Lighting Industry

THE ORGANISER of LuxLive, the Lux Awards and Lighting Design Awards has announced that all its events are to be postponed indefinitely. In a statement, owner Clarion Events said that, having continually looked at the landscape of events during the ongoing pandemic, it ‘would not be comfortable’ delivering ‘impaired events with impacted attendances’ that did...
Hospitality/Leisure

INNOVATIVE lighting optics developed by technologists in the US are being used for the first time in new £330 million (US$450 million) art gallery. QuarkStar’s radical Edge-X technology has been specified by top lighting design practice L’Observatoire for the newly opened Kinder Building, centrepiece of a massive expansion to the Museum of Fine Arts in...
Retail

OXFORD Street shopping chiefs have identified an attraction to bring shoppers back to central London: Light. On Monday 12 April, to celebrate non-essential retail opening in the UK, London’s iconic retail thoroughfare will be transformed into a futuristic work of art by world-renowned light sculptor Anthony James.  James’ brand-new mesmerising LED artwork Constellations will be installed across 36...
Lighting Industry

A breakthrough in lighting design software has been hailed today with the news that the dominant players have agreed to a standardised format. Dial and Relux say the new Global Lighting Data Format (GLDF) is an open and free protocol that, crucially, will work with the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) standards and processes.  Until...
Lighting Industry

EXPERTS from the government and industry organisations are set to gather next week to explain how forthcoming European and UK laws will impact the lighting sector.  A special webinar – entitled Circular Economy legislation and the lighting industry, the essential update – will bring together specialists from the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural...
Hospitality/Leisure

THE STADIUM sports lights at AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium have been switched for the club’s ‘return’ to its spiritual home of Plough Lane.  Wimbledon FC – not to be confused with AFC Wimbledon – played at the Plough Lane stadium for over 80 years.  However, in 2001, a consortium of businessmen bought the club, changed...
Street

COMMUNITIES across the UK are demanding that street lights – switched off to save energy – are turned back on to improve the safety of woman at night following this month’s murder of Sarah Everard.  Street lighting if often turned off late at night to save energy, a trend that began in the 1990s thanks...
Transport

ESCALATOR handrails are being cleaned using ultra-violet light at London Euston station in a new trial to keep passengers protected from germs. The kit inside the escalator shines powerful ultra-violet (UV-C) light onto the handrail surface. Network Rail says the system kills 99.99 per cent of bacteria each time the escalator goes around.Engineers have installed...
Outdoor

THE EXTERIOR lighting sector is set to benefit from a surprise announcement last night that the Safer Streets fund will be doubled to £45 million. The move follows a meeting of the Criminal Justice Taskforce, chaired by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to find ways to provide further reassurance for women and girls following the murder...