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09 Comment Editor, Gill Anderson looks forward to the year ahead
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25 Hype and hypocrisy?
A hard hitting opinion on domination by LED 29 Keeping up standards Reacting to emerging standards to secure a prosperous future
commercial lighting 37 News 39 Alive & kicking
Couldn’t make it to Luxlive? Here’s TL’s round up of what you missed
specialist lighting 53 News 55 Roll up, roll up Blackpool Illuminations’ centenary celebrations
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It seems so long ago now since we all congregated on the first frosty morning of the winter at Earls Court for LuxLive. It was lovely to see everyone and hear about all of the latest developments – as well as meeting lots of new like-minded people. As we all stood shivering over our early coffee, someone noted that historically, lighting shows were hotter than hell, and manning a stand was akin to spending the day in a sauna – but not any more. A few years ago, you could reckon on getting a decent tan at a lighting show. Nowadays, the ambience is decidedly cooler thanks to the massed ranks of LEDs on display. I never thought I’d say it, but, an inefficient, heat producing incandescent or two would have been much appreciated, and would have had us all congregating, moth-like, to share in the warmth. I admit it’s odd to start the year with a retrospective (that’s what New Year’s Eve TV is for, isn’t it?), but 2012 was a big anniversary, not just for HRH, but also for one of our British institutions – Blackpool Illuminations. On investigation, it seems the lights have actually been enjoyed in the town for 115 years, but the early versions (to celebrate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee) consisting of lit trams and eight enormous spotlights sited on public building facades apparently don’t count towards the centenery. I’ve never seen Blackpool ‘dressed for best’, and I admit to regretting the missed opportunity in this, its centenary year. After all, anything that’s stood the test of time and is now more popular than a century ago must be worth a trip north. It’s big business too – originally designed to extend the summer season to help local tradesmen, the Illuminations now draw more than 3.5 million visitors to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at the million-plus lights of display. Do yourself a favour, and mark it on the calendar for the coming summer’s end – I’m planning to so I may even bump into you there. Right, on to 2013, and what a year it promises to be – there are more exhibitions planned than ever before, and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of exciting new developments in LED and OLED technology to keep us all spellbound. Here at TL, we’ll be doing our best to keep you updated on all of the latest events, projects and news from the industry. A very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you, from all of us here at TL. Gill Anderson Editor
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Light Expo 16-18 January 2013 Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
The judges for the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards have been confirmed ahead of the ceremony on 5 February 2013, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
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Interiors UK 22-25 January 2013 NEC, Birmingham www.events.ubm.com
Ecobuild 5-7 March 2013 ExCeL, London www.ecobuild.co.uk
Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Spring edition 6-9 April 2013 HK Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong www.hktdc.com
Prolight+Sound 10-13 April 2013 Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany www.pls.messefrankfurt.com
Light+Building 21-26 April 2013 Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany www.light-building.
The panel consists of: Paddy Conaghan, Hoare Lea Kevin Kelly, Dublin Institute of Technology Graham Manly OBE, Gratte Brothers Group Ltd Peter Rickaby, Rickaby Thompson Foroutan Parand, URS Global John Field, TEAM David Vincent, David Vincent & Associates Susie Diamond, Inkling LLP Jeff House, BAXI Commercial Division The CIBSE Awards are designed to involve clients and the full supply chain, as well as giving recognition to the role of building services engineers, and reward the best performance, innovation and practice. Andy Ford, immediate past president of CIBSE said: ‘Because we are rewarding actual, rather than intended building performance, the rigor and data capture required is exceptional. Judging is extremely difficult and we are fully aware we are asking entrants to crawl all over buildings and measure and interrogate performance, long after the ribbons have been cut. But it is this rigor which makes it possible for our industry to demonstrate added value and return on investment.’ The announcement follows October’s CIBSE conference, where measuring building performance, the life cycle of a building from design to destruction, data capture and energy efficiency were widely discussed.
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A little light reading In celebration of the centenary of Blackpool’s famous late summer illuminations, Vanessa Toulmin has produced a wonderful book that charts the last 100 years in glorious imagery. Blackpool Illuminations: The Greatest Free Light Show on Earth is available now, and readers of TL can get a copy at the discounted price of £20, plus £3 p&p. For more information, contact Carl Carrington on 01253 476242.
Holman in the chair The lighting control group of ESTA (Energy Service and Technology Association) has elected Helen Holman as its new chairperson. The group aims to raise the profile of lighting control and awareness about some of the grants available for installation. It is also conducting market research to assess the current knowledge about the subject with a view to setting up and running workshops and other training.Holman, a marketing manager for Hager, commented: ‘Lighting control is becoming increasingly important in our industry, to save organisations energy and cost. With revisions in Part L for 2013 expected to take a more holistic approach using a new measure called LENI, the importance of lighting control is set to soar.’
APPOINTMENTS MHA Lighting has welcomed two new starters to strengthen its sales and communication teams. Jim Williams joins the company as regional business manager for the northern region, bringing with him 20 years’ experience within the lighting industry, with Thorn, Coughtrie and Dialight. The company has also appointed Anthony Monks as senior communications executive. Monks’ experience includes roles with Airbus UK, Lancashire County Council’s Brussels office and Advanced Computer Software Group.
Lightworks has welcomed Mark Ingram to the company as director of specification sales. Ingram has experience in both the design and commercial sectors of the industry having spent the past 16 years with Zumtobel, working on a broad range of both interior and exterior projects, including, most recently, heading up BEGA.
Optelma Lighting has announced the appointment of Leigh Johnson, BA (Hons) Industrial Design, as commercial and design director. Johnson has more than 25 years’ professional experience in design consultancy and the lighting industry, and has worked for ETAP, Marlin, Illuma and, most recently, Hoare Lea Lighting. In his new role, he will manage the manufacturing arm of Optelma, based at the company’s new manufacturing facility in Rooksbridge, Somerset, where production and assembly are carried out.
Mark Tilbury has taken over as southern area sales manager at The Wandsworth Group, with responsibility for healthcare technology, wiring and lighting accessories ranges. A qualified member of The Institute of Lighting Engineers, Tilbury brings more than 30 years’ experience in the electrical sector to Wandsworth, much of it in the lighting market. He has wide-ranging experience of product development and has been involved in bringing electrical products to the UK from overseas and ensuring that they reach certified UK manufacturing standards.
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He’s talented, focused, articulate and has a toothpaste-wide stripe of design talent running right through him. This month, TL catches up with Jake Dyson to find out about his work, his life, and his desire to create award-winning lighting products fter studying industrial design at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Dyson began designing retail interiors, working on shops, cafes and clubs. Purchasing a mill and lathe, he set up his own workshop and started experimenting with developing products before setting up his own company in 2004, based in Clerkenwell, London. Although he certainly doesn’t trade on it, the Dyson name is now so famous that it would be odd not to mention that Jake is the son of James Dyson – of innovative household appliance design fame. In his own words, Dyson is: ‘frustrated and frequently dissatisfied; reasonably intense; quite particular about design and detail, which filters through to the passion he has for decorating homes; not afraid of a challenge or taking risks in designing products.’ So what can we expect from the talented Dyson junior?
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‘Some people call me a workaholic but in truth, apart from my family, the only thing I am truly hooked on and the only thing that excites me is my work.’
Where did your interest in design stem from? Were you brought up in a particularly artistic or creative atmosphere?
Do you think that the UK’s young lighting design talent gets enough support from British companies to allow them to become successful in their own right? If not, what more could be done for them?
Yes, my mother is a painter and my father is a designer. At school, design was the only thing I was good at and enjoyed, other than sport.
It’s evident that young British designers are being invited to design lights for large Italian manufacturers, such as Flos, and this is encouraging. But on the whole, there aren’t many British companies that specialise in this market. I’m not aware of any British company that supports lighting designers: I think you may have to look to Italy for that! I believe that more could be done to improve the technology of lighting, rather than producing aesthetically pleasing objects. There’s too much variety in the form of a light, but not with improved technology.
Where did you learn your trade? Through studying product design at Central St Martins, and then working on interior design projects, designing mechanical furniture. I went on to gain experience working with two companies – Cock and Hen, and then Dyson for two years, before feeling the need to branch out on my own. I spent four years experimenting and designing my own products, leading to the ceiling fan and then Motorlight Floor.
You founded your company in 2004; what were you working on back then?
Do you have a ‘one to watch’ from the current crop of lighting designers?
We know you started out in retail design, which of course involves a strong sense of theatre. Do you think that’s where your interest in lighting stems from?
I have not one, but three! I admire Beau McClellan and Jason Bruges for their ability to experiment with technology within lighting installations. There is also an outstanding artist, Kumiya Yamashita, who uses light thrown across objects, producing images with shadows. However, if you’re talking about designing lighting fittings, Richard Sapper and the Castiglioni brothers get my vote.
Yes, I also designed two of my own houses, where I discovered that lighting can take a space into a different dimension.
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A ceiling fan, which then developed into designing an uplighter called the Motorlight Floor.
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with Jason Bruges in the New Year, which you may find interesting. In the meantime, how do you feel about the incredible speed of take up of the LED - saviour of the 21st century, or a monstrosity? Saviour! The LED has become one of the most energy efficient light sources available. LED’s now have the power and cost to become accessible lighting sources, and I am convinced that further developments in the technology will improve them beyond reach.
What about the emphasis put on them, in some instances to the exclusion of all other light sources? Are you happy to design using only LEDs or do you still find the need to experiment with a variety of light sources? I can only justify designing with LED’s currently. OLED technology is about eight years away from being considered, or introduced into lighting. It seems backward to design a product incorporating an old lamp source.
You mentioned that you’d designed your own homes. What do you feel is the most important element of lighting a domestic interior, and is that necessarily the same for a commercial job? The most important element is the quality of light emitted to perform the function required, using the least amount of electricity incorporated with the longest life. Obviously
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the visual appearance has to be acceptable across both domestic and commercial installations; it has to be discreet and timeless.
So how did you approach designing your first light fitting? By innovating and making sure everything about the product was novel, including experimenting with new mechanics, functions and technology.
And what about tackling a new project – can you take us through the process? The incentive to design a product is derived from recognising whether a product can be improved, or to try and achieve something that has never been done. There is an element of research involved to find out the relevant market competition and the commercial viability of a product. I then go head on in to experiment and make an idea work, sometimes consulting experts within the relevant technology fields. Once my concept has been proven to work, I then set about designing a functional and practical product. This product would then be prototyped and tested, to account for all possible events of failure according to human interaction and to prove its life durability. Once I’m satisfied that the product is well engineered and performs to its expectations, I turn my attentions to the detail of design, in order to ensure that the product is beautiful and minimal. I set up a supply chain to commence the manufacturing processes. This is the most critical stage of design, as the consistency and quality of the parts produced and the assembly of the product determine whether it is desirable, sellable and successful.
Can you tell us what you’re currently working on? Sorry, it’s top secret!
Shame! So what innovations in the world of lighting currently excite you? Wireless control systems, compact fittings and increasing LED life!
I think I know the answer, but in your opinion – and you can only choose one - what’s the best light source currently available? LEDs.
And what lighting technology would you like to see developing further or faster? It has to be increasing the power of a single LED chip. Additionally, I’d like to see more accessible, universal driver equipment, to control light wirelessly.
