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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…