John Bullock

John Bullock is the editor of The Light Review

3:30:300 – the conundrum for office lighting design

Most of us have been raised with the idea that the single aim for office lighting design is to reduce energy costs. Technological advances (the LED) and good product design (photometric performance) have helped with that goal. But there’s another metric in town, suggesting that W/m2 isn’t the whole story. In fact, it’s a very …

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Wellness: taking care of your circadian rhythm

Never mind those 10,000 steps, are you getting enough LIGHT in your diet? A new wearable sensor from Lys Technologies keeps a record of your daily light intake and lets you know where you’re going wrong. I visited BRE in Watford this week to take a look at the way that The Biophilic Office project …

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How to cheat: pricing emergency lighting

Can you price up 212 standard 3W non-maintained emergency downlighters? Best we can do so far is €??. OK? ” OK, no problem. Just a quick question, how long a warranty did you get?” “1 year.” “Can you send me the photometric data you’re looking to match?” “They don’t supply it” “Ours have a 5 …

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IoT: who ‘owns’ smart lighting?

The first LIA Technical Forum of the year was given over to a dicussion of the Internet of Things (IoT). But what was most interesting were the people who were providing the information. Is the lighting control sector ready to take control of smart lighting? And now for some text.

The Book Review: Chasing The Sun, by Linda Geddes

Linda Geddes’ new book explores the vital relationship between the sun and the human race suggests directions for improving our health and well-being. Designers of biodynamic lighting need to read this. Over a period of two hundred years, from the beginning of the 17th century, successive parliaments at Westminster passed over 5000 Acts of Enclosure, …

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The light on the workplace of the future

Villingen-Schwenningen, October 2018: The light on the workplace of the future Waldmann luminaires can be integrated in networked office environments The future belongs to fully-networked, customisable workstations. The right light here has a key role to play. Projects with the office furniture industry supplier Kesseböhmer and IT corporation Fujitsu demonstrate that Waldmann luminaires are already …

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Sustainable Light

Villingen-Schwenningen, March 2018: Sustainable Light Lighting with Cradle to Cradle® certification, for use in sustainable buildings In view of the growing scarcity of raw materials and the associated need for the construction sector to be aware and responsible about its use of resources, Waldmann has obtained the world’s first Cradle to Cradle® certification for an …

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The Lighting Tree

The UK lighting design community is rich in talent. The Lighting Tree is looking forward to introducing you to many of those people who make UK lighting design such a thrilling environment to work in. This is how it will work: At around one post per month, The Lighting Tree will feature a lighting designer …

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