12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

Hotel lighting is a complex area, and has a huge impact on the finished project. Whether your hotel is an off-charts success or utter disaster can lay on the lighting scheme. You are really best off leaving it to the professionals but if you are determined to go it alone, here are the 12 most important points by hotel lighting expert Neil Knowles.

How to light a garden centre

How to light a garden centre

In our latest design clinic Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla, considers the best ways to light a garden centre.

RCL fixtures light Lux Award’s glittering new venue

RCL fixtures light Lux Award’s glittering new venue

This year’s Lux Awards will take place at The Intercontinental London: The O2, which opened in January this year. Located on the Greenwich Peninsula, next door to the iconic O2 arena, the nautical themed hotel, which brings to mind the elegant ocean liners of the Twenties and the novels of F.Scott Fitzgerald, boasts five restaurants and bars

Studio 29 hits stately tone on London's first royal avenue

Studio 29 hits stately tone on London's first royal avenue

After the success of the revived lighting on Regent Street, the design for Lower Regent Street had to maintain an equally grand tone, or risk demoting a beautifully crafted boulevard into an after-thought. The lighting design for the Sofitel ensures that Lower Regent Street makes the most of its regal style, prompting it to appear much more royal and refined than its famous brother. In our latest Lux Awards profile we talk to Tony Rimmer of Studio-29, who approched the lighting of the hotel as the culmination of twenty years of hard work. 

Into Lighting takes Britain's first gym from boxing ring to Belle Epoque

Into Lighting takes Britain's first gym from boxing ring to Belle Epoque

The German Gymnasium in London's King's Cross has a fascinating history and has gone from being Britain's first gym to being one of London's finest new restaurants. Into Lighting developed a Lux Award nominated lighting scheme for the listed building's interior, which resembles a modern take on the glamourous Belle Epoque stations that could be seen across Europe before the start of the First World War. 

Arup brings intimacy to Tate Modern's vast extension

Arup brings intimacy to Tate Modern's vast extension

The opening of The Switch House extension to London’s Tate Modern has been the art event of the year. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron the 64.5-metre-high tower adds 6o percent more exhibition space to the already gargantuan gallery that is one of London’s most popular visitor attractions. Arup provided the lighting design for the original incarnation of the Tate Modern and were appointed to provide the design for the extension.

Italian football champs Juventus switch stadium to LED

Italian football champs Juventus switch stadium to LED

Reigning Italian football champions Juventus have completely refitted their stadium with new LED lighting.

The improvements were made with an eye on supporting the ultrahigh-definition television broadcasts that capture the action of the top flight first division Serie A, the Italian equivalent of the Premier League.

How to light a lounge bar

How to light a lounge bar

In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a lounge bar.

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