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Hacel Lighting injected colour into the new Halo Leisure Centre, a modern sports facility in Herefordshire. The multi–million pound refurbishment, with class-leading gym equipment and workout areas was installed with the latest innovative luminaires from Hacel. The main reception area introduces unique, integrated Isces LED spotlights– encompassing performance and style. The design of the space is accentuated with Hacel Linaj Wall Lights featuring fluores-cent ‘Mars Red’ filters which create a vibrant and striking radiance. The Linaj wall lights were mounted horizontally to create synergy with the edgy rectangular style windows. Ambient lighting was achieved through the use of recessed Opulus which feature a large diameter Halo, and a high output

circular T5 Fluorescent light source with an impressive 16,000 hour lamp life. The Opulus showcased Neptune Blue fluorescent halos, offering a distinctive edge in reflection of the leisure groups name. In the main gym workout area, Linear Light4 Link Modules neatly integrated to create an exciting and imaginative suspended horizontal lighting systems. Andrew Talbot, Head of Technical Services for Halo Leisure said “We are very pleased with the overall effect that Hacel luminaires have produced. Hacel have a large range of innovative and stylish designs that we were able to choose from which gave us the look and feel we wanted as part of the £1.5m redevelopment of Hereford Leisure Pool”.

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35 News 37 Shoppers paradise

Editor, Gill Anderson looks at events affecting the industry

11 Floodlight News and appointments, plus a handy events diary PEOPLE

12 Rising stars Possibly unfamiliar names at the moment, but stars of the future? We think so


16 Opinion: Retail Jack of all trades? Ecodesign: innovation or confusion asks TCP’s Jessica Parker? ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING

19 News 21 Future-proofing design?


James Baker, of Cambridge Design Partnership glimpses technology to come

25 Leading lights EuroLED rolls into Birmingham this month


29 Showing off The NEC receives an awardwinning lighting upgrade

Hong Kong’s new retail destination, lit by Tino Kwan

42 Project - Cutting costs Toshiba transforms Stokers’ energy usage

44 Shining beacon Collaboration between Wales and Denmark produces a ‘green’ streetlamp SPECIALIST LIGHTING

51 News 52 Retro chic Contemporary, traditional, awe-inspiring or just fun – there’s a chandelier for every occasion

59 Lit from above Ecclesiastical lighting of Dortmund’s Liebfrauenkirche EVENT LIGHTING

67 News 68 Tuned in Lighting TV studios takes specialist knowledge – and equipment

73 Colouring MGM An all-American solution for Macau’s finest hotel

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Welcome to the June issue of TL.



Gill Anderson Design/production

Heather Rugeley Production co-ordinator

An Truong Web development manager

Mitchell Finlay Advertising manager

Andrew Stratton Financial director

Stephen Jones Managing director

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There are one or two changes to the magazine this month that the eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted already: firstly the magazine has had a bit of a facelift, so my thanks to the ever-so-talented Heather Rugeley for creating such a great canvas. Secondly, not being one to let the grass grow underfoot for too long, I decided that instead of TL’s usual in-depth interview with a big name in the industry this month, it might be fun to look at some of the less well known - but nonetheless talented - individuals who are beavering away around the world, creating stunning projects and installations, and quietly making a name for themselves by talent alone. And it was fun – if difficult - to pick just a few to highlight here. There really is a huge pool of talent out there, and it’s refreshing to speak to these designers, hear the stories of how they’ve overcome challenges to create exactly the look and feel they envision for a particular installation – and how they simply won’t compromise. Take for instance, Christian Seltmann, who was so determined to create the perfect glass panel to diffuse the light of LEDs, he gave up on glass blowing and built his own oven to do the job perfectly. You may have seen Seltmann’s work at Light+Building – his stand was, by all accounts, mobbed for the duration of the show. He came to my notice through last month’s interviewee, Nick Mailer, who mentioned him after seeing the Lab crème brulee stand – so my thanks to Nick for the heads’ up. These are the attributes of tomorrow’s top designers, and I’m always pleasantly surprised by how many like-minded souls the industry spawns each year. The third change this month is the addition of a whole new section for TL – event lighting. It’s become clear that this niche market is growing, possibly faster than any other sector apart from LEDs - so much so that it can now command its own space. Do have a look, and if there’s anything you’d like to see that you think we’re missing out on, then please get in touch. We’d love to hear what you think. Gill Anderson Editor

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Floodlight Transport for Buckinghamshire has taken the decision to replace more than 10,000 streetlights with modern, energy efficient units. The four-year programme, planned to start later this year, will see larger, more powerful lights located on mainly non-residential traffic routes containing energy efficient equipment, which will allow the lights to be dimmed during off peak hours and maintain full power during peak traffic flows. The system allows for a reduction in energy of up to £283,000 per year, with the reduction in maintenance costs due to the longer life of each lamp adding to this value. Peter Hardy, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport said: ‘It is good news for the people of

Buckinghamshire that we can make further savings from this initiative while providing an improved lighting stock on these traffic routes.’ Steven Adams, Cabinet Member for Environment said: ‘By replacing our street lights with modern, energy efficient ones, we are not only going to be saving council taxpayers a considerable amount of money, but we are also reducing our carbon footprint quite significantly.’ The project costs of £3.7m have a projected payback period of 14 years, and will deliver a total energy saving of 2,838,000 KwHrs with a carbon saving of 1,484 tonnes during that time.

BRC Global Standards Conference The recent BRC Global Standards Conference brought together a wide audience who heard how the BRC is developing its Certification scheme and Training Academy around the world. Sponsoring the event, GlassGuard guided delegates on the IEC 61549 Fragment Retention Lamp Standard, informing on the risk of glass contamination from accidental lamp breakage. The company has been promoting industry compliant lamps to certificated food and packaging manufacturers since the introduction of the Standard in 2010. Marketing manager, Stewart Damonsing said: ‘We have enjoyed a long and productive partnership with the BRC,

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and the IEC 61549 Fragment Retention Standard aligns with the BRC’s aim to produce the most effective food safety standard.’ Hong Kong International Delegates visiting the GlassGuard stand Lighting Fair were given the opportunity to view the 27-30 October 2012 company’s training module: ‘An Convention and Introduction to Fragment Retention To find Exhibition Centre, Fluorescent Lamps’, providing all the latest Hong Kong application guidelines and news and highlighting the dangers of diary dates, visit non-compliant products. TL magazine The training module is available online for free download at

NEW APPOINTMENTS .... n Samuel Wu has taken over the OSRAM business for the Asian Pacific region. Wu has comprehensive international management expertise as well as knowledge of Chinese culture. ‘This is of particular importance for us, considering the largest single light market worldwide. Wu can build on the achievements of Piscitelli, who has merited much credit for his work in expanding our business within this region’, chairman, Wolfgang Dehen said. n Paul Davidson has been appointed as technical trainer and sales development manager for Aurora. His brief is to enhance

customers’ own professional development through a formal CPD programme. He will expand the technical knowledge of Aurora employees through a series of training presentations and continue to develop the Aurora portfolio in the commercial lighting sector. Davidson holds the CIBSE Lighting Diploma and is a member of the Society of Light & Lighting. n Philips has appointed Eric Rondolat as CEO of Lighting and member of its Executive Committee, succeeding Frans van Houten.Rondolat joins Philips from Schneider Electric. ‘I am very pleased that we have

been able to attract Eric to lead our Lighting sector,’ said Frans van Houten. ‘He has an impressive international career in the technology industry covering both established and fast growing emerging markets, most recently Asia Pacific based in China. He is a real entrepreneur with a clear strategic vision who will be able to lead the industry transformation to energy efficient LED based lighting solutions.’ n P4 has strengthened its sales force with the appointment of two experienced technical sales managers. Martin Cordrey becomes area sales manager for

East London and the Southern and Eastern Home Counties. He is a former electrical engineer with more than 30 years’ experience of lighting design and controls. Michael Thom had a successful career in the air conditioning industry, where he was responsible for major industrial, commercial and public sector projects. The Northumbrian will be responsible for the North East area. Their arrival comes at an exciting time for the company, whose new designs and technologies are making a considerable impact for specifiers and installers of emergency lighting.

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Left: LED diffusers by Christian Seltmann Right: Jonny Milmer’s BT Tower Light saber installation

from The China Illuminating Engineering Society, The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan and The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. His recent project to light CENTRAL/CENTRAL, the new shopping destination in downtown Hong Kong, has created a holistic experience for shoppers, as he explains: ‘Each of the shops reflects the individual personality of the international designer represented within it, and has been designed with the two-fold aim of showing off the beauty of the products within, as well as positively impacting sales.’ The project was achieved using high quality LED technology, to ensure drama and ambience are balanced by reduced heat and energy consumption.

ilbert Moity’s installation, Hanging Forest is a real gem, hidden away in the wonderful chocolate shop of artisan, Patrick Roger, in the Place du Grand Sablon, Brussels. The shop, which falls under the protection of the Cultural Heritage Authorities, is long and narrow with a seven metre-high ceiling and a massive bronze sculpture in the centre to display the goods. Referencing the work of the artisan, who draws inspiration from nature, French lighting designer, Moity created the installation to appear to float above the sculpture. Working within the shape of the space, Moity suspended 90 tubes of different lengths arranged in a deliberately random, almost untidy way. The light emitted radiates to the centre of the store while three LEDs installed at the lower end of each tube, direct light on to the bronze sculpture to accentuate the edible creations on display. Moity created the overall lighting design to integrate with his stunning central fitting, using 70 projectors, 10W LED T2700°, installed on suspended power rails. Named as one of Hong Kong’s Ten Most Outstanding Designers in 2007, and awarded the Outstanding Greater China Design Award two years running (2008 and 2009), Tino Kwan has also received awards


