John Bullock

John Bullock is the editor of The Light Review

The Circular Economy – but how will it work?

Lighting manufacturers are rightly embracing the principles of the Circular Economy and we’re looking forward to seeing lots of new product at Frankfurt L+B in March. But what will it mean in practice? More to the point, what difference will it make? The principle of The Circular Economy The age-old idea of making a product …

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Slow Design: why risk flygskam when you can tågskryt

The Light Review finished 2019 with a couple of pieces on Slow Design (add links). Its one of those philosophical ideas that can bring great enormous benefit to our well-being – and our collective mental health, provided we can find ways to make it work. If you haven’t yet read the previous pieces, what Slow …

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Recolight welcomes Defra decision to require retailers to collect waste electricals and lamps.

Defra ( The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) have now confirmed that from the end of 2020, most retailers will be required to provide in-store WEEE takeback.  The new requirement will apply to all retailers and wholesalers with annual sales of electrical items above £100,000.   Online retailers without physical retail premises, and retailers …

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The Lighting Tree

The Lighting Tree: Alison Gallagher

Alison is a senior lighting designer with Arup, London. She has also served on the national committee of the Young Lighting Professionals (ILP) as the Architectural Lighting Representative What was the fascination with lighting that drew you to into this career? Like many in the industry, I entered the world of lighting by chance rather …

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EDA announces new President

CEF Director of Operations, Chris Ashworth, has taken over as President of the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) following the resignation of Chris Gibson from his role as Projects Director at Rexel UK Ltd. Chris Gibson began his two-year tenure as EDA President in March 2019 but his decision to leave his role means he relinquishes …

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Urbis Schréder: Taking Control

We have been speaking in this series about where Public Realm lighting has come from and where we think its heading. So far, we haven’t mentioned the thing that’s made the single biggest difference to the way that Public Realm lighting works . . . that’s the way that its controlled. It used to be …

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Recolight Conference: Lighting and the Circular Economy

Transformation to a circular economy is increasingly being seen as essential if manufacturing is to be sustainable.  This will become ever more important as demand for resources rises, and energy costs increase. With changes to legislation, lighting producers should start considering how some of the principles might be included in the products they design and …

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Women in Lighting: in conversation with Sharon Stammers

I sat down for a Skype conversation with Sharon Stammers to look back on an amazing year for Women in Lighting. Having launched (symbolically) on International women’s Day (8th March), WiL has made stunning progress, despite running on a shoestring and with only three people looking after the shop. I asked Sharon for a quote. …

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