Saving Lives With Lighting
How did one space-saving design challenge inspire one of the world’s most innovative life-saving, energy-saving, and cost-saving inventions?  In 2009, Bob Ward – a fire safety consultant, and retired fire fighter from the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service – was asked to share his fire prevention expertise for... Read more
Talk Lighting On Clubhouse
Clubhouse has everyone curious, the invitation-only audio-chat iPhone app is the latest social media trend.  The the platform allows discussion in “rooms” across the globe for anyone to join. The Light Club meet each Wednesday at 14:30 GMT.  This week (31st March) sees Katia Kolovea and Martin Lupton meeting... Read more
Lighting Design Awards 2020 Winners Announced
This year the Lighting Design Awards will go ahead.  Save the date for the 13th of MAY 2021 at the Troxy, Commercial Road in London.  The full list of winners and #40under40 is announced below. Architectural Luminaire Interior in association with LED Luks The year’s most outstanding and innovative... Read more
ILP Members Fasttrack CLCS Cards
Most people in construction are familiar with Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. It’s the card that provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site. In most cases applicants are required to achieve a recognised construction... Read more
Luminaire Broker Celebrates First Year
March saw the one year anniversary since the launch of Luminaire Broker. Who could have predicted the disruption to businesses and livelihoods.  Despite this ambitious launch in a global pandemic the platform has been a success.   Luminaire Broker is a tool to facilitate communication between specifiers and lighting equipment... Read more
Build Back Better Awards Launch
Build Back Better have recently launched an exciting new initiative to champion and celebrate innovation in the built environment. Using a three tier rating system to give independent and authoritative endorsement to outstanding developments in sectors including lighting, electrical, building services, modular construction and architecture so that specifiers can... Read more
Renovation Wave
18 national associations and their European-level association, representing Europe’s lighting manufacturing companies (1000 companies, 80% of which are SMEs) are urging companies to put renovation, including of the lighting installations, at the heart of national recovery and resilience plans. Requesting prioritisation of investments and policy stimuli that will accelerate... Read more
Mercury Phase-Out Nearly Complete
LightingEurope members have been working with the lighting value chain and customers since Dec 2018 when the EU phase out timetable for mercury lamps was voted by member states. LightingEurope is supporting the EU’s objective for a smooth transition to substitutes and alternative technologies to ensure users understand their... Read more
Light Symposium Wismar
The 7th International Light Symposium on the Future of Daylight and Artificial Lighting in Healthy Built Environments has been announced. Light Symposium Wismar 2020/21 is a three-day online forum that will bring together the latest insights into the future of daylight and artificial lighting in healthy built environments with... Read more
Women In Lighting Announce Global Gathering
Women in Lighting announced their Global Gathering event will be an online event to celebrate International Women’s Day, the 2nd anniversary of the Women In Lighting (WIL) Project and to connect the growing network and community together. Everyone is welcome to participate.  The event features a selection of sessions... Read more
Studio N Announces New MD
Dubai’s Studio N announced the appointment of Lama Arouri as Managing Director. Arouri joined Nulty in 2020 as business development director and has over ten years’ experience working in the lighting industry. With her experience spanning both industrial and architectural lighting, Arouri will bring both strategic planning and local... Read more
Lighting Design Students:  How To Be Brilliant
In collaboration with Bega the ILP launches “How To Be Brilliant” once more.  For lighting students, interns, apprentices and new entrants to the lighting industry looking to engage with inspiring experts who will talk about lighting in a way formal education doesn’t always cover. Successful senior lighting designers agree... Read more
New ILP Course Understanding Obtrusive Light
The Institution of Lighting Professionals launches latest online course, Understanding Obtrusive Light: Application of Guidance Note 01 (GN01). Artificial light provides many benefits but if not properly considered, designed and installed can result in a range of issues including but not limited to obtrusive light, sky glow, adverse effects... Read more
Themes Of Light + Building 2022
Yesterday experimental, today a practical everyday application: the growing pace of digitalisation is generating chances, new opportunities and challenges. Innovative ideas are welcome and there is a great willingness to try something new. Nevertheless, the increasing use of digital communication solutions is leading to a greater appreciation of tried and tested products.... Read more
What Is An LED Driver?
In this 4 minute video eldoLED‘s Director of Specifier Services, Gé Hulsmans, breaks down the functions of an LED Driver, the two important elements it brings to light, and ways to program the driver for the best quality of light and more.       Read more
A Beautiful Light