Anyone who saw the amazing Light saber illuminating the skies above London’s BT Tower last September will probably know the name of Jonny Milmer. The creation of Imagination’s senior lighting designer involved projecting a 600m beam of intense blue light from the top of the 189m-high tower. The equipment weighed almost two tonnes, but the only way onto the roof was via a small hatch, meaning Milmer’s choice of equipment was restricted by the lack of access. He settled on 16 Zap technology BigLite 4.5 lamps on the roof, 24 MBI flood lamps on the dish level of the tower and 20 VL3500 wash lamps on the surrounding roofs. The show was programmed using a grandMA2 lighting desk, controlled remotely through an iPad, 530m away on the roof of the Imagination building. Milmer studied Sound, Light & Live Event Technology at the University of Derby, after getting bitten by the lighting bug at the tender age of eight.  He said: ‘I love the creative process, and working with other talented designers to find solutions to problems that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical, given the conditions of the problem.’ The BT tower is the most recent in a string of high profile installations for Milmer, including Battersea Power Station and the Evoque launch in Shanghai, New York and Milan, both for Land Rover. On his career to date, Milmer said: ‘I was working in a local theatre at the age of eight, and have pursued lighting design in all forms through my school and university career, so that I could be where I am today. ‘I›m living the dream! I always wanted to be a lighting designer and I am now able to work on some of the most interesting lighting design projects around the world as my full time job.’ Christian Seltmann’s creations owe as much to art as lighting design, but look a little closer and you realise technology, chemistry and specialist manufacturing techniques all play a part in his work. The German-born designer set up Labo crème brulee in Majorca with his wife and brother in 2003, to create individual JUNE 2012 12

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‘Every project presents its own set of challenges and we look forward to them all’ Top right: LED glass diffusers from Seltmann Above top: Roupinian’s Ajax Experience Museum Above: Gilbert Moity’s Hanging Forest installation

Contacts Gilbert Moity Tino Kwan Jonny Milmer Christian Seltmann François Roupinian


lighting installations to commission. He explained the concept: ‘Each piece features LED-based diffusing – a new form of lighting’. Seltmann admits to one or two ‘lucky strikes’ during the development of his technique, which included having to invent his own oven to create glass with natural looking bubbles of all sizes – the only way to create the ethereal quality of light he demands. His designs are simplistic: ‘minimal design; so form follows function,’ he explained. Highly polished aluminium, brass or steel is used to create the framework for stunning glass panels, which allow the light to shine through, in the way a stained glass window diffuses light onto the floor of an old church. At Light+Building 2012 in Frankfurt this spring, Seltmann was asked to take part in the Trend Forum – a great compliment he recognises. ‘Being chosen as one of 40 from the 2,500 exhibitors is a great honour for our company’, he said. ‘We are not trying to be the next Philips or Osram; we want to be small but beautiful.’ Canadian designer, François Roupinian’s work includes lighting exhibitions at the Museum of Strasbourg, the National Museum of Singapore and the country’s National Library, as well as caberets at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas and the newly completed Revel Casino in Atlantic City. ‘We began with the event centres at the Revel Casino Resort, but were soon commissioned

to illuminate the casino itself,’ says Roupinian. The founder of Lightemotion has put his signature on Amsterdam’s Ajax Experience Museum; the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile of Torino and the Wine Museum of Barolo in Italy; as well as the Auckland War Memorial Museum. ‘At Lightemotion, we have a passion for light and an artistic vision that speaks for itself in our designs,’ Roupinian explained. ‘When we illuminate a building, our main objective is to transcend convention and bring it to life, articulating form and reinforcing the brand in a dynamic way.’ He believes artistic flair is just one part of the success he has achieved to date, citing the process and methodology used as big factors in completing projects to the client’s satisfaction. ‘Clients want to be wowed but they also want to be sure that they are working with a professional team’. Recent projects at the Cinémathèque Québecoise, the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, the interior of the Place des Arts and the Church of St-John the Evangelist brought recognition in his hometown of Montreal. ‘I’m very proud that we are participating in the rejuvenation of the Complexe Desjardins,’ he said. ‘It’s a city institution, a place that everyone knows, and we are giving it a new lease of life by designing a custom light fixture that creates a new dynamically lit environment. Using LEDs has drastically reduced the energy requirements of the centre, while creating a colour-change effect that brings to life the space and the experience of those within it. ‘Every project presents its own set of challenges and we look forward to them all.’ JUNE 2012 14

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Retail Jack of all trades? Ecodesign: A golden opportunity for innovation or for retail confusion, asks Jessica Parker, marketing manager at TCP? THE ECODESIGN performance requirements are undoubtedly helping to push the lighting industry forward, with new technological innovations and more energy efficient products being developed and produced by manufacturers. However, it is also a time when we need to stop and think about the impact that this rapid period of change is having on retailers. With DIM1 and DIM2 legislation affecting LED, CFL, halogen and incandescent lighting over the next few years, UK retailers are faced with the daunting prospect of having to make sense of the sea of legislation coming into force. Even for people within the industry, the changes can seem bewildering. This September marks the death knell for the 40W incandescent bulb in the UK, and DIM 1 will see increased performance requirements coming into force for CFLs

‘As an industry, we are entering what I believe to be the most exciting period in our history, with new technologies and product innovations occurring at a rapid pace’


and halogens next year, with further regulations for the latter in 2016. Directional and non-directional LED products will also have to adhere to new requirements from late 2013, and DIM 2 regulations will result in further standards coming into force for reflectors in the same year. If all that wasn’t enough, a new energy label will be required for all products in September of next year. It is difficult enough for the people who live and breathe lighting to keep pace with the regulations, and for wholesalers - for whom lighting is just one product line - what must it be like for the retailers who have to try to offer the latest and best products to their consumers while all these changes are taking place? Are we, as an industry providing them with the information that they need at this time, or are we guilty of just letting them fend for themselves, assuming that they will be completely au fait with Ecodesign and its implications? For our part, we have designed a category management service for the retailers we work with, giving them guidance and support during this period of change. But I think that this issue is so big and so fundamental to the future of our industry that we really all need to be doing a lot more to help the retail sector. Retailers have to plan their purchases well in advance, with many importing directly from manufacturers with bases in the Far East. However, if they don’t stay aware of the new

Ecodesign performance requirements, they may suddenly find that they are unable to order a particular product because it can no longer be sold in the UK, potentially leading to lost sales and delays until a replacement product is sourced. The job of a retail buyer is tough. Most have responsibility for a number of different lines, so it’s understandable that they may not have time to trawl through - and make sense of - pages and pages of Ecodesign regulations, which affect just one of many product ranges they are responsible for. So, what can we as an industry do to help retailers? I think the key is training. Educating retailers also means that consumers are kept informed through them. Manufacturers and legislative experts need to come together with their retail lighting partners. They need to support the retailers to help them make sense of the performance requirements and to understand the myriad new products that can now be sourced as replacements. As an industry, we are entering what I believe to be the most exciting period in our history, with new technologies and product innovations occurring at a rapid pace. But we must ensure we make the most of this opportunity and bring retailers and consumers with us on the journey, instead of losing them somewhere along the way.

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The owners of the Empire State Building have selected Philips as its partner to transition the building’s iconic tower lights to LEDs. The two organisations have pushed the boundaries of LED technology to develop a state-of-the-art dynamic lighting system from Philips Color Kinetics that will allow the building’s façade and mast to change lighting scenes in real-time. In addition to greater control and management, the system will deliver superior light levels and highlight the building’s architectural details. The tower lights are used to recognise key events, a tradition started in 1932, when a simple searchlight was used to announce the election of Roosevelt as President. To honour the US Bicentennial, coloured floodlights illuminated the building at night, lighting up red, white and blue. The computerised Philips LED lighting system will provide customised lighting from a palette of 16 million colours, including hard-to-achieve pastels, in virtually limitless combinations. The 400 new LED fixtures will replace the current palette of just 10 colours. Anthony Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings commented: ‘It is time to update our iconic tower lighting. We surveyed the market for the most technologically advanced, energy efficient, and reliable lighting system to illuminate the iconic symbol of the New York City skyline. Philips Color Kinetics’ LED system will make our world famous tower lighting that much more magical.’

Perspex Distribution has announced the introduction of SloanLED products to complement its extensive range of cast acrylic and thermoplastic sheets. The availability of LED products enables sign makers, specifiers and designers to enjoy the benefits of a single supplier to purchase both LED products and specialist Perspex materials. As well as offering the full range of SloanLED products, Perspex Distribution provides a free estimate and layout service for projects.   ‘We continue to listen to the changing requirements within the sign industry,’ explains Craig Dodson, director at Perspex Distribution, ‘and by teaming up with SloanLED, our customers will now benefit from easy access to what we believe to be the best quality LEDs in the market.’ Explaining the decision, Barry Blythe, sales director at SloanLED, said: ‘We are delighted to be working alongside Perspex Distribution and believe our products offer superior brightness to complement their specialist LED materials. Perspex Distribution will stock our full range of LEDs, combining over 50 years of product development with the very best customer support.’

New partners in LED technology All American Semiconductor has expanded its LED product offering by partnering with LED Engin to offer a full range of high brightness, compact emitters, lenses and modules. LED Engin develops, manufactures, and sells advanced LED emitters, optics, components and light source modules in a high-lumen density, compact, multi-die package that enables Solid State lighting solutions for a wide range of applications. LED Engin emitters are used in applications ranging from architectural, stage and studio to high and low bay, and down lighting as well as for industrial uses. ‘We’re excited to expand our product offering by partnering with Led Engin for its LED emitters, lenses and LuxSpot products,’ said Cory Dana of All American. A distributor of electronic components, All American will design, sell and market Led Engin as one of its premier LED suppliers, while maintaining inventory of the LED emitters and lenses.

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James Baker from Cambridge Design Partnership looks at the immediate future of LEDs and OLEDs, and ponders on the next generation of lighting technology n these days of soaring energy prices, every use of energy is under pressure. With domestic users seeing more than ten per cent of their electricity bill spent on lighting - and commercial users significantly higher - lower energy lighting represents a way to significantly reduce energy costs. LED emitters for bulk lighting present many opportunities for innovation, but they also have significant technical challenges. The potential for production of high quality lighting with radically reduced energy usage is clearly an opportunity.