On a slightly more personal note, can you tell us who, or what inspires you? Scientists who create breakthroughs in technology, which can then be applied to a number of applications or used in groundbreaking products. For example, the ‘sea snake’ wave-power machine built by Pelamis – it could be miniaturised for use in rivers. I designed a water-powered generator, inspired by scientists who laid hundreds of miles of netting high in the mountains of Chile. Every morning a mist rolled in through the mountains and the netting acted like a spider’s web, catching the moisture in the mist and turning it into water droplets, which provided the villagers below with thousands of gallons of water daily. This gave me the idea of harnessing the gravitational flow of water to generate electricity.
What makes you tick? Being able to see the working mechanics of a product, I have never understood why people hide it!
Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years’ time? I would still want to be designing and manufacturing products, and I hope that my products continue to sell as well as they do now.
If you had to change careers now, would you like to do? I’ve always been interested in architecture, and I am equally fascinated by the technology and refinement involved in Formula One cars.
Perhaps a race driver who designs his own cars then ...?
Dyson and his team unveiled CSYS at designjunction last September. CSYS Tall is an LED floor-standing task light with an articulation system, which allows it to be manipulated through three axes in order to shine light precisely where it’s needed.
So, what’s a typical day at the office? It’s 75 per cent dealing with business and sales / 25 per cent designing. I need to reverse these figures!
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Bringing hue home Available exclusively from Apple stores, Philips has unveiled hue, a smart web-enabled LED home lighting system, signaling a new era in home. It allows the user to create and control the light using either a smart phone or tablet. Bringing endless possibilities to help users get creative and personalise their domestic lighting to suit their lifestyle, the starter pack includes three LED lamps that simply screw into existing fittings, and a bridge that is plugged into a home Wi-Fi router. Users can then download the hue app to start experiencing light in a completely new way. The intuitive app allows remote control of home lighting for security, personalisation though custom settings and program timers to help manage daily schedules, all through the convenience of a smart device. The system is upgradeable, with the potential for more features to be downloaded in the future. The app features expert LightRecipes: four preprogrammed lighting settings based on Philips’ research around the biological effects that lighting has on the body. Jeroen de Waal, head of marketing & strategy commented: ‘Philips hue is a game-changer in lighting – a completely new way to experience and interact with light. In the way phones, media and entertainment have been revolutionised by digital technology, now we can also personalise light and enjoy limitless applications.’ In home tests, users highlighted the fact they could control their lighting from outside the home as a feature they most appreciated.
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REVOLUTIONARY EVOLUTION The lighting system at France’s natural history museum has been renovated to include SeaChanger’s Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) Colour Engines. ‘The Grande Galerie de l’Evolution of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris has origins dating back more than 375 years. Its previous lighting system had extremely high maintenance and daily use costs’, explained Pierre de Cazenove, head of operations and exhibit planning. The move to SeaChanger LEP is part of the museum’s effort to conserve energy and use long-lasting light sources that won’t harm delicate artifacts. SeaChanger’s colour engine, designed for use with ETC Source Four optical components, provides professional lighting for theaters, museums and architectural installations around the world. The LEP can crisply illuminate specific pieces from throw distances of 35m, a range not reachable by LED products without significant loss of illumination. The SeaChanger Plasma’s light source puts out low ultraviolet and infrared light that doesn’t damage the displays, and its energy-efficient plasma source reduces energy consumption and heat load, a necessity when displaying artifacts dating back to the 1600s. ‘Light emitting plasma is a real alternative to conventional light sources: halogen, LED or discharge lamps,’ commented Jean Louis Pernette of distributor, AVAB. ‘The compromise between light output, power used and lamp life is unique and perfectly meets the museum’s specifications.’ The museum already illuminates some of its biggest attractions with SeaChanger LEP, including its caravan of African animals and a whale skeleton. The conversion will continue over the coming months, and when complete, annual savings of £23,000 should be achieved due to infrequent re-lamping and reduction of electricity consumption.
Illuminotronica sell out Enthusiasm, shared interests and ideas plus optimism for the future were the key aspects of Illuminotronica’s success. The first Italian show dedicated to solid state lighting proved to be a fundamental point of reference for companies and operators in the lighting sector interested in knowing both market state-of-the-art and new business opportunities for
‘Made in Italy’ LED lighting solutions. The show was successful beyond expectations, not only for the number of attendees (more than 3,100), but also for the quality level of visitors to the conferences or exhibiting area. Organisers have just released the date & venue for 2013’s event – 10-12 October in Padua.
The recent Light India exhibition at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, received strong support from the Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Builders Association of India, Council of Architecture, Central Public Works Department and Global Lighting Association. With an emphasis on green and energy efficient lighting technology, the exhibition hosted 187 exhibitors from China, Germany, India, Italy and the US. Spread across six halls, covering an area of 13,800 sq m, it attracted 16,486 visitors, exceeding the exhibitors’ expectation in terms of visitor quality. Raj Manek, MD of Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India said: ‘My interaction with the fair’s attendees made it clear that we have established what is bound to become one of the most influential fairs for India’s lighting industry. We have already received interest for the next edition in 2014.’
Zhaga-certified performance Megaman’s TECOH CFx twist-lock LED light engines has been Zhaga-certified, and with up to 2000 lumens, is now Zhaga Interface specification Book2 certified. MD, Fred Bass commented: ‘Zhaga creates specifications that enable interchangeability of LED light sources made by different manufacturers. As the first range of Megaman Zhaga-certified LED light engines, TECOH CFx gives professional buyers of light engines and luminaires increased confidence that the light engines are easily replaceable and commercially available.’
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Dutch courage A new departure for TL, as we head across the North Sea to the land of bicycles and bulbs this month to visit Integrated Systems Europe – ISE 2013 Giving the visitors what they want
aunched nine years ago, ISE is the place for AV and electronic systems integration professionals to congregate. The show hosts a series of networking and educational events designed to appeal to all areas of the industry. And it’s not just AV, the lighting element is growing strongly too, as Dan Goldstein, explained: ‘We have never actively courted the lighting industry in the development of Integrated Systems Europe since the show began in Geneva in 2004. The core of the show was always AV technology in commercial and residential environments, and if lighting got a look-in at all, it was really only in terms of control and automation. ‘However, over the years we have seen lighting manufacturers coming to our show in ever-increasing numbers. After they’ve tried ISE for the first time, they tend to stay with us. What attracts them is a combination of two things: technological evolution and the nature of the ISE audience, which is very adept at keeping pace with that evolution.’ In order to continue to attract a wider audience, new recruit conference & events manager, Marieke Bouman has been putting together a pre-show events programme – the first of which is the inaugural ISE Smart Building conference. To be held on Monday 28 January, the conference is part of a broader initiative aimed at placing AV and electronic systems integration at the heart of discussions on the future shape of Europe’s construction industry.
‘The message from our post-show questionnaire in 2012 was unequivocal – our attendees want to see more building automation, energy management and related technologies on our show floor, and these are the areas where they see the greatest future growth potential for their businesses,’ explained ISE MD, Mike Blackman. ‘By launching our Smart Building conference on the eve of ISE 2013, we aim to ensure that as these technologies become more significant to our industry, our attendees have the market intelligence and technical expertise they need to embrace their opportunity. ‘Our aim is to ensure that the conference is not just a talking shop about ‘green AV. As building automation and energy management become more important in the design and sustainability of both commercial and residential buildings, it is vital that we hear the voices of all those involved in their development – including architects, design consultants, developers, electrical contractors and more. ‘The conference will give all these groups the opportunity to discuss the big issues alongside representatives from our core AV and systems integration communities:
manufacturers, distributors, integrators and institutional end-customers.’ To accompany the conference, the show floor will have its own ‘Smart Building @ ISE’ area in Hall 7. Commenting on the role of lighting within the building sector, Goldstein said: ‘In terms of technological change, video content is now being used as a source of illumination in a wide variety of applications, from hotel lobbies and retail shops to entertainment spaces such as theatres and visitor attractions. At the same time, the lighting industry’s relentless move toward LED technology has given a new impetus to the use of coloured light in what would historically be white-light applications, and customers who have an AV background are finding they have a sought-after skill set in places where colour is now on the table in terms of the building design. Finally, with energy costs still rising, the integration of lighting control into the broader arena of building management is gathering pace - for the control of lighting to be implemented separately from other systems is now becoming the exception, rather than the rule.’
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Breakfast with experts InfoComm’s Future Trends Summit will provide intelligence on markets, technologies and customer needs. The Summit will be divided into three distinct segments: Future Customer Needs; Future of the AV Business and Market; and Future of AV Technologies. Another addition is a breakfast briefing organised by The Screen, the chief forum for digital out-of-home and digital signage industries in the UK. Taking place on 30 January, From Roadside to Retail will assess the key drivers behind digital signage’s development in both the out-of-home advertising and retail markets. Both joint-venture owners of ISE, CEDIA and InfoComm International will again power the Education Zone.
MegaPixel host Adding a further attraction, ISE has announced the launch of the MegaPixel Summit at the Amsterdam RAI on 28-29 January. ‘Over the past couple of years, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of ISE exhibitors offering display solutions that are above full HD resolution,’ commented MD, Mike Blackman. ‘The potential of these technologies is enormous, but these are complex systems and many industry professionals are enduring a steep learning curve while implementing them.Each session will comprise five 30-minute segments, and delegates may choose to attend one, two or three sessions. Blackman concludes: ‘The MegaPixel Summit will be our first opportunity to work with Insight Media and, given their track record of producing industry-leading events at InfoComm (the Projection Summit for 12 years and 3D Comm for two years), we are confident they will produce a must-attend conference for ISE 2013.’ Rounding off, Goldstein explained why he believes lighting professionals should make the trip to Amsterdam: ‘What all the above trends have in common is convergence - areas of technology that were previously isolated from one another are now becoming irrevocably interconnected. As a result of this, ISE’s audience is also evolving. More and more lighting designers and other lighting industry stakeholders are finding that the show offers them fresh inspiration and exciting new applications of video, LED and control technology that they would not find elsewhere. ‘Lighting industry professionals keen to stay at the cutting edge of technological development should definitely make space in their diaries for ISE 2013.’
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Offering free shuttle services. ISE has got together with a large number of Amsterdam’s hotels in order to offer exhibitors and visitors specially discounted rates on hotel bookings for the event. Room rates range from around 100 250 euros - but be sure to book using the official ISE 2013 online reservation system to benefit from the discounts on offer.
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What to see Artistic Licence Engineering will exhibit for the first time at ISE 2013, where it will launch sunDial, a versatile range of modular dimming products for smart illumination. Also, the innovative digital video-to-network converter, dVnet, will be in full flow as it drives an eye-catching display medium. Completing the company’s exciting technology line-up is Multi-Play, a record–playback unit for lighting shows with outstanding memory capacity and Ethernet protocol versatility. sundial: the smart, eco-friendly approach to lighting requires fixtures to be controlled in a more intelligent manner. The stand will demonstrate sunDial’s mix-and-match concept, combining DMX and DALI controllers to drive a range of sources, including mains-powered lighting and the latest in OLED technology. dVnet: dVnet will be shown in action as it drives Pixel Pad, the LED array product from Abstract. Designed with retail and architectural applications in mind, dVnet allows HDMI digital video input to be rendered to a media wall in less than 10 mouse-clicks. Multi-Play: A disk-based product that allows recording of 12 Universes on any lighting console running Art-Net.
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HYPOCRISY It appears that not everyone in the lighting industry is in favour of world domination by LED. TL received this article from an anonymous source, and while we wouldn’t usually carry anything un-named, in this instance we decided to make an exception. It would be interesting to hear – and share - the responses from you, the industry, the people in the front line designing, making and using LEDs. Is our shy and retiring author right or wrong?
