John Bullock

John Bullock is the editor of The Light Review

Its time to register for Strategies in Light 2021

We’re just a handful of weeks away from this year’s Strategies in Light conference, running online for the two days of 24 – 25 August. Originally planned for the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, the conference inevitably moved online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic . . . and that’s great news for all …

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RCL – Pandemic Marketing

The coronavirus pandemic has forced lighting companies to think seriously about how they get their product in font of potential specifiers. Just how do you do that when no one’s allowed to leave their own home, and even if you’re happy to travel, will there be designers and engineers at the other end of the …

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Gaming the climate emergency: how much time do we have?

Yesterday upon the stair, I met a climate emergency that wasn’t there; It wasn’t there again today. I wish that climate emergency would go away. after William Hughes Mearns We prevaricate; we kick it into the long grass; we hedge; we pass by on the other side; we shilly-shally; we look the other way; we …

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Tamlite: the logistics of Industrial Lighting

We’ve come to associate logistics with the movement of goods but before the word was blazoned across truck fleets up and down the country there was a much wider definition of the word, and one that could be far more useful than simply tracking a pallet of supplies around the motorway network. Logistics as ‘the …

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European Environmental Bureau challenge Signify’s contradictory claims

Last week The Light Review published Signify: a response to EEB greenwash claims that responded to EEB’s Higher bills for millions as EU lets lighting firms milk old technology article. Here is EEB’s response. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) followed up Signify’s (formerly Philips Lighting) response by stating that the organisation is still failing to …

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Signify: response to EEB greenwash claims

Last week, The Light Review published a review of an online article by the European Environmental Bureau that accused Signify of engaging in greenwashing by promoting the sale of less efficient, toxic, fluorescent lamps while at the same time heavily promoting the use of LED technology. We asked Signify for a reply. Here it is: …

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Signify eco-claims slammed by European Environmental Bureau: greenwashing claims

European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has published an article on its website titled “Higher bills for millions as EU lighting firms milk old technology” . With a strapline claiming ‘wasteful lamps treated as “cash engine” by Signify, despite green claims’ the article (dated 9th July 2021) queries Signify’s claims to be an ‘environmental champion’ given that …

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Xicato

Xicato: Welcome to 2.0 – Moving Forward

. This is the third in our series of podcasts with Xicato – and here we’re looking at the latest developments within the company’s product offerings. Designated as Xicato 2.0, the company has expanded its range of LED sources, especially by moving into the field of linear LED. And there’s also a new controls platform …

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Ruth Kelly Waskett in conversation

Ruth Kelly Waskett: SLL President in Conversation

Congratulations are due to Ruth for taking on the role of President of SLL. We’re by no means out of the coronavirus restrictions but I hope we’ll all be able to get together in the same physical space sometime before she find herself handing on the gong to the NEXT President! Strange times, indeed. I …

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ILP: in search of a new CEO

The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) has released the following statement today: Tracey White to stand down as Chief Executive Officer of the ILP later this year. After three years in post, Tracey White is relocating abroad and will work on new projects from a distance. Commenting on Tracey’s decision, Anthony Smith, ILP President, said …

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Clevertronics: Responsibility and Competence

The latest in our series of conversations with Steve Saville of Clevertronics – and what a blockbuster this one turned out to be. What does the Responsible Person need to know when it comes to developing a strategy for an emergency lighting scheme? And what does that have to do with Competence. This is a …

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