Kosnic Kurve

Kosnic Kurve

Kosnic's Kurve modular luminaire is the company's first UK-designed and manufactured LED fitting, and part of its brand new LED luminaire range. The three lay-in, recessed design is a  retrofit recessed 600x600mm solution, and is ideal for commercial and retail fit-outs.

The eight biggest trends in retail lighting

The eight biggest trends in retail lighting

Building brands, driving sales, controlling costs, and preserving the all-important ‘look and feel’… who said retail lighting was easy? Here are the eight biggest trends influencing retail lighting in 2015

REVIEWED  LED tape

LED tape

LED tape solves a multitude of lighting problems. Lux's technical editor Alan Tulla tests out four examples.

LED filament lamps with vintage appeal

LED filament lamps with vintage appeal

LED Eco Lights has launched an innovative range of filament-style retrofit LED lamps. Designed to offer a timeless vintage feel, the new Bright Goods products include a wide selection of globes, candles, pear shaped and traditional GLS bulbs to simplify the creation of a desired ambience or atmosphere. All lamps in the Bright Goods range are dimmable and provide a high-performance lifespan of 30,000 hours which is around ten times that of a conventional filament bulb.  

Filament LED lamps from Germany

Filament LED lamps from Germany

The Germans call it Gemütlichkeit – cosiness. That’s what this restaurant in Plauen, Germany, has achieved thanks to LED lamps from local company Vosla. They look like incandescent, but use just a tenth of the energy. Vosla’s managing director, a regular at the restaurant, had been trying to persuade the owner for years to switch to LED, but he was never impressed by the ‘cold light’ and ‘futuristic heatsinks’ of LED lamps. But when they saw Vosla’s latest product, with a colour temperature of 2700K and a CRI of more than 90, they decided to make the switch. They kept the Gemütlichkeit, saved piles of money on electricity and maintenance.

Verbatim’s life-like candle lamps

Verbatim’s life-like candle lamps

Verbatim’s candle lamps offer exceptional colour quality, thanks to the VxRGB technology developed by parent company Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. This is based on a violet LED and a special mix of phosphors, which produce a fuller colour spectrum than your average LED lamp. Alongside the standard version, there’s one with an extra-warm colour temperature of 1650K, one that flickers like a real candle, and one that warms as it dims, from 2400K to 1900K. 

Ramselaar’s filament lamps

Ramselaar’s filament lamps

A new range of clear LED lamps, including candles and globes. These lamps have the same dimensions as conventional incandescent bulbs. All are dimmable and with a very warm colour temperature of 2200K. They’ve been used in venues including the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation, housed in a 19th century Amsterdam canal house, and the Van Loon Museum, another canal house conserved in the style of the 18th century.

UKLED’s LED filament lamps

UKLED’s LED filament lamps

UKLED was one of the first companies making LED candles that look like this, with the old-fashioned ‘filament’ style appearance. The LED candles have a warm colour temperature of 2750K and use just one to three watts of power. Lux was very impressed with them when we reviewed a sample last year.