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The initial purchase cost of quality LED lighting is still a barrier to large-scale adoption, but it is reducing year-on-year. The forthcoming ban on incandescent lamps in 2016 will help to re-balance this by removing the lowest price point competition. It is anticipated that technical and manufacturing developments will enable the initial purchase cost of LED lamps to be competitive with top-end compact fluorescent within a few years too. Another interesting opportunity is apparent in OLED technology. Organic LED technology offers an interesting innovation angle by providing a large panel emitter rather than the point source offered by inorganic LEDs. With costs approximately 50 times that of inorganic LEDs, and luminous efficiencies currently comparable to halogen incandescent bulbs, this technology isn’t commercially viable today, but it offers great potential for future innovation - with costs and efficiencies predicted to improve rapidly. KEY POINTS

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few years to service the large numbers of lamp-holding fixtures already in premises. Integrated fixtures without replaceable bulbs offer new avenues of design freedom and will come to dominate in the future. With LED emitter technology set to drop in price, mechanical parts will come to occupy a larger fraction of product cost. Fixtures can ultimately justify higher price points than bulbs. The race to create incandescent bulb replacements means that LED emitter technology is developing at an incredible pace. Any particular LED might be superseded in a matter of months. Product developments need to be fast - and right first time. Light output and low energy performance are technology drivers, giving potential to use LEDs to broaden product offerings or even promote a platform of low energy products. Communicating performance and quality specifications at consumer level is not well addressed. This makes choice difficult and disappointment likely. Technical education, combined with careful marketing activity will help to address this area. LED lighting is currently seen as expensive, and growth into emerging markets will demand lower price points. Technical and manufacturing developments will allow initial costs to be reduced, while consumer education may help to shift the focus from high initial to lower lifetime costs enabled through lower energy consumption. Historically an area of design innovation, lighting design is accelerating with new avenues offered by solid state lighting technology. Collaboration between design and technical disciplines will be critical to allow these opportunities to be fully explored. Solid state lighting is clearly an area with potential for growth and opportunities for success. With incandescent bulbs - the current volume leader - set to be banned in 2016, the space is ripe for new market leaders to emerge.

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uroLED, organised by Birmingham Science Park Aston (BSPA), attracts leading figures in the lighting industry, bringing together the latest innovations throughout the LED and Solid-State lighting technology supply chain. More than 2,000 visitors from 30 countries are expected to visit the show, which was previously held at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. The organisers say the move will ensure euroLED can grow, while harnessing the international appeal of the NEC to attract a bigger global audience. Michelle Cleaver, events manager at host, BSPA, explained: ‘Our move to the NEC in 2012 will allow euroLED to continue its rapid expansion. The space and flexibility on offer at the venue, combined with excellent national and international transport links, means that the exhibition and conference can accommodate the growing band of delegates who want to be first in line for news and information about LED and solid-state lighting. ‘We see Birmingham as a leader in regeneration through innovation, and euroLED stands out as a leading event for the lighting industry. It is hoped that the move to the NEC will encourage future growth, not just for euroLED, and will help to continue to attract other innovative technology events to our forward-thinking city and region.’ The exhibition will occupy a 3,000sq m hall space, with the conference and gala dinner being hosted in the Concourse Suite. KICK-STARTING THE PROGRAMME

At a recent event to launch euroLED 2012, BSPA hosted a conference on the latest trends and innovations in LED lighting technology. Talks from leading industry figures representing organisations such as Bridgelux, IMS Research, LUX TSI, UL and Philips Lumileds were enjoyed by the 120 delegates. Dr David Hardman MBE, CEO of Birmingham Science Park Aston said: ‘There are so many new innovations in the lighting industry, particularly with advances in LED technology, several of which are derived from West Midlands’ talent. It is therefore crucial that there are events like this to bring together peers from across Europe and beyond. ‘We are delighted to have hosted such a key event with some of the best speakers in the industry. Birmingham Science Park Aston will do all it can to nurture SME lighting companies and seek to create some lighting millionaires here on home soil.’

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‘Over the past nine years, euroLED has continued to develop its reputation as the solid-state lighting industry’s leading event’ CONFERENCE PLANNING


Once again this year, BSPA is partnering with organiser, IntertechPira to deliver the technical conference. euroLED 2012 will feature a dedicated euroLIGHT area within the exhibition, showcasing the latest in lighting design and development and an interactive speed networking area. Hardman added: ‘Over the past nine years, euroLED has continued to develop its reputation as the solid-state lighting industry’s leading event. ‘Working with IntertechPira, we have been able to really get to the heart of what our visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates require, and this year will be by far the biggest euroLED to date.’ WHY ATTEND?

The exhibition features technologies from all of the LED supply chain, giving an extensive and all-inclusive view of cutting edge technology and who’s leading the pack. A dedicated panel of experts has been assembled to bring the visitor a high profile, strategic and technical conference with presentations from industry thought leaders across the global LED and lighting industries. This year’s two-day conference will include market analysis and forecasts, end-user case studies, panel discussions and debates as well as high level networking opportunities. With more than 2,000 visitors expected from around the world, and a range of exhibitorfocused networking opportunities at the show, the opportunity to generate leads, build and grow a focussed customer base and increase exposure has never been greater.


The comprehensive conference agenda for 2012, which brings together major lighting companies, end users and industry specialists to provide key industry insight, topical case studies and technical market data will include: 1: An update on the lighting performance standards within North America: Mike Grather, primary designated engineer, lighting performance, UL/ LTL, and chairman, IES TPC Committee, US 2: The role of LED’s within the London 2012 Olympic Park: Michael Grubb, director, Sutton Vane Associates and ODA Learning Legacy Ambassador for Lighting, UK 3: LED performance - Future trends: Hideki Kaneguchi, deputy managing director, Nichia Europe, Netherlands 4: European perspective on the SSL industry and information regarding the Solid State Lighting Green Paper: Martyn Chamberlain, European Commission 5: Market opportunities in the Indian lighting market: Deepa Doraiswamy, Frost & Sullivan

The integral series of conferences will allow visitors to understand trends and developments in the infrastructure around LEDs, and pinpoint the opportunities in emerging markets, as well as helping to stay informed about current and developing standards and how these affect businesses. Visitors can gain insight into the European Commission’s perspective on LED lighting, take part in panel discussions with market leaders to discuss the hot topics affecting the industry, and importantly, there’ll be organised opportunities to network with key decision makers and industry leaders. All conference delegates will receive a pass to the extensive euroLED exhibition – and as an added bonus, free car parking at the NEC and complimentary refreshments too. Speakers in 2012 will include experts from some bigname companies, such as: Philips Lumileds; Nichia; Cree; Osram; GE Lighting; European Commission; Luckgar; Forge Europa; IMS Research; Tridonic; Future Lighting Solutions; City University; LUX-TSI LTD; UL and Helvar. WHO’S EXHIBITING?

Zenaro offers lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor environments, using the best LED technology available. A wide range of contemporary products has been expertly crafted by Zenaro and its partners, who work together to consider regional needs, and to support the global community in order to provide the most efficient solutions. York EMC Services (YES) provides compliance testing, certification, consultancy and training from four locations across the UK to a broad range of industries. The company offers a comprehensive range of cost effective solutions to satisfy assurance and approval requirements for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and CE marking. The recent developments in lighting technology, coupled with changes to the EMC standards, provide a perfect opportunity to review the compliance of existing lighting products as well as the approach to CE marking for new products. YES provides advice on the simplest and most cost-effective method of complying with relevant CE marking directives, as well as specific standards. The team can also provide advice and support throughout the JUNE 2012 26

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An audience with... Yoong Jin Hu, field application engineer at Cree design process to minimise the risk of non-compliance. Svetel - part of IRL - is focused on the production of LED and LED lighting products, including consumer lamps, as well as fire detectors based on infrared LEDs. The company is a pioneer in the production of white LEDs and the only Russian LED manufacturer with full process capabilities; starting from MOCVD crystal growth through to LED packaging, production of lighting fixtures, installation and servicing. UK-based Stontronics is a manufacturer and distributor of LED drivers, power supplies, adaptors and transformers. At this year’s event, the company is showcasing a new range of constant current and constant voltage LED drivers. With a large selection of drivers available, from IP67-rated weatherproof models with flying leads to wall-mounting types and re-wireable terminal block type models for internal use, there’s one for every application. From standard models through to dimmable variants, custom and bespoke designs; Stontronics can also supply power conversion requirements for common voltages (primarily 12Vdc and 24Vdc) and current ratings (350mA, 700mA and 1050mA). Harvard Engineering designs, develops and manufactures electronic HID ballasts, LED drivers and control products for the lighting industry. The company supplies innovative and efficient products for commercial, retail, emergency and street lighting applications. All research, development and manufacturing takes place at its UK headquarters. Arrow Electronics has the technologies, solutions and support infrastructure to meet the needs of companies looking to migrate from traditional to LED-based lighting solutions, and also those who wish to design their own LEDbased applications from the circuit board up. Its key supplier partnerships with companies including Cree, Osram, Fraen, Dialight and Avago ensures Arrow has an extensive portfolio of LEDs, LED drivers, Optics and other supporting products from the leading specialist manufacturers to work with. Arrow’s technical specialists will support customers through the development of full LED-based solutions, including secondary optics, thermal management technologies, driver and power supply.

What attracted you to the LED industry?

The future of Solid State lighting offers potential of energy reduction, environmental friendly, long lifetime & future proof design. Could you outline what your work with the Welsh Government’s Solid State Lighting project entailed?

