Residential

CONCERN IS mounting in the industry over the use of downlights in ceilings made with i-joists instead of traditional timber joists. I-joists – pre-made and pre-cut wood-fibre sections – have replaced traditional solid-timber joists in around 80 per cent of new homes in the UK over the last 20 years.  House builders favour them because they arrive...
Lighting Industry

THE GOVERNMENT has set out its advice to lighting professionals, electrical contractors, manufacturers and others struggling to deal with waste lamps and luminaires during the covid-19 lockdown. It says organisations providing essential services during the crisis can continue to operate, although in a difficult environment, whilst applying appropriate social distancing requirements.   It states that...
Industrial

ONE OF THE world’s leading specialists in plasma lighting lost £18 million in the last three years alone, newly available figures reveal.  Ceravision – based in Milton Keynes in the UK – had a turnover of just £43,000 in the year to November 2019, £21,000 to November 2018 and no sales in the 12 months...
Lighting Industry

THE WORLD’S largest lighting company is asking all its employees to sign up to a voluntary scheme which will see their hours and salaries cut by 20 per cent. Signify has written to all its workers in what is describing as a ‘call for solidarity and unity’ asking them to agree the measures, which also...
Healthcare

LEADING scientists with expertise in ultraviolet lighting have stepped into the global debate on dealing with the coronavirus crisis. The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) has decided to published a number of its key technical reports and international standards on the topic of ultraviolet lighting. These publications will be freely available for the next three...
Feature

A ESSEX-BASED firm has come up with a novel concept for funding an upgrade to LED lighting. The Leerie Energy Fund links the award of an energy contract with the installation of low-energy lighting, with the ‘commission’ for the award of the account used to pay for the project. Leerie decribes itself as ‘an energy reduction business’ focused...
Healthcare

LEADING institutions and associations have come together to help unite lighting professionals working from home and improve morale and mental health.  The Institution of Lighting Professionals, the Society of Light and Lighting, the International Association of Lighting Designers and Zumtobel Group have launched a social media initiative called the Light Minded Movement.  The Instagram project...
Healthcare

LIGHTING manufacturers, building services consultants, designers and architects have mobilised to help the National Health Service create the new Nightingale Hospital in London’s Docklands. Marlow Integrated Designs is supplying 4,000 linear LED bedhead luminaires to each of the bed cubicles in the facility, which is being built at breakneck speed inside the ExCeL Exhibition Centre....
Lighting Industry

LIGHTiNG IS an essential service for the functioning of society and its manufacture, distribution and sale should continue during the coronavirus crisis, a leading representative body has claimed. The Global Lighting Association is urging authorities to ensure that there is sustained access to lighting products during these challenging times by categorising lighting as an essential...