Lighting

design

LightArt Expands Small Profile Acoustic Lighting Offering

The Acoustic Stratta and Acoustic Baffle ranges from LightArt meets the need of designers for minimalist architectural lighting fixtures with nrrow appertures and linear sound-dampening. Described as the company’s “most slender and sophisticated” designs to date, both product lines have been imagined for high-traffic commercial spaces and can be specified as individual pieces or in…

design

Launch of First Ever CIBSE-accredited On-demand Lighting CPDs

Lighting brand Signify has launched the first on-demand continuing professional development courses to be accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers for specifiers, lighting designers, facilities managers and installers who need to respond to challenges created by sustainability and SARS-Cov-2. The courses are an addition to over 700 already being offered by the…

Cleaning

Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been named as a supplier on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) second-generation Hard Facilities Management framework agreement. The Hard Facilities Management 2 (Hard FM) framework agreement offers a compliant route to market to all NHS…

Belgium

ABB Announces Modular Emergency Lighting Solution

ABB has announced the pending launch in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK of Movion® – an innovative emergency lighting range for commercial and education facilities. With a global valuation of US $5,386 million in 2020, the emergency lighting market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4 per cent from 2021 to…

design

Helping Illuminate London’s Latest Green Space

Transforming into one of London’s finest public parks, Exchange Square at Broadgate recently underwent significant remodelling to create a haven for office employees and visitors alike. Positioned over the tracks of Liverpool Street Station, Exchange Square’s meandering paths sought inspiration from the landscapes of East Anglia, quadrupling the amount of green space at the central…

Lighting

LightArt Introduces Acoustic Lights for Custom Connected Shapes

New from award-winning Seattle and Salt Lake City based lighting studio LightArt comes Static Links, a high-performance acoustic lighting system available in configurable dynamic shapes. The latest evolution of static fixtures from 3form’s lighting fabrication and design studio couples acoustic paneling with performance lighting core capabilities, with Static Links’ central hubs serving as conduits that…

Life Safety

Overcoming the UK’s Social Housing Emergency Lighting Challenge

René Joppi, managing director of global lighting manufacturer Mackwell, explains how smart technology can resolve challenges associated with testing retrofitted emergency lighting in the United Kingdom’s ageing public housing stock. New buildings are constructed with the most up-to-date technologies in mind, but many structures – especially older ones – are prone to be left behind…

Appointments

ICEL Council Welcomes New Chair

Alan Daniels of P4 Limited has been elected as Chair of the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL), a division of the Lighting Industry Association. ICEL specialises in providing support to the market for Emergency Lighting requirements – strengthening the industry and promoting the benefits of quality lighting, whilst protecting the interests of the public…

Lighting

Wiley Upgrades UK Office Lighting

American multinational publishing company Wiley has selected systems manufactured by Powerlite Fizgerald for an upgrade to the lighting at its UK site. Based in Oxford, the developer of digital education, learning, assessment and certification solutions, was looking to overhaul its lighting fixtures in line with the latest CIBSE guidelines, and to refresh fittings that were…

Blog

How Acoustic Lighting Can Improve a Modern Office Setting

25.10.2021, 15:10 How Acoustic Lighting Can Improve a Modern Office Setting Karen Lopez explains how acoustic lighting can come to the aide of open plan office design by improving acoustics and privacy.   Modern open-plan offices are great for promoting cooperation and communication among team members. It is known to boost team spirit and build…

Environment

Re-assessing the Risk of Fire in Commercial Buildings

Following a reported increase in fire-related incidents in commercial buildings in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic, MSL Property Care Services is cautioning owners of commercial premises to be extra vigilant. According to the company, commercial buildings which have been left unattended during the pandemic are likely to have deteriorated, creating increasingly hazardous environments for…

Automation & AI

Smart Multi-Dwelling Units: What Facility Managers Need to Know

13.08.2021, 12:26 Smart Multi-Dwelling Units: What Facility Managers Need to Know Mitch Klein, executive director of The Z-Wave Alliance – an industry initiative to promote Z-Wave as the global standard for interoperability, considers the impact of smart building technology on MDU management. Technology for the smart home is a highly-requested feature for smart MDU spaces…

Appointments

LIA Announces Senior Appointment

14.07.2021, 11:14 LIA Announces Senior Appointment The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has appointed immediate past President of the Society of Light and Lighting, Bob Bohannon, as Head of Policy and Head of training organisation, the Lighting Industry Academy. The appointment to dual posts is expected to facilitate a forward-looking handover of work undertaken by Peter…

Canada

Burning Bright in Toronto

05.07.2021, 11:21 Burning Bright in Toronto Over 60 Pharos LPC lighting controllers have been used to help beautify the lighting on Toronto’s Bloor Street, one of the city’s most important residential and commercial streets. Set within the Yorkville neighbourhood and running approximately 16 miles long, Bloor Street is home to the famous Mink Mile. This…

Automation & AI

Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings

05.07.2021, 09:14 Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings As part of a £4 million energy performance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Veolia has upgraded lighting at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital.   The new lighting systems will enhance the patient care environment, cut carbon, deliver a…

Government

LIA Response to UK Government Lighting Regulations Press Release

10.06.2021, 01:11 LIA Response to UK Government Lighting Regulations Press Release The United Kingdom’s Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has identified multiple inaccuracies in a recent government press release on new lighting regulations that it believes likely to confuse suppliers as well as consumers.   LIA Statement The UK legislation, due for publication in the summer,…

