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 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
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
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
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
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
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
UV Disinfection At Heathrow
Heathrow has introduced a cleaning robot which uses ultraviolet (UV) light to kill bacteria and viruses in a bid to make the airport safer in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  The robot patrols the UK’s largest airport at night eliminating viruses in a bid to reduce the risk to... Read more
Germany To Ban Dusk Floodlights
Germany is planning to ban floodlights from dusk for much of the year as part of its bid to fight a dramatic decline in insect populations.  In a draft law, the country’s environment ministry has drawn up a number of new measures to protect insects, ranging from partially outlawing... Read more
Eaton Quits Europe, Middle East And Africa
Eaton is quitting the lighting market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and closing the 50,000 square metre former Cooper Lighting and Safety plant in Doncaster, UK, which it acquired in 2012. Luminaires for commercial, retail, education and industrial applications are designed and manufactured at the site, which... Read more
Luger Research Joins Good Light Group
Recently Luger Research joined as participant of the Good Light Group.  Luger Research publishes the bi-monthly magazine “LED professional Review” and the bi-weekly “LED professional Newsletter”.  Organisers of the “LED professional Symposium +Expo” and “Trends in Lighting Forum &Show” from 2010 to 2019, and this year premieres the first... Read more
Samsung And Microsoft Announce Digital Collaboration
The EU Green Deal ensures smart buildings remain a priority for the world’s biggest technology companies. This week, Samsung and Microsoft announced a global collaboration focused on digitally transforming the real estate development and property management industries. “This collaboration, combining smart appliances and digital cloud technologies, aims at helping... Read more
Osram Acquisition Approved
Ams announced successful closing of the OSRAM acquisition, aiming to create a global leader in sensor solutions and photonics.  Ams is a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions. The takeover offer has been fully settled and the offer price paid to the holders of the tendered shares.... 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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