LuxLive explores how light can help to manage dementia

 LuxLive explores how light can help to manage dementia

Lighting has been shown to have a profound effect on people living with dementia. The illness does not only slowly erode the memory, but also changes how people perceive their surroundings. Today lighting topologies are being used to help improve dementia patient’s spatial perception.

This year LuxLive is considering how lighting can change dementia patient’s lives for the better. We caught up with lighting dementia expert David McNair, who will speak at LuxLive, to get an introduction to how light is being used to in the fight against dementia. 

How to light a building facade

How to light a building facade

Modern building facades can be just as worthy of floodlighting as historic ones. It’s the quality of architecture that counts rather than the age of the structure. 

London bridges plan in troubled water as critics pan ideas

London bridges plan in troubled water as critics pan ideas

The lighting schemes unveiled as part of the Illuminated River design competition to illuminate central London's river bridges have received a frosty response from lighting designers. The submissions, which include proposals to link each bridge with lasers of light, were slammed as ‘impractical’ online. It was also noted by designers that the project will only add further to London’s light pollution problem.

Healthcare to retail - how LuxLive can help your sector

Healthcare to retail - how LuxLive can help your sector

LuxLive is a composite of many parts which all cater to different audiences. It would be impossible for this not to be the case, as lighting has such a large effect on many different sectors. From retail, to healthcare, to education, lighting plays a major role and in some cases plays a revolutionary role. So how can Luxlive help you and your work? Here are ten sectors in which lighting has a major impact. Ten sectors LuxLive will cover in detail.

LuxLive talks Brexit as 20% of firms face uncertain future

LuxLive talks Brexit as 20% of firms face uncertain future

283 lighting firms have been found to be weakening or are in serious financial health in a new survey designed to health-check the industry in the wake  of the UK’s decision to renounce the European Union. The challenge posed by Brexit will be discussed by Paul Beale of Electrolight at this month's LuxLive. 

First recognition at Lux Awards for connected tech

First recognition at Lux Awards for connected tech

The arrival of connecting lighting technology is the revolution that is inching the industry towards a complete reinevention. In recogntion of the new age that lighting is entering, we will be honouring the best of connected technology, for the first time, at this year's Lux Awards.

Can LED boost health benefits of cannabis?

New lighting to change view of Niagara Falls. PLUS: Cambridge University buys circadian lamps to wake sleepy students. AND: Can LED boost health benefits of cannabis? Lux Today November 8 2016.

Top ten things you must do at LuxLive this year

Top ten things you must do at LuxLive this year

This year's LuxLive is packed with events, talks, parties and seminars, so just how do you go about rooting through all the fruitful material to find the must-sees? Well, the answer is everything is a must-see, but we can point you in the direction of some areas of the show where you are likely to soak up the very best of what LuxLive has to offer. Here is our top ten things you simply must do at this year's show.

Radical designs unveiled to light London's bridges

Radical designs unveiled to light London's bridges

A set of radical lighting schemes have been unveiled as part of the Illuminated River design competition to illuminate central London's river bridges. The submissions, produced by a number of international designers, include proposals to link each bridge with lasers of light, bathe London Bridge in a fiery hue and plant retro light posts in the waters of the river itself.

This is your chance to win a night at the Lux Awards

This is your chance to win a night at the Lux Awards

Tickets for the Lux Awards are almost sold out, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to attend the lighting industry’s most glamourous night. As the awards on the 24th of November grows ever closer, today we can announce the return of our golden ticket competition. 

Why low LED prices are bad for everyone

Why low LED prices are bad for everyone

Visit the Hong Kong Lighting Fair and you're never more than six feet away from a calculator. Price, it appears, is still the dominant selling point in attracting and keeping people on a stand. 

We need to create an environment where people demand good lighting, lighting that enhances a work place, retail environment or town square. It will only be when we can sell the value of light to users that we will be able to wean the industry away from the calculator. Perhaps one day a Hong Kong show will have signs displaying 'no calculators', rather than the 'no photographs' signs we see today.

Top ten high street heroes to be revealed at LuxLive

Top ten high street heroes to be revealed at LuxLive

At this year’s LuxLive a string of lighting experts will gather to decide who are the top ten lighting saints of the British high street. In preparation we have compiled a list of who we think has the potential to make the cut on the day.

Ugly office lighting to be tackled at LuxLive

Ugly office lighting to be tackled at LuxLive

A survey from respected pollsters Ipsos Mori found earlier in the year that a third of professionals dislike their office illumination. The response of the lighting community has been to get to work and at this year’s LuxLive office lighting will form a major plank of discussions in the LuxArena.

LuxLive to ask: Are we experimenting on school children?

LuxLive to ask: Are we experimenting on school children?

The first wave of so-called human-centric lighting installations are being installed in schools. But is the science strong enough to justify the mass deployment of mood-altering lighting, or are we merely experimenting on a generation? This year's LuxLive intends to find out.