The use of pastel coloured uplights in retail displays has been found to increase sales in a new study. The installation of the lights in a particular area of a store in Germany were found to increase basket values by six per cent.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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+ 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’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.
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 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.
Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.