Spotlights are getting smaller. The simple reason: light sources are getting smaller too.
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.
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.
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.
Javadieh bridge is a cable stayed bridge. This is what the team from RGE Lighting Design were asked to light up, and they succeded with this brilliantly colourful masterpiece.
This project featured a huge tower, measuring up to 130 metres, being lit up for night-time viewing. The team also aimed to make this site more of a landmark, which they have achieved by making it so striking and recognisable.