John Bullock

John Bullock is the editor of The Light Review

Recolight: welcomes Environmental Audit Committee WEEE report recommendations for online marketplaces

Recolight welcomes environmental audit committee WEEE report recommendations for online marketplaces The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has today published a report into the UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling system.  The report is particularly critical of the lack of regulation of online marketplaces, and makes several key recommendations. The EAC took evidence from …

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Recolight: Recovering Gallium from waste LEDs

Recolight reports: a Research project has been launched to recover Gallium from waste LED lamps . A consortium of six companies and institutions has been formed to research practical methods of recovering gallium when LED lamps are recycled. The consortium comprises Recolight, HSSMI, S2S Electronics, Envaqua, E.C. Williams, and The Institute of Material Finishing (IMF).  …

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LIA: new Photometry Testing Service

Where would we be without decent photometric testing? Actually – where would we be without photometric testing that understands and interprets the vagaries of luminaire tolerances and computer-based lighting design calculations? Welcome to the world of the Lighting Industry Association and a new Photometric Testing Service that addresses the needs of the real world. Richard …

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Clevertronics webinar – Right Questions; Right Spec.; Right Outcome:

Many years ago, right at the start of my career as an independent lighting designer, one of my first clients was Vaux Breweries, in Sunderland. Just the thing for a young lighting designer based in Chiswick. Working on the refurbishment of a pub with a huge dance hall to the rear, it was my first …

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Circular Economy: defining ‘end of life’

The old mind-set of make+use+throw away says quite clearly what ‘end of life’ means. It says that, for whatever reason, the end-user has had enough of whatever it is and has decided to get rid. It’s an attitude that we’re working hard to get away from. Its also a process where ‘end of life’ doesn’t …

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Stay healthy if you’re working from home

I was introduced to Lys Technologies a couple of years ago, when we were looking at the Biophilic Office project that was being run at the Building Research Establishment in Watford. Back in February 2019 I was walking around with a wearable sensor from Lys. It was recording my ‘Light Diet’ and I have to …

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Recolight: End-of-Life Luminaires: a panel discussion

. The discussion continues around the question of what to do with luminaires once they are no longer required. Recolight’s latest panel discussion happens on Tuesday 1st December with a panel overflowing with talent and experience . . . In the second Recolight online discussion we’ll explore the options for luminaries at the end of …

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Footfall Lighting: at Marlborough College

. This famous school wanted to light up its impressive main entrance of the Memorial Hall in a dramatic way while avoiding light pollution. Footfall measured the areas to be illuminated by LED handrails and supplied the school with lighting simulations that demonstrated the required illuminance levels, an exercise that included a handrail required to …

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Book Review: real-world experiences with electric cars – We Bought One!

With the news that Bentley will only be producing electric vehicles from 2030, we all know what’ll be in our letter to Santa that Christmas! But for those with more modest expectations it’s not always easy to get hold of decent information about what its like to run an electric car – or motorbike! My …

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