The aim of the R&D project at Swansea University funded by the Welsh Energy Research Centre (WERC), was to demonstrate potential energy reduction using LED over conventional lighting within the Welsh School of Architecture building at Cardiff University. More than 20 per cent energy reduction was achieved by switching from T8 fluorescent to LED ceiling tile luminaires. In addition, reading lamps that were fitted with LEDs also showed a significant 77 per cent energy saving over compact fluorescents. Is Cree currently working on any similar projects? Yes. Cree and its LED City programme is collaborating with the US Department of Energy to expand and enhance LED lighting adoption and energy-efficient LED streetlight opportunities within cities. The Municipal SolidState Street Lighting Consortium, sponsored by the US DOE will provide on-going national organisational structure and guidance to LED City members, and will assume conducting meetings

Since 1993, Forge Europa has been developing, designing, and manufacturing energy saving LED lighting solutions and components with award winning innovation. The company is recognised globally for its innovative and flexible approach to delivering custom-designed LED components and LED lighting solutions. Its vision is to accelerate the adoption and evolution of LED technology by providing customers with value-engineered solutions that deliver design excellence, design support, superior performance, efficiency and sustainable quality, whilst respecting the environment.

providing a forum where buyers and implementers can share information and experience. Do you feel there is enough Government support for R&D and industrial policies that drive investments in underlying parts of the value chain (fabrication, packaging, assembly, etc)?

There was some Government efforts implemented over the past few years to encourage development in Solid State lighting industries. The Carbon Trust Fund was established to encourage R&D technology development in reducing carbon footprint emission whether in lighting or within the building. However, there weren’t any standards developed in the UK or Europe to regulate the import of LED lamps. Users were put off by cheap, poor quality imported LED lamps from the Far East, which didn’t meet the performance criteria for general lighting applications. The majority of standards we have today reference the industry standards developed in the US by the IESNA& Energy Star CALIPER programme. Why is presenting at euroLED important to you and your company?

EuroLED - being one of the main LED exhibitions in the UK – offers an opportunity for lighting companies and suppliers to exhibit LED products, attend conferences and meetings and to position their company profile.

Contacts For more information or to register for a visitor pass, please visit:

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Full spectrum of lighting solutions. From connector to reflector, from product design to ready-to-assemble LED systems.

We offer the whole range of lighting solutions from one source. The unique Arrow line card includes both components and complete systems such as thermal management and power. We are here for you with in-depth technical knowledge and many years of experience: from lighting engineering support and product design to comprehensive systems integration services and interactive applications such as our Design Tool, which allows you to create customised LED lighting solutions. Arrow and lighting technology – simply brilliant.

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SHOWING OFF Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre has received an iaward-winning lighting upgrade, which will allow the venue’si operators to save a small fortune every year on energy, dramatically ireduce its carbon emissions and please visitorsi


he owners of the UK’s largest conference and event venue, the NEC, Birmingham, have taken the decision to completely refit the Skywalk area with award-winning LED lighting, in order to improve the visitor experience while saving energy and lowering carbon emissions. The company approached MHA Lighting with a request to devise a bespoke solution for the Skywalk that would reduce energy bills while improving light quality. MHA was also tasked with replacing the traditional fluorescent lighting in the Concourse and Gallery suites with its LED solution, which uses ‘wave guide’ technology with intelligent controls to achieve energy savings of up to 80 per cent. Wave guide shines light sideways into an encapsulation – not directly outwards. This avoids direct contact with the eye and provides a safe and efficient light output. Acrylic rods amplify and control the light output, reducing the number of LEDs required. This means the designers could use high power LEDs that draw less current and had no need to diffuse the output. MHA installed 144 TiLites in the two suites and 260 bespoke RodLites above the 400m-long Skywalk, that were designed to match the venue’s corporate branding, while

remaining in keeping with lighting finishes in other areas. The 30W RodLites replaced 54W T8 tubes (which of course rises to 58-60W when the ballast is included), immediately creating energy savings of 50 per cent. As the lights are on continuously, software was installed that uses sensors to detect when the Skywalk area is empty and dims the RodLites to just ten per cent power. With the intelligent controls in place, more than 70 per cent energy savings have been achieved. In the Concourse and Gallery Suites, MHA replaced T8 fluorescents with TiLite 30 and TiLite 30/120 fittings that were engineered to dim down to just seven per cent and to work seamlessly with RGB LED downlights.

Andrew Cope, project engineer at the NEC, said: ‘As an organisation, the NEC has committed to a 60 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. Lighting is a massive part of us achieving this target. We have around 70,000 lights throughout the site - that equates to a fifth of our energy usage. ‘We definitely found the best solution in terms of budget, energy reduction targets and overall lighting effect. The light colour, output and uniformity is tremendous. MHA Lighting has the right attitude and real enthusiasm for its lighting technology. It has the ability to be flexible and offer bespoke solutions – nothing was too much trouble. They listened and found solutions.’ MHA managing director, Tom Harrison, said: ‘When I first saw the completed installation in the Concourse and Gallery Suites I felt extremely proud of the truly impressive lighting scheme we helped create. The combination of the colourchanging LEDs and the white light from the TiLite working in harmony under DMX control is sensational, and creates a unique environment for events and conferences.’

Contacts MHA Lighting NEC NEC, Birmingham

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LSII EUROPE 01279 874430 | The XHB3 delivers the perfect combination of low energy consumption and high lumen output. Designed for industrial, retail, commercial interiors and engineering workshops, the XHB3 offers you a fixture that can deliver a whiter, brighter light that will increase energy efficiency and reduce monthly energy costs when compared to traditional high bay lighting. Available with 104 and 128 LEDs, the housing has been designed to discourage birds from roosting. The XHB3 includes a 5 year warranty and IP67 optical which virtual eliminates maintenance. For further information please contact Brian Glynn on 01279 874430 or email or visit our website

FRANKLITE 01908 691 818 | This elegant 5 light chrome finish and crystal glass fitting from the Franklite ‘Gatsby’ suite has been adapted to use the new Frankled brand LED technology. The LED’s, which resemble traditional candle lamps, run at 65% capacity which improves efficacy, LED life, colour rendering and reduces heat. Having replaceable components with guaranteed footprints makes these products completely future proof. Franklite have a well earned reputation for quality products and have spent many years perfecting this new technology to ensure the use of an aesthetically pleasing brass construction chandelier can be possible whilst achieving maximum energy efficiency.

I LIGHT 01923 495496 | Smart apps and Ethernet Gateway deliver new levels of hand held lighting control for iLight Cooper Controls has introduced new Ethernet Gateway devices alongside a range of smart phone applications for use with both wired and wireless network devices. Users can now select and operate lighting scenes, modify and save changes and even password protect areas from unauthorised access using a handheld device. The same access is also available from any PC connected to the EG2 allowing users to make selections and changes via a built in web server. Ethernet Gateway and iLight Remote iPhone® apps bring simple intuitive lighting control to both commercial and residential users alike.

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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. JUNE 2012 30

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ARTEMIDE 020 7291 3853 - 020 7631 5200 | Artemide presents Algoritmo. Algoritmo sets a new trend in lighting design. It’s more than just a tool for illuminating and shaping architecture, algoritmo becomes in itself an integral element of the architecture. Its sharp lines and minimalistic design make it suitable for any architectural environment within. Commercial and domestic projects, and with multiple installation options it provides an endless choice of lighting solutions, algoritmo has no limit. Algoritmo is available as a single luminaire (algoritmo stand-alone) and as a modular system (algoritmo system) with ceiling and/or wall recessed, ceiling and/or wall mounted and suspended installations, and as a ground recessed lighting system (algoritmo floor). The product offers many combineable lighting options: • diffused lighting in continuous light lines without shadows thanks to the use of t16-seamless fluorescent lamp technology. • dark light emission with controlled luminance optics. • diffused or wall washer light emission with highperforming monochromatic led in neutral white and warm white, and with rgb led.

• accent lighting with the use of pad, a projector using monochromatic high-performing led with lenses. Design: carlotta de bevilacqua & paola di arianello, 2011 Contacts: Artemide showroom, 106 great russell street, london WC1B 3NB Tel: 020 7291 3853 - 020 7631 5200

Focus finds USP with USB module Electrical accessories manufacturer Focus SB has responded to customer demand and produced a USB charging module that is designed to charge mobile phones, tablet computers and digital cameras. The type A charger runs on a 220/240v circuit giving a charging output of 5dvc @ 1amp, suitable for many other portable electronic devices including all makes of tablets and phones including BlackBerrys and iPhones. Roger Kemp, Managing Director of Focus SB, says the upsurge in USB charged smartphones and tablet computers led to the creation of the module: “It seems that everyone has at least one device that is charged by a USB cable these days,” he says. “So it made sense to us to create a USB module for residential premises to sit alongside the USB modules that have been installed in many hotels.” The type A module is available in all of the Focus SB range of finishes on the website:

FRANKLITE 01908 691 818 | New for 2012, the Atrio range of traditional style lanterns from Franklite are proving extremely popular and can now be supplied with LED13 Duo units from the new Frankled professional brand; backed by a 5 year warranty. The 13W LEDs are under-run to improve useable life and efficiency, replacing 60W candle lamps. The high power factor (between 0.92 and 0.99) means 3 phase supplies are optimised. Multiple dimming options are available on request. Full details of this new Frankled technology, including emergency units and decorative recessed lighting can be obtained from their experienced technical team at Milton Keynes.  

LSII EUROPE 01279 874430 | Built upon our innovative Crossover® LED platform, the XHB delivers the perfect combination of low energy consumption and high lumen output. Suited for a diverse range of applications this luminaire is as happy in a -18oC cold store as it is in an engineering workshop or a sports hall. The XHB3 offers you a luminaire that can deliver a whiter, brighter light that will increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs when compared to traditional high bay lighting. Available with 104 and 128 LEDs, the XHB has a number of features that cannot be found in any other luminaire of its type: Sensors in the driver and optical unit actively monitor the luminaires running temperature, reducing the drive current in 5% steps allowing the fitting to cool should heat begin to build above its design limit. The optic is sealed to IP67, yet an innovative Teflon® breather valve eliminates pressure build up within the optical unit, preventing damage to the seals and optical array. Our patented integral single air blade heat sink does not trap dirt or debris, ensuring the performance over the life time of the luminaire. The XHB is also available with 0-10v dimming, allowing it to be interfaced to virtually any BMS or lighting control system. We only drive the XHB3 at 450mA, helping keep energy consumption to a minimum and limit the build up of heat. The housing has been designed to discourage birds from roosting. With a full 5 year warranty the XHB3 delivers the perfect combination of low energy consumption and high lumen output without the need for costly maintenance. LSii Europe, the European division of LSi International offer complete design and after sales service. For further information please contact Brian Glynn.

