• LuxLive preview: Your lighting questions answered

    By Debbie Eales on September 16, 2016
    It’s become very difficult to keep up with the avalanche of new lighting technology coming onto the market but a visit to LuxLive, 23-24 November, ExCeL London, will guide you through the minefield… The earliest LED luminaires were extremely limited in terms of their functional and aesthetic performance. The rush to adopt LEDs back then was all about energy reduction […]
  • Report finds ‘human factor’ important in LED use

    By Debbie Eales on May 18, 2016
    A report into the human responses to LED lighting solutions has concluded that the human reaction to light sources should be a primary factor in deciding to deploy them, not just efficiency or cost. Commissioned by the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and produced by Public Health England, the […]
  • The Lighting Industry Association – supporting a level lighting playing field in Europe

    By Debbie Eales on May 18, 2016
    The Lighting Industry Association’s (LIA) new 12,500 sq ft purpose built laboratories have bid successfully and are undertaking testing as part of LightingEurope’s Compliant Lighting Initiative. The objective of the Initiative is to support the placing of compliant lighting products on the European market through effective market surveillance, safe and good quality lighting products for consumers in Europe; as well […]
  • Dedo lights light up galleries for auctioneer, Phillips

    By Debbie Eales on January 15, 2015
    When auctioneer Phillips moved to a new purpose-designed HQ in London’s Berkeley Square they commissioned two new high-spec gallery spaces and turned to Dedo Weigert Film GmbH, Munich, to supply state of the art lighting fittings. The innovative lighting system was specified in-house by Phillips’ Gallery Manager Ian Bell working closely with Ossie Jung of Prolight Direct. The fittings were […]
  • Light School offers inspiration at Surface Design Show 2015

    By Debbie Eales on January 5, 2015
    For the second year running, Light School will be providing inspiration and ideas on how to use light within spaces and buildings, at next month’s Surface Design Show (London’s Business Design Centre, February 10-12). Presented by Light Collective and the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP), Light School will comprise The School Room, Product School and the School Newspaper – all […]
  • Taking control means taking full advantage of technology

    By Debbie Eales on December 8, 2014
    When it comes to upgrading lighting for improved energy efficiency, the light sources – and particularly LEDs – are often the ‘headline act’. However, specifiers should also be extolling the benefits of enhanced control to their clients, says Alec Fielding of Tridonic Over the last few years the latest generation of LED light sources and advanced drivers have made a […]
  • Top marks for Delmatic’s system at the University of Greenwich

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    Delmatic is supplying a comprehensive DALI lighting management system for the University of Greenwich’s new School of Architecture, Design & Construction. The system enables individual addressing, switching, dimming and monitoring of DALI luminaires, in conjunction with presence-related and daylight-linked control of lighting groups from DALI presence detectors and multisensors. The 16,500sq m Stockwell Street development comprises two linked buildings arranged […]
  • Effective control is a long term partnership

    By BSEE on February 26, 2014
    Cost effective lighting control is one of the key ways to achieve energy savings in any commercial building but as James Hart Sales Director of CP Northern Ltd explains; lighting control should not be viewed as a fit and forget solution. The basic principle of good lighting in a commercial building is fairly straightforward because regardless of the size or […]
  • Navigating the LED minefield

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    Specifying exterior lighting using LED light sources requires a different approach to that traditionally used for HID lanterns. Terry Dean of DW Windsor steers a course through the potential minefield of LED specification.   During the last couple of years the advances that have been made in LED lighting technology have opened some very exciting opportunities for using this efficient […]
  • New technology shakes up indoor lighting control

    By dt-admin on January 15, 2014
    It’s not often that a truly new and innovative idea comes along but Harvard Engineering believe that they have something completely fresh to offer which might just shake up the indoor lighting control market for ever, making energy savings and carbon reductions more attainable. Andy Davies, Business Development Manager for indoor controls at Harvard, explains. The decision to install lighting […]