Michael Grubb Studio leads Lush to lighting reinvention

Michael Grubb Studio leads Lush to lighting reinvention

Michael Grubb Studio’s lighting scheme for Lush’s flagship store in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre is an example of great lighting design and energy reduction coming together. The finished product exudes a homely and welcoming aura and Lush is set to recreate the Manchester rejuvenation in stores nationwide, adopting the new lighting design as part of their brand, an extraordinary jump for a company that has come to realise just how impactful lighting can be. In the latest of our Lux Awards profiles we talk to Michael Grubb about working with Lush.

Shrewd airport worker steals millions with LED scheme

Shrewd airport worker steals millions with LED scheme

It’s a well known fact that LED can save you money and breaking the law is generally not required to do this. Some people take things too far though. The director of terminal maintenance at Miami International Airport has been charged with fraud after it was discovered that he had purchased 9,000 LED luminaires worth $3.5 million…for $8.8 million and pocketed the change.

Studio 29 hits stately tone on London's first royal avenue

Studio 29 hits stately tone on London's first royal avenue

After the success of the revived lighting on Regent Street, the design for Lower Regent Street had to maintain an equally grand tone, or risk demoting a beautifully crafted boulevard into an after-thought. The lighting design for the Sofitel ensures that Lower Regent Street makes the most of its regal style, prompting it to appear much more royal and refined than its famous brother. In our latest Lux Awards profile we talk to Tony Rimmer of Studio-29, who approched the lighting of the hotel as the culmination of twenty years of hard work. 

LA street lights can hear car crashes

US cities take a second look at LED after health warnings. PLUS: IKEA makes a grab for the affordable smart lighting market. AND: LA installs street light sensors that can hear car crashes. Lux Today 4th October 2016.

Hackers hijack thousands of IoT devices in internet attack

Hackers hijack thousands of IoT devices in internet attack

Hackers have unleashed one of the largest internet attacks ever recorded by utilising Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as thermostats, webcams and smart lights. IoT is the lighting industry’s great white hope, as revenues from luminaires start to decline.

TV's top mimic Alistair McGowan to host Lux Awards

TV's top mimic Alistair McGowan to host Lux Awards

This year's Lux Awards will be hosted by BAFTA winning comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan. The funnyman has been a regular on TV screens for years and is best known for hosting the BBC's hit comedy programme The Big Impression. He has also been recognised for his many appearances on the West End stage. In his career to date he has appeared in CabaretThe Mikado and Little Shop of Horrors, for which he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award.

US cities take second look at LED after health warning

US cities take second look at LED after health warning

US cities are taking a second look at LED street lighting after the American Medical Association issued a warning earlier in the year that blue light can disturb sleep rhythms and exacerbate serious medical conditions.

Apple changes the way you light your home

Researchers beam light particle across fibre network. PLUS: Apple’s new Home app to change the way you light your house. AND: Fluorescent light 'boosts male testosterone levels'. Lux Today September 27th 2016.

Experts gather to pick Lux Award winners

Experts gather to pick Lux Award winners

The jury has met in London to select the winners of this year’s Lux Awards. Of the hundreds of projects and products that were submitted the judges were dealt the difficult task of whittling down an impressive shortlist to a handful of lucky winners.