Outdoor

RESEARCH has begun on an ambitious plan to rethink the lighting of London for a post-pandemic world.  The project – organised by the Centre for London – is exploring how London could better use lighting to create an even more attractive and sustainable city at night. As part of the City Lighting Strategy, a number...
How to Light

DESIGNING lighting for bicycle lanes, parks and other infrastructure? Help is at hand: the Institution of Lighting Professionals has launched two brand new Professional Lighting Guides. PLG23: Lighting for Cycling Infrastructure updates and supersedes Technical report 23 Lighting of Cycle Tracks.  It’s a comprehensive review of current lighting standards and guidance and applies them to...
Healthcare

THE AGENDA and panel of experts for this month’s highly anticipated conference on UV-C lighting has been unveiled by the organisers. The LuxLive Digital Kicker UV-C Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 22 September, will focus on the role of UV-C lighting in securing the safety and wellbeing of workplaces. UV-C light is one of few proven...
Lighting Industry

SIGNIFY has become the world’s first major lighting manufacturer to become carbon neutral.  The Dutch giant, formerly Philips Lighting, has achieved carbon neutrality for all its operations across the world as well as using 100 per cent renewable electricity Signify has reduced its operational emissions by more than 70 per cent since 2010, having shifted...
Lighting Industry

WE’RE DESIGNING lighting for buildings all wrong, say four of the world’s leading experts.  The scientists – New Zealand’s Christopher Cuttle, the UK’s Peter Boyce and Peter Raynham and Ireland’s Kevin Kelly – want us to tear up the existing standards, guidance and procedures and start again.   They say that we need ‘to stop designing...
Webinar

WILL MAJOR clients of the industry pay the premium for sustainable lighting that consumes less of the world’s resources? That’s the question that’s set to be addressed in a major gathering of sector experts this month. The third Recolight webinar in the Lighting & the Circular Economy series – scheduled for 11am on Tuesday 15 September – will...
Lighting Industry

THE CHIEF of one of the lighting industry’s leading lamp and luminaire recycling schemes has been arrested at a climate change protest in London. Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight, was part of an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Parliament Square when police moved in to clear the streets.  He was seated peacefully on the ground when...
Outdoor

TO CELEBRATE Galway’s status as European Capital of Culture, the beautiful Connemara Mountains have been turned emerald green and sapphire blue in a spectacular lighting installation which stretches for four miles across the Irish countryside. The massive light ‘artwork’ is by Finnish light artist Kari Kola and is called Savage Beauty. He used no fewer than...
Office

The latest technology can enable businesses to thrive in the new normal, says James Bennett, commercial director, systems and services for Signify UKI EVEN AS the UK continues to feel the effects of the Covid crisis, many places of work have been allowed to open again. While pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and schools have been given...
Lighting Industry

A NEW competence card will allow lighting professionals access to construction sites for surveys, mock-ups, aiming and commissioning. The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) has partnered with the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) to introduce the ‘Lighting Professional’ Related Discipline ECS card.  Administered by the Joint Industry Board (JIB) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland,...