Lighting

LIA Appoints Matt Sturgess as CEO

06.05.2021, 12:44 LIA Appoints Matt Sturgess as CEO The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has welcomed Matt Sturgess as its new CEO Sturgess, who took up his position on 12 April 2021 replaces interim CEO, Paul Crisp, who has supported the organisation’s planning for the post-Covid-19 era. Following a career as an electronics graduate engineer who was…

Environment

Retrofitting Lighting to Net-Zero

06.04.2021, 10:52 Retrofitting Lighting to Net-Zero Miguel Aguado, Marketing & Technology Manager at Luton (and LightingEurope executive board member), explains how policymakers can do more to support the UK’s commitment to reducing net greenhouse gas emissions.   Although technology, consumer demands and the way we use our buildings continue to transform rapidly, the UK built…

Blog

Monitoring Railway Lighting

17.03.2021, 16:18 Monitoring Railway Lighting Ensuring the safety and security of employees and passengers is a key priority for every railway operator. The SOCOTEC Group explains why lighting has a crucial role to play. Adequate lighting allows employees to assess any potential risks to themselves and the general public, as the quicker it is to…

Automation & AI

Outstanding Images Under All Lighting Conditions

27.01.2021, 14:02 Outstanding Images Under All Lighting Conditions Panasonic has announced March 2021 availability of its new ultra-bright 4K SQ1H Series of professional displays which will be launched with 75″ and 86″ IPS panel sizes. Both models offer 1,500 cd/m² and 1,200cd/m² brightness, making them ideal for retail windows or the latest generation of smart…

Automation & AI

Siemens Campus Erlangen Lighting Installation

14.12.2020, 18:22 Siemens Campus Erlangen Lighting Installation A new lighting solution from LEDVANCE has been installed at Siemens Campus Erlangen in Bavaria to provide ordinance-compliant intelligent lighting in office spaces that are used for a variety of purposes. The luminaires were adapted to the existing architectural conditions and integrated into the existing ceiling concept for…

Lighting

Why So Blue?

23.10.2020, 15:38 Why So Blue? UK start-up RAY Lighting is claiming a global first following the launch of its SunRAY Calm and Dynamic Circadian-friendly LED lighting ranges. Until now, all LEDs have been powered by a chip that is blue at the source – the colour of the light it emits is then altered using…

Environment

Lighting Partnership Achieves Savings for UK Council

28.09.2020, 17:52 Lighting Partnership Achieves Savings for UK Council A partnership between Siemens and LED lighting supplier the Lynx Group is reducing Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s annual energy bill by over £205,663. New energy-efficient LED lighting systems have been installed across the council’s property portfolio in a 9-month project to enhance the lighting environment across the…

Government

Celebrating the Life of Peter Denny

04.08.2020, 15:49 Celebrating the Life of Peter Denny The lighting industry has lost a true character with the passing last week of Peter Denny who served as President of the Lighting Industry Federation (a precursor of the Lighting Industry Association) from 2007 to 2009. Peter worked in the lighting industry for 43 years. Starting his…

Events

Learn about Lighting from Home

29.04.2020, 16:50 Learn about Lighting from Home Lutron Electronics has launched 300 interactive online training courses and videos for facility managers and electrical professionals interested in lighting control, shades and fixtures across a range of applications. The training series which is being offered through the company’s Lighting Control Institute aims to help upskill electrical contractors and wholesalers,…

Lighting

LIA/ICEL Emergency Luminaire Certification Scheme

29.04.2020, 16:19 LIA/ICEL Emergency Luminaire Certification Scheme In response to scrutiny of emergency lighting, The Lighting Industry Association has launched the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL) certification scheme for manufacturers.   The ICEL Product Endorsement scheme provides independent verification that emergency lighting products have been been developed and manufactured using controlled processes in accordance with applicable…

Lighting

Bringing Better Connected Lighting to the United States

31.03.2020, 16:11 Bringing Better Connected Lighting to the United States A partnership between Lutron Electronics and Cree Lighting will introduce a variety of new connected lighting products to the U.S. market. Lutron controls are being included in a number of Cree Lighting products: Cree Lighting’s architectural Stylus Linear Series will be enabled with Lutron Vive…

Education

Recognition of CPD in Lighting

31.01.2020, 15:54 Recognition of CPD in Lighting The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has introduced a lighting-specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) recognition service for training courses and seminars. Designed to differentiate training that addresses the specialised needs of the modern lighting industry from generic courses, the recognition service complements an extensive portfolio of new and redeveloped lighting…

Contracts

Driving Futureproofed Energy Efficiencies

27.01.2020, 12:47 Driving Futureproofed Energy Efficiencies SPIE UK has secured an eight-week contract with Scotland TranServ to upgrade the lighting infrastructure in the M8 Charing Cross Underpass on behalf of Transport Scotland. The new lighting system will deliver improved energy performance and is futureproofed to allow for the integration of new monitoring and performance products…

Lighting

Lighting Up Winter Working

03.12.2019, 13:21 Lighting Up Winter Working The latest addition to VSafety’s personal protective equipment (PPE) range addresses health and safety concerns associated with working in cold, low-light conditions. The Portwest LED Head Light Beanie hat delivers the comfort and warmth of a regular beanie with an additional light source for low-light conditions. The rechargeable LED…

Environment

New Athletic Space Opens in Seattle’s Columbia Center

02.12.2019, 20:10 New Athletic Space Opens in Seattle’s Columbia Center Best Practice Architecture reimagined several former retail storefront spaces to design WORKout, the newest hospitality amenity to open in Seattle’s iconic Columbia Center. With a bold use of color, lighting, graphics and materials, the 7,750 square foot location features large, open work-out areas for innovative…

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