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August 2011

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  • Philips launches Lexel LED SLM Systems

    Philips has launched its Lexel LED SLM tuneable white and RGB modules
  • Philips Lighting wins L Prize competition

    Philips Lighting North America has won the 60W replacement bulb category in the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize with a 10W LED solution
  • Small is beautiful

    Looking at the book Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered (by E F Schumacher), Dominic Meyrick is wondering if ‘small’ is always beautiful and therefore ’big’ always ugly
  • Ten Lux Craft participants announced

    The Crafts Council has announced the ten lighting designs that will be showcased at Lux Craft
  • The natural order

    Admir Jukanovic explains how electric lighting continues to be inspired by spectacular phenomena in the natural world
  • A glowing group

    Light Graffiti was a series of workshops that took place as part of the Barbican Weekender: Extraordinary Voices event
  • Abacus lights up Edgbaston

    Abacus has supplied new lighting at Edgebaston, the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club
  • Always Coca-Cola

    The Coca-Cola Co in Japan opts to install vending machines employing LED lighting in all new purchases of vending machines for beverage products in cans and PET bottles, starting from 2012
  • Architainment Lighting to embark on night walk

    This September employees from Architainment Lighting will embark on a 20-mile night walk across London to raise money for cancer support charity, Maggie’s Centre
  • Bridgelux breaks silicon wafer performance targets

    Bridgelux has announced that it has broken its own target performance levels for commercial grade LEDs printed on silicon substrates
  • Conceptual Colour

    Artist James Turrell has developed installations exploring the multi-faceted relationship between colour and lighting, for the See!Colour! exhibition in Järna, Sweden
  • Cooper Lighting and Safety certified under new scheme

    Cooper Lighting and Safety has become the first emergency lighting manufacturer to gain certification under the new BAFE SP203-4 scheme
  • Cree acquires Ruud Lighting for $525 million

    Cree has announced the acquisition of outdoor LED lighting manufacturer Ruud Lighting at an estimated cost of $525 million
  • Crowd controls

    Cinimod Studio thinks its lighting scheme for the National Stadium in Peru is the largest crowd-controlled, interactive lighting display in the world. Amanda Allen meets studio director Dominic Harris to discuss the project
  • Curtain Call

    Video artists were invited to take part in a one-off ‘Bring-your-own-beamer’ (BOYB) night at a recent event that took place in conjunction with Ron Arad’s Curtain Call instillation at the Roundhouse theatre in Camden
  • Dutch courage

    The Groninger Museum in Holland has enlisted the help of lighting specialist Ralph van den Berg and designer Maarten Baas
  • DW Windsor Lighting launches new light engine

    DW Windsor Lighting has launched the DWW LED Light Engine
  • Ecopac Power launches 90W IP Rated power supply

    Mean Well has increased the number of models for its IP-rated LP series with the 90W LPF-90D now available from Ecopac Power
  • Electrical wholesaler lands major lighting contract

    Electrical wholesaler Newey & Eyre has secured a four year contract to supply specialist products and consumables to Tata Steel UK
  • Elite Lighting Solutions goes into liquidation

    Romford-based lighting consultancy Elite Lighting Solutions, part of the HSE Group, has gone into liquidation
  • Extension of Plurio range

    Thorn’s range of Plurio urban lanterns has been expanded to include an LED version
  • GE Lighting to acquire Lightech

    GE Lighting has signed an agreement to acquire Lightech, the Israel-based manufacturer of control gear, for an undisclosed sum
  • Harvard Engineering shortlisted for national innovation award

    Harvard Engineering has been shortlisted for the Orange Innovation Award at this year’s National Business Awards
  • Home is where the heart is

    Following a seat-of-the-pants takeover in 2004, Wila is one of the success stories of the lighting industry. Ben Cronin asks UK managing director Neil Condliffe how the UK business has managed to double in size over the course of the last five years
  • Hop to it

    Hopscotch was one of more than 40 light art installations created especially for the Vivid Sydney festival of light and music
  • James Melia named Student Lighting Designer of the Year

    Furniture and product design student James Melia has won the Student Lighting Designer of the Year award
  • LA light

    Photographer Colin Rich gave up a painstaking six months to shoot his video ‘LA Light’
  • Light Projects fittings available in LED

    LED versions of the Light Project group’s popular fittings are now available
  • Lowbrow lighting

    As The News of the World sank in a storm of controversy over the phone hacking scandal, it was easy to forget its contribution to lighting journalism
  • Lucid Lighting PIR Sensor

