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.
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?
A post by a Russian blogger highlighting the way that light is used in shop changing rooms to improve people's appearance has led to the industry taking a bashing in the British tabloids.
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.