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news Trainspotting in Spitalfields Retro lighting and salvage fixtures specialist, Trainspotters opened a pop up showroom close to Spitalfields Market in London during May. It provided the company with an opportunity to showcase its product range to Londonbased architects and interior designers, who may have not visited the company’s Gloucestershire base. Trainspotters was founded by co-directors and architectural salvage experts, Jesse Carrington and Tony Brook in 2005. The company, which has an impressive stock of British industrial and communist-era Eastern bloc lighting together with salvaged vintage fixtures available, has supplied lighting for leading retail, restaurant and architectural projects, such as Urban Outfitters, Superdry, Jamie’s Italian, Ted Baker, Soho House, Google, Sony and Starbucks. ‘We are normally based on a leafy industrial estate in Stroud, Gloucestershire,’ commented Carrington. ‘Opening a pop up showroom in Central London gives us an opportunity to meet existing and potential clients as well as showcase our lighting and vintage fixtures in a big city environment.’

P4 sent to Coventry Coventry University’s £32m addition, The Hub has been equipped with a state-ofthe-art self-testing emergency lighting monitoring system from P4. The Hub features sustainable building design; construction and operation. It uses ground source cooling, natural ventilation, solar water heating, a green roof, and is managed by an electronic buildings management system. ‘Given the scope and size of this exciting new facility, which will be in use around the clock, we needed to ensure that our emergency lighting system would provide the safest, most accurate and convenient remote monitoring procedure through its Local Area Network,’ says electrical engineer, Colin Griffiths, . The University chose P4’s M-Web as the most reliable, cost effective and flexible selftesting computer addressable solution for the complex after it had been successfully used in other locations throughout the estate. M-Web has an addressable

location facility to identify a faulty fitting immediately, without having to sift through drawings and send technicians to locate it. With simplified fault finding and fully automated test procedures, such as the weekly function tests and deep discharge battery test, estates managers are able to maintain the operation efficiently. P4 also supplied TriLED and QuadLED luminaires for the project, which achieve a small footprint and superior energy efficient performance for specific locations and for safer evacuation along escape routes and open areas.

Spectral sharpens its blade The acoustic Blade range from Spectral is a combined luminaire and acoustic panel designed for concrete interiors. The trend for bare concrete interiors has created a need for effective acoustic treatments to deal with the increased noise levels generated. Blade combines a high performance acoustic panel and luminaire, in a range of output choices for T5 lamps with new LED options currently in development. ‘While the trend for stripped back interiors has allowed designers more creative expression, it has come at a cost,’ says Mike Attard, MD of RIDI Lighting. ‘Many of these buildings are high-occupancy spaces, which generate significant noise levels, which in turn has an impact on concentration and productivity. Blade is a stylish lighting and acoustic solution that is able to reduce noise levels while being an effective light source. Rather than detracting from the interior they add a new design dimension, which is not offered by any other comparative acoustic board solution.’ Available in a range of RAL colours and finishes, Blade comes with a suspension kit to allow custom configuration to suit each building and lighting scheme. The luminaire version blends in seamlessly with the matching acoustic panels and removes any concerns of shadowing in the lighting design. A typical arrangement will include one luminaire version in every four runs to achieve both the thermal management and acoustic properties of the design, as well as providing ample light to the desired area.

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An exciting shopping experience in the heart of Central,Hong Kong’s financial and commercial district, is turning heads thanks to its array of designer stores, lit with the latest in highly energy efficient lamp technology

CENTRAL/CENTRAL, a retail concept developed by GRI, Asia’s leading international apparel and accessories brand-management and retail-distribution company, brings together the company’s portfolio of brands under one roof for the first time in Hong Kong’s latest shopping destination. Names in the 1,675sq m retail space include: Anne Klein New York; Carolinna Espinosa; Easy Spirit; EQ:IQ, Joan & David; Karen Millen; Nine West and Steve Madden.  Thanks to the use of Megaman’s latest LED reflector technology, the end result is not only the ultimate in visual lighting drama, but in energy savings as well - with 105,090 kWh saved in energy consumption and 73,563 kg in CO2 emissions each year. To define this stylish mall, GRI commissioned Steve Leung Designers Ltd to create a flowing space that accommodated each brand’s outlet with fluidity, but also allowing for individual expression.  Working alongside renowned lighting designer, Tino Kwan, founder of Tino Kwan Lighting Consultants, Leung’s design is a stunning white shopping canvas within which each collection or brand, is presented.

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‘ The lighting technology used throughout has been chosen with visual impact, customer comfort and energy efficiency in mind’ Tino Kwan explains: ‘CENTRAL/CENTRAL is a holistic shopping experience, and with this in mind, it has been divided into nine areas, eight shops and one private relaxation area, each with its own style and character of light fitting. ‘Each of the shops reflects the individual personality of the international designer represented within it, and has been designed with the two-fold aim of showing off the beauty of the products within, as well as positively impacting sales.’ While the design of each of the stores aims to offer the maximum flexibility for merchandising, the lighting technology used throughout has been chosen with visual impact, customer comfort and energy efficiency in mind.   Kwan chose to use Megaman LED reflector technology due to the lighting performance of the lamps, the variety of directional beam angles available, and the sustainable credentials of Megaman as a company.  Within CENTRAL/ CENTRAL, over 750 of the company’s LED AR111


10W dimmable 8, 24 and 45 degree light sources and LED MR16 10W dimmable 24 degree lamps were used in order to create the right balance of drama and ambience within each of the stores, whilst reducing heat and energy consumption.

Nine West’s interior scheme concentrates light onto the displays


Apart from its energy saving potential and light quality, LED technology is of particular interest in retail installations due to the reduced heat output of the lamps, which not only means cost saving on air conditioning, but they’ve become the friend of the visual merchandiser because they can be positioned very close to items on display without danger of fire, fade or scorching. Part of Megaman’s LED reflector series, the AR111 and MR16 ranges of LED low energy replacements for halogen reflectors incorporate the company’s patented Thermal Conductive Highway (TCH) technology, which has superb heat dissipation, lighting performance and lumen maintenance. As a result the LED AR111 and MR16 ranges last up to 13 times longer and use 80 per cent less power than halogen equivalents.  With the same high quality light intensity and colour rendering of traditional AR111 and MR16 spotlights (colour rendering of up to Ra92), but with no UV light radiation, negligible IR radiation or residual glare, the LED AR111 and MR16 ranges are ideal for use in any retail outlet. JUNE 2012 38

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THE D E SI G N E XPE RI E NCE Designed as a lifestyle experience, CENTRAL/CENTRAL encourages customers to find inspiration, balance and a sense of wellbeing within its stores and VIP suite. From the moment shoppers arrive at the double-height atrium, CENTRAL/ CENTRAL seeks to inspire and welcome.

The atrium: To evoke a sense of floating within an ethereal setting, textures rather than colours are used within the atrium to add interest and depth. A selection of beautiful marble has been used throughout, whilst a sculptural fin panel has been installed as a decorative element.  A reflective, fluid mobile installation by renowned Japanese artist, Hirotoshi Sawada hovers above the space, and enhances the mood. 

The stores: The curved, sculptural walls lead customers to the Nine West store, illuminated by signature light cubes in its windows. An off-white palette, light oak wood flooring and warm lighting serve to highlight the colourful seasonal merchandise; while diagonal shelving provides a layered, 3D perspective. For a dynamic touch, a TV wall introduces the


latest trends and styling tips to customers while it adds a sense of movement to the overall shopping environment. The casual sophistication of Easy Spirit is presented in a free-floating design concept store. A warm colour palette with timber wall cladding and marble flooring imbue the space with a serene, muted ambience. Inspired by Easy Spirit’s ‘antigravity’ secret soles (made with millions of cushioning nitrogen-filled micro bubbles), playful elements have been designed for the area, such as shoe hanging features and drifting plinth shelves. Infused with classic refinement and sophistication, the Joan & David corner boutique is beautifully encased in glass to give customers a discreet sense of privacy without sacrificing the light, open character of the space as a whole. Oak flooring, a white ceiling, modern lighting, and an arcshaped lounge area convey the comfort and luxury of a private beautiful home.

refreshments to re-energise customers before returning to the world beyond the doors of CENTRAL/CENTRAL. The retail mall is a prime example of what can be achieved when the latest in high quality LED lighting technology is used to its maximum effect. Thanks to the long lamplife and superior light performance of the selected LEDs, CENTRAL/CENTRAL will not only look good for many years to come but save significant amounts of energy and CO2 in the process.

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Stokers, a family-run home furnishing retailer, is installing LED lighting across its UK portfolio, in a bid to save a small fortune in energy orking with energy expert, Power Solutions, Stokers called in the experts at Toshiba to pilot a lighting scheme in its Southport store, replacing all of its 100-watt halogen lamps with 640 Toshiba PAR38 LED lamps, which are just 19.7-watts each. Since the installation, the Southport store’s energy bill has been reduced by a staggering £1,000 a month. Unsurprisingly, the scheme is now being rolled out across the rest of Stokers’ 11 stores in the UK. The programme is expected to save around £130,000 on Stokers’ annual energy bill. Jonathan Stoker, joint managing director of Stokers Fine Furnishing, commented: ‘Energy consultant, Power Solutions was able to recommend the right sort of LED lamp for our stores, beginning with a free energy audit to demonstrate the return on investment, and then finding the right type and style of light. ‘We’ve been delighted with the results. The pilot scheme instantly reduced our carbon footprint, will pay for itself within nine-anda-half months, and has dramatically cut the cost of our energy bills without compromising on the quality of light throughout the store. Toshiba’s LED lamps provide a soft incandescent light in focused pools across the display furniture, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere across the store.’