A Beautiful Light

TrendsEvents February 22, 2021 0

A Beautiful Light: Promoting Fascination Against Depletion by Martina Frattura, Master in Architectural Lighting Design Research A Beautiful Light is a project that gathers art and design to improve quality of life. The project dissolves the lines between different disciplines to explore new solutions in the spirit of co-creation... Read more
EUCOLIGHT Celebrates Two Billion Recycled Lamps Across Europe
Brussels, 11 February 2021. EucoLight, the European Association of collection and recycling organisations for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) lamps and lighting, has celebrated the recycling of two billion lamps across Europe. During the celebratory online event, which brought together representatives of the main companies and institutions dedicated... Read more
Zumtobel Launch Retail Analytics Webinar
Zumtobel launch a new webinar this week aimed at the retail sector.  In competition with e-commerce providers, bricks-and-mortar retail can enhance the customer offering through emotional shopping experiences. With the help of retail analytics, retailers gain valuable insights into the shopping behaviour of their customers. Visitor flows, the average... Read more
New President Elect For The SLL
Congratulations to Ruth Kelly Waskett who has been named President Elect of The Society of Light & Lighting. Following a four-year Vice Presidency, in May 2021 Dr Kelly Waskett will become President. She hopes to lead the Society as it aims to tackle challenges within the industry, highlight the... Read more
Light On The Brain Webinar
Women in Lighting are hosting Dr Shelley James on her mission to share the latest research and, more importantly, practical solutions, so that you can stop your lighting harming your children and help them to learn at home.  Dr Shelley James will share some of the latest research on... Read more
Lighting Policy Paper
Dr Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska is a Practising Lighting Architect, Researcher & Educator and recently shared the findings from a new paper in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  The journal investigates the transdisciplinary framework between the research, practice, production, policy-making and planning of lighting. The agenda for... Read more
Nulty Appoint New Associate Lighting Designer
International lighting design practice, Nulty appoints Gary Thornton as the associate lighting designer at their London office. Thornton has extensive knowledge of the lighting industry and has previously been responsible for the delivery of an array of exciting projects, from Bluewaters Island, Dubai to The Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto.... Read more
Honeywell And Signify Collaborate
Signify, world leader in lighting, and Honeywell a global leader in connected buildings, announced a strategic alliance to deploy integrated lighting solutions for commercial buildings. Together, the companies aim to improve the occupant experience, focusing on productivity and well-being and to reduce energy consumption. The collaboration integrates Signify’s Interact connected lighting... Read more
New MD At Filix Lighting US
In-line with the latest strategy to increase international presence, Antonija Fonović has been appointed as MD for the new FILIX Lighting location in the US. The recently incorporated  US Subsidiary of FILIX with a NY address will give full support to the lighting design community, grow and empower the... Read more
New Jewish Community Centre And Synagogue In Regensburg
With the Jewish Community Center in the heart of Regensburg’s old town, the historical “Sacred Triangle”, composed of the Catholic Dome, the Protestant New Parish Church and the Jewish Synagogue, has been restored. The new extension designed with meditative clarity by Staab Architekten integrates well with the beautiful existing... Read more
OSRAM Launches Powerful UV Purification
Stopping the spread of germs and viruses has become more important in the current pandemic-ridden world. UV-C light – the effect of which has been known for over a century has been proven to be a key to clean air indoors. The invisible, ultraviolet light destroys viruses and bacteria... Read more
Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Slump
The holidays are over, it’s cold and dark, we prefer to sit inside. Nevertheless, you need a daily portion of good light: it makes you more energetic, happier, and healthier. Make sure that you go outside for a good amount of time every day and that you also have... Read more
New Head Of Light Bureau
As Light Bureau, part of AFRY, takes the next step to grow even further internationally, Paul Traynor takes over as the new Head of Light Bureau, as of 1 January 2021. Traynor is the founder of UK-based Light Bureau which joined AFRY (then ÅF Lighting) in 2017, growing the team... Read more
Repro-light Consortium Concludes
Aldrans, Tyrol, November 2020  –  The European research project Repro-light concludes after a three year journey which began in 2017. The consortium set out with the aim of supporting the European lighting industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive future. The project harnessed innovative technologies and materials... Read more
Digital Services Act Latest
The Digital Services Act acknowledges gap in the online product supply chain The Digital Services Act is a unique opportunity to upgrade our EU rules for eCommerce and make them fit for today’s market reality. The current legal framework does not ensure that always within the online product supply... Read more
SLL President’s Medal Winner Announced
The SLL President’s Medal was awarded to Henrik Clausen.  Outgoing winner Jim Shove referenced Henrik’s career in lighting to date, including his time as Managing Director of Fagerhult Lighting in Denmark and his time as a board member of the Danish Illuminating Society. Henrik has dedicated much of his... Read more
WIL T-Shirt Competition Winners
Women In Lighting is an inspirational digital platform that profiles women working in the field of lighting design. It aims to promote their passion and achievements, narrate their career path and goals, celebrate their work and therefore help elevate their profile in the lighting community. The T-shirt was originally designed... Read more
In Light Of It All

