John Bullock

John Bullock is the editor of The Light Review

Slow Design: an introduction

At PLDC 2019, in Rotterdam, the audience was introduced to the principle of ‘slow design’. Dr. Amardeep Dugar, ably assisted by David Gilbey of NDYLight (standing in for Jane Slade, Specification Sales Manager for Speclines) drew us into the benefits of slow design environments that aim to provide deep satisfaction of human needs, while balancing …

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Urbis Schréder: the new public realm lighting.

Look through the product range of any major manufacturer engaged in highway lighting and there are ranges that you expect to see – you’d be disappointed if they weren’t there . . . lighting for motorways, highways, major roads, minor roads, bridges and underpasses. In other words, all those vehicular routes that fit neatly into …

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Light a London Landmark: the winner is announced

It was way past sunset, but if Terry and Julie were making their way to Waterloo Station last night they may have wondered what Paradise had been visited onto The National Theatre. Martin Professional took over the western elevation of the building to celebrate the finalists and ultimate winner of the light a London Landmark …

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Budget LED luminaires: when things go wrong . . . or not

I want to tell you a story . . . It started with a typical LinkedIn post – full of outrage and ‘what’s-going-on-ery’. But when I got wrapped into the discussion I decided it was high time to find out exactly ‘what’s going on’. Here’s how our tale unfolds: A school in the north of …

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EDA: 2019 state-of-the-sector research findings – worth reading

Research released by the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) shows that in-person support offered by wholesaler trade counter teams is still a highly valued resource for electrician and contractor customers, despite the proliferation of e-commerce channels. This is just one of the findings in the EDA’s Sector Survey 2019, the Association’s latest piece of substantial research. …

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SLL Lightbytes 2019-2020: People|Space|Time|Place

The new season of SLL Lightbytes began in Birmingham at the beginning of October. Joining the regular presenters of Richard Caple (Thorlux), Graeme Shaw (Zumtobel) and Roger Sexton (Xicato) is Dr. Eleanora Brembilla, a Research Associate at Loughborough University, studying advanced building daylight modelling. And the chosen topic warrants her kind of knowledge because this …

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