate viruses and bacteria, as well as protect public areas.... Read more
General Electric Exit Lighting
After nearly 130 years in business and a series of breakthrough innovations that shaped the way we light up our homes, General Electric has sold its lighting division to the US-based market leader in smart homes, Savant, for a reported US$250 million(£198 million). While a licensing agreement means that... Read more
ILP Fights For Economic Policy Reform In UK Government
Today sees the House of Lords in the UK debating the economic lessons learned from the Covid 19 pandemic and the measures necessary to repair the UK economy. The Institution of Lighting Professionals has written to each Peer who has applied to participate in Lord Eatwell’s debate, highlighting that... Read more
Round Table With TRILUX And Light Bureau
TRILUX and Light Bureau are collaborating and have organised a virtual round table Thursday 4th June 08:30am CEST.  The current scenario has brought many changes to our lives but crises also represent opportunities to explore new paths through collaboration.  The virtual forum is designed for executive leaders on the... Read more
Global Lighting Association Issues Safety Guidance For UV Disinfection
The Global Lighting Association has issued a Position Statement containing guidelines for the safe use of UV-C devices. Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation is a proven methodology for inactivating viruses on solid surfaces, in water and in air. As such it is expected to be a useful tool in the fight... Read more
IALD Circular Economy Webinar
Save the date: Thursday 28th May 2020 15:00 – 16:00  CET Organised by the IALD, a panel of lighting professionals look at how lighting design will likely be impacted by the transition to a circular economy.  Find out what the circular economy is, what the EU’s new plans entail... Read more
ILP And International Nighttime Design Initiative Announce Collaboration
The Institution of Lighting Professionals and the International Nighttime Design Initiative announce friendship agreement.  From the 16 May 2020, the International Day of Light, the two associations announced they would work in a spirit of collaboration on their mutual aims regarding urban nighttime issues: lighting and design knowledge sharing,... Read more
WIL In Lockdown

WIL In Lockdown

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Women in Lighting have launched a lockdown feature to capture a snapshot in time of Women in Lighting and WIL supporters. Document your glimpse of the Covid experience along with WIL supporters from all over the world.  What has got you through the day? Where are you? What are... Read more
Luminaire Broker Press Forward With Ambitious Platform
This week saw updates to Luminaire Broker.  The application to improve and transform the way specify lighting is specified and engage with the lighting market. Circular Lighting principles are now available within the application. “This reflects our continued commitment to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within... Read more
Osram Takeover On Track
AMS report the Osram acquisition is fully on track. The company plans to pay for the Osram shares tendered under its takeover offer largely with the proceeds of its 1.75 billion Swiss franc (1.66 billion euros) capital increase, its finance chief said. The 4.4 billion euros bridge loan for... Read more
BDP Stun With Rapid Response To Temporary Hospital Brief
BDP has turned around multiple sites for temporary hospitals across UK in record time.  The first field hospital was the conversion of the ExCeL London exhibition centre into an emergency COVID-19 facility with 4,000 beds.  BDP delivered the first 500 beds in just nine days.  Whilst it is a... Read more
Light Lunch With Team Nulty+
Nulty launches The Light Lunch Series: a weekly webinar celebrating all things light and design.  During this time while we’re all working from home the Nulty Team pledge to engage and inspire with their passion for lighting design. The twice weekly webinar, starting on Tuesday 7th April at 12:30pm... Read more
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