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I did my bit for the planet and invested £2k on LED GU10 bulbs, happy in the knowledge I had reduced power consumption in my kitchen alone from 1400w to 400w, but it got me thinking; those bulbs are very expensive. Are we using the power saved (and possibly more), up front in manufacturing? Are we simply reducing our utility bill in favour of increasing the manufacturers utility bill? If so, the net result could be that we’re still consuming the same amount of power - and damaging the planet no less! I know of a company with £1m plus of obsolete LED stock, all superseded by a later version. I believe heads rolled, but it’s not very green, having a pile of stock, no one wants. I wonder how many of us have obsolete stock kicking around the place because a newer version has been launched … Progress - or waste?
Shrinking foot syndrome How about a well-known company’s linear 2ft LED system? It looks great, works well, but have we been miss-sold? I know it’s old school, but the last time I looked at a tape measure, 2ft was akin to 24 inches. So why then is the 2ft board less than 23 inches long (580mm in new money)? Interestingly, the shorter design saves two LEDs per board, multiplied by how many boards sold per annum, I wonder? I know these are times of austerity, but cutting down on measures - really? Also, it’s made in China, where there is little regulation of pollution to the environment, and several thousand miles to ship product to market - but we can all ease our consciences in the knowledge that all this allows us to save the planet by using LEDs. Out of smog, out of mind...
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‘It’s made in China, where there is little regulation of pollution to the environment, and several thousand miles to ship product to market’ Every upgrade has a price Now, aluminium – one of the most abundant materials on the planet. All you need to do is extract it from rock using massive diggers, smelt it using massive furnaces, ship it around the world in massive ships, and then melt it again to get it through a tool that suits the design chosen for the heat sink of your LED light source. Does that make for an environmentally secure future? How many obsolete extrusion tools must there be with the constant changes (not to mention the cost of producing them)?
LOR+LED=!*)? We can make an LED fitting and stick any density of diffuser in front of it we choose, so you can’t see ugly, blinding spots from the LED light source, only uniformlydistributed light, then legitimately say it has an LOR of 100! Why? Apparently, it’s convenient to tell us that LEDs give off different light outputs when mounted to different heat sinks, so allegedly it’s not possible for manufacturers of LEDs to give us a standard output reading. Fair enough, I say - so when companies produce light fittings, why don’t they test the light output with a clear diffuser first, then note the difference with the near-black out diffuser they intend to use so we don’t see the ugly and blinding spots of light? It’s not 100 per cent accurate, but considerably nearer reality. I almost forgot to add that LED is great and we will undoubtedly save the planet by using this fantastic light source … but hang on, if we all hate the spots of light emitted and cover them up with a diffuser to give uniform output, doesn’t that reduce the light output and increase the need for more fittings, consuming more power? (This is a marketing man’s dream). Perhaps a fluorescent tube would fulfil the job more cost effectively, create a nicer ambience - and use less power per ‘working’ Lumen Watt (reader, please note that a fluorescent tube will use no more power than LEDs to give comparable light output.). And don’t forget, in five years time you can always buy another fluorescent tube and replace it yourself. ‘Now, where did that LED board come from? Who made it? What do you mean, it’s been discontinued? ‘But if the new one’s brighter, it won’t match the others... Oh, I should change all the fittings to suit? ‘You can’t change the LED board? The replacements are on a boat from China, should have them in five weeks or so by the time they clear customs and get booked in to distribution. ‘Environmentally-friendly these LEDs!’
Do the numbers add up? 50,000 hours is the average lamp life quoted for LEDs, I’m surprised they had time to test for that long wasn’t that LED superseded by a later version at least six times during the test? Well GE T5 watt misers last for 30,000 hours; Aura’s T5 lamps are rated for 48,000 hours; and Philips has a T5 lamp rated at 40,000 hours with 116 lm/w…(pause
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for thought, reader)… They also have a neat feature: they can send light in all directions. You don’t want light in a certain direction? Pay a few pounds and add a reflector – it’s considerably cheaper than achieving the same distribution with LEDs.
Sold the dream? One of the big manufacturers has announced that LEDs form an incredible 20 per cent of its turnover. I bet it wouldn’t want to lose the 80 per cent non-LED turnover. It would be interesting to know what profit was made from that 20 per cent compared to the 80 per cent ‘other lighting’ sales. Or was it all eaten up with endless product development and photometric testing to create the latest brighter, cooler, longer-lasting version? Keep going and we’ll be on the road to the everlasting light fitting and we can all close our factory doors! Perhaps we should accept that Utopia doesn’t actually exist, and find ways to manage our use of limited earth resources in order to maximise their usefulness, whilst trying to minimise impact. I can hear the LED fans shouting; ‘That’s what we’re doing!’ Really? I thought it was a marketing exercise in world domination. Will gas plasma be the next big lighting must-have, or do the techies out there know better? I have to admit that LED technology is useful, it can do great things that other light sources can’t, but all of the people who bought the dream need to wake up and make use of LED, but don’t think it’s the answer to every lighting application. It’s not - and if it’s ever to become the answer, that time is still years’ away.
Data-free zone I won’t ask about EEI ratings for drivers and LEDs, as no one seems to have any data to offer me. Energy efficiency will vary dependant on load types, and we’ve seen serious claims by manufacturers, of efficiency and light output that in the real world simply fail to stack up. Stop making unrealistic claims; you’re damaging the industry that feeds you! I think it fair to say that LEDs are simply not as eco-friendly as we are LED to believe. We are like sheep in a big field; generally we follow along and believe most of what we are told. The sheep that don’t run with the pack are the true innovators - and they are the ones we should watch - not the multi-nationals selling a dream solely because they’ve invested so heavily in that dream, that they can’t allow it to fail. I am not a qualified expert, but hopefully this article, written from a manufacturer’s perspective, has made you laugh and reflect, but I suspect that’s of little consolation to those spending a fortune on R&D trying to chase those ever-moving goal posts.
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There’s currently a huge shift in technology affecting the lighting industry, and those who react promptly to emerging standards by implementing changes to skills, manufacturing processes and supply, can secure a prosperous future
technology is causing dramatic changes in the lighting industry, not only enabling new product types and fittings, but also calling for different engineering skills and a reshaping of the traditional supply chain. Small businesses with specialist LED design expertise are sensing opportunities to succeed in this changing market by delivering fresh ideas, aided by the emergence of standards, such as Zhaga specifications.
Innovative technologies UK start-up company, PhotonStar LED is an example of this emerging group of specialist lighting companies. A young pioneer of advanced LED lighting technologies, PhotonStar builds its knowledge into a range of light engines for specialty, general and spotlighting applications, as well as associated drivers and DALI/DMX smart controllers. It supplies light engines as turnkey modules for lighting manufacturers, UV curing, film and TV, as well as for use in its own range of fittings.
‘We aim to deliver the best LED light engines in the industry, in terms of brightness, usability and control,’ said Fenella Frost, marketing communications director at the company. ‘Standards, such as the Zhaga specifications, which promote inter-changeability of LED light sources, are very important to our business. This allows us to deliver our technologies into a wider market than would be possible in a more fragmented scenario, based on incompatible, proprietary products.’ This inter-changeability, promoted by initiatives such as Zhaga, gives lighting companies the confidence to specify and purchase LED products that are easily replaceable and commercially available. The specifications concentrate on standardising interfaces, rather than the technology used inside the light engine, so module manufacturers are given the freedom to differentiate their products in terms of performance, reliability and controllability. In addition to colour-tunable, high CRI modules and flexible chip-on-board technologies, PhotonStar
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has developed active technologies for luminous flux stability and control, colour quality and monitoring, thermal monitoring and protection, as well as colour stability and control. ‘These technologies allow us to establish a performance edge in the marketplace,’ explained Frost. Looking to the future, the company has invested in advanced surface-mount and chip-onboard assembly processes at its UK manufacturing sites, assuring standards of quality and productivity associated with highly automated surface-mount electronics manufacturing.
Powerful partnership Recognising that the changes brought about by LED technology have significant implications in terms of organising the supply chain, PhotonStar is partnering with Arrow Electronics to help guide decisions from an early stage in each product’s lifecycle. The speed at which LED emitter performance is advancing demands close cooperation and judicious component selection at the beginning of each project, to ensure that the resulting product will meet performance targets and can be produced in the required volume when needed. ‘Producers of lighting-class LEDs have been engaged in a lumen war, vying for the kudos of having the most powerful or efficient emitter, capable of replacing or improving on traditional lighting technologies,’ said Paul Drosihn of Arrow. ‘The race to increase light output, as well as efficacy, has driven development at a very aggressive pace that requires knowledgeable planning by product manufacturers.’ Each new and more powerful generation of LEDs enables designers of light engines to create potentially higher performing modules, achieve required light output using fewer emitters, or even enable entirely new markets to be addressed. However, when those new LEDs are introduced, there can be difficulties obtaining production quantities, particularly when ordering from a limited number of bins. It is often seen as a wise move for engineers beginning a new design project to select components that are more mature, to be sure of adequate supply when the light engine is ready to enter production. ‘We are ideally placed to help our customers choose the right products at the right time, to satisfy the mix of technical and commercial requirements,’ explained Drosihn. ‘Our close links with leading LED producers enable us to provide accurate guidance to our customers, and ensure that the required products will be available in adequate quantities to fulfil production needs.’ Arrow’s European lighting team provides support across the spectrum of solid-state lighting components. Its portfolio also covers driver ICs and passives as well as solutions for thermal management, optical design, and connectivity from board level to cabling. Heatsinks and lenses are available in a variety of sizes and types, including Zhaga-compliant form factors. ‘The breadth of our product range, and the market knowledge within our team, can help companies avoid risks, such as having to redesign critical aspects of new products before they can enter production, or struggling to deliver consistent quality,’ Drosihn concluded.
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OUT OF THE BOX Zhaga was formed as a co-operation between companies from the international lighting community. It is governed by a consortium agreement that ‘defines rules regarding confidentiality, intellectual property and decision-making’. Established in February 2010, more than 180 lighting companies from Asia, Europe and the US have already signed up to Zhaga. They include luminaire and lamp manufacturers, LED module makers, and companies supplying to the lighting industry. Zhaga’s aims to bring peace of mind and stability to the lighting industry by creating well defined interface specifications, in order to benefit manufacturers, distributors, specifiers and end-user. Its mission is to ‘ensure the interchangeability of LED light sources made by different manufacturers by developing interface specifications’. In October 2012, Zhaga published Book 3 - the first of seven LED light engine interface specifications. Further information on Zhaga, it’s service and membership scheme is available by visiting: www.zhagastandard.org
‘The race to increase light output, as well as efficacy, has driven development at a very aggressive pace that requires knowledgeable planning by product manufacturers.’
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Aurora’s LEDchroic lamps outperform standard dichroic halogens Aurora’s range of LEDchroic lamps could be mistaken for standard dichroic halogen lamps - both in performance and aesthetics. But these LEDchroic lamps aren’t your standard LEDs. They feature the very latest in anti-glare LED lens technology. Their micro lens array, or MLA, consists of hundreds of lens facets. Aurora’s jewel-like lens redistributes the light from a single source chip on board (COB) LED. The effect is a comfortable, evenly distributed, beam of light with a minimal glare. Aurora’s high output LEDchroic lamps are extremely efficient and fully dimmable. They have a smooth, linear transition on most dimmers. The 240 volt GU10 LEDchroic lamps come in a five Watt LED with an output of 265 lumens; and a seven Watt LED delivers an output of 435 lumens.These featured lamps have a beam angle of 38 degrees and a high colour rendering index greater than 80. Their GU10 base makes them a direct replacement for any GU10 halogen. Guaranteed for three years, they offer an average lifespan of 40,000 hours to 70% lumen maintenance.
