Applications editor John Bullock assesses the refurbishment of the lighting at the Argos headquarters in Milton Keynes.
High street stalwart Debenhams has installed colour-tuneable lighting in the changing rooms at one of its latest stores.
The high street retailer Claire’s is cutting its energy by a staggering 96 per cent by controlling smart lights over standard cables.
An innovative remote monitoring system for emergency lighting which uses GSM is set to be launched this month.
There used to be two sorts of light fitting used for retail. If it was a large store, the lighting was predominantly fluorescent either as ceiling panels or linear battens.
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.
Sales at stores of the American fashion brand Guess in Switzerland have been boosted by its connected lighting, the suppliers have claimed.