A trial of connected lighting at a French hypermarket has led to a dramatic increase in sales from customers who used the app.
Allan Murray is engineering project manager at upmarket supermarket Waitrose, part of Britain's largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership. The brand has 352 branches across the country and a 5 per cent share of the grocery market, making it the sixth-largest grocery retailer in the UK.
Internet-connected lighting could help parents track children in supermarkets; it could assist jet-lagged travellers adjust quickly to new time zones; it could find meeting rooms, desks and colleagues in large workplaces; it could tell retail assistants and their customers the real-time back-of-house stock; and it could personalise lighting automatically by detecting a user’s smartphone.
Europe’s largest chain of consumer electronics stores, MediaMarkt, has installed connected lighting to market to customers via their mobile phones.
In the run-up to the first Lux connected lighting conference, a Lux team took a stroll down Oxford Street to assess the state of UK retail lighting.
A TED speaker and co-founder of a cutting-edge software company has been named as a keynote speaker for Lux’s upcoming Connected Lighting in Retail conference.
Store lighting isn’t complicated, so why do so many high street brands get it wrong? Here’s Lux’s top tips for getting it right every time.
One of Britain’s biggest shopping mall operators is experimenting with power-line communications as a platform for connecting its lighting to the Internet of Things.
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.
Sainsbury’s is to add Internet of Things capabilities to its lighting in an ambitious plan that will see all of its stores become 100 per cent LED by 2020, the retail giant has announced.
Fagerhult Lighting was challenged by a sports shop in Tokyo to create a modern and practical lighting design for an unusually dimensioned shop. The extremely high ceilings at 7.7 metres made the typical lighting of a sports shop - dark, with highlighted products - difficult to achieve without losing sight of that same ceiling.