John Bullock

John Bullock is the editor of The Light Review

ILP: new CPD programme announced

Latest educational CPD sessions to help the lighting community announced by the ILP. The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) has revealed plans for the coming weeks to provide hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for lighting engineers, designers, students and consultants. All the events will be held online and cover a range of lighting topics. …

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Build Back Better Awards

The Build Back Better Awards

We first heard the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ in 2015, as a UN response to a series of natural disasters around the world. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) titled their consultative document ‘Build Back Better in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction‘. The UNISDR aim is for onward development to be constructed robustly …

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Tamlite: Light is for learning . . .

. At  the  time  of  writing  (Spring  2021)  the  Big  Conversation  is  all  about  getting  our  children  back  to school  safely and  getting  their  education  back  on-stream  after  a  lost  year  caused  by  the  Covid-19 pandemic.  But  what  do  we  mean  by  ‘education’  in  this  context?  Is  it  just  a  case  of  filling  heads  with …

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ILP: Stop Press! A straightforward way for ILP members to apply for CSCS cards

Most people in construction are familiar with Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. It’s the card that provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site. In most cases applicants are required to achieve a recognised construction related qualification (usually an NVQ or …

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Book Review: Under a White Sky

There are those who walk among us who don’t worry about the climate crisis. They believe that Science has the answers – which is a bit worrying, because not even Science is happy with the answers that it thinks it might have. ‘Under a White Sky’ is the latest book from Elizabeth Kolbert, journalist and …

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National Trust maps out climate threat to coast, countryside and it’s historic places

You might want to show this to your children and grandchildren, because this is their future unless we get our act together. . On a scale of 1 to 5 (blue represents low risk; red represents highest risk) this is the first map of its kind to plot data in this way, helping the National …

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Xicato: and a Conversation with Julie O’Reilly of Sutton Vane Associates

This is a conversation about quality – about where Good Lighting comes from, the knowledge and experience that necessarily lies behind it – and the technology that is embedded within it. Sutton Vane Associates has an enviable track record when it comes to producing lighting design of superb quality. And when we spend so much …

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OSRAM: talking about Performance

This series of articles will look at the factors that influence the specification of lighting product, LED tapes and strips, in particular. We’ll be looking at reliability, cost and performance as being the three most important considerations for specifiers, installers and users. And we’ll also be investigating what each of those factors actually means  when …

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