End-user customers out in force at LuxLive

THE BIGGEST customers of the lighting industry turned out in force last week for the LuxLive 2018 exhibition.

The NHS, the Ministry of Defence, Network Rail, McDonald’s, HSBC, Peabody, JLL, Facebook, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and WeWork were among the top end-users procuring lighting equipment for their estates and learning from the seminars at the two-day show at ExCeL London.

End-user customers turned out in force at last week's LuxLive in London to examine innovations in lighting from 170 exhibitors

Other end user visitors included Audi, BP, BNP Paribas, Bosch, the Bank of England, Body Shop, the British Army, British Land, the British Museum, Brother, the British Heart Foundation, CBRE, the Church of England, Canary Wharf, City of London Corporation, Credit Suisse, Crystal Palace FC, Cushman & Wakefield, Docklands Light Railway, Dyson, E.On, First Group, Five Guys, Foster + Partners, HM Courts Service, HS2, Hilton Hotels, Hitachi, Interserve, the Jockey Club, John Lewis, JLL, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, London Underground, Lyco, Manchester Airport, Mango, Merck, Metropolitan Police, Ministry of Justice, Mitchells & Butler, National Savings, the National Theatre, the Natural History Museum, NatWest, Network Rail, the University of Oxford, Park Plaza Hotels, Peabody, Port of Felixstowe, Port of Tilbury, Public Health England, Radisson Hotels, the RAF, the Royal College of Art, the Royal Opera House, the Royal Household, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Selfridges, the Scout Association, Sodexo, Southampton Airport, South West Water, Specsavers, Sunseeker International, TfL, Thrifty Car Rental, ThyssenKrupp, Toyota, WH Smith and Whitbread.

Overseas visitors included the Iraqi Commercial Attaché, the Uzbek Embassy, the Israel Museum, the Danish National Police and the Public Works Department of Malaysia.

Housing associations included Broadland Housing Association, One Housing, Peabody, Spire Housing and Spitalfields Housing Association.

New players such as Ledvance were among the key brands at LuxLive 2018.

Local authorities included Birmingham City Council, Essex County Council, Essex Highways, Fingal County Council, Hull City Council, the London Borough of Camden, the London Borough of Barking, the London Borough of Enfield, the London Borough of Lambeth, the London Borough of Newham, the London Borough of Havering, the London Borough of Hackney, the London Borough of Redbridge, the London Borough of Southwark, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the London Borough of Sutton, the London Borough of Wandsworth, North Herts District Council, Oxford City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington, the Royal Borough of Kingston, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Surrey County Council, the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Westminster City Council.

LuxLive included the co-located lightspace london event, where the focus was on architectural luminaires.

Universities included Aston University, Anglia Ruskin University, Brno University of Technology, Brunel University, Essex University, Imperial College, London Metropolitan University, London Southbank University, Newcastle University, Saint George’s University of London, University College London, University of Nottingham, University of East London, University of Brighton, University of Hertfordshire, University of Wolverhampton, and the University of Strathclyde.

‘We’re delighted with the sheer number and quality of these names,’ said content director Ray Molony. ‘When we launched the event eight years ago we set ourselves the task of reaching out beyond the lighting industry and lighting professionals to the key decision makers in commerce and industry.

‘We intend to build on this for 2019 with focused educational content to assist these big customers in making informed decisions about lighting based on quality, innovation and certification’.

  • LuxLive 2019 takes place on Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 November 2019 at ExCeL London.