How can the lighting industry change retail?

There is new evidence that indoor positioning systems when installed in retail spaces can increase profit margins. This week Lux Today asks the question what is indoor positioning and how can the lighting industry make the most of this golden opportunity?

Lighting based indoor positioning revolutionises US stores

Lighting based indoor positioning revolutionises US stores

Acuity Brands claims it has now deployed lighting based indoor positioning systems (IPS) in swathes of retail space across the US. The company made the boast in a joint show of force with Microsoft, with which Acuity has been developing a range of IoT technology.

Top ten high street heroes to be revealed at LuxLive

Top ten high street heroes to be revealed at LuxLive

At this year’s LuxLive a string of lighting experts will gather to decide who are the top ten lighting saints of the British high street. In preparation we have compiled a list of who we think has the potential to make the cut on the day.

Nulty+ gives sultry Selfridges LED makeover

Nulty+ gives sultry Selfridges LED makeover

Nulty+ installs first LED scheme in the iconic department store’s new Body Studio and gets nominated for a Lux Award in the process. In the latest of our Lux Awards project previews we take at look at Nulty+’s Japanese inspired Body Studio, which successfully demonstrates that a sophisticated, luxury retail environment can be achieved, while reducing the energy used for lighting.

Michael Grubb Studio leads Lush to lighting reinvention

Michael Grubb Studio leads Lush to lighting reinvention

Michael Grubb Studio’s lighting scheme for Lush’s flagship store in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre is an example of great lighting design and energy reduction coming together. The finished product exudes a homely and welcoming aura and Lush is set to recreate the Manchester rejuvenation in stores nationwide, adopting the new lighting design as part of their brand, an extraordinary jump for a company that has come to realise just how impactful lighting can be. In the latest of our Lux Awards profiles we talk to Michael Grubb about working with Lush.

Major boost will bring indoor positioning to a store near you

Major boost will bring indoor positioning to a store near you

Philips Lighting is opening up its indoor positioning technology to work with LED luminaires from other lighting companies. It will mean that commercial lighting systems that use indoor positioning will be more widely available, so wayfinding technology might be on its way to a shopping mall near you very soon.

Amazon drones to dock on street lights?

Amazon granted patent to develop drone docking stations that sit on street lights. PLUS: Poor lighting prompts concern before opening of Rio Olympics. AND: Top US basketball team announces li-fi first for new stadium. Lux Today August 2nd 2016.

The best of Lighting Spy

The best of Lighting Spy

Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.

 

Amazon drones to dock on streetlights

Amazon drones to dock on streetlights

It has been known for sometime that Amazon plans to use drones to deliver packages, but up until now the gritty detail of their proposal has remained something of a mystery.

Acuity in deal with Target to supply smart lighting

Acuity in deal with Target to supply smart lighting

Acuity Brands has agreed a deal with Target to exclusively supply the US retailer with smart lighting. Target will exclusively install Acuity’s next generation, smart LED fixture for applications including sales floor, store accent and distribution centre lighting, as part of ongoing programme to reduce energy consumption and enhance operational effectiveness across its facility footprint.

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Suspended direct/indirect luminaires

If you want a better looking installation, more comfortable working conditions and a change from boring flat panels, then a suspended direct/indirect luminaire is the answer. We review the best on the market...