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Light on success Clearvision Lighting has become part of a UK-wide multimedia campaign run by Barclays Bank. ‘The adventure began when we secured a large export order to Qatar,’ explained MD, Paul Stephenson. ‘Because of its size, we needed to be certain that the deal went through without hitches, and went to Barclays for advice. They helped with letters of credit and put us in touch with the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. As a result we became part of a process involving 60 companies, to find which could best endorse Barclays’ services in a high profile advertising campaign. We were chosen along with two other SMEs.’ Since then, Stephenson and Clearvision have been appearing in the national dailies and radio ads. ‘It’s certainly raised our profile - and may even help to secure an order or two!’ he said.
‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has completed a sustainable mechanical and electrical installation as part of the £11.6m refurbishment and re-modelling of Greater Manchester Police’s Rochdale divisional headquarters, helping the project achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’ and save approximately 230 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. The 18-month redevelopment project to transform the 1960’s concrete building into a state-of-the-art divisional headquarters included the creation of a stunning glazed atrium and new external lighting. The sustainable initiatives utilised included the introduction of high performance insulation to the building fabric, installation of solar heating panels and absence detection to lighting and ventilation systems to minimise unnecessary use and reduce energy costs.
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GO EAST Hess AG has improved access to the Asia-Pacific market by extending its regional presence with an office in Singapore. Latest studies forecast strong growth opportunities in the LED segment in Asia-Pacific. According to management consultant, McKinsey, the value of the LED share of the lighting market in Asia (excl. China) is set to grow from 1bn in 2011 to 13bn by 2020. A growth rate of similar magnitude is anticipated in China, a market Hess has already tapped into through its Beijing office. ‘We are seeking to secure ourselves a larger slice of the Asia-Pacific market,’ explained CEO, Christoph Hess. ‘Our bigger local footprint in the region will make cooperation with construction firms and general contractors a lot easier.’
Funding for growth Harvard Engineering has announced that it has secured a Regional Growth Fund grant of £2.7m. The funding will be used to increase Harvard’s manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to grow in international markets, and will help create a number of new jobs at it’s head office and manufacturing facility in Wakefield. Harvard has recently opened offices in the US, Germany, and Italy, and expanded its operation in France. MD, John McDonnell commented: ‘Our international growth is a key part of our long term strategy and the Regional Growth Fund grant will enable us to develop our manufacturing facility in West Yorkshire and grow our capabilities worldwide.’
A software development company for street lighting, WiMAC is celebrating the rollout of its control management system (CMS) technology across 200,000 streetlights. The company has been working with licensees during the development stage (which took six years) and subsequently the roll out of the streetlights. The two UK licensees, Harvard Engineering and Zodion, have developed compatible ballasts, nodes and system hardware to work with the software. Glenn Pugh, technical director of WiMAC, commented: ‘We are extremely pleased with the success of the wireless street lighting solution. The fact that there are already 200,000 wireless streetlights deployed, demonstrates the commitment local authorities and private users with their own street lighting installations are making, not only to reduce their energy use, but also to reduce their carbon footprint and their impact on the environment.’ A further 400,000 units are already planned for the coming months.
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The second LuxLive exhibition in November was a great success for visitors and exhibitors alike. In case you missed it, here’s a run-down of the action
ovember saw the lighting community gathered for what was deemed a resounding success – LuxLive. Visitor numbers were 33 per cent up on the inaugural year, and without exception, every exhibitor we spoke to was brimming with enthusiasm for the event. Held at Earl’s Court 2, the show has a cosy atmosphere, where even the smallest stands can shine. It runs over two days, so there’s plenty of time to see all of the action, and none of those annoying three-deep crowds that mean you can’t get near the stands – unless of course you want a coffee! Kerstin Kurth at Silica was pleased with the result: ‘Lux Live was a huge success for us. The show gave our technical and marketing experts the opportunity to meet with potential customers to discuss new lighting trends and technologies.’ Artistic Licence Engineering provided an exciting presence, with a stand jam-packed with new technology. Exhibiting for the first time, the company’s impressive display attracted high numbers of visitors who, it’s reported,
were both knowledgeable and focused. The company believes in the smart, eco-friendly approach to lighting, requiring fixtures to be used and controlled in a more intelligent manner, a philosophy that underpins its new range of sunDial dimming technology that was previewed at the show. ‘A key focus at LuxLive was to demonstrate how our modular sunDial products are suitable for all types of dimming – reinforcing our “source agnostic” view,’ explained MD, Simon Hobday. ‘In particular, we wanted to showcase our OLED drivers, as control of this new technology is something few companies have mastered. Visitors were really impressed with the smoothness of the dimming curve we achieved on the Philips Lumiblade GL350 OLED panels.’ In addition t, sunDial’s dimming capabilities were shown off with conventional LED and halogen fixtures. Demonstrating the “intelligent” aspect of the range, sunDial’s in-built DMX remote device management (RDM) feature was used to monitor current flow to the halogen fixture.
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‘Installing low energy lighting systems should be simple and intuitive’ Innovation and awards On the Toshiba stand, the team were celebrating the Light Source Innovation of the Year award for the E-Core Candle, which was used to great effect at Brompton Barracks in Kent. The company was highly commended for its work at the barracks, in the Retrofit Project of the Year category as well as being highly commended for the Manufacturer of the Year sector. The stand was bristling with new technology, including the E-CORE GU10 7.1W, which provides a low energy, long life alternative to GU10 halogen lamps with superb beam quality. Generating over 355 Lm, the lamp offers reduced energy consumption (by as much as 85 per cent) without reduction in light output compared to a 50W halogen GU10. With dimming capability included, it will allow for even greater energy savings and control. Toshiba also took the opportunity to introduce new versions of its range of LED MR16 retrofit lamps. The E-CORE MR16 7W is designed to replace 35W MR16 lamps, delivering 390Lm, while the new E-CORE MR16 4W is designed to replace 20W halogen lamps with an output of more than 220Lm. Designed to replace halogen 12V MR16 lamps, these low energy LED lamp products should last up to 17 times longer. The aestethic has been designed to match the physical shape and size of halogen lamps and with exceptional beam control, there shouldn’t be any compromise on light output quality.
One to watch One of the most innovative ideas I’ve come across of late was on Isotera’s stand. The concept of contactless power was clearly and simply demonstrated in order to make sense to the uninitiated (such as me), allowing visitors to gain first hand experience of its flexibility. The system allows contractors to install LED lighting systems in a fraction of the time and at a significantly reduced cost of traditional installation techniques. It provides the backbone for intelligent LED lighting - power conversion and distribution as well as lighting controls. It can power and control groups of LED fittings over a simple bus system without connectors or drivers, speeding up the installation process, reducing the chances of mistakes and allowing last minute changes to be made at no extra cost. CEO, Marc Ottolini commented: ‘Our philosophy is that installing low energy lighting systems should be simple and intuitive. We have developed a solution, which means fast installation, no errors are made or waste produced on site, is affordable and durable. These benefits will help make the decision to specify low energy lighting systems easier. This is something our team at Isotera is passionate about and is committed to make happen.’ Installation is significantly faster due to the system’s modularity and simple fixing that doesn’t need tools. With no necessity for separate mains wiring of sensors, and no need for containment, installation can be completed in a fraction of the time. Its simplicity also means less project planning and configuration management. A cool-running Power Hub, which doesn’t need to be sited near the LED fixtures, adds to the system’s resilience. Contactless power transfer means it’s reconfigurable, and an additional bonus is that any combination of LED fixtures can be clipped onto the iBus.
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AWARD WINNERS … The Lux Awards event was held on the first evening at London’s Natural History Museum. Winners were named in 16 categories covering architectural lighting, retrofit projects, urban lighting, retail lighting, new interior and exterior products, and innovations in the areas of light sources and controls. The winners were presented with a trophy constructed from recycled lamp glass. CONTROLS INNOVATION OF THE YEAR Winner: 50W LED Driver Platform – EldoLED
INDUSTRIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR Winner: Royal Mail NDC, Philips Lighting
Highly commended: OccuSwitch Wireless, Philips Lighting
Commercial Project of the Year Winner: Rothschild Bank, GIA Equation
Commended: Part Night, Venture Lighting Europe
Highly commended: 2 Waterhouse Square, Hoare Lea Lighting
Shortlisted: Wireless e-Sense Connect, Fagerhult
LIGHT SOURCE INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
URBAN LIGHTING PROJECT OF THE YEAR Winner: Bradford City Park, Arup
Winner: E-Core Candle, Toshiba
Highly commended: Leicester Square, Burns+Nice
Highly commended: Luxeon Z – Philips Lumileds
Highly commended: London 2012 Olympic Park, Sutton Vane Associates
Commended 6W Perfect Fit GU10 lamp, Philips Lighting
EXTERIOR LUMINAIRE OF THE YEAR Winner: Aeroblades, Cree / Speirs+Major Highly commended: Axia, Urbis Commended: Commended Solar Paddle, Zeta Specialist Lighting
INTERIOR LUMINAIRE OF THE YEAR Winner: Laser Blade, iGuzzini Highly commended: Metroled, Universal Fibre Optics Commended: Foil LED, Whitecroft Lighting
RECYCLING AWARD Winner: Skinflint Design Highly commended: Balcan Engineering Shortlisted: Trilight
RETROFIT LIGHTING PROJECT OF THE YEAR Winner: The Crown Jewels, Tower of London, Sutton Vane Associates Highly commended: National Gallery, Open Technology Highly commended: Brompton Barracks, Toshiba Highly commended: City South Housing, Designplan Commended: Finsbury Park Station, Holophane Europe
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RETAIL AND LEISURE PROJECT OF THE YEAR Winner: Morrisons Stanground, Morrisons and NG Bailey Highly commended: Manchester United Store, Paul Nulty Lighting Design
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING PROJECT OF THE YEAR Winner: Worth Abbey Church, DPA Lighting Design Highly commended: Titanic Belfast, Sutton Vane Associates
CLIENT OF THE YEAR Winner: Waitrose – nominated by Synergy Highly commended: Manchester Airport – nominated by MHA Lighting
MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR Winner: Harvard Engineering Highly commended: Toshiba Lighting
LIGHTING DESIGN PRACTICE OF THE YEAR Winner: Sutton Vane Associates Highly commended: Arup Highly commended: Paul Nulty Lighting Design
LUX PERSON OF THE YEAR Nigel Harvey, CEO, Recolight
Raising the bar Innovations from Philips were backed up by the number and quality of awards the company received. It’s lighting solution for the Royal Mail National Distribution Centre in Daventry won the Industrial Project of the Year category, and Morrisons in Stanground was named Retail and Leisure Project of the Year. In partnership with Romec – BBTS, Philips overhauled the lighting system at Royal Mail’s Daventry centre using cutting-edge LED technology. The collaboration provided Royal Mail with a bespoke LED lighting scheme that was sensitive to the operational needs of the building, making sure the working environment for staff was enhanced, while delivering the benefits of LED technology without compromising on light quality. The Morrisons green flagship store was developed in partnership with Philips and NG Bailey. This sustainable store reduces; energy and maintenance costs, and installation time - all by approximately 50 per cent. The store utilises daylight harvesting alongside Dalicontrolled luminaires, with lightlines going down the aisles instead of Morrisons’ traditional cross-aisle approach. Organiser, Ray Molony commented: ‘Energy-efficient lighting is a hugely exciting business to be in at the moment. There’s a massive opportunity for organisations to cut their energy use and save money while making their buildings and outdoor areas better places to be. ‘LuxLive 2012 has helped to show just how good the lighting technology out there is now – LEDs are no longer just the preserve of early adopters or high-rolling clients. There’s no shortage of reliable, top-notch products that will pay for themselves quickly in energy savings.’ All in all, the event was a great success for the lighting industry as a whole, and plans are already afoot for the 2013 event, which is due to take place on 21-21 November at Earl’s Court 2. See you all there!