The dimmable Toshiba PAR38 LED lamps are a direct replacement for more than 10,000 of Stokers’ existing halogen lamps. They’re not only kind to the retailer’s energy bill, but will last up to 20 times longer than the halogens they’re replacing, minimising maintenance costs for the stores. The lamps use up to 75 per cent less energy and emit up to 70 per cent less UV light compared to halogen light, greatly reducing the amount of heat emitted by the lamps. Interestingly, this means staff in the stores will be able to turn off the air conditioning for eight months of the year, instead of the usual four – an unexpected benefit, which the Southport store is enjoying. Edward Lees, product manager at Toshiba Lighting Systems UK said: ‘As consumers continue to rein in on spending, financial savings have never been more important for retailers. ‘With traditional lighting accounting for around 20 per cent of a retailer’s electricity costs, LEDs offer a rapid return on investment and long term cost savings, from both a maintenance and energy consumption point of view. ‘The environmental benefits of LED lighting will also help retailers meet current environmental legislations, such as EU 2020 emissions targets.’ The pilot project began last October in the retailer’s Southport store, with a roll-out using 3,000 Toshiba LED bulbs - having now started in another three stores.

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B-Sol is a specialist manufacturer of custom photovoltaic modules, making panels for the OEM manufacturers of roadside, trackside and marine equipment, and building integrated products. Danish company, Scotia approached GB-Sol with a request for an unusual shaped panel to mount on top of a street lamp unit it was developing. The objective was to provide sufficient power for the lamp unit to work from solar power alone. GB-Sol worked with Scotia to design an optimal system of PV panels and control equipment. Various prototypes were made and tested, both in the factory and in the field before the final version was selected. The project has been ongoing for more than a year to date, and results are very positive. When it comes to challenges, the project had its share. The space to mount a PV panels on a lamp column is very restricted, so the initial challenge was to make an extremely elongated unit while not compromising on robustness and longevity.


The solution evolved through many variants each step of the design process had to be proved before it moved on to the next step. The panel design evolved during the project, so really there was nothing specified as such, the overall design brief changed organically as the market area for the product became more closely identified. The finished design is aesthetically stunning and functionally exciting. Four aptly-named SunMasts have been installed by Scotia in Denmark - Two 12m versions in Randers (a town 30km north of Aarhus) and two 10m versions at the harbour in Ebeltoft. The new streetlights use a series of photovoltaic panels to convert day light into electricity. Energy is converted in the base of each unit and exported to the National Grid (at a profit). The photovoltaic panels were detailed and manufactured by the pioneers at GB Sol in South Wales.

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Acclaimed for their most recent marine inspired installations, the creative force behind Scabetti is the English design duo Dominic and Frances Bromley. Since Dominic’s launch of his first sculptural design in 1999, followers of the collection see a natural eye for detail and form married with high quality English made materials. Scabetti are renowned for their work with fine bone china, making a feature of its white translucent body. They design, sculpt and then craft using traditional hand-casting methods in local Stoke-on-Trent Potteries in the heart of England. Private, commercial and government commissions offer Dominic and Frances the opportunity to create unique statement pieces across the globe, with installations created using the language of architects and interior designers alike.

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Joint venture MOTHER LOVE Believed to the first application of its kind in the UK, Philips has installed dynamic and ambient LED lighting in the recently extended Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, (NICU), at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol. This not only helps to create a calming environment for parents and babies but also may help nursing staff to work more effectively. Designed with a holistic approach in mind, the lighting has become a key element in generating a sense of wellbeing within the unit, lessening the tension and stress which can sometimes be experienced when caring for a sick or premature baby. Rather than harsh fluorescent light, the LED lighting in the main unit can be dimmed within a range of colours. When required, it can also be made brighter over each cot, for instance when staff are caring for the babies or analysing data on patient monitor screens.  In the hospital’s additional clinical areas, dynamic lighting, which mimics the changing nature of daylight, has been used to help staff stay alert. The installation will provide an evidence base for the health benefits of lighting. The hospital, in conjunction with Philips Research, will conduct an eight-month study into how the new lighting affects clinical outcome, babies’ health and staff performance.

AC Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) has been appointed exclusive distributor for the full range of lighting products manufactured by US-based, High End Systems for UK and Ireland. The new partnership was announced at the recent Prolight+Sound exhibition, which debuted several innovations from the manufacturer. AC-ET, with its portfolio of technology brands, is a single-source supplier of technology to the professional entertainment industry, while High End Systems, with its history of producing cutting-edge moving and digital lights, should find a great synergy with AC-ET’s experience in supplying the touring, show and events markets. Brad Schiller, High End Systems’ product marketing manager said: ‘High End Systems is very excited to be partnering with AC-ET to provide UK and Irish customers with a local distributor. Its excellence in customer support combined with an impressive sales force, will offer High End Systems products to a broad range of customers. AC-ET’s UK sales director, Jonathan Walters commented: ‘We are looking forward to making High End Systems’ innovative product range an even greater success in our product portfolio, building on the many existing years of experience we have had in supplying High End products to clients for a diverse selection of projects.’

Hamilton Litestat has received RIBA approval for its new seminar: Putting You in Control. The interactive seminar focuses on the environments and uses for lighting controls, applications for lighting systems and an introduction to multi-room audio distribution. RIBA’s assessment is that it fits into the core curriculum of its CPD scheme, which means that chartered RIBA architects can now use the seminar towards their annual core curriculum requirement. As part of the RIBA CPD Providers Network, Hamilton will be able to take bookings for the seminar from architects and other construction industry professionals. Presentations will be delivered by Hamilton’s in-house wiring accessory and control system experts at individual workplaces. Alternatively, Hamilton will host seminars at venues, including The Building Centre in London and at one of its manufacturing bases in Bristol. ‘Saving energy and making buildings smarter and more intuitive is such a huge focus at the moment that we thought it would be useful to create a practical, interactive presentation on how lighting and audio controls can contribute to this field,’ said Ian Hamilton, managing director. ‘We’re very pleased to have been accredited by RIBA, especially within the core CPD curriculum, and would encourage anyone who is interested in improving their understanding and earning credits towards their CPD to get in touch.’

The perfect spot De Effenaar is a multi-purpose venue in Eindhoven with two halls. The venue, which has an eclectic programme, including live music, dance shows, corporate events and parties, has invested in Robe moving lights at the instigation of technical manager, Charles Konings, to replace all of its moving light stock. The first delivery was of four ColorSpot 250E ATs - an immediate hit with the crew, technicians and

designers. This was followed up with 12 x ROBIN 300 Spots, which were deployed in the small hall. These made such a difference to the quality and creativity of the shows that they then decided to purchase 16 x ROBIN 600 Spots and 24 ROBIN MMX Spots to replace the moving lights in the large hall. So why did Konings choose Robe? ‘It was a combination of our very good relationship with Controllux,’ he explains, ‘and the quality compared to

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RETRO CHIC Glittering, stunning, awe-inspiring, or just plain hunger inducing, the choice of chandeliers has never been greater – or more fun ONCE A SYMBOL of wealth and opulence that no des res would be properly dressed without, beautiful hand-made, centuries-old, crystal chandeliers were ripped down across Europe from the 1960s onwards, and cast onto the scrap heap – often literally – to make way for the simple clean lines we all craved for the best part of half a century. Thankfully, as with most things, lighting trends are cyclical, and many venerable old fittings were saved, turning up in Parisienne flea markets or Grandma’s attic, where they were brought back to life by far-sighted designers and installed in contemporary interiors to great effect.

Now, a chandelier is as likely to be installed in a monolithic glass and steel office or a trendy urban kitchen as it is gracing a marble staircase in a beautifully appointed hotel lobby. Their use may have changed, but their cachet remains unaltered. Harriet Daniels, MD of Tigermoth Lighting says: ‘Chandeliers have, in the last few years become shorthand for luxury and style. Chandelier motifs are even being used on cushions, stationery, mugs and other accessories - the imagery is so potent that a picture alone can convey that sense of glamour. ‘The trend towards the eclectic style of interior design has really contributed to the resurgence in their popularity

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Mixing period with contemporary, utilitarian with luxury, has become hugely popular. Chandeliers fit really well in eclectic interior design schemes - for example juxtaposed against a flaky brick wall. ‘To me, there are certain aspects of an interior design scheme that are dominant features - they set the tone for the whole space.  Chandeliers definitely fall into that category, and that’s why the most important thing for me in the design is the beauty and quality of the materials.  Here at Tigermoth Lighting, we use traditional materials, such as beautiful hand-cut crystal pieces and incorporate them into simple, contemporary designs.’ Interestingly, it’s not only the primary use that’s changed – traditionally, chandeliers incorporated hundreds or even thousands of crystal droplets, designed and cut to catch and reflect the light of candles, in order to bathe large rooms in a soft and very flattering glow. Modern chandeliers are being designed to complement specific spaces - for instance, the now famous and truly memorable Dominic Bromley-designed, Scabetti chandelier in the form of a glinting shoal of fish, which has gone on to spawn an entire ocean of shapes and forms in bone china, metal and wood. While it’s now fairly common to see kitchen utensils, cutlery or even pasta shapes reproduced in porcelain and hung to form a chandelier, artist Jean Shin has gone a stage further, by taking thousands of empty prescription pill bottles and stringing them to form a series of really elegant structural chandeliers. The work was created to express society’s ‘over-consumption of prescription drugs and our bodies’ dependency on these medications.’ Rebecca Wilson has taken the humble Jammy Dodger as her inspiration for Light Snack, the first in a series of biscuit-inspired chandeliers, which aims to glamorise the little pleasures in life. Each life-like glowing biscuit becomes a sparkling crystal component in a grand and glowing chandelier. The huge light sculpture drips with 1500 inedible fancies in milk white translucent bone china and vivid pink jammy resin. Dedication’s a requirement for this design, as the repetitive task of casting and firing each jammy dodger, then painstakingly applying the jammy resin took Wilson around 10 weeks. She comments: ‘Future additions to the Light Snack range will include pastel marbled Party Rings, sugary little Iced Gems, and, a personal favourite of mine, the sickly sweet Pink Wafer’. I plan to employ different types of light sources and armature constructions to best embody the qualities of three types of biscuit. ‘Tiny pastel coloured Iced Gems piped in porcelain will interrupt swathes of draped sparkling fiber optic


