Signify Strengthens Agricultural Operations
Signify to acquire Fluence whose complementary technology and market segments complement Signify’s existing horticultural lighting operations. “We’re excited to announce that we’re acquiring Fluence, strengthening our agricultural lighting business, one of our main growth platforms. It also further underlines the strategic importance of the North American market to our... Read more
Light Symposium Copenhagen
Light Symposium Copenhagen takes place September 21-23 2022 and recently announced its’ call for papers. LS2022 invites researchers, professionals and students to contribute to how lighting design can play an essential role in a sustainable future. Through knowledge sharing across different scientific fields, we can propose new ways of... Read more
Eisland In Hamburg-Farmsen
There are plenty of fans of ice sports in the Hanseatic city, and when the Crocodiles Hamburg play in Farmsen Eisland, they easily fill the stands. With almost 2,000 spectator seats, the ice rink is currently the largest of its kind in Hamburg. The new LED lighting from NORKA... Read more
Kunsthaus Zurich Extension
The Kunsthaus Zürich extension, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is a new architectural landmark in central Zurich. This puristic cube has an austerely geometric façade, yet its impact is graceful and elegant thanks to its light-flooded rooms. To bring the artworks filling an additional 5,000 square metres of... Read more
LIT Lighting Design Awards 2021
The renowned Farmani Group, along with 3C Awards, is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 5th Edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards, the Lifetime Achievement prize and spotlight recipients. The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created five years ago to recognize the efforts of talented international... Read more
Drivers For Change
Last week saw an online event organised by the Age of Light Innovations Group.  The full webinar is available to all, hosted by Dr Shelley James and chaired by John Bullock along with an esteemed panel of industry stalwarts. Graham Edgell  ( Director of Sustainability and Procurement, Morgan Sindall)... Read more
Environment + Energy Leaders Announced
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today announced its Executive Director and CEO Christina Halfpenny has been named to the 2021 Environment+Energy Leader 100, an annual list that celebrates the achievements of environment and energy “doers” in the fields of commercial and industrial environment and energy management. Since 2015, Halfpenny has... Read more
Celebrate Light In Amsterdam
The tenth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival runs from 2nd December to 23rd January 2022. Sailing or walking along the canals you can enjoy more than twenty masterpieces celebrating light, favorites and the most inspiring and popular light art from the past nine editions. The Amsterdam Light Festival... Read more
Michael Grubb Studio Bath Abbey Winners
Michael Grubb Studio have been awarded the Platinum award for their prestigious Bath Abbey project in the autumn edition of the Build Back Better Awards 2021. As part of the Bath Abbey £19.3 million transformation programme of restoration work the new lighting system plays a major role in revealing... Read more
Signify Launches Virtual Center Of Excellence
Singapore – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, this November announced the launch of its first global virtual horticulture knowledge center. The center will provide profound research insights and advanced lighting solutions for growers in Singapore and the region that will help Singapore and Asia produce local,... Read more
Norwegian Lighting Prize 2021!
The Norwegian Lighting Prize is the most generous honorary award for lighting design and lighting products in Norway, and has since 2001 been awarded annually under the auspices of the non-profit organization Lyskultur. The winners of the Norwegian Lighting Prize 2021 were chosen during the Day of Light on... Read more
Elektra Light The Gantry
The Gantry is a multifaceted urban resort and hotel offering a truly integrated eating, drinking, socialising and entertaining experience under one roof. It’s the ideal destination for Londoners and international visitors alike who share a passion for the exceptional and the unexpected, and are constantly looking for more creative... Read more
IALD Invite Final Entries
It’s the final week of the extended submission period for the 2022 IALD Awards. The IALD International Lighting Design Awards, the longest running international lighting design awards program, is considered a high honour in the profession recognizing work that reaches new heights and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical... Read more
November saw 30 separate events held over one week with 600 participants. The concept for holding this year’s LICHTWOCHE Munich under pandemic conditions with smaller events ran smoothly.  After a week of beautiful light moments, the award ceremony of the “LUXI – the LIGHT Award” on November 12, 2021... Read more
Paula Longato Elected To Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft Board
Congratulations to Buro Happold Associate Lighting Designer Paula Longato who has been elected to the Board of the Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (LiTG). The LiTG is Germany’s biggest networking community for the lighting industry.  Paula leads the lighting team at the Berlin office. She is passionate about using inclusive, sustainable and integrated lighting solutions... Read more
LpS 2021 Registration Open
This year’s LpS DIGITAL Live event will take place on December 2, 2021. The LpS event is continuing the tradition of high-level panel discussions. The panelists are top representatives of component and luminaire/system manufacturers, architecture/light planning organizations, and representatives from research & education. The conversation with the core topic... Read more
Connected Security Focus At Light + Building 2022
Frankfurt am Main, November 16, 2021. Security is a need whose importance in society is continuously increasing. Whether digital threats, extreme weather conditions or health risks – one crisis is followed by another. Accordingly, the demand for security technology equipment and systems for homes and buildings is increasing. As... Read more
Integrating Daylighting And Electrical Lighting In Retail
With an unconventional design of a retail building, this recent case study from the SLD Team demonstrates the client’s high ambition to build a more sustainable store by integrating daylight and a daylight harvesting system coupled with electric lighting with the aim to reduce energy consumption and improve the... Read more
Designing Sustainable Luminaires
Manufacturers of electrical equipment are increasingly being required to design products for reuse, upgradability, and recyclability. This webinar on the October 28th will explore how luminaire producers can adapt their designs to encourage products to be reused at the end of first life, or at least to be more... Read more
Relighting The Düsseldorf Theatre
To mark its ’50 years of the Schauspielhaus’ anniversary, the theatre located on Gustaf Gründgens Platz and built in 1970 celebrated its reopening in January 2020 after an extensive refurbishment implemented by ingenhoven architects. All public areas of the striking building designed by Bernhard Pfau now radiate in new... Read more
Call For Digital Services Act Action
“The Digital Services Act is the EU’s chance to close the gap and make sure someone in the EU can be held liable for products that do not comply with all the requirements in ecodesign, energy labeling, RoHS, REACH, WEEE, LVD, EMC, RED, circular economy.” explains Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary... Read more
Licht Woche Munich

