Fred Bass

Fred brings more than 35 years of lighting experience to his consultancy Bass Lighting. As a specialist in lighting, he has represented companies at external bodies such as the EU commission, the UN, NGOs and standards organisations such as ZigBee. Fred is familiar with all areas of energy saving lighting solutions having worked with light sources, light fittings, LED modules & components and smart lighting controls.

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Bluetooth lighting – renaissance or another false dawn?

Fred Bass turns his investigative eye onto the uncertain world of Bluetooth-enabled lighting. When the first Bluetooth LED lamps were launched over five years ago, it felt a bit like they had taken the market by surprise, rather than ‘by storm’ – as many had expected. What had seemed like an excellent idea – after all, Bluetooth speakers were gaining traction, why …

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LED streetlighting: holy grail or unfit for purpose?

Its probably written into statute by now that whenever two lighters come together to share a soft drink, that the conversation MUST at some point turn to the state of UK streetlighting (and further abroad, obviously). I met Fred Bass over a glass of lemonade. He said: The advancements in LED quality, new smart controls …

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Lighting as a Service to enable circular economy

I bumped into Fred Bass at Futurebuild. The conversation, as it always does, came round to what was new in the business. Fred has just published a piece on Lighting as a Service (LaaS) on his website. Here it is, with his kind permission. Don’t forget to visit Bass Lighting once you’re done here. The …

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