What I Believe: Allan Murray, Waitrose

What I Believe: Allan Murray, Waitrose

Allan Murray is engineering project manager at upmarket supermarket Waitrose, part of Britain's largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership. The brand has 352 branches across the country and a 5 per cent share of the grocery market, making it the sixth-largest grocery retailer in the UK.

Could the lighting find your lost child?

Could the lighting find your lost child?

Internet-connected lighting could help parents track children in supermarkets; it could assist jet-lagged travellers adjust quickly to new time zones; it could find meeting rooms, desks and colleagues in large workplaces; it could tell retail assistants and their customers the real-time back-of-house stock; and it could personalise lighting automatically by detecting a user’s smartphone.

Starbucks' tech partner turns to lighting

Starbucks' tech partner turns to lighting

The analytics partner for big retail names including Starbucks and Walgreens is to focus on lighting as a platform for its advanced services, it has announced.

Lux Recommends: LED AR111 lamps

Lux Recommends: LED AR111 lamps

These LED retrofits are designed as energy saving replacements for the original tungsten halogen filament lamps.  The AR111 filament lamp is usually 12V and, unsurprisingly, 111 mm diameter.

'Our crash course in lighting led to a 96-store roll-out'

'Our crash course in lighting led to a 96-store roll-out'

When Jonathan England, head of property at Maplin and Steven Hewison, lead project manager, first embarked on the gargantuan task of converting the firm’s estate to LED, their knowledge of lighting was limited to say the least. 

Unusual shop tests lighting designer's prowess

Unusual shop tests lighting designer's prowess

Fagerhult Lighting was challenged by a sports shop in Tokyo to create a modern and practical lighting design for an unusually dimensioned shop. The extremely high ceilings at 7.7 metres made the typical lighting of a sports shop - dark, with highlighted products - difficult to achieve without losing sight of that same ceiling.

Inventive lighting brings Dubai shopping palace to life

Inventive lighting brings Dubai shopping palace to life

The dim, 'dark cave' of Al Ghurair shopping centre, Dubai, has been brightened up drastically by the efforts of the Reynard Lighting Group. This was achieved without the centre being forced to close for a single day, and allows for a cleaner, more open feel throughout the entire building.

The bridge into new lighting

The bridge into new lighting

Javadieh bridge is a cable stayed bridge. This is what the team from RGE Lighting Design were asked to light up, and they succeded with this brilliantly colourful masterpiece.