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‘I think that chandeliers need to be more than beautiful’ strands, forming a shimmering jellyfish-like body with trailing tails of light, while the rectangular geometric waffle-patterned surface of Pink Wafer will compliment an Art Deco-style waterfall chandelier with its cascading downward repetition of depleting concentric rings. The delicate waffle texture will be highlighted by the translucency of the porcelain. Finally’ she explains, ‘Party rings will overlap like sugary marbled fish-scales to form a tinkling and translucent globe with bright light spilling through their absent centres.’ Wilson’s ceramics training comes to the fore with Memoria: 100 Cups of Tea Never To Be. Describing it, Wilson says: ‘A shattered gold teapot lies below, while its soul leaves its broken vessel in the form of a swarm of 100 ghostly little winged tea cups. A faint glow from within enhances the ghostly presence of each angelic winged teacup.’ Each little cup is individually cast and assembled in bone china, and then suspended from a single fibre optic strand. The LED light source in concealed within a lightweight ceiling-rose fitting to give a ghostly cool white glow. Of course, arresting as these designs are, there’s something breathtakingly beautiful about traditional crystal that it’s hard to beat. Only last month, TL featured the work of Nick Mailer, a lighting designer with a passion for crystal. Mailer works with Swarovski to produce stunning creations for domestic and commercial interiors. His work can be found in restaurants, bars and private homes. When it comes to selecting light sources for chandeliers, Mailer said: ‘Each individual has a preference, sees things in their own way. I am a great believer in demonstrating products to clients - preferably in the room where the fitting will be used. A client may want an LED because it’s the buzzword in the industry, but when they actually experience all the options, it may change their opinion. ‘Crystal illuminated by a gentle warm lamp transmits a really emotional mood. I love blending fibre optic starry skies with chandeliers suspended beneath them with very low light levels, creating an effect of real depth - sometimes within quite confined spaces.’


Above & below: Modern vs traditional from Christopher Guy. Above right: Rebecca Wilson’s porcelain teacups.

Kenny Collins, chairman of The Lighting Store is a man who knows a thing or two about chandeliers, and has a theory about why they’re so popular now. He says: ‘The resurgence in popularity of chandeliers started as a trend for financial reasons. People always seem to leave buying lighting to last, when they have finished decorating. Often the money they’ve put aside for lighting disappears into the flooring budget, the furniture etc., and when it comes to lighting people rarely have enough money left for what they want. ‘What we saw was that people began to recycle old light fittings, often their grandparent’s old dining chandelier that had been lying around in a loft for years, and they began putting old lights into very modern kitchens and living rooms. It worked really well because the contrast between old and new was great; it made the room look even more modern and the light fitting look even older. So when people use an old fashioned looking chandelier in a modern scheme it really stands out and it works best if there’s nothing else old there and becomes a focal point. ‘On the flip side, modern lighting works well in old Victorian and Edwardian houses, like the Floss globall or the Mesmeri wall light, because they’re simple and sophisticated products.’If you’re in the market for one of these beauties, you first need to decide on style – traditional or contemporary - and then whether you want a chandelier made using modern materials

or a crystal design. Christopher Guy has a huge selection of both contemporary and older-style designs in all sorts of materials and finishes – and importantly, for all pockets. Whether you’re looking for hand-carved glass, a twisted steel wire cage, or a very traditional crystal droplet, there’ll be one that’s right for you. And if you choose wisely, you’ll not only be buying something to enhance the surroundings, it’ll create a sense of wellbeing and could even be an heirloom of the future. I can’t help but agree with Daniels’ comments that: ‘Good chandeliers will look fabulous lit or unlit, providing a focal point for a room and being an integral part of a decorative scheme. Very good chandeliers, when lit, will also give off a light that will create a really special atmosphere in a room. I think that chandeliers need to be more than beautiful. They should work with the rest of the lighting in the room to deliver enjoyment and happiness for its users for years to come.’

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t the recent annual Lighting Design Awards in London, a project by Licht Kunst Licht, a German lighting design group which treats artificial and day lighting as equal components of its work, took the award for International Project (Interiors). Licht Kunst Licht ‘s portfolio encompasses offices, museums and cultural sites, government projects, transport structures, shopping centres and private residences. Projects range from individual homes to large-scale projects with budgets in excess of three billion euros. The company’s work to light the Columbarium Liebfrauenkirche was agreed by the judges to be: ‘Beautiful, simple, delicate and sympathetic.’ They felt it was: ‘simply and effectively designed and executed.’ The restored church building, which dates from the 19th Century, was completed in January after a re-modelling period of two years. Since the restoration, the building has been used as an impressive location for urn burial ceremonies. The sensitive lighting design – implemented using only LED technology - strikingly underlines the interior design concept planned by Staab Architekten, a Berlinbased architectural practice. ‘The subtle lighting design approach to this building with direct and indirect light is very effective,’ commented the award judges. In the beautifully restored nave, customdesigned LED-luminaires are mounted above the columns at a height of 12.7m. With a higher light level compared to the remaining space, the choir can be highlighted as a visual reference point for the congregation.

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The warm-toned lighting produces a calming atmosphere, which serves to emphasise the building’s materials and the depth of colour of the bronze grave surfaces. The sensitive lighting design, which was created using solely LED technology, effectively underlines the interior design concept planned by Staab Architekten. The lighting principle of the nave is continued into the aisles as well as in the choir stalls, but at a slightly lower height and accordingly lower light intensities. The lighting concept in the nave initially directs the visitor’s gaze along the central axis towards the choir. To avoid the problem of glare, honeycomb louvers have been used in all direct projectors. Ambient lighting in the nave is achieved by using direct/indirect custom-designed LED luminaires. The luminaires are designed as compact and block-shaped housing


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Custom-designed luminaire implementing gin.oLED projectors by Hoffmeister Leuchten Custom-designed ring chandelier by RSL Lichttechnik COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY: LUKAS ROTH, COLOGNE

accommodating six adjustable projectors. The lighting elements disappear in this housing to a great extent. In order not to distract from the architecture of the church building, the luminaires have all been designed to blend into the background rather than become the focus of visitor’s attention. Four adjustable projector heads subtly illuminate the horizontal level, while the two remaining projectors with wide beam angles subtly fade in the vaulted ceiling, while providing diffused light and creating a good balance of light levels within the space. They also serve to make the visitor more aware of the scale and height of the space. In the church entrance, a distinctive bespoke circular chandelier accentuates the bronze font and statue with direct and indirect light sources. JUNE 2012 60

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As the company that ‘lit the Louvre’ earlier this year, Toshiba has proved it’s at the forefront of the LED revolution, so it’s the place to go to see the latest innovations, including the DL 3000 and DL 6000 collections. Product manager, Edward Lees says: ‘We have a number of new products to announce, and will have exciting displays of indoor, domestic and commercial, industrial and outdoor lighting. While the event is obviously a great networking opportunity, it’s also the perfect platform to educate end-users on our history, pedigree and expertise in this field - and of course the benefits of LED lighting and promoting progress in this innovative lighting technology.’

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NVC, the rapidly expanding supplier of commercial, industrial and exterior lighting to the professional sector, has just released issue 5 of its catalogue. The new catalogue is packed with NVC’s latest products, including a complete new section of LED lighting. New products include a range of LED track lighting, LED panels with DALI dimming and road lanterns with LED or Philips Cosmopolis light sources. Modular wiring has been added for the first time too, featuring a complete range of 3, 4, 5 and 6-pole systems. For your own copy, e-mail NVC on

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OLDHAM LIGHTING & LED NEW IDEAS, SAME RELIABILITY LED lighting and the buzzwords are power consumption and efficiency et there is still a knowledge gap between LED efficiency.. Y Yet manufacturers and many of those specifying or using this form of lighting. To To many it is the new 'black' or the latest style tool, but the reality is that LED lighting has been with Yes us since the 1960s. Y es it is easier to use for lighting designers, and yes it can be cost-effective as the high initial cost of LED-based systems can be offset by lower energy consumption and lower maintenance costs. The real trick is in working with the right designers, contractors and manufacturers to ensure the initial outlay is balanced by the long-term advantages of LED lighting.

At Oldham Lighting we trade on a reputation built on our successful installations and working with the right electrical contractors and lighting engineers. When we talk to our clients most know what they want and understand the lighting requirement for their projects. They appreciate that LED lights are far more efficient than any other commercial lighting with LED having a 50000 hr lifespan and lasting for seven years at continuous operation, or 14 years at 50% operation. Compare this to the approximate lifespan of 5000 hrs for an incandescent light bulb and ten thousand hours for a fluorescent light.

When we introduced our latest LED range in 2011 we found ourselves working with companies such as John Lewis, Primark and Westfield Stratford. We have worked on small lighting projects even though our reputation for large scale remember.. projects worldwide is what makes us a name to remember LED is not new to us and we have created some exciting new LED products such as Rana-LED that will appeal to both retail clients and designers. We work as a partner in any project to ensure that what we produce works for everyone from lighting designers, electrical contractors, architects and clients.

