Lighting industry gathers in London for LuxLive

EXPERT SPEAKERS, top designers and lighting manufacturers from around the world have been gathering in London ahead of tomorrow’s opening of this year’s LuxLive 2018 exhibition and conference.

The event comes at a pivotal time in the sector as LED adoption rolls out across commercial and public sectors and new technologies such as human centric lighting and IoT lighting edge closer to wider application.

The show, Europe’s largest annual lighting event, will feature a new ‘show within a show’ – Property Technology Live 2018 – and the most extensive speaking and educational programme to date.

‘LED adoption is hitting its peak right now,’ says LuxLive content director Ray Molony. ‘However, while those lighting products are delivering remarkable savings in terms of energy,  the majority of them don’t feature the intelligence and features that we know can add real value to clients. This year’s show is designed to showcase these exciting technologies and bring those other benefits to the fore.

‘For instance, we have a whole conference track focused on wellbeing in the workplace as we know that lighting has a major role to play in making spaces intuitive and responsive to occupants.

‘I hope this year’s LuxLive is pivotal in bringing these capabilities to the attention of the lighting industry’s customers’.The organisers of this year’s LuxLive exhibition have unveiled their most ambitious plans yet.

The show, Europe’s largest annual lighting event, will feature a new ‘show within a show’ – Property Technology Live 2018 – and the most extensive speaking and educational programme to date, comprising eight conferences taking place in no fewer than six arenas and theatres.

Property Technology Live 2018 is backed by big names including Bluetooth, Philips and Gooee and will explore how digital platforms, including the Internet of Things, is creating enhanced environments and delivering data for actionable insights for building owners.

The event takes place on both days of the show – Wednesday 14 November and Thursday 15 November 2018 – at a huge, specially-built arena at the heart of LuxLive and includes two days of free talks, masterclasses and debates from industry experts, including some of the world’s leading property developers such as CBRE and JLL.

The speaker programme includes sessions on the new version 2 of the WELL Building Standard, an exploration of how lighting has boosted productivity at CBRE’s Amsterdam office by 18 per cent and explorations of disruptive technologies such as indoor tracking, Li-Fi and continuous disinfection using LED lighting.

A separate one-day conference, Lighting for Workplace and Wellbeing, will focus on human centric lighting and dynamic lighting control.

Meanwhile, taking part in the Lighting for Retail and Hospitality conference are Sainsbury’s and Tesco; they’ll explore how lighting can boost sales.

The Lighting for Museums and Galleries conference brings together experts from the world or art and curation to discuss the latest wave of leading-edge installations, including massive LED installations.
The one-day Lighting for Transport and Infrastructure conference, taking place on Thursday 15 November, focuses on the illumination of transport networks such as roads, rail, airports and ports as well as large-scale energy, utility and regeneration projects. Kier, WSP and GIA Equation are among the speakers.

The Safer Cities conference explores how lighting and other interventions can help the fight against anti-social behaviour, vandalism, crime and suicides in our cities. Speakers include the London Borough of Hackney, the London School of Economics and former Metropolitan Police experts Mark Pollard and Ann Burroughs.

The Escape Zone is a dedicated emergency lighting conference, which brings together the top experts in the field to answer all the key questions.  Speakers include Volvo, BSI, Historic England, University College London and the Fire Industry Association.

The Lighting Industry Association Lighting Academy is a free educational programme designed to demystify key aspects of lighting.


  • LuxLive 2018 takes place at ExCeL London. All the conferences are free to end users and specifiers and approved for CPD points. To view the full programme of events, click HERE.

Comments 1

It's next to a central railway station, it's open to 9pm on Wed, it's the biggest lighting event in the UK, it's educational (lots of presentations are CPD accredited), it's free to enter - even free drinks in the evening. You'll never use your time more productively. And it's great for networking.

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