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John Bullock is the editor of The Light Review

MEPS (minimum energy performance standards) don’t perform for us. But we need to tell the Powers . . .

We’re all lighting people here and we know how to save energy – after all, we’ve been doing it for years. So if you ever wanted to codify a method of continued energy reduction, say following a global conference when our government has committed us to all sorts of targets, what would you do? I’ll …

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Review: Drivers for Change webinar from Age of Light Innovation Group

Drivers for Change was held on Thursday 9th December to look at the areas within lighting specification that we need to look at and improve if we’re ever going to Build Back Better. Disclosure: this isn’t going to be the most objective of reviews, given that I chaired the discussion, though I hope that there …

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LIT Awards 2021: UK Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award – Product Design Tony Lawrence of Concord by Sylvania With a career of over 50 years in Lighting Product Design, Tony Lawrence has been working since April 1969 at Concord Lighting part of the Sylvania Lighting group. He has been designing products that brought accent lighting to the high streets, art galleries, …

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How dangerous is BS EN 12464-1:2021 for Good Lighting?

Here at The Light Review we’ve had to reach for the dictionary to check on the meaning of the word ‘dichotomy’ – because I suspect that we’ve got one. DICHOTOMY (noun): a division or contrast between two things that are represented as being opposed or entirely different. The lighting industry has spent many years waging …

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Drivers for Change: our list of speakers

An online EVENT organised by Age of Light Innovationson Thursday 9th December, from 4pm – 5.30pm Register for Drivers for Change here “If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you …

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Drivers for Change: the Bigger Picture

An online EVENT organised by Age of Light Innovationson Thursday 9th December, from 4pm – 5.30pm Register for Drivers for Change here “If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you …

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Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation

The COP26 circus has dropped its big tent and the acrobats, jugglers and clowns are getting a new script (same as the old script) ready for their next funking performance at COP27 – One Step Beyond! in Egypt next year. The fun crew has left behind a few handbills promising some of the attractions heading …

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Drivers for Change: lighting for people, planet and profit

An online EVENT organised by Age of Light Innovationson Thursday 9th December, from 4pm – 5.30pm Register for Drivers for Change here “If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you …

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What will Remanufacture look like – and how will it help the Climate emergency?

I recently provided an overview on the progress being made to develop a lighting specific version of BS8887 (Recolight webinar: Designing sustainable luminaires), the BSI standard that is being developed to demonstrate a practical platform for used / obsolete equipment to be re-purposed and returned to active service. I’ve been asked since then to describe …

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Putting the Circular into the Economy

I’ve made the point elsewhere that you can’t just make a ‘circular economy’ light fixture; you have to enable a circular economy process. Much of the current conversation still revolves around the original manufacturer being able to provide an upgrade or refurbishment of their own fixtures, but that’s nowhere near good enough to handle the …

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Targetti: introducing the new CCTEvo family

Targetti has announced a major step-up from it’s popular CCTLed downlights. The CCTLed range has been well known for many years, providing a range of downlight functionality that designers look for in order to satisfy the wide variety of project lighting needs. . Targetti’s CCTEvo takes that functionality to an entirely new level. The clue …

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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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