Lighting Industry

LuxLive Digital Festival opens for its second day

A man pointing to a luminaire
Day two will see a number of product demonstrations. The ability to see new lighting innovations – and ask questions in real time – is at the core of LuxLive and is one of its most popular features and now it’s continuing in a digital format.

THE LuxLive Digital Festival 2020 has opened today for its second and final day – and it’s not too late to register.

Today focuses on workplace and architectural lighting. 

The Workplace track will focus on lighting for productivity and wellness. Seminars will explore how to light to the WELL v2™ pilot standard as well as some high profile case studies.

The event will also allow one-to-one meeting facilities, roundtable discussions, video presentations, live polling and Q&A sessions throughout. 

Also tomorrow, the popular Lux Awards will close the festival as it makes its digital debut edition in the award’s celebrated history. 

Highlights from Day Two include:

  • Mark Major, co-founder and director of London-based lighting design practice Speirs + Major will explore his relighting of the 900-year-old Norwich Cathedral at 1.20pm.
  • Dead Skira, director of Skira Architectural Lighting, will present a session called ‘The simple Trick that created a dramatic office exterior’ and in it he will look at the clever use of an exterior ‘blade’ fitting to create a dramatic and dynamic lighting installation at a prominent office development in Zagreb. 
  • The design used IP-rated fittings with 360 degree blade optics – the iGuzzini Trick luminaires – to illuminate the brise soleil, which in turn acts as a secondary reflector. The talk takes place at 2pm.
  • Robyn Goldstein of HLB Lighting Design will walk us through the lighting at the global headquarters of cybersecurity firm Akamai Technologies in Massachusetts at 11.40am. Drawing inspiration from the idea of network connectivity, the Akamai HQ features a concept that begins in the lobby, with lines of light guiding people throughout the 19-story building along a continuous mile-long path, known as the ‘AkaMile’. This high-concept design is both visually stunning and energy efficient, designed to both LEED v4 and WELL v2 Gold certification levels.
  • Christopher ‘Kit’ Cuttle, the well-known lighting scientist and educator, will argue that it’s time to replace the lumen in his presentation at 12.40pm.  The lumen, a measure of lighting since the 1920s, is outdated and needs to be replaced – but with what? Cuttle will explain why the notion of a fundamental unit of light is no longer tenable and how it could be revised.
  • Bordonaro and Kahale will explore ‘light and the social impact’ in a special ‘Women in Lighting’ session at 3.20pm.  Bordonaro, the founder and creative director of Light Follows Behaviour, will discuss how light enables us to evaluate the inequalities in public space and how it can be a vehicle to improve the society we live in.  Kahale, of Makali Design, will speak specifically on a ground roots project using solar lighting to tackle problems caused by the recent devastation in Beirut.

There will also be a number of product demonstrations of key innovations.

The ability to see new lighting innovations – and ask questions in real time – is at the core of LuxLive and is one of its most popular features and now it’s continuing  in a digital format.

Manufacturers showing their latest developments include Signify, Thorlux, and LiteIP.

LuxLive is being supported by Bluetooth, Thorlux Lighting, the Lighting Industry Association, the Society of Light and Lighting, the Institution of Lighting Professionals, Women in Lighting, the Wi-Sun Alliance, Helvar and the  Digital Illumination Interface Alliance.

  • Attendance at LuxLive is completely free. To register and stay in the loop of upcoming speakers and topics, click HERE.