    Lucid Lighting now offers a PIR Sensor that integrates seamlessly with its ‘mood-based’ lighting control system
  • Masters of the university

    Would-be lighting designers will have a new route into the industry this autumn after the launch of a new master’s degree in design-led lighting at Edinburgh Napier University. Nick Martindale reports on the genesis of the course and asks if it strikes the right balance
  • New Denver Elite Wall from holophane

    The new Denver Elite Wall from holophane combines LEDs and standard white light sources
  • New flex7 eZeBox from Flex Connectors

    The new flex7 eZeBox from Flex Connectors features seven-poles as standard, is 16A rated and available in two, four, six, eight, ten and 12 versions
  • New generation of Reo-LED spots

    The new generation of Reo-LED dimmable recessed spots from Deltalight use high performance LEDs that are the equivalent of 35-50W halogen lamps
  • New installation to mark 300 years of St. Paul's Cathedral

    The architect John Pawson has been commissioned to design an installation which will mark 300 years of St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • New series of waterproof LED drivers

    Collingwood Lighting has introduced a new series of waterproof LED drivers: the PL/IP range
  • Northamptonshire Council criticised for lighting 'double standards'

    Media storm over council’s decision to floodlight HQ while switching off thousands of street lights
  • Park life

    A key aim of the regeneration of the Borough of Lewisham was to improve the quality of life for the area’s inhabitants. Amanda Allen talks to Light Bureau’s Paul Traynor on how they brightened up Fordham Park
  • Pharos introduces latest RIO

    Pharos is introducing its latest RIO, providing distributed DALI control over an Ethernet network
  • Philips announces 'disappointing' lighting resuts

    Following on from its June profit warning, Philips has announced ‘disappointing’ growth figures for its lighting division and overall losses of €1.3 billion
  • Philips launch new lumen package for the Lexel LED DLM

    Philips has launched a new lumen package for the Lexel LED DLM, extending the output from 1100 lm to 2000 lm
  • Philips launches Fortimo LED High Brightness Module

    Philips latest launch, the Fortimo LED HBM is an easy to design-in compact, high lumen LED module for white light applications
  • Raising the roof

    Designed by Firefly Lighting Design, the new Hakkasan restaurant in Mumbai was a major challenge for the designers
  • Rare earth discovery good news for fluorescents

    A Japanese research team has uncovered large reserves of rare earths in the Pacific Ocean
  • Retail research

    LEDs are increasingly being used for retail applications, but how do shoppers respond when their coveted products are bathed in solid state light? The answer may lie in a study recently commissioned by Xicato. Andy Pearson reports
  • Rules on lux levels may mean Velodrome blackout

    Rules on lux levels mean that visitors to Hopkins’ Stirling-shortlisted Velodrome will not be able to marvel at the clever natural lighting
  • Scotland the brave

    The Glasgow Riverside Museum is the first Zaha Hadid building to be completed in the UK. Jill Entwistle speaks to Inverse Lighting and DHA Design about working with an architect famed for her inability to compromise
  • Sleepy summer months

    August is traditionally a quiet time of year for the lighting industry with the whole of Europe virtually shut down. Accordingly, we have had very little to blog about
  • Stratford station gets £110 million upgrade

    Stratford station in east London has received a £110 million upgrade in preparation for the Olympics
  • The energy story

    We went to press this month just as news reached us of the sad demise of Elite Lighting Solutions and lower than expected growth in the lighting division at Philips
  • Thorn restructures as multi-niche player

    Thorn Lighting has unveiled the new strategy and management team that it hopes will deliver an ambitious 10 per cent growth strategy for the financial year
  • Tunnel vision

    In a first for UK lighting, TfL and Indal WRTL have teamed up to trial a linear LED scheme in the Upper Thames street tunnel in London. Amanda Allen reports
  • Up to the task

    Jake Dyson’s CSYS LED task light employs thermal management technology more commonly found in satellites and computer processor chips - and he’s claiming it will last 160,000 hours. Ben Cronin meets him at his studio to find out why he’s so confident about his figures
  • Wandsworth appoints KNX expert

    The Wandsworth Group has appointed Gordon Fry to the role of KNX technical specialist
  • Wandsworth appoints new finance director

    David Swinnerton has been appointed the new finance director of the Wandsworth Group
  • Wandsworth appoints new head of sales

    The Wandsworth Group has appointed Andy Howe to the new post of head of sales
  • What happens when the lights go out?

    Japan’s recent tsunami and earthquakes have left parts of the country in darkness from power blackouts. Jill Entwistle speaks to some of the country’s lighting designers as they reassess the way they use light
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