Spotlights are getting smaller. The simple reason: light sources are getting smaller too.
Internet-connected lighting could help parents track children in supermarkets; it could assist jet-lagged travellers adjust quickly to new time zones; it could find meeting rooms, desks and colleagues in large workplaces; it could tell retail assistants and their customers the real-time back-of-house stock; and it could personalise lighting automatically by detecting a user’s smartphone.
Europe’s largest chain of consumer electronics stores, MediaMarkt, has installed connected lighting to market to customers via their mobile phones.
In the run-up to the first Lux connected lighting conference, a Lux team took a stroll down Oxford Street to assess the state of UK retail lighting.
Store lighting isn’t complicated, so why do so many high street brands get it wrong? Here’s Lux’s top tips for getting it right every time.
One of Britain’s biggest shopping mall operators is experimenting with power-line communications as a platform for connecting its lighting to the Internet of Things.
When Jonathan England, head of property at Maplin and Steven Hewison, lead project manager, first embarked on the gargantuan task of converting the firm’s estate to LED, their knowledge of lighting was limited to say the least.
Indoor positioning is the next revolution that is set to reshape retail. New projects are now popping up around the globe and the initial results are often quite impressive. Here are Lux’s top ten indoor positioning projects that you need to know about.
An indoor positioning system installed as part of a trial in Marc O’Polo stores in Switzerland has seen the average value of purchases made by customers rise by 10 per cent.
The Edeka Paschmann supermarket in Düsseldorf has become the first store in Germany to benefit from the indoor positioning technology.
Mark Fleming has worked at Harrods for over two decades and his role has changed drastically in the years since his initial appointment as an Electrical Manager. With a department of just over a hundred staff, Mark is responsible for overseeing a large estate, which includes the Knightsbridge store, as well as the multiple floor Crown Court, located behind the shopping icon and the maintenance operation of Distribution Centre in Thatcham, Berkshire.