John Bullock Independent lighting designer

Publications by John Bullock

What nobody tells you about Power over Ethernet

The on-trend conversation continues to turn towards powering LED fixtures via the building’s computer network. Who needs drivers and lighting controls when there’s a DC supply and smart control available back down the network? What can possibly go wrong with PoE?

Fibre optic lighting – still very much alive

The LED revolution dealt a fatal blow to fibre optic lighting, right? Why would anyone want to use that kind of clunky kit when there’s an elegant, light-on-its-feet, technology like LED available. Well, whatever our techie friends might think, the fibre optic lighting system is far from dead. Indeed, its demise has been greatly exaggerated as fibre optic technology has found a way to live in an LED world.