Sainsbury’s is to add Internet of Things capabilities to its lighting in an ambitious plan that will see all of its stores become 100 per cent LED by 2020, the retail giant has announced.
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For most of us, the more the world shifts, the more we wish that things could stay the same. But when it comes to technology that yearning for what we’ve always known can sometimes get in the way of innovation when a real game-changing opportunity comes along. Let’s take a look at the fire-rated downlight and consider how we’ve always dealt with that thorny problem.
Lux is all set to investigate the potential of light and colour in retail in a webcast, sponsored by Ledvance, and leading our discussion will be lighting designer, Michael Grubb, of Michael Grubb Studio. Grubb and his team clinched last year’s Hospitality and Leisure Lighting Project of the Year at 2016’s Lux Awards for their inventive lighting scheme at Lush’s flagship store in Manchester’s Arndale Centre.
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.
The use of pastel coloured uplights in retail displays has been found to increase sales in a new study. The installation of the lights in a particular area of a store in Germany were found to increase basket values by six per cent.
The EDEKA Paschmann supermarket in Düsseldorf has become the first store in Germany to benefit from the new Philips’ indoor positioning system.
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.
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?
A post by a Russian blogger highlighting the way that light is used in shop changing rooms to improve people's appearance has led to the industry taking a bashing in the British tabloids.