Lighting Industry

2,300 lighting professionals attend LuxLive Digital Festival

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Presenters Tina Edwards and Ray Molony hosted the successful two-day LuxLive Digital Festival 2020, which attracted record attendees

SOME 2,288 lighting professionals attended the LuxLive Digital Festival 2020, two packed days of inspiring and educational content on lighting. 

The 68 seminars, debates, presentations and product demonstrations attracted a total of 3,866 attendees, a record for an online industry event.

Highlights included the Lux Awards, which saw 15 trophies presented for innovation and creativity, as well as keynote presentations by top lighting designer Mark Major on the relighting of Norwich Cathedral and scientist Christopher Cuttle on replacing the lumen.

Other top speakers included Dean Skira, director of Skira Architectural Lighting, who discussed a highly innovative media facade project in Zagreb.

Robyn Goldstein of HLB Lighting Design who explored the dramatic illumination of the 19-floor headquarters of Akamai in Massachusetts.

Dr Steven Lockley of Harvard Medical School who shared the latest science behind human-centric lighting.

Giles Radford, Highways Manager at the City of London, discussed the metropolitan area’s new wireless lighting control system.

Michael Grubb and Matt Waugh of Michael Grubb Studio explored the concept and execution of their award-winning lighting design at West Downs Campus, University of Winchester.

Frederik Waneck Borello, senior lighting designer at Light Bureau shared the challenges associated with lighting the Øresund Bridge which connects Sweden and Denmark.

The four content tracks – Emergency Lighting, Smart Lighting, Workplace Lighting and the architectural lighting session, LightSpace – attracted viewers from all over the world. 

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

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

LuxLive was 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.