Radical designs unveiled to light London's bridges

Radical designs unveiled to light London's bridges

A set of radical lighting schemes have been unveiled as part of the Illuminated River design competition to illuminate central London's river bridges. The submissions, produced by a number of international designers, include proposals to link each bridge with lasers of light, bathe London Bridge in a fiery hue and plant retro light posts in the waters of the river itself.

This is your chance to win a night at the Lux Awards

This is your chance to win a night at the Lux Awards

Tickets for the Lux Awards are almost sold out, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to attend the lighting industry’s most glamourous night. As the awards on the 24th of November grows ever closer, today we can announce the return of our golden ticket competition. 

Why low LED prices are bad for everyone

Why low LED prices are bad for everyone

Visit the Hong Kong Lighting Fair and you're never more than six feet away from a calculator. Price, it appears, is still the dominant selling point in attracting and keeping people on a stand. 

We need to create an environment where people demand good lighting, lighting that enhances a work place, retail environment or town square. It will only be when we can sell the value of light to users that we will be able to wean the industry away from the calculator. Perhaps one day a Hong Kong show will have signs displaying 'no calculators', rather than the 'no photographs' signs we see today.

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.

Ugly office lighting to be tackled at LuxLive

Ugly office lighting to be tackled at LuxLive

A survey from respected pollsters Ipsos Mori found earlier in the year that a third of professionals dislike their office illumination. The response of the lighting community has been to get to work and at this year’s LuxLive office lighting will form a major plank of discussions in the LuxArena.

LuxLive to ask: Are we experimenting on school children?

LuxLive to ask: Are we experimenting on school children?

The first wave of so-called human-centric lighting installations are being installed in schools. But is the science strong enough to justify the mass deployment of mood-altering lighting, or are we merely experimenting on a generation? This year's LuxLive intends to find out.

Hacking mastermind to speak at LuxLive

Hacking mastermind to speak at LuxLive

IT security expert and ‘ethical’ hacker Ken Munro will attempt to penetrate internet-connected lighting equipment live on stage at the conference. 

Lux recommends: Continuous lines of light

Lux recommends: Continuous lines of light

There is no doubt that continuous lines of light across a ceiling can be a very attractive way of lighting a space. Architects and interior designers love them. But which luminaires on the market are best suited to the task? Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla, investigates. 

Is this the world's longest lasting LED installation?

Is this the world's longest lasting LED installation?

Pulsar is claiming a world first after 12 LED panels on the front of their factory building in Cambridge clocked up 11 years of unbroken use. The panels were installed in 2005 and are still going strong now, prompting Pulsar to claim another world record for the longest lasting LED installation.

Did smart lights crash Twitter?

Poor IoT security crashes world’s leading websites. PLUS: Vatican LED sets stage for late night hymns. AND: The smart lighting revolution is coming to….Swaziland? Lux Today November 1 2016.

Sally Storey to battle hipster lighting at LuxLive

Sally Storey to battle hipster lighting at LuxLive

The squirrel-cage filament lamp, hung jauntily from a braided cable, has long been a staple in new bars and pizzerias in the hipster haunts of London's Shoreditch or Manchester's Northern Quarter. The distressed industrial aesthetic trend has now gone nationwide, but every good thing has to come to an end. At this year's LuxLive Sally Storey of Lighting Design International will look past the exposed brick and salvaged woodblock floors to what is coming next in hospitality lighting. 

Hong Kong roundup: Bullock walks on the wild side

Hong Kong roundup: Bullock walks on the wild side

As the Hong Kong Lighting Fair concludes, Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, redefines the term 'breakfast meeting', attends an Osram function amid the revellers of the packed Lan Kwai Fong district and dreams of Hoagy Carmichael, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Oh, and he won an award for his efforts.

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.

Dispatch from Hong Kong: Bullock v 3D printing

Dispatch from Hong Kong: Bullock v 3D printing

In his second blog from the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, fights his way through five floors of lighting fun. Along the way he sees A LOT of highbay luminiares, meets a Russian and finds an illuminated owl in the show's basement and no, that's not the jet-lag talking. 

Maintenance factors: Why everything you know is wrong

Maintenance factors: Why everything you know is wrong

Once upon a time, in the days of fluorescent and metal halide, lighting maintenance factors were easy. But LEDs have changed everything. Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, considers if everything we know about maintenance factors is wrong.