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From architects to lighting designers – Ecobuild the future
Get your free ticket at www.ecobuild.co.uk Debate, discuss and discover the future of the built environment. ExCeL, London. Tuesday 05 – Thursday 07 March 2013
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07842 189605 | www.hunsburyled.co.uk Touched by Colour - Inspired by Design! Hunsbury LED offers a large range of LEDs for the Hotel and Leisure industry, both at home and abroad, using only the best and latest LED technology. From start to finish, Hunsbury LED can offer a complete service to Architects, Builders and Specifiers for any type of property where there is a requirement for energy saving.
0118 931 1199 | www.stontronics.co.uk 3 in 1 LED Driver Dimming Here at Stontronics we often get customers and members of the public asking us how LED drivers are capable of dimming. We are happy to report that they are just as capable of dimming as any standard non-LED method! You must remember to specify dimming early in the procurement process to ensure that a suitable driver is selected from our vast range. Here is a brief overview of the most standard dimmable LED driver which has a built in 3 in 1 LED Dimming function. Connecting a variable resistor (0~100K Ohms), 1~10V Direct Voltage or a 10V PWN signal can adjust the output of the drivers constant current. When the control cable DIM (+/-) is open, V(+/-) output will reach 100%. The dimming method is not capable of turning off the LED light completely therefore we would recommend you to use a dimmer with an on/off switch. The above diagram briefly outlines this, but don’t forget to contact our technical sales helpline for more information.
SR – 2201 DMX Dimmer for LED Colour temeratur adjustable strip SR – 2201 DMX full white colour touch panel wall switch is DMX signal output to connect DMX decoders. It is of high sensitive glass touch panel and any finishing colour could be customized. This wall switch is suitable for full white colour LED lighting for home, club, bar, offices and restaurants.
+44 (0)121 457 6340 | www.nvcuk.com NVC’s OREGON LED replaces 400W metal halide in industrial projects. NVC has just launched a range of high-output LED products for industrial and warehouse applications. Till now many manufacturers have claimed to produce LED high-bays, but none have delivered the 24,000 lumen output necessary to be considered as a suitable replacement of a 400W metal halide high-bay. The biggest single benefit of the OREGON LED is energy saving. A typical 400W metal halide high-bay, when new, delivers 25,200 lumens and consumes 430 watts. By contrast, the OREGON 24,000 lumen LED consumes just 213 watts, a power saving of nearly 50%. The second major benefit of the OREGON LED is its longevity. Half way through the lamp life of the 400W high-bay, the output will be just 15,120 lumens (though it is still consuming 413 watts), while the output of the OREGON LED will be almost unchanged. All OREGON LED products are provided with a 5 year warranty, covering the LEDs and the driver. NVCs OREGON LED fitting is available in 3 lumen packages; 12,000, 18,000 and 24,000 lumens. These are all provided in a compact housing suitable for installation by one person, but with a choice of reflectors. The standard reflector will be found suitable for many industrial applications, and the high-rack reflector is designed for racking aisles, giving a narrower light distribution. DALI dimming is available, as is a full range of sensor options. NVC’s WISCONSIN LED downlight is a winner in the specification sector NVC’s has recently launched its range of LED downlights, designed for general lighting in offices, circulation areas and retail premises. These are now being specified for use in several nationwide brands of fast-food outlets. The range is available in 3 lumen packages; 1,250, 2,000 and 2,500 lumens. Each is available in standard and emergency versions, with DALI dimming if required. WISCONSIN is offered with a wide choice of both standard and bespoke attachments, including attachments for IP65, decorative drop-glass and signage. The LEDs are guaranteed for 5 years and the fitting delivers over 70 luminaire lumens per circuit watt – a substantial improvement over the compact fluorescent fittings they replace.
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Innovative Lighting Product of the Year MHA Lighting has scooped a top accolade for a pioneering product which is helping NHS Trusts fight hospital-acquired infection rates and achieve significant energy savings. The company fought off tough competition from nine other finalists to win the Innovative Lighting Product of the Year category of the Electrical Industry Awards 2012, for its TiLite luminaire. The Electrical Industry Awards, run by Purple Media, recognise those companies that are leading the way in the electrical industry, by highlighting success, talent and innovation. This is the first time MHA has entered. The panel of independent judges commended the LED’s 60,000-hour life span, which eradicates the needs for routine maintenance and bulb replacement, helping to stop harmful bacteria from being distributed into the atmosphere. MD, Tom Harrison, said: ‘Winning the Innovative Lighting Product of the Year category truly reflects what MHA Lighting is all about a forward thinking, British firm which takes pride in creating innovative lighting solutions and products that enable organisations spanning all sectors, to achieve significant energy and efficiency savings.’
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THE POWER TO SHINE BOC has created what it believes is a cleaner, more energy efficient way to supply temporary lighting with a hydrogen fuel cell-powered lighting package providing a solution that the company says is long on staying power and short on emissions. This latest addition to the Hymera family of hydrogen fuel cell products is suitable for locations that can’t be connected to grid electricity. The package uses high-efficiency, low-wattage lamps with an output equivalent to two 300W halogen lamps. The BOC system has significant advantages over both battery-powered and diesel/petrol generator alternatives. When compared with generator performance, the Hymera emits no carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen (NOx) or particulates. In fact, it only produces water vapour as hydrogen and oxygen are combined in the process of releasing electrical energy. Fossil-fuelled generators are notoriously inefficient at part loads, frequently exactly what’s required with modern, energy-efficient appliances. The traditional alternative is to use batteries. While batteries are quiet and give off no carbon or other environmental emissions, they are only short periods of operation, while a single 10kg cylinder of hydrogen will keep the lights running for almost 24 hours. And when the hydrogen finally runs down, the lightweight cylinder can be quickly and simply replaced with another to give plenty more uninterrupted light.
Snakes alive! MGC Lighting has been named as the main sponsor of this year’s Reptile and Amphibian Working Group (RAWG) annual conference. The event, which is organised by RAWG - a working group of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), was held at the West Midlands
Safari Park over three days during November. The theme for the conference was animal training. MGC has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading distributors of specialist lighting solutions for commercial reptile enclosures and aquariums; underpinned by it being approved Arcadia distributor, which
produces a wide range of high quality lighting products and accessories for reptile enclosures and aquariums. The company also distributes BLVs Nepturion metal halide aquarium lamps and Osram’s UltraVitalux UV lamp. Commenting on the decision to support this year’s event, sales director,
UBM has announced the line-up for its Ecobuild conference programme at London’s ExCeL in March. The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Lord de Mauley; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Resource Management, the Local Environment and Environmental Science and Rhian Kelly, director for business environment at the CBI are amongst industry names signed up for the 2013 event. Ecobuild also has commitment from The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to provide ministerial speakers. Ministers and Government officials will be joined by experts from RIBA, the UK Green Building Council, the Environment Agency, Arup and the Construction Industry Council. Tom Broughton, brand director for Ecobuild said: ‘The launch of the Ecobuild conference programme is always an exciting announcement for the sustainability community and the wider construction industry and this year will not disappoint. With nearly 70 percent of visitors quoting events as the key way they stay up to date with the latest information and changes to the sustainability agenda*, Ecobuild’s conference programme will once again bring together over 1100 industry experts, ministers and VIPs from across the sustainable built environment to inform, educate and inspire.’
David Jackson said: ‘We have worked hard to raise our profile in this sector over the past 12 months, and have made great progress in that time. In addition to securing distributor status with Arcadia… we have worked with some of the UK’s most highly respected zoos and aquariums, such as Colchester Zoo in Essex.’
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ROLL UP, ROLL UP
Beloved by everyone from the Victorian middle classes to 21st century families, Blackpool’s illuminations have been putting the Lancashire seaside resort on the map for 100 years
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he idea for Blackpool’s worldfamous illuminations grew, as these things so often do, from humble beginnings. In 1897, it was decided that the tramcars, which ran along the ‘front’ would be decorated to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. A few of the town’s more prominent buildings were also decorated with lights to mark the occasion, and these moves proved so popular with locals and visitors alike (presumably as people could then see the trams approaching), that they were continued for the next fifteen years. Fast-forward to 1912, and the imminent visit of HRH Princess Louise to open the town’s new promenade. Someone had the bright idea to ramp up the lighting as part of the celebrations. A truly spectacular display, using 10,000 lamps was created – stunning everyone who witnessed it. The illuminations were continued until the outbreak of war in 1914, by which time the number of lamps in use had reached 60,000! In 1925, the local council of the time decided that the illuminations would extend the summer ‘season’ for local businesses, and during the ‘20s and ‘30s, tableaux were introduced, followed by movement – another new concept to wow the ever-growing numbers of visitors. Yet again, in 1939 war interrupted the growth of the phenomenon for a full ten years, but the small wartime staff of the illuminations department spent their days constructing patriotic tableaux to raise funds for the war effort. Since then, the creators have taken full advantage of new materials and lighting technology in order to create bigger and better displays, year on year – to the point where the displays now run for an amazing six miles – from Bispham to Starr Gate. Every year has a different theme and different displays, and work on erecting them gets underway in April. The big switch on takes place in early September, and the
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‘There was so much ground breaking new technology involved, including the first outdoor LEDs used anywhere in the world: it was a pioneering year for Blackpool’
65,000 staff hours are required on preparation, maintenance, erection, operation and dismantling the displays. More than 3.5 million people visited the attraction in 2011. The annual cost of staging the event is £2.2 million. The wiring used to connect the displays stretches for 200 miles. More than 1,000,000 lamps of varying types and styles are used. The equipment used weighs in excess of 711,000 kgs. Wind turbines were installed in 2004 to produce additional power. 2002’s event saw the world’s first use of exterior LED display. The equipment is valued at £10 million.
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A spectrum of colour Perspex fabricator, Inplas was commissioned to produce a range of fluted pylons forming an eye-catching colour-lit corridor as part of the latest show. Designed by Jo Berry and funded by Arts Council
England, the sculptural light works used innovations from Perspex to produce a riot of colour and light. Inspired by a collection of drawings and photographs from displays created during the 1930’s, the pylons used the latest in lighting and materials technology to re-create the classic designs - but with a modern twist. ’We had been working on this exciting project for over a year,’ explained Inplas’ managing director, Trevor Smith, ‘and it was fantastic to see the spectacular artwork lit up. The vision and enthusiasm from Jo and the Illuminations team have enabled us to push the boundaries. Using the properties of a new material - Perspex Spectrum LED - we maximised the light transmission from the LEDs with a bright, intense colour and no LED hotspots.’ Five pylons were fabricated - each pole contained five illuminated bulbs with 15 LED lights in each, to produce the vibrant displays. The colourful designs were brought to life using Persepex’ range of 25 Frost colours layered with a range of its Fluorescent cast acrylic. The fluorescent edge glows under ambient light, ensuring impact during the day, but at night, a series of 28 one-watt LED lamps, designed expressly for the purpose, brought each flute to life. A total of 700 LED lamps were utilised just for this one part of the overall display. From the ever-growing visitor numbers, it seems clear that this annual phenomenon is set to continue well into the next decade – and perhaps further still. It may be a little bit kitsch, but it seems to hit the right note with everyone who goes to ‘see the lights’. So a very happy birthday to what’s been dubbed ‘the greatest free show on earth’ – and we wish you many more of them!
