REVIEWED  High bay lights for retail

High bay lights for retail

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.

What I Believe: Allan Murray, Waitrose

What I Believe: Allan Murray, Waitrose

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.

Could the lighting find your lost child?

Could the lighting find your lost child?

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.

Starbucks' tech partner turns to lighting

Starbucks' tech partner turns to lighting

The analytics partner for big retail names including Starbucks and Walgreens is to focus on lighting as a platform for its advanced services, it has announced.

'Our crash course in lighting led to a 96-store roll-out'

'Our crash course in lighting led to a 96-store roll-out'

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. 

Unusual shop tests lighting designer's prowess

Unusual shop tests lighting designer's prowess

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.

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