Licht Woche Munich

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After a break in attendance last year, this year’s Lightwoche Munich will take place again from 5 to 12 November 2021. With over 25 events and the award ceremony for the #LUXI2021. The  trade journal Licht also presents two lecture events on the topics of New Work and UVC... Read more
Luminii Acquires London-based Precision Lighting
Luminii Expands Global Presence While Bringing New Product Innovation to its Growing Roster of Architectural Lighting Solutions These two acquisitions bolster Luminii’s focus on product miniaturization and modularization, in addition to creating a new category of highly customizable remote-control lighting Luminii, a Chicago-based manufacturer of industry-leading specification-grade architectural LED... Read more
Digitalisation, Infrastructure Expansion And The Pandemic
Frankfurt am Main, 20 September 2021. From planning and building to the operating phase, numerous people work together over the life cycle of a construction project. Throughout, digital technologies have an enormous potential for exactly coordinated timing, improved quality assurance and cost reductions. Building information modelling (BIM) depicts the... Read more
Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast
Tune in to episode one on Contrast Ratios with hosts Edward Bartholomew of Bartholomew Lighting and John Arthur Wilson, the founding director of Fernhill Shopworks. This podcast will explore how lighting intersects with society in provocative, awkward, and profound ways.  Aiming to bring greater visibility to the issues within... Read more
Rethink The Night

Rethink The Night

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The 8th LD Workshop under the headline “Rethink the Night!” is set to take place from 5th to 7th October online and will be a tribute to Light Choreography. Involving a top-ranking scientific experts and professionals, and aspiring Lighting Designers, who will participate in the workshop, will have the... Read more
Wuyuanhe Stadium Wins German Lighting Design Award
Best in category ‘International Project’ As the first large sports complex on Hainan Island, the new Wuyuanhe Stadium is a construction project of a superior sports and cultural infrastructure for the region. With a seating capacity for more than 41,000 spectators, the stadium was built on a site of... Read more
40 Under 40!

