Top lighting design personality John Bullock joins Lux


Leading UK lighting designer John Bullock has joined Lux in the role of applications editor.

Bullock, a highly respected independent lighting designer for over 30 years, will write about the design, specification and application of lighting.  He’ll also host Lux’s webinar programme and conferences as well as provide regular commentary on lighting issues. 

‘We’re delighted to welcome John to the team,’ said Lux Review publisher Gordon Routledge. ‘It's a massive coup as we believe he’s a perfect fit for Lux. He’s an engaging personality and a great communicator. He has shed loads of experience and hard-won knowledge about lighting that he will share with our community. We look forward to building our audience internationally with John.’

‘I’ve always enjoyed writing for Lux,’ said Bullock. ‘This is a wonderful opportunity to join a talented team and a chance to give something back to the industry that has nourished me over so many years.

‘We’re in an exciting situation with so much new technology coming on stream and I’d like to thank Ray [Molony] and Gordon for their faith in my ability to comment on those developments.'

Bullock has a long pedigree in lighting. He qualified as an electrical engineer and illuminating engineer in 1975 and worked for a lighting manufacturer rising to design manager. In 1984 he began his career as an independent lighting designer, going on to establish Equation Lighting Design in 1986, working on all types of commercial architecture as well as heritage and leisure projects. In 1998 he left Equation to establish his own practice and carved out a reputation working on high-end residential projects. He has written for the lighting press for many years and played an active role in producing lighting commentary on his own website and in social media. In recent years, Bullock has championed the need for a more sustainable approach to lighting design and manufacture and continues to speak on the topic regularly at industry forums and conferences.

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