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.
Indoor positioning is the next revolution that is set to reshape retail. New projects are now popping up around the globe and the initial results are often quite impressive. Here are Lux’s top ten indoor positioning projects that you need to know about.
An indoor positioning system installed as part of a trial in Marc O’Polo stores in Switzerland has seen the average value of purchases made by customers rise by 10 per cent.
The Edeka Paschmann supermarket in Düsseldorf has become the first store in Germany to benefit from the indoor positioning technology.
Mark Fleming has worked at Harrods for over two decades and his role has changed drastically in the years since his initial appointment as an Electrical Manager. With a department of just over a hundred staff, Mark is responsible for overseeing a large estate, which includes the Knightsbridge store, as well as the multiple floor Crown Court, located behind the shopping icon and the maintenance operation of Distribution Centre in Thatcham, Berkshire.
Philips is hiring leading software companies to help to develop indoor positioning technology, while embracing Bluetooth in addition to visible light communication, as a tool to make the fledgling technology a wide reaching reality.
There is new evidence that indoor positioning systems when installed in retail spaces can increase profit margins. This week Lux Today asks the question what is indoor positioning and how can the lighting industry make the most of this golden opportunity?
Acuity Brands claims it has now deployed lighting based indoor positioning systems (IPS) in swathes of retail space across the US. The company made the boast in a joint show of force with Microsoft, with which Acuity has been developing a range of IoT technology.
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.
Nulty+ installs first LED scheme in the iconic department store’s new Body Studio and gets nominated for a Lux Award in the process. In the latest of our Lux Awards project previews we take at look at Nulty+’s Japanese inspired Body Studio, which successfully demonstrates that a sophisticated, luxury retail environment can be achieved, while reducing the energy used for lighting.