40 Under 40!

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The 40 under 40 website is now live and open for nominations which will close on 12th November for nominators and 19th November for nominees. Are you are a worthy recipient or do you know someone who deserves an opportunity to be recognised for what they have achieved in lighting so far? The 40 under 40... Read more
BDP Win RIBA London Award 2021
The  UCL Student Centre has won the prestigious RIBA London Award 2021 and RIBA National Award 2021.  The judges applauded the successfully integrated lighting, “Importantly, the many study spaces in the basement are tall and bright, continuing the quality of finishes and lighting in evidence elsewhere, the air quality... Read more
[d]arc room London
Who is heading to arc room in London over the next couple of days?  Set to be the first catch up with lighting industry friends at the first face-to-face lighting exhibition in a long time.   Recognising London’s profound influence over Architecture and Design specification, arc room pop-up @ Design... Read more
Studio De Schutter Internship
Berlin based creative lighting design Studio De Schutter is looking for an intern. For our studio we are looking for interns from September for at least 6 months to support us in interesting, diverse, and challenging, small and large projects. You want to work with us on the conception,... Read more
Delivered Light Launches
UK based Joe Vose marks a milestone moment in his journey as a lighting designer and recently opened his studio Delivered Light “I’m looking forward to continue to develop my skills as a designer whilst learning how to run and hopefully grow a business. Light has played such a... Read more
London’s Illuminated River Thames
How To Be Brilliant explores London’s Illuminated River Thames.  This lunchtime virtual talk takes place on 24 September with Illuminated River lighting designers, Jonathan Gittins and Elga Niemann, from Atelier Ten, to learn more about the design process and technical challenges that have been overcome in bringing the world’s longest public artwork... Read more
Impact Of Home Lighting Published
Cosmin Ticleanu recently published his paper in the Lighting Research and Technology special issue on lighting and health: “Impacts of home lighting on human health” Typical home lighting practice is mainly centred on visual aspects to enable safe movement between spaces, flexibility in multiuse spaces, a sense of aesthetics... Read more
Disappointing Recycling Rates
Recolight has commissioned a detailed analysis to assess the recyclability of waste luminaires.  The results show that over 83% of a typical batch of luminaires can be recycled. To perform the analysis, Recolight contracted SWEEEP Kuusakoski, based at Sittingbourne in Kent, to treat a mixed sample of 3 tonnes... Read more
Chromatic Launches
Nick Albert, MIES and Lauren Dandridge have partnered together to form Chromatic, Inc.  An architectural lighting design practice based in Los Angeles, California “This company is my love letter to lighting design and in it I am placing my hope and efforts for creating the kind of lighting community... Read more
Recolight Save The Date
Back in March 2020 the Recolight webinar series began to encourage lively debate within the lighting industry about implementing circular economy principles. “There is definitely a shift in attitudes happening in the lighting industry, and we’re starting to look seriously at the implications of adopting circular economy principles. Companies... Read more
Nature And Biophilia In Lighting Design
Join a very interesting online discussion between Yah Li Toh, IES Principal of Singapore based Light Collab, Julia Hartmann, Principal of Zurich based Lightsphere GmbH and Matt Waring lighting enthusiast and editor of arc magazine.  The panel of pivotal designers who craft interior spaces that harness the power of... Read more
Earthtime 1.26 Munich
“I’m excited to install Earthtime 1.26 Munich in the historic Odeonsplatz, where past and present intertwine to create a dynamic urban now. My artwork reflects an interconnectedness of opposites – flexibility with strength, earth with sky, things we can control with the forces beyond us. I invite viewers to... Read more
Lichtvision Design Opens Shanghai
Last week saw Lichtvision Design open their Shanghai Office and expand their footprint into the mainland. “Having been active in the Asian market for over 15 years and establishing our Hong Kong office almost 10 years ago, this was a logical next step to take,” comments Clemens Seipelt , Regional Director... Read more