Don’t use harsh white lighting in the garden, experts warn
Harsher colours such as blue or white should be avoided when planning outdoor lighting, design experts have agreed. Warmer colours work better and are more natural, while harsh whites and…
Shoppers ‘still drawn to illuminated signs’
In this age of information overload, it seems neon still maintains its ability to turn heads after research shows almost two-thirds of shoppers are most attracted by this style of…
Lighting Controls and Modular Buildings – The Cure to the Ailing Healthcare Sector?
The fast-growing practice of modular building, paired with increasingly versatile, intelligent lighting control solutions, can bring huge benefits to the healthcare services, explains Martyn Frear, Business Development Manager at CP…
Seletronic leading the way with LED optical lens design
Optical design increasingly plays an important role in LED imaging and non-imaging applications - and UK opto-electronic experts Selectronic have just the team to help solve your company’s requirements. Witney,…
Why Quality Matters: Driving Customer Loyalty For Garage Owners With OSRAM OE Halogen and Xenon Automotive Bulbs
You know the problem: you supplied and fitted non-OE bulbs to your customer car and not long afterwards, they are back complaining that the bulbs have dimmed or are no…
Aubrilam – Space comes alive
Aubrilam makes space alive by enhancing its true identity and personality.
Brighten up! Effective lighting control systems could be the key to improving the wellbeing of your staff.
Are feelings of lethargy, despondency and irritability at work familiar? These traits are commonplace in offices, classrooms and lecture theatres across the country and are often the cause of unsuitably…
Why saving a few extra pounds on emergency lighting can be dangerous
When it comes to designing emergency lighting, there are many factors to consider. Peter Adams, Mackwell’s Central Service & Training Manager explains more.
The secrets to a successful marine project
Sailing the world’s oceans on one of today’s state of the art cruise ships is just as luxurious and flamboyant as it was on one of the great liners from…
Industville lighting up the shopping experience
Whilst the convenience of online shopping is undeniable, nothing beats going into a beautifully designed store and being totally immersed in the shopping experience. Industville are working
The influence of lighting in retail settings
TING IN RETAIL SETTINGS With the rise of online shopping, high-street stores are having to fight even harder to grab the attention of consumers. As well as music, scent and…
Can gathering data really save lives? The modern emergency lighting scheme is becoming intelligent !
Rene Joppi, Commercial Director at Mackwell discusses the challenges we face and opportunities that lie ahead.
Industville lead the way in on-trend Lighting
If it’s Industrial chic you’re after, Industville have you covered. The makers of handcrafted, high-quality industrial style lights have styles to suit all businesses, in all different shapes and finishes.…
Lack of lighting for the vulnerable
After a very noisy evening with fireworks I decided to take a walk in the quiet darkness. It was peaceful yet quite eerie with the lingering mist from earlier. The…
Chelsom – International Expertise
We operate in a truly shrinking world. Very often a single project could be put together from three different continents; the designer may be in LA, the procurement company or…
UK street lighting market to see 17% value growth by 2022
The UK street lighting market has seen steady growth in recent years, driven by substantial LED replacement programmes run by local authorities over the past 5 years or
Overactive security lights a nuisance to neighbours
Over-sensitive security lighting is one of a number of grievances people are voicing about their neighbours’ gardens this summer, research shows.
Henri Juslén, Chief Future Illuminator of Helvar – Lighting up London – Showcasing the best of The Capital Day and Night
People from around the world are coming to London, with cameras and smartphones in hand, ready to share photographs of some of the most spectacular architecture in the world. The…
Biophilic Design – a major trend improving the environment we live and work in
Humans and nature have always been closely linked and this instinctive connection has not changed to this day. Biophilia is a discipline that translates this fact and applies it to…
LED applications are only limited by your imagination
WANT your business or organisation to stand out from the rest? Then Selectronic LED applications are only limited by your imagination - in shopping malls, on video walls and messaging…
Creating the perfect event lighting – Advice from the experts
When planning an event there is one element that can make a huge difference to the atmosphere of the occasion – the lighting.