Too good to miss A delightful book – Blackpool Illuminations, The Greatest Free Show on Earth, by Professor Vanessa Toulmin, and with a foreword by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, was commissioned in order to celebrate the centenary. Readers of TL can benefit from a £5 saving on the RRP of £25, by contacting Blackpool Council’s Carl Carrington on 01253 476242. Professor Toulmin is director of the national fairground archive at the University of Sheffield library, and Chair in early film and popular entertainment.
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show runs through until the start of November, effectively extending the town’s summer season by eight weeks, just as those inspired traders planned a century ago. According to Blackpool Council’s head of illuminations, Richard Ryan: ‘If we’re not putting them up or taking them down, we’re maintaining and creating new ones.’ Ryan’s enthusiasm both for his role and for the pleasure the Illuminations give to visitors shines through his conversation: ‘My favourite year was 2002,’ he said. ‘There was so much ground breaking new technology involved, including the first outdoor LEDs used anywhere in the world: it was a pioneering year for Blackpool. ‘We also did an awful lot of work on the Centenery show – we incorporated images and video from the last 100 years, brought the designers back from as long ago as 1958, to reunite them with their work, plus we brought out a lovely, really high quality book. ‘2012 was one of those years when little birds kept flying into my hand – I was a lucky man in 2012!’ When it comes to his hopes & plans for future of the Illuminations, Ryan said: ‘ It’s an amazingly successful proposition. It’s a national – and a northern institution. We aim to continue to evolve and develop it for next 100 years. This is an iconic piece of Blackpool that we intend to preserve.’
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A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE Italian ship builder, Rossinavi has just completed the latest in a line of state-of-the-art yachts that benefits from the extensive integration capabilities of lighting control technology
ith luxury yacht sales buoyant despite the global economic downturn, the 45-metre luxury yacht, built by Rossinavi shipyard in Viareggio, Italy is the ultimate in contemporary, Italian chic. With interiors created by Remi Tessier, the 495 GT, full displacement, ocean-going yacht was designed to the highest specification. From the outset, the owners wanted to create a chic, contemporary interior that was ultimately minimalist in look and feel, yet would enable them and their guests to access a wide range of multi-media facilities, using keypads and iPads throughout the vessel.
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Marine custom integration specialist, Videoworks worked closely with the shipyard, Umberto Tagliavini and the yacht designers from very early on in the process to ensure the ultimate in integration for all the yacht’s lighting, audio video, entertainment, window treatments, heating, air conditioning and security requirements. To achieve the level of integration and programming required to create an easy-to-use client facing solution, Tagliavini specified Lutron’s HomeWorks lighting control system.
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‘The flexible lighting scheme allows dramatic and atmospheric lighting effects to be created, enhancing the main architectural features of the gardens’
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As well as ensuring that the technology was hidden from view to promote the sleek lines of the interior, the lighting was integrated as much as possible into the fabric of the build, maximising the use of recessed fittings and LED strip lights. However, the selection of ELV dichroic spots, LED strips and spots as the lamps of choice throughout the yacht, created a number of challenges for Videoworks, and for Lutron’s technical support team. Due to the multiple systems on the yacht, including a wide range of DMX light sources, five HomeWorks processors and seven DMX interfaces were used throughout the lower-, main-, upper- and sun-decks. The flexibility of the HomeWorks control system allowed the Videoworks team to integrate all of the DMX-controlled light sources into one flexible, easy-to-use solution. At key points in the project, Lutron’s technical support team assisted Videoworks to overcome DMX integration issues and ensure that the project was completed on time and to budget. Videoworks worked closely with the architects and electricians to create a final lighting concept and detailed schematic that included precise details of how the lighting circuits should be split, what cabling was to be used and maximum cable lengths. To ensure that nothing was left to chance, Videoworks also provided a complete plan for the Lutron system and Sivoia shades, schemes and cables list. Marco Cremoni, Videoworks’ system engineer, explained further: ‘With the design priority being to create sleek, minimalist spaces, the lighting scheme needed to maximise the clean lines of the yacht’s interiors, whilst remaining as unobtrusive as possible. The mix of ELV dichroic spots, LED strip lights and spots had been specified for installation, and these were embedded within the low cavity ceiling spaces and side panels throughout the yacht. The quantity of lamps used meant that we were working with a wide range of DMX channels. This led to us having to increase the quantity of HomeWorks processors that were used, so that we could accommodate not only this amount of DMX channels, but the window treatment controls as well.’
Ultimate control of artificial and natural light The open structure of the software enabled Videoworks to link the lighting, AV and blinds with as few interfaces as possible. The Sivoia QED near-silent daylight control technology also made it possible to programme the 32 sheer and blackout blinds so they could be altered individually as required from clearly engraved keypads in each area. Not only did this ensure perfect interior light levels could be maintained, but that privacy would be possible wherever the yacht docked. By integrating the LED strips, shelf lighting, illuminated staircases and embedded curved statement pieces into HomeWorks, the interior designer was able to create a range of moods for each of the public and the private spaces. Controlled either via iPad or one of the 40 Lutron SeeTouch International engraved keypads located throughout the vessel, the lighting can be re-set easily and quickly, depending on the mood of the owners and their guests.
Interior to exterior It isn’t only the interior of the yacht that’s benefited from sophisticated design and light control. The Jacuzzi and all of the outside steps and staircases are lit using outdoor Ip66rated LED lighting strips. From the recessed LED’s in the stairways to the lights embedded in the ceiling, all can be controlled via the same Lutron keypads. Additionally, the light control solution has been integrated into a PC on the monitoring board, allowing the crew to change external lighting levels as required.
Working together for maximum effect From the yacht’s central processor to each individual LED strip light, the installation was a team effort. From the Rossinavi shipyard, the yacht’s surveyor Umberto Tagliavini, the lighting designers (Remi Tessier for the interiors and Studio Spadolini for the exteriors), the Videoworks team who finalised the custom installation and the Lutron design layout, and the electrical company, ENI Elettro Naval Impianti, all have influenced the installation with stunning results. Cremoni commented on the project: ‘We like to specify Lutron light control technology as the company’s product base is so broad and integrates with such a wide range of other technologies, that we are able to form a cohesive solution’.
CONTACT Lutron www.lutron.com/europe Videoworks www.videoworks.it Rossinavi www.rossinavi.it Remi Tessier www.remi-tessier.com Studio Spadolini www.spadolini.it
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Selux UK Ltd +44 (0) 1926 833455 | www.selux.com/uk AVANZA, the first high-power LED family of exterior luminaires from the “Efficient Design” development series by Selux, combines future proof technology with aesthetics. Sophisticated aesthetics Reduced to the essentials – the AVANZA family of exterior LEDs combines leading edge LED technology with a functional and clear design language. The compact luminaire head is distinguished by its no-nonsense design and represents a new urban lighting aesthetic. Cross Beam Technology for efficient light direction The development goal was to design energy efficient, sustainable, aesthetic and high-quality tools for sophisticated lighting tasks in exterior spaces. The outcome is the minimalist AVANZA street luminaire based on LED technology and available in two sizes – AVANZA 450 and AVANZA 600. Selux Cross Beam Technology (CBT) is a new patented optic specifically developed for AVANZA to give precise LED light guidance to ensure homogeneous lighting of traffic areas or squares. With CBT, LEDs are preset in the direction of their application using a choice of reflectors for asymmetric illumination Technical features for a wider range of functions AVANZA presents a combination of premium quality, optoelectronic components with durable materials such as diecast aluminium and non-reflecting safety glass. AVANZA is fitted with LED clusters in 3000K /4500 K. Tailor-made thermal management is preintegrated in its progressive IP66 housing. These properties also allow AVANZA to be used in regions with high external ambient temperatures up to 55°c. An additional optical attachment has been developed to widen light density at the light exit to enhance visual comfort. Modern light management systems for needs-adjusted control can also be integrated into the luminaire. AVANZA’s dark-sky friendly 0% ULOR optics enable light to be beamed only where it’s needed. All electrical components can be replaced without tools and designed to allow a high level of future security for successor LED generations.
Helvar +44 1322 222211 | www.helvar.com Helvar expands LED offering with new driver range Helvar has announced details of its expanded LED-compatible components range with two additional drivers, a 30w dimmable and 60w constant current version, both available now. Ideal for meeting the specific demands of LED fittings, the new models are easily installed and designed with longevity in mind. With a projected 50,000hr lifespan, the LED drivers are suitable for a wide range of fixtures including downlight, track lights and linear lights in office, schools, hospitals and retail environments. Each unit ensures maximum energy saving potential is realised. The LC-1x30-E-AN driver offers a full 1–100% dimming range. Developed specifically for LED fittings, the driver facilitates effective dimming without any of the issues and concerns of using non-LED gear with new LED luminaires. With a maximum load of 30w and a range of selectable constant current outputs of 350 / 500 / 700 mA (custom currents on request), the LC-1x30-E-AN is fully compatible with Helvar’s MIMO3 and uDim sensors. With selectable constant current outputs of 350 / 700 / 1400 mA and a maximum load of 63w, the OL1x60-ECC is Helvar’s new 60W driver for LED light sources. With both high efficiency (>0.90) and high power factor (0.97), the new model is also suitable for external use, with an IP65 rating. The driver can be fitted up to 5m from the LED source and combines both open and short circuit protection. Helvar is also able to offer a large range of luminaire based and standalone sensors (MIMO3, ìDim and iDim), all of which are compatible with Helvar’s LED drivers and enable further energy saving potential.
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Introducing the new Samsung MP36S high performance mid power LED range YEG Opto is launching the new Samsung MP36S series of mid-high power LEDs specifically designed for lighting applications. These 0.6W-1.2W LEDs give the best lumen-cost ratio of any LED in this class available today and will open new application possibilities for LEDs previously believed not to be technically or commercially viable or practical. The MP36S is a crossover LED bridging the gap between mid and high power LEDs as it benefits from the features of both types. At the same time, it offers the low price point offered by mid power LEDs. The MP36S package measures only 3.6x2.3x0.6mm but delivers up to 80 lumens at 100mA and 110 lumens at 150mA. Samsung offer these LEDs with full, quarter, 3 step McAdam and ‘Kiting’ binning making MP36S attractive to producers of cost effective and high spec luminaires alike. LM80 testing at low and high temperatures is underway and will be complete in mid 2013. Closely spaced high density arrays for downlighters and high flux strips are two examples of the use of MP36S which are available in colour temperatures ranging from 2700K to 6500K. YEG Opto offers focused and expert technical and applications advice, targeted to provide designers and specifiers with short development cycles and minimum time to market.
