John Bullock

John Bullock is the editor of The Light Review

Voltimum: Lighting Live, on 20th October 2021

The next edition of Voltimum’s Lighting Live happens on Wednesday 20th October, starting at 11am and running through until 4pm. This time around there are three headline topics: (11am) Circadian Lighting: presented by Neil Knowles, Creative Director of Elektra Lighting (1pm) OCTO Lighting control Principles: from Phil Duignan, OCTO Strategic Coordinator (3pm) and it all …

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RCL-LensVector

RCL and LensVector: Innovating the Future

A great conversation with Matthew Nourse of RCL and David Kriebel of Lensvector, talking about where we’ve been and where we might be heading. . Innovation breeds innovation – that’s just the way of it . . . it’s just great to be part of it. There are a couple of things here; half an …

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Circular Economy or Greenwash – who’s telling us the truth?

There is really only one conversation that’s worth having (apart from all the others, of course) and that is the one where we ask how we get out of this climate and natural resource crisis intact, with a way of living that’s still recognisable. The lighting industry has finally got hold of Circular Economy design …

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Dynamic Signage

Clevertronics: Dynamic Exit Signage

Steve Saville and I continue our conversation about all things to do with emergency lighting. And I have to say that this one came as a bit of a shock. I knew the technology behind dynamic emergency signage, but I wasn’t prepared for the evidence that Steve presents about the real and immediate need for …

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Improving the Rate of Streetlight Recycling

Recolight: Improving the Rate of Streetlight Recycling

The recycling figures for redundant streetlighting lanterns are embarrassingly low – Recolight is doing something to improve the situation. Recolight is doing some of it’s legendary outreach work to improve the collection of streetlighting lanterns. This podcast is all about what Recolight is offering – and I have to say that it all makes perfect …

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Philips: launch of 210lm/W filament lamps, but . . .

It was in Hong Kong at the 2016 International Lighting Fair where I saw my first LED filament lamp. Up to that point, the retro-fit LEDs available just weren’t (and still aren’t) hitting the visual and performance sweetspot. They were (are) less than attractive to look at and the use of the opal envelope seriously …

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The Real Dangers of Green Wash

The Real Dangers of Greenwash

We’ve had versions of greenwashing (def: making people believe that your company is doing more to protect the environment than it really is) ever since we realised that the environment needs protecting. And if we extend the definition to read ‘ . . . people and the environment . . .’ then we’ve had greenwashing …

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Recolight: high recycling rate in luminaires

. Recolight has commissioned a detailed analysis to assess the recyclability of waste luminaires.  The results show that over 83% of a typical batch of luminaires can be recycled. To perform the analysis, Recolight contracted SWEEEP Kuusakoski, based at Sittingbourne in Kent, to treat a mixed sample of 3 tonnes of luminaires to establish the …

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Its time to register for Strategies in Light 2021

We’re just a handful of weeks away from this year’s Strategies in Light conference, running online for the two days of 24 – 25 August. Originally planned for the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, the conference inevitably moved online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic . . . and that’s great news for all …

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RCL – Pandemic Marketing

The coronavirus pandemic has forced lighting companies to think seriously about how they get their product in font of potential specifiers. Just how do you do that when no one’s allowed to leave their own home, and even if you’re happy to travel, will there be designers and engineers at the other end of the …

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