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Poor lighting is deterring repeat business according to new research from Lyco
Guests who experience poor lighting are less likely to return ‘Too dark’ is main complaint

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The Art of Creating Wedding Lighting Schemes
Pinterest and online wedding inspiration galleries mean that couples now have an infinite source of ideas for lighting schemes for their big day.

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Online sellers should be legally required to take on the duties of “producer” under the WEEE directive
On 13 September over 80 delegates from across 12 different countries met to discuss ways to tackle the growing number of online market places that fail to be WEEE compliant…

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Greenlite Lighting urges retailers to embrace ‘theatre’
Bob Hall gives his top five tips for retailers to woo their customers by making shopping an interactive, immersive experience.

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Brian Rasmussen talks about his designs for Pallucco
"You need the eyes of a sailor to see the shore beyond the horizon”…This is the way Pallucco has been in the process of design since the 1980s, identifying and…

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Controls and Installation Agnostic – A Myth or Reality?
Stewart Langdown MSLL, Business Development Director at Mackwell Electronics explores the possibilities for a unified approach.

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CONSERVING ENERGY IN EMERGENCY LIGHTING
Stewart Langdown MSLL, Business Development Director at Mackwell Electronics considers the power consumption taken by non-maintained emergency lighting and new technology now developed to save energy.

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Connected Light offers five compelling reasons retailers should invest in LED lighting in back-of-house areas
“Retailers can achieve reductions in consumption every bit as dramatic as those habitually recorded on the shop-floor.”

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22% of Employees Admit to Changing Fluorescent Tubes at Work
Findings even though concurrent survey suggests that more than half of employees surveyed don’t know how to change one

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Wireless lighting can help cut corporate lighting costs by half
As much as 20% of building operations costs could be saved simply by reducing the time that lights are left on when no-one is there.

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FINDING THE HOTSPOT
MARK NEEDHAM, HEAD OF FULHAM’S EUROPEAN BUSINESS, EXPLAINS HOW THEIR NEW LED AND EMERGENCY DRIVER IS A SOLUTION FOR CONTRACTORS AND WHOLESALERS ALIKE

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‘Greenlite Group says high street retailers must use the right light for a brighter sales future’
Greenlite Group says high street retailers must use the right light for a brighter sales future As the high street fashion market continues to decline, Greenlite Group’s MD Bob Hall…

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BIG DATA, BIG RESPONSIBILITY
STEWART LANGDOWN MSLL, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR AT MACKWELL DISCUSSES THE CHALLENGES WE FACE WITH BIG DATA AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT LIE AHEAD

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Landmark Lighting around the World
A recent infographic from Festive Lights reveals the cost of lighting the world’s most famously lit landmarks and the energy expended in doing so.

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Staying connected in a modular world – selecting the correct connector type
Rob Crookes, Product Manager at CP Electronics explores the best connector configuration for modular lighting control applications…

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MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT IN THE DARK
MACKWELL, DISCUSS WHAT TO CONSIDER REGARDING PHOTOMETRIC PERFORMANCE OF EMERGENCY LIGHTING.

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The RRO lighting rules and regulations you shouldn’t ignore
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, familiarly known as ‘the RRO’, started in 2006.

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THE SMART CHOICE
Edward Lees, Senior Product Line Manager, Lighting Controls, Feilo Sylvania

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Chelsom – Technical Expertise Q&A- May 2017
Ganesh Prasad recently joined international lighting specialists Chelsom as Head of Technical.

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The Energys explainer: How can warehouse LED lighting boost profits?
Statisticians and newspapers tell us that online-only retailers are enjoying a boom. The Telegraph reports that online sales “grew 18pc last year and by 27pc over the past two years…while…

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How to achieve energy efficient office lighting and improve employee health
Many of us are aware of the energy saving benefits of upgrading office lighting to the latest LED technology.

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Lighting a bathroom to be a sanctuary…
Sanjit Bahra of Design Plus Light is an award winning lighting specialist with over 20 years experience in architectural lighting design.

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GOING GREEN AND RENTING LIGHTING
SIMON TAYLOR, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF AURA LIGHT UK, DISCUSSES NEW SCHEMES THAT USE PROJECTED ENERGY SAVINGS TO FINANCE NEW LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS.

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Over £1 billion can be saved, just by lighting commercial UK buildings more efficiently, says BEIS
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published its latest assessment of energy efficiency in UK buildings.

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TRIDONIC UK – SIMON BLAZEY, SOLUTIONS SALES MANAGER
The ‘internet of things’ isn’t just about controlling domestic appliances with a smartphone – it has the potential to use lighting systems for much more than lighting.

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Hiring Lighting Industry Professionals Online Becomes Easy and Affordable Like Never Before with the Launch of LightPro
LightPro, a just launched skills marketplace, is all set to revolutionize the global lighting industry. This online destination will function as a central location to hire lighting professionals from many…

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Consumer Awareness of Next-Generation Home Technology
More people are installing next-generation technology in their homes, a trend that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the lighting industry.

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LUCTRA® LIGHTING KEEPS BODY CLOCKS IN SYNC AFTER CHANGING OF THE CLOCKS
On Sunday 30th October, British Summertime officially ended as the clocks went back an hour. Whilst this gave us all a much needed extra hour in bed and the immediate…

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LED lighting for factories; a facility manager’s guide
For professionals wondering how to save energy in factories, retrofit LED solutions will deliver and perform better than legacy solutions. But choosing the best, well considered options and specifications depends…

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The 2018 EU Halogen Ban: Here’s What You Need To Know
From September 1st 2018, the vast majority of halogen light bulbs will cease to be sold across Europe. A study conducted on 1,235 LED lighting consumers shows that only 1…

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NOW! is the time to save energy and money
Older lighting installations can waste a great deal of energy and money, yet upgrades are often rejected or shelved due to cost. Paul Coggins, SVP of Zumtobel Group, explains how…

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Added Value
I never cease to be amazed by the vast breadth of knowledge interior designers need in order to cope with all the different strands that need bringing together to create…

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Manufacturing privateers – a future?
Fifty years ago the rallying cry was ‘buy British’ – and it still should be, says Rupert Martin, Group Chairman of Dextra Group plc. My qualifications for writing this article…

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Homo sapiens: The forgotten species?
For a few years now we’ve been reading various articles and studies regarding LED light for horticulture, horses and livestock. Where do we, the humble human being, fit into this…

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Maximise efficiency and minimise cost
Outdoor amenity lighting is the perfect application to benefit from LED technology. From reducing maintenance costs and saving energy to reducing light losses and power consumption, LED is the ideal…

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Mackwell Profile
Mackwell is one of the leading providers of technology solutions for the global lighting industry, with ties to many major international companies in over 40 markets and export business which…

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Robert Chelsom – Hiding Your Light
First, man invented fire and at some stage added candles so that he could move the light around. Man wanted more light and invented the oil lamp, then even more…

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LEDs: Kill or Cure? Prove It!
The lighting community is facing a tsunami of outlandish claims regarding LEDs, which collectively have the ability to irreparably damage the industry. Claims ranging from: “Ever-lasting giver of nourishment” to…

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Home Lighting – LED Lighting
A question that pops up regularly when I’m speaking to my clients is ‘what’s happening to light bulbs, then?’ So let me talk about light bulbs for a moment. For…

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Behind The Design (Considerations And Inspirations Influencing Lighting Product Design)
Sitting in front of a white sheet of paper waiting for the inspiration to design a light fitting might sound as scary as the author sitting there with his ‘writer’s…