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Nine hundred and ninety nine thousand... Cheryl Cole’s first solo arena tour, A Million Lights was lit with equipment from HSL, working with technical producer, Production North. The lighting design by Peter Barnes was directed and operated by Neil Trenell of Fix8, and proved that imaginative and intelligent use of lighting and effects can bring serious layers of magic to a high-impact show. The tour was project managed for HSL by Mike Oates who commented: ‘Production North, under the technical direction of Iain Whitehead, co-ordinated another superb-looking and highly entertaining show, and we were really pleased to be involved’. Barnes and Trenell worked closely with creative directors, Fatima Robinson and Beth Honan, who commissioned the set design from Bruce Rogers. The lighting was based around three trusses; the front one split into two sections to maximise coverage of a catwalk extending out into the audience. The rear truss was rigged with 14 Clay Paky Sharpies on drop-bars, emulating the shape of the LED screen plus eight Martin MAC 2K XB Washes and ten Martin Atomic strobes. The 60ft-wide mid truss contained five MAC 2K XB Washes and six MAC3Ks, while the front truss carried 16 MAC 2K XB Washes and six MAC 3 Profiles. On the floor were ten Sharpies stationed on the stairs, which mimicked the pyramid shape of the main upstage LED screen. Above the B-Stage just in front of the FOH mixer position, a box truss was flown to provide positions for ten Sharpies and ten MAC 2K XB Washes.
G R AY, N I C K G R AY Creative lighting and design practice Renegade provided striking, dramatic lighting at Tate Modern when the iconic building hosted the after-party for the world premiere of Skyfall, the latest Bond movie. Renegade’s Nick Gray worked with party producer, AD Events on a demanding production brief, which included making the party as dazzling as the premiere screening at the Royal Albert Hall. The event, which took
up the entire Turbine Hall of the former power station, gave Gray the opportunity to work his magic in a really distinctive architectural space. He explained: ‘The Turbine Hall is an amazing environment to work in and already highly atmospheric, so the real challenge was to add requisite 007 qualities like mystery, action and intrigue to the setting, and to further ‘wow’ those who had already been blown away
by experiencing the movie premiere!’ Fixture placement was crucial as lighting had to enhance massive scenic projections, video and props from the film, including an eight-metre high Chinese dragon and an Aston Martin DB5. Gray relished the task, saying: ‘You really had to think carefully about using lights appropriately and simultaneously maintain the raw, industrial beauty of the venue.’
Astera has launched ARC3, a tablet device offering an extensive degree of control over its wireless LED fixtures. Aimed at decorative lighting for events and shows, it is a direct replacement for the company’s ARC2 RF remote control. Via a seven-inch, 1024x600-pixel captive touchscreen, it can manage limitless wireless Astera products and provides complete control over colour mixing and calibration. The large screen ensures that every function is easily accessible and important parameters are always in view, allowing for fast and intuitive setup of event lighting. The tablet features a ‘target lamps’ section that facilitates direct communication with a user-definable selection of individual, or groups of fixtures, and does’nt require WiFi gateways or relays. According to the company, users can quickly and easily customise effects, launch programs and store them on the device in advance of an event. ARC3 is also capable of communicating with third-party lamps and other appliances and, importantly, can easily be upgraded with new developments and functions - for example, the detection of music speed and automatic adjustment of lighting to suit the mood, which is currently in development.
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The stage is set, the audience are in their seats and the band is due. Cue lights...
ROCK ON Above: The XX live on stage
here are few jobs more fraught than designing lighting for live events, but add in the vagaries of the weather, moving equipment and people across continents with differing power supplies – oh, and the odd prima donna band member who wants a say in the lighting – and you have a recipe for potential disaster. Taking all of the variables into account, I’m always amazed when the lighting element of a live show is so good. I can only assume it’s down to planning, experience, quality product choice, a great team - and sometimes a hefty pinch of luck too. Longevity isn’t usually part of the deal, but in the case of Entec, things have been a little different. Entec has worked with Blur since 1990 – a remarkable achievement in the fickle work of technical production. Back then, the company supplied a small lighting package to Dave Byars to create a distinct identity for the emerging young band.
Blurring the lines Entec’s lighting project manager, Noreen O’Riordan commented: ‘Blur have been one of our most creative and interesting clients over the years; it’s been an amazing journey – and one we are proud to have been involved in - to see them grow into the international phenomenon they are today’.
Entec supplied lighting for Blur’s recent tour, culminating in a gig in Hyde Park, which coincided with the Olympic closing ceremony. The lighting rig comprised Vari*Lite 3000 Spots, V*L 2000 Washes, Martin Atomic Strobes, 2-lite Moles, i-Pix BB7 LED floods used for low level side washes, together with 16 of the brand new i-Pix i-Line battens, all controlled via an Avolites Sapphire Touch. The 2-lite Moles, Atomic strobes, BB7s and the Sapphire Touch went to Scandinavia, and the Sapphire Touch was hooked into the full rig at Hyde Park, enabling Byars to weave his magic. He commented: ‘It was really lovely working with Entec again. Everything was spot on, and they couldn’t have been more helpful, despite the spec changing almost daily - and hourly at some points!’ ‘There have been memorable moments for Entec working with Blur over the years,’ recalled O’Riordan, ‘especially in the early days when serious cutting edge creativity and a lot less budget - characterised the designs, which were never short of inventive.’
Rocking Reading Nick Gray from Renegade is responsible for the look of Kasabian’s spectacular festival headline appearances during last summer, which included T In The Park and the set
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‘it’s been an amazing journey – and one we are proud to have been involved in - to see them grow into the international phenomenon they are today’
Lighting wise, the set started off very low key, using just the floor and lower level fixtures. As the pace ramped up, the backdrop - a striking white on black graphic of the album artwork - was revealed, as the set and lighting gradually built with the overhead truss lighting introduced. The back wall in its entirety - with the Sunstrips blazing was only revealed in the final three songs of the set, taking the whole performance into rave mode for the finale - to the delight of a seriously enthusiastic audience.
On board with Train that closed the Reading festival. The lighting scheme was based on a substantial ‘specials’ package that was used by the band all through the summer. ‘Central to the tour design was producing a lot of stark, high-impact but very simple looks that bring all the raw emotion and energy of the performance out into the arena and audience,’ explained Gray. One of the classic stage performances that inspired elements of the design was Nirvana’s legendary Reading set in 1992, which is still hailed as one of Reading’s most spellbinding moments. For Kasabian, Gray created a retinaburning back wall using 90 Showtech (Active) Sunstrips, arranged in a horizontal configuration across a series of truss towers upstage, with the bases of the towers raised a metre off the floor. At the bottom of the towers were 13 Martin Professional MAC Auras, and further up, the back wall was completed with 16 Clay Paky Sharpies, positioned amidst the Sunstrips. Two overhead trusses were also part of the rig, complete with 33 Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s in 11 groups of three, plus eight CP Alpha Wash 700s. Back on the floor, four Big Lights were positioned on the left and right of the right PA wings. No Nick Gray/Kasabian design would be complete without some serious strobe capacity, and so 21 Atomics were dotted around the two trusses and sited on the back wall. Above and right: The Jack Daniels anniversary party in the Devils Arse cave system
Moving further afield, lighting designer, Brock Hogan specified 28 Robe LEDWash 600s for the recent US tour by San Francisco rock band, Train. Hogan has worked with Train for the past three years, and was introduced to the features and functionality of Robe’s LEDWash 600 by LMG Touring, which provides of video, audio and lighting equipment. Hogan first used LMG’s initial batch of LEDWash 600 on the latest Good Charlotte tour before integrating them into his latest design for Train. Hogan’s aesthetic start point for lighting the tour was to create a ‘big rock show’ look for the band, with plenty of colour, movement and spectacle. From the outset, he had the LEDWash’s individual ring control in mind to use for some specific effects in particular songs. He evolved an eyeball-effect for the raw, moody Ordinary (from the soundtrack of the Spiderman 2 movie) with the inner ring in red and the outer in white,which worked exceptionally well. Later in the set, for Calling All Angels he produced eye-catching halo effects with the rings. Twenty four of the LEDWash 600s were rigged on four vertical trusses upstage of an 18 mm pitch LED backdrop, which split into five separate columns at strategic moments, leaving two-foot gaps between, allowing the beams to blast through. The other four fixtures were installed below two Plexiglas-topped risers onstage. The LEDWashes were also utilised as backlight effects, shining directly through the screen, and they had no problem penetrating the video wall due to their intensity. However, Hogan’s real trick to maximise their impact was simply using them sparingly.
Folk favourite Ed Warren, lighting designer with Next Level Lights is also using Robe moving lights for award-winning folk rock band, Mumford & Sons’ Babel tour. The lighting was described by Warren as: ‘Vintage barn dance with an epic edge.’ The idea is that it looks interesting even before the rig is fired up. Warren was introduced to the creative potential of Robe’s
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Above: Kasabian at Reading. Below right: Best of Britannia
fittings by Ian Turner at GLS. Turner, a busy lighting designer himself, is a big fan of the brand and thought that the Robe ColorSpot and ColorWash 700E AT, and the ROBIN 600 LEDWash fixtures would be ideally-sized moving lights for the venues Mumford & Sons played on their UK and European festival tour which preceded the US dates. Warren agreed, and so the UK rig featured 28 ColorSpot 700E ATs, 18 ColorWash 700E ATs and 16 ROBIN 600 LEDWashes. The fixtures were spread over three trusses with a row of LEDWash 600s on cases and rolling risers along the back of the stage and in the wings. Each of the 16 LEDWashes corresponded to a Sky Pan fixture – typically rigged directly below – and together with these distinctive looking film lights, formed an important element of the stage architecture. Warren commented: ‘My basic needs for moving heads are that they are bright, compact, reliable and with some decent gobos… and the Robes certainly delivered.’ The ColorSpot and ColorWashes were used as general and front lighting, for silhouetting the band and for throwing powerful beams out into the audience. Warren also used thin irised down ColorSpot beams to create structural looks. The LEDWashes were utilised for stage and side lighting and also to skim the crowd. Audience-interaction is integral to the shows, and the lighting plays a major role in involving the fans in the stage action. A substantial amount of festoon lighting provided a lighting link between the band and the audience. The ‘multiple lightbulb’ aesthetic was boosted by the use of several Jarag fixtures. The CTO options of the Robe LED Wash fixtures were smooth and authentic, providing a perfect match for the incandescent ambience of the Skypans, Jarags and festoon bulbs. With this CTO capability, Warren was able to blend the LED Wash units beautifully with the warmth of the other lighting elements. He maximised the individual ring control of the LEDWash 600s’ three rings to create special looks for certain numbers. This included the high drama of Thistle and Weeds where the outer rings of the lights were set flashing in white while the rest of the fixtures’ LEDs were in deep red. For Lover of the Light he programmed a zoom chase that morphed the widest and thinnest variants of each of the individual LEDWash pixels with enormous impact.
The atmospheric location was chosen to stage a special show featuring The Vaccines, Mystery Jets and Tribes. Cruickshank created a production lighting design that would work for all the bands. This utilised Clay Paky Sharpies, GLP Impression and Chauvet Q-Wash 260 moving lights – all picked for their low power consumption as the gig had to run from generators sited outside the mouth of the cave. The stage lights were rigged on upright trussing sections, and Source Four profiles were used for beaming projected branding around the cave. Along the floor were 10 GLP Spot One LED profile moving lights, skimming the walls and highlighting sections of the roof. Cruickshank and his crew had three local potholers working as manual follow spot operators for the show anchored into the rocks 30ft up the walls of the cave, each equipped with a follow PAR. Cruickshank said: ‘I have used follow PAR technology many times – it’s a softer and more subtle way to pick out performers – but never with them hanging off a cliff face!’ The stage lights were operated by Dan Williams, using a Chamsys MagicQ MQ200. Approximately 50 waterproof LED fixtures were deployed in the cave system to light the distant caverns, together with some classic Optikinetics Solar 250 and K4 effects projectors, additional Source Fours and more GLP Spot Ones, the latter with branding gobos shooting along the tunnels. ‘Access to the second cave entailed the lighting crew crawling along a passage less than a metre high with all the kit, negotiating rocks, walls and dripping water and dank interesting odours,’ explained Cruickshank. ‘It was a galvanising three-day get in but everyone was in excellent spirits and enjoyed a real sense of achievement as everything came together, creating a magical environment for the event.’ At the mouth of the cave, more waterproof LED lights emphasised the entrance, trees and foliage. In spite of the intense and physically demanding nature of getting everything rigged and ready on time, Cruickshank reported: ‘We all really enjoyed the challenges, together with working in such a totally cool place and being part of a great event team.’
