Like cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, let people enjoy the energy guzzlers... for a price.
The experience of going to shops and museums is about to be turned on its head by indoor positioning technology – and it’s all thanks to LED lights. Robert Bain reports.
Forget lighting designers – it’s guests whose opinions about your hotel lighting really matter. They’re making their views known online, and it ain’t always pretty. Here’s how to avoid getting a bad write-up.
Some designers say Lux has shamelessly championed the energy-saving revolution of LED at the expense of good lighting design.
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.
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 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.