Lighting Industry

240 suppliers sign up to luminaire spec platform

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Luminaire Broker, developed by global building services consultancy Arup, is a tool to facilitate communication between specifiers and lighting equipment suppliers. Credit: David Thrower/Redshift Photography

OVER 240 lighting suppliers signed up to an online light fitting specification platform in its first year of operation.

Luminaire Broker, developed by global building services consultancy Arup, is a tool to facilitate communication between specifiers and lighting equipment suppliers. 

It creates the means for specifiers to be exposed to a greater range of products, and suppliers to match their products to specific requirements. 

The platform is designed to improve the process for selecting lighting products for a project and streamlines the preparation of lighting specifications.

Luminaire Broker has been developed to support lighting designers and electrical engineers in developing and specifying the lighting schemes for their projects, allowing them to match the optimal lighting product to each application.

Suppliers in turn gain access to a network of over 1,000 lighting designers and engineers working on hundreds of live projects across the globe at any one time. 

Products can be matched to specific project requirements and the platform facilitates the development of robust lighting specifications for those projects.

‘Launching something new is tricky at the best of times,’ said Arfon Davis in post.

‘Add to the mix a global pandemic, make it digital, create something transformational – success wasn’t guaranteed when we pressed the go live button a year ago.

‘I’m very pleased to say that despite all this, Luminaire Broker has been a great success, both for us and our clients, and I hope also for the hundreds of lighting suppliers who are registered on the platform.

‘Looking to the future, we’re excited to be able to start introducing circular principles and criteria to luminaire broker very soon, reinforcing our commitment to sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

‘We also aim, within the next six months or so, to open up Luminaire Broker for any and all designers to use – more on that in the coming months.’

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