CONTACT Entec Sound & Light www.entec-soundandlight.com Renegade www.renegadedesign.co.uk Robe www.robe.cz
Going underground Haydn Cruickshank of Colour Sound Experiment (CSE) has worked on some choice gigs in his time, however designing and supplying lighting for a showcase celebrating the birthday of iconic Tennessee whiskey brand, Jack Daniels took him into previously uncharted territory - the Devil’s Arse in the Peak District.
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Nights to remember Memories of summer of 2012 live on, thanks to a decision to make the London bridges lighting scheme a permanent fixture to brighten winter evenings in the capital
s a legacy of last summer’s events, six of London’s iconic bridges now have a permanent architectural lighting infrastructure, making the winter journey home more pleasurable for thousands of commuters and adding to the overall ambience for visitors and those who live and work in the city. Brand experience agency, Innovision was tasked by the GLA and the Mayor of London’s Office to create a scheme that would celebrate last summer’s events in the capital. The agency commissioned lighting designer, Paul Cook who was joined by experts from the electrical, lighting and design industries to illuminate London, Southwark, Millennium, Blackfriars, Waterloo and the Golden Jubilee footbridges, which run either side of Hungerford rail bridge. Following a detailed inspection of each bridge, Cook proposed a scheme that was sympathetic to the individual bridges, but synchronised every hour, on the hour to produce a stunning light show for the entire area. Cook said: ‘The colours and patterns of light that I used were strongly influenced by
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‘The colours and patterns of light that I used were strongly influenced by the summer’s events’
the summer’s events, enabling the lighting to link with all other celebratory decoration in both the London boroughs and across the nation. ‘An individual lighting sequence was designed for each bridge, which came together as a synchronised light show and required an extremely accurate, yet cost effective control system; plus the fixtures used had to be energy efficient!’ For London, Waterloo and the Golden Jubilee footbridges, specialist lighting solutions company, Architainment supplied a range of Philips LEDs. London Bridge was fitted with 36 Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlast 12 Powercore XRE fittings, 12 on each of the two supporting piers, and a further six on each bank. The arches of Waterloo Bridge were illuminated using four ColorReach and two ColorBlast LED fittings on each of the four piers, while the suspension wires and arms of the twin Golden Jubilee footbridges were fitted with Philips Color Kinetics ColorBurst fixtures. Architainment provided all the technical support, as well as the all-important WiFi for each of the bridge installations. Control was key to the realisation of Cook’s vision for the bridges, and this was provided using Pharos’ LPCs throughout, with Pharos technicians undertaking the programming. Pharos also persuaded the management teams of thirteen riverside landmarks to co-ordinate their lighting with the bridges, including
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The Emergi-Lite portfolio from Thomas & Betts delivers a highly versatile choice of emergency lighting and fire detection products and systems for a wide range of applications. Our aim is to enable customers to achieve the maximum benefit in investment, whilst keeping the protection and safety of human life paramount. TEL: +44 (0)113 281 0600 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.emergi-lite.co.uk ADDRESS: Bruntcliffe Lane, Leeds West Yorkshire LS27 9LL. UK
With headquarters in London, United Kingdom, Enerled Lighting Solutions provides superior Led Products in the retail and wholesale industry, serving both the domestic and international sectors.
• Kemps are the UK’s largest manufacturer of high quality Cold Cathode lighting • Temperatures range from 1800k to 8000k, plus various colours • Dimmable by Mains, 0-10v, DMX and Dali • Lamplife over 50,000hrs • Energy Efficient • UK and Global projects TEL: 0113 271 5777 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.kempsarchitecturallighting.com ADDRESS: Unit 2, Matrix Court, Middleton Grove, Leeds LS11 5WB
The leading UK manufacturers of brass lampholders and lighting components offering quality products for the Lighting Industry. Full catalogue available on request or on our web-site. We also offer a bespoke service for customers own component designs. A long established family business with a professional approach. Full ISO 9001:2008 and LIA Code of Practice Quality approvals.
The Light Corporation - Hand-built & Bespoke British Lighting “The Light Corporation is a Lighting Design and Manufacturing business located in the UK offering standard and bespoke LED lighting solutions to the high-end marketplace in the Residential, Marine, Restaurant & Bar and Retail sectors.”
TEL: 0121 622 2385 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.s-lilley.co.uk/ ADDRESS: 80 Alcester Street, Birmingham B12 0QE
TEL: +44(0) 1442 216200 EMAIL: email@example.com ADDRESS: Unit 3, North Bridge Road, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 1EF England
Iberian lighting Ltd, A dynamic company based in Southern England and conveniently within easy reach of London. We take your bespoke lampshade designs from concept to a carefully designed ready to hang commercial finished product.
For over twenty years, the Lamp Company has provided lighting from the smallest wire terminal to rare specialist lamps, plus batteries and control gear - with over 30,000 different product lines and all major brands, we offer unrivalled service, knowledge and choice.
TEL: 01424 428 161 WEB: www.iberianlighting.co.uk ADDRESS: Design & Innovation Center Drury Lane St Leonards on Sea East Sussex TN38 9XP
TEL: 01462 490066 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.easy-lightbulbs.com ADDRESS: Unit 4 Ashville Trading Estate, Royston Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 6NN
Pace Uk, LED Design and LED Manufacture with 10 years experience in designing LED products, we can offer our customers a fast turn around on prototype designs. We also have access to all key manufacturers of high flux LEDs. We specialise in producing cost effective design solutions, believing that price of product is always important. TEL: 01934 733121 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.paceuk.com ADDRESS: The Rising, The Square, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2AP
J H Miller are the UK’s leading supplier of Italian lighting to the trade. With over 50 years experience J H Miller set the benchmark in quality and design within the decorative lighting market.
Custom size LED panels up to 2500m x 1800mm. Stunning illumination from the high brightness LED’s and graduated grid acrylic which produces totally even and shadow free illumination across the face. White and RGB LED are available.
TEL: 0161 775 0005 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.jhmiller.co.uk ADDRESS: Units 7-8 Wharfside Business Park Irlam Wharf Road, Irlam, Manchester M44 5PN
TEL: 01604 678410 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.artillus.com ADDRESS: Artillus Illuminating Solutions Ltd 5 Bellman Gate, Holcot Lane, Sywell Northants NN6 0BL
Led-Zip Lighting are a UK manufacturer and distributor of high quality led lighting. We manufacture both stand-alone fittings and retrofit lamps using the latest technology LEDs. We have a wide range of fittings both indoor and outdoor and also manufacture bespoke units to the customers design or specification.
AMENITY AND STREET LIGHTING
GM LIGHTING Full range of galvanised steel, aluminium, conical, octagonal columns, high masts and lattice towers, plus amenity lanterns and luminaires. Most ex-stock FOR PROMPT DELIVERY. TEL: 020 8688 2743 Mob : 07850 530 036 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ADDRESS: 14 Tritton Avenue, Beddington, Surrey CRO 4SS
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TEL: 0208 166 3906 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.enerled.co.uk ADDRESS: 28 Denmark Street, Covent Garden, London. WC2H 8NJ
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LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
Ark Lighting ‘Delivers Lighting Solutions’. Our extensive range of cost effective, well designed lighting products include LED and HID lighting solutions for road and area, Architectural and Decorative, sports, traffic and Industrial applications. We can also assist with any bespoke lighting product requirements.
Inlico are established distributors of lighting components and accessories. Our product range includes: lampholders, switches and dimmers, plugs, cable and cordsets, as well as plastic and metal parts and UL-approved components. We also operate a product labelling service for luminaires.
Nu-era lighting is an independently owned and directed business, providing a comprehensive range of industrial and commercial luminaires to suit a variety of applications. This is complimented by a full in house emergency conversion facility led by our dedicated ICEL accredited specialists.
TEL: 01226 320737 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.arklighting.co ADDRESS: McGann House, Chesham Rd, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
TEL: 0121 359 8585 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.inlico.com ADDRESS: 26-36 Frankfort Street, Newtown, Birmingham, B19 2YH
TEL: 01376 515937 FAX: 01376 515926 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ADDRESS: Unit A, Eastways, Witham, Essex, CM8 3YQ
The New ‘Penthouse Range’, the latest in flat plate design, stylish and sleek with no visible fixings. From a British manufacturer and pioneer of flat plate design.
The leading UK manufacturers of brass lampholders and lighting components offering quality products for the Lighting Industry. Full catalogue available on request or on our website. We also offer a bespoke service for customers own component designs. A long established family business with a professional approach. Full ISO 9001:2008 and LIA Code of Practice Quality approvals.
Delmatic are leading international suppliers of integrated lighting and energy management solutions and have been designing and manufacturing advanced systems since 1959.
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TEL: 0121 622 2385 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.s-lilley.co.uk ADDRESS: 80 Alcester Street, Birmingham B12 0QE
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Simpson Springs manufacture springs, pressings and wireforms for the lighting industry. We produce bespoke parts to customers requirements as well as stock parts common to the industry
UK agents for Hagner lightmeters, our range of luxmeters can measure 0.01 – 199,900 lux. All detectors are Vλ filtered & cosine corrected, and the instrument is delivered fully calibrated. We also supply luminance meters, combination meters and special detectors.
BEG Luxomat® is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of occupancy sensors, with the largest range of products available in the UK. The products are easy to install, such as separate Glass dichroic correction filters mounting plates for the surface colour products and with our remote control you can set thein controls from theshapes ground. and sizes available custom With over 30 years in providing sensor solutions for saving energy and providing control, you can be confident that our products will provide the performance that you require. TEL: 0870 850 5412, EMAIL: email@example.com.
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TEL: 01189 786573 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.simpsonsprings.co.uk ADDRESS: Unit 1, Latimer Road Industrial Estate, Latimer Road, Wokingham, Berkshire. RG41 2YD
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We are major importers and distributors of a full range shapes and of lighting components for thesizes lighting and the electrical wholesale industry. Please visit our website to view our range. WEB: www.cordsncables.co.uk TEL: 0121 523 2574 EMAIL: email@example.com
LEE Filters, Building on our experience in film and television lighting, LEE Filters have introduced a range of lighting filter products specifically designed for use in the entertainment, sales@leefi lters.com leisure and architectural industries.
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TEL: 01264 366245 22/11/2011 11:00 WEB: www.leefilters.com ADDRESS: Central Way, Walworth Industrial Estate Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5AN
Walter Logan’s Swivel joints manufactured by Meinzer Swivel Joints GmbH are well know to be the best quality swivel joints available to lighting manufacturers who prize quality and regularity above the cheapness of other swivel joint manufacture’s. Types available are raw brass swivel joints, silver swivel joints, chrome swivel joints, black swivel joints plus many more. TEL: 0208 446 0161 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.walterlogan.com/index.html ADDRESS: 3 Athenaeum Rd, Whetstone, London N20 9AA
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January's issue of Total Lighting Magazine