AMA Research – 44% increase in the UK lighting market between 2013-17
The overall lighting market in the UK was estimated to be worth £2.4 billion in 2017, having increased by 44% since 2013. The key driver for the lighting market is…
UV LEDs the next generation give you the freedom to design almost anything
YOU would be surprised where LEDs help us in our everyday lives - they pop up in water purifying apparatus and printers, in fridges and currency detectors and in air…
Christian Schraft, CEO, Sylvania – The smart switch to connected lighting
Incandescent lighting consumes 75% more energy than their LED alternatives and with 39% of a commercial property’s electricity consumed by lighting , the switch from incandescent to LED remains a…
Tamlite Lighting comments on reports that halogen and CFLs are to be banned in Europe
According to recent media reports, draft updates to Europe’s Ecodesign laws “will see the effective banning of both tungsten halogen and compact fluorescent as light sources by 2020.” A minimum…
LED company bringing light to life
LED Products affecting every aspect of our daily lives are being produced by LED lighting pioneer Waichi through European distributor Selectronic of Witney, Oxfordshire.
Alice Tedesco the Interior Designer who loves to play with light
Alice Tedesco, is an interior designer with a passion for light and lighting installations in projects. From her award winning table design to ExMoon lighting used in a hospitality project…
Liv Johannesson – Arrays of Light at the Barbican
This weekend the Beech Street near the Barbican Centre was closed off for a light show, part of Barbican’s Open Fest event. Tunnel Vision: Array is a collaborative venture where…
Lighting Trends for 2018
Interior lighting is often the finishing touch that entirely transforms a space, and this has never been truer than it is today. With continuous redesigns and developments in lighting technology,…
Luctra – Good light for good work
Work is changing. Stereotypical offices are a thing of the past and home offices are now a part of everyday life in many industries. There is also a rising recognition…
Lighting contractors should demand free WEEE recycling
The rapid transition to LED has seen large scale roll-outs of LED integrated light fittings across the UK.
Recolight – The challenge of recycling LED lamps
The rapid change from fluorescent to LED in the UK market is yet to impact the recycling sector. Work is underway to address the challenges that LED recycling will bring.…
“The lighting industry has never changed as rapidly as now”
Glamox has been operating in the lighting industry for the last 70 years
Lighting Standards Are Meaningless without Interoperability – By Russ Sharer
Solid-state lighting (SSL) is driving innovation in the lighting industry and LEDs are making their way into all facets of lighting for home,
Fulham – CORPORATE PROFILE
Fulham is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of specialized lighting products. With more than 2,000 active customers worldwide,
Lumiere Returns to London for a Second Year By Liv Johannesson
The thing I like about Lumiere light festival is its focus on art installations. My daily work as an architectural lighting designer does rarely leave room for arty,
Glamox Ltd – Research project: Bright light treatment of patients with dementia
The study is conducted at the University of Bergen, and is called the DEM.LIGHT project. The project is led by Associate Professor Elisabeth Flo
Light and Wellbeing: How choosing the right light for every situation can help kick-start the new year with renewed energy
Schlitz, Germany, 10th January 2018. The start of the new year is a time for setting fresh new resolutions and good habits
Recolight -Household luminaire producers – get ready for WEEE compliance
From the beginning of January 2019, household luminaires
LED Sky ceilings
Led Sky Ceilings original business focus was to provide a more relaxed and less stressful ambiance in clinical settings.
Andrew Orange – Lighting: When interiors go crazy
You know us creatives secretly want to give our imagination a free hand and interior design is no exception. Hospitality is one sector where in the effort to differentiate from…
Chris Watts talks about Architects and Lighting : getting the best for your client
I’ve mentioned a few times over the past few months the need for a lighting designer
Interview with Kazuhiro Yamanaka
Japanese designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka designed four lamps for Pallucco
Mackwell – Risk Assessments and Emergency Lighting
When emergency lighting is installed in a building, legal requirements are put in place to ensure that this complies with standard procedures.
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
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.
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…
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.
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…
Controls and Installation Agnostic – A Myth or Reality?
Stewart Langdown MSLL, Business Development Director at Mackwell Electronics explores the possibilities for a unified approach.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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
‘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…