John Bullock

John Bullock is the editor of The Light Review

Nigel Harvey Defends Climate Action

Nigel Harvey Defends his Climate Action

Here’s the backstory, just in case you missed it. Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight and passionate environmentalist was in Trafalgar Square on 7th Octrober 2019, taking part in an Extinction Rebellion action to draw attention to the inaction of the UK government to the unfolding climate crisis. On that afternoon, Nigel was arrested and charged …

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UNEDO: Launch of the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency

Bringing together governments and relevant networks and organizations, the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE) aims to provide a global impetus to initiatives related to the circular economy transition, resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production patterns, and inclusive and sustainable industrialization. GACERE has been established by the European Commission on behalf of …

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The Circular Economy doesn’t go far enough (and we’re not even there yet!)

Its that time of year for the annual chat with my insurance broker and finding out what’s been going on in his world over the last twelve months. And it’s not looking good. Like any casino economy, the insurance industry only offer games that ensure the house wins. There are two fronts that the insurers …

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Nigel Harvey: a GUILTY verdict is handed down

Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight and passionate climate activist was found guilty of causing obstruction during an Extinction Rebellion event in Trafalgar Square on 7th October 2019.The XR action was the first day of two weeks of action in London. The hearing, at the City of London magistrates court, dismissed his argument that his actions …

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Women in Lighting: The Global Gathering

The WIL Global Gathering event is an online event to celebrate International Women’s Day, the 2nd anniversary of the Women In Lighting (WIL) Project and to connect our growing network and community together.   All are welcome.   It features a selection of sessions themed as follows: Inspiration, Project, Action and Social. The event is divided into three parts to ensure that …

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Nigel Harvey, Recolight

Nigel Harvey: in a Conversation from the Green Edge

Every now and again it does the heart good just to have a chat with like-minded friends. Nigel and I have been having these conversations for years – its just that we’ve never bothered to record them before. Hopefully, this will be the first of many. . On Wednesday 17th February 2021, Nigel was found …

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Optaled: an introduction to the company

. John Bullock and Optaled owner Julian Birch talk about the story behind Optaled; where they came from and where they’re headed. . JB: What’s the story behind Optaled? Julian: Ten years ago, Versa Engineering was established to respond to a need that had been identified by Optelma (Julian was Sales Director there at the …

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Tamlite: lighting for hazardous areas

The first question has to be – what is a hazardous area? Guidance on what constitutes a Hazardous Area is published by the Health and Safety Executive. Its is not compulsory to follow the guidance, though doing so is normally enough to be operating within the law. HSE inspectors seek compliance with the law and …

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Spectral Case Report: Pangram, 27 Goswell Road

Transformation of a 1980s office building into vibrant new workspace . . IRIS by Spectral Lighting has been used extensively across all floors of the newly refurbished Panagram Building in London. With a desirable location in the lively Clerkenwell area, architect Buckley Gray Yeoman have brought a tired 1980s building right into the 21st Century with …

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An Introduction to Clevertronics

An Introduction to Clevertronics

Clevertronics is Australia’s market leader in the manufacture of emergency lighting – and now they’ve come to the UK. So what’s it like for a well-established and trusted brand in one half of the world to arrive as a newbie on the other half of the globe? We asked Craig Stead, UK Country Manager, and …

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LIT Design awards 2020: Lifetime Recipients announced

The Light Review is overjoyed that Sally Storey and Wout van Bommel have been recognised by the LIT judges for their career contribution to lighting. Well done, both. . The prestigious LIT Lighting Design Awards is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 “Lifetime Achievement” prizes have been awarded to Sally Storey in Lighting …

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Xicato: new 10-year guarantee on lumen and colour

The quality benchmark family of XCA, XTM LED light sources and XIM light engines set another precedence and further support today’s circular economy. . Xicato, the leading provider of smart building wireless controls and highest quality LED light sources, today announced its ground breaking line of LEDs with Corrected Cold Phosphor Technology®; the XCA, XTM …

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