In Light Of It All

Industry News December 16, 2020 0

In partnership with Light Tribe and mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) Designers Mind has launched a campaign to highlight the huge increase in numbers of people struggling with mental health issues this year. The Campaign Runs 14th Dec – 20th Dec, 2020 Post a photo of a lit candle on... Read more
Zumtobel Set To Reveal New Light Forum
Zumtobel Group is set to reveal its hybrid campus concept and opens a new Light Forum this week. On 19 November 2020 at 9 a.m. CET, Alfred Felder, CEO of the Zumtobel Group, will digitally open the new Light Forum in Dornbirn and simultaneously present the hybrid campus concept.... Read more
BIOS Lighting And Lumileds Collaborate For Human Centric Lighting
Human Centric Lighting (HCL) innovator BIOS, and global lighting solutions provider Lumileds®, have joined forces to create a new SkyBlue® LED that doubles previously available chip performance. The new 3030 mid-power LED dramatically reduces the lumen per dollar development barrier facing luminaire manufacturers and eliminates a key barrier to... Read more
Net Zero Energy Buildings In The US
Net-zero energy buildings are gaining popularity across North America, a sign of both property owners’ commitment and the growing availability of resources to deliver on owners’ zero energy targets. In its 2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List, the Portland, Oregon based New Building Institute stated that the nearly 700... Read more
Berlin Brandenberg Airport Opens
WE-EF light columns for Willy-Brandt-Platz at the new Berlin Brandenburg airport As the forecourt of the terminal hall, Willy-Brandt-Platz is the architectural centre of the new BER Berlin Brandenburg Airport. WE-EF developed a tailor-made lighting solution for this multifunctional open space with its huge dimensions. The opening of BER... Read more
Reco Lamp Podcast With Ourania Georgoutsakou
Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General of Lighting Europe is interviewed for the 4th episode of the Recolamp podcast, hosted by Diana Şerban.  The podcast explores how  lighting impacts our mood and circadian rhythm. Listen to ways in which to achieve an efficient lighting strategy and how we should use light... Read more
TRILUX Launch Pay Per Use
TRILUX recently launched the Pay Per Use concept whereby it is possible to rent lighting instead of purchasing. TRILUX offer to finance your lighting in a capital-friendly and balance-neutral manner through monthly instalments, also including a consumption-related tariff. There are no investment costs.  With pay per use, the latest... Read more
Intel Becomes New Member Of EPIC
Intel Corporation, the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer, becomes member of EPIC, the leading photonics industry association this recognises EPIC’s contribution to photonics integrated circuits. What Is Silicon Photonics? Silicon Photonics is a combination of two of the most important inventions of the 20th century, the silicon integrated circuit... Read more