With an increasing interest in LED lighting for retail developments, Chris Richardson, Managing Director of Oldham Lighting, believes the latest LED products are even more suited to the retail environment. “The new generation of LED products enables retailers to take real control of their lighting. Adjusting the lighting levels and reducing power output on bright days makes sense when the quest is for cost effective and energy efficient lighting. Our latest LED products are part of this new drive for greater environmental control. We have been working with new lighting designers and established contractors who are always asking for lighting products that are reliable, innovative and needed for a deadline. Moving to our new factory will enable Oldham Lighting to meet these demands. Our traditional skills have not changed and our work in the Middle East and mainland Europe will also benefit from this move.” When Primark wanted to stand out from the rest in Edinburgh's Princes Street with a new 75,000 sq ft landmark store they turned to Oldham Lighting. We worked closely with LDP International to design and manufacture a bespoke extruded aluminum housing to integrate as part of the window mullion façade. We installed approximately 300 metres of extruded aluminum housing all finished to match the same RAL colour specification as the window mullion along with an frosted opal diffuser to house our Rana-LED Micro Bar 16.7mm pitch. The cool white 8000°K LED colour temperature created a visually striking and powerful light effect, making it stand out on this prestigious street.

As one of the leading UK manufacturers, suppliers and installers of LED and cold cathode lighting we have recently moved to a new manufacturing facility in Surrey to cope with an increasing order book. Oldham Lighting has been one of the most innovative lighting installers of the past decade with a portfolio that includes the new Eurostar Terminal terminus at St.Pancras, Heathrow's T erminal 5, The Savoy Hotel and some of the Middle East's most prestigious building projects. As far as Chris Richardson is concerned lighting is still evolving in terms of product and installation needs. “Lighting is still one of the best ways of attracting customers into a retail environment and showcasing products. With the latest technologies we can do this at a cost that encourages retailers to look at their current and future lighting as part of their brand image. What we have achieved at Primark in Edinburgh shows what can be done with cost-effective and tailored products. Visually the façade stands out in this prestige location and was done with an eye to value as well as effective lighting. Working in partnership with the contractors we have produced something that blends in sympathetically with the surroundings and yet makes Primark a centre of attention.”

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Philips lights Florence LD for Florence and the Machine, Chris Bushell, is using VL3500 Wash and VL3000 Spot luminaires from Philips Vari-Lite to deliver his evocative and atmospheric lighting design for the band’s world tour. Bushell’s lighting skillfully pulls the audience focus to the centre of the stage without losing the essential theatricality of Florence’s shows. Lighting is ethereal with Bushell using it more as a statement than for big effects. He explains: ‘The overall theme is based around 1920s Baroque fashion and architecture. While a great deal of thought and planning went into the set, I wanted the presence of the lighting to complement and exploit the space around the set piece. The VL3000 Spots were perfect for this. ‘With their wide angles and long throw I was able to use them as top and back/side light. The VL3500 Wash fixtures fanned out from the centre, mimicking the set and creating an almost physical beam presence in the air.’ Bushell uses a rich palette of colour; deep hues of orange, yellow, red and blue wash over the stage. ‘Another part of the brief was to employ an esoteric colour palette,’ he continues. ‘The Series 3000 luminaires were great for complimenting and cutting through these colours, which I didn’t necessarily want to appear on Florence’s skin tone or costume.’ Bushell says he chose to use the Series 3000 luminaires because: ‘they still pack enough punch at long distances for great airborne effects, yet are also great for sympathetically lighting the subject.’

ROBE’S MEXICAN DISTRIBUTOR Robe lighting has a new distributor Vari Internacional, one of the leading professional lighting and sound sales operations in Latin American. The announcement was made during the 2012 Soundcheck Expo in Mexico City, at a special launch party staged at the Polyforum Siqueiros, part of the World Trade Center complex. Vari Internacional has particular expertise in rental & staging, television and theatre. It works

with premium brands, including L-Acoustics and Avid - another aspect initially attracting both companies together, especially with Vari Internacional’s familyorientated business model, which fits perfectly with Robe. Its Mexico City will feature the full Robe range, and its technical and sales teams have already visited the Czech Republic to receive product training. The Mexican entertainment technology market is among the most important in Latin America. It has been steadily growing in the last two years, and Robe has plenty of short and long term strategic expectations. Sales director, Harry von den Stemmen says: ‘Vari Internacional’s business commitment to supplying only the best quality brands impressed us, and we’re positive that it will be a highly successful partnership’.

On your bike Julie’s Bicycle has announced a three-year sponsorship deal with White Light after the companies developed a strong relationship based on a mutual commitment to environmental sustainability, a shared understanding that this issue is at the forefront of business trends, and respect for one another’s work. The sponsorship will support a UK-wide theatre programme. Julie’s Bicycle and White Light have already jointly promoted events for theatre professionals specialising in lighting, and have identified the challenges and opportunities presented by low carbon solutions for front of house and auditoria lighting. Bryan Raven, MD at White Light, said: ‘The team at Julie’s Bicycle have been leading the campaign to increase inclusion of sustainability as part of the dayto-day decision-making process in our industry since they were formed. Their advice and support on the various initiatives we have been involved with has been invaluable and we are delighted to be able to support them for the next few years.’

NEW GENERAL MANAGER AT POINT SOURCE Point Source Productions has appointed Amy Parks as general manager. After a stint as PA to managing director, Stephen Capel, Parks will take over the day-to-day running of the company. She comments: ‘As the company has grown over the past few years, I have been shadowing Stephen, so it made sense for an official restructuring in order to formalise my role and to allow him to focus on other aspects of the business. ‘My strengths lie in client liaison and people management, where Stephen’s lie in his extensive lighting industry experience and business development.’ Point Source was originally established in order to provide high quality equipment and service

to the entertainment, event and corporate service industries. But as the business grew, the growing amount of administration took Capel away from the parts of the job he enjoyed doing most: business development and working with lighting designers and directors. He explains: ‘I’m looking forward to prmoting the event services side of the company.’

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t’s got many names: the box, Cyclops, my mum called it the moving wallpaper – but however we refer to it, almost every home in the country – if not almost every room in every home in the country - has a TV. I’ll come clean here – I did consider trying to research an accurate figure for the number of actual programmes produced each day, week or year, but even restricting it to the UK made me feel slightly faint when I looked at the number of channels available to us, and the number of programmes in any 24-hour period. And that’s without taking into account global TV production. Suffice it to say, lighting TV studios must be pretty big business. CREATING THE MOMENT

One of the biggest names in the global TV studio lighting business is Robe; the company is based in the Czech Republic, where it manufactures innovative moving lights for the entertainment industry. Belgian national broadcaster VRT has just invested in 42 Robe Robin 300 LEDWash moving lights. The lights were specified by the TV station’s head of technical, Johan Bosmans, who’d been impressed after seeing them in action and from recommendations by colleagues, including TV lighting designer, Michiel Milbou. Milbou specified them for the prime-time chat show, Vrienden van de Veire, broadcast on Belgium’s EEN channel. The show’s look relies heavily on lighting and projection. The theme colour is gold, and lighting is used to create big moments and special effects for guest entrances, as well as standard TV lighting requirements. The LEDWash 300s are used throughout the studio, which includes a live audience and a stage for band performances. Some are sited behind the guest couch, others are on metre-high stands around the edges of the studio, while more are mounted on flexible wire ladders descending from the ceiling. Much use is made of the LEDWash 300s three individually controllable LED zones, which are great for funky, on-camera effects. THE DESIGNER’S VIEW

Milbou’s design company, Never Fear Shadows has worked with VRT for the last 10 years. He hadn’t used Robe fixtures before, but liked the LEDWashes as soon as he saw them at PLASA.

Left: Estonian Eurovision qualifier Right top: Vrienden van de Veire Right centre: BBC’s Pointless Right bottom: ITV Family Fortunes

‘The quality of the light output from the Color Force fixtures has already made a massive difference to programme-making, and the depth of the colours looks superb in HD’ ‘I love the LEDWash 300 and 1200,’ he enthused. ‘The 300 is a cute, small, beautiful lightsource that can easily be incorporated into sets, and the 1200 is incredibly strong and powerful. Both have a nice beam, good colours and excellent whites.’ The LEDWash 300 has 237 colours, including whites at 2,700, 3,200, 4,200, 5,600 and 8,000 Kelvin, provided via a virtual colour wheel, and the dimmer channel emulates halogen lamp-like behaviour with red effect and thermal delay in the 2,700, 3,200 ranges. The well calibrated whites are ideal for a televisual environment. The LEDWash fixtures and all the other lights for Vrienden Van de Veire are controlled via a grandMA2 light operated by Werner Dries and Chris Leemans, with additional lighting equipment for the show supplied by PRG Brussels. TEACHING AIDS

Closer to home, Lincoln University has i nvested in 30 Chroma-Q Color Force RGBA LED fixtures for its two television studios at the campus’s Media Broadcast Production Centre, which have been upgraded to full multi-camera and HD spec facilities. Chroma-Q Color Force 12” / 300mm multipurpose fixtures and Color Force 72” / 1.8m battens, supplied by AC-ET, have replaced all the studios’ old lights, which has reduced the 43,000 Watts of power they consumed with an expedient 3,700 Watts for the new LED lighting. Color Force was chosen after extensive research by studio engineer and technical specialist, Steve Judge. He explained his decision: ‘The quality of the light output from the Color Force fixtures has already made a massive difference to programme-making, and the depth of the colours looks superb in HD.’ The decision to go with Chroma-Q was enthusiastically endorsed by media and broadcast manager, Geoff Thompson, who said: ‘The LED lighting has transformed workflow, and had a huge beneficial impact on our TV studios, with students experiencing state-of-the-art technology at first hand.’ The decision to change to LED lighting started two years ago, when Dean, Professor David Sleight visited the BVE North show in Leeds, and discovered the advantages of an LED-based system. Judge started

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comparing brands and learned that the faculty would be eligible for a carbon reduction interest-free loan for the purchase. To qualify, the equipment had to pay for itself within five years and be capable of saving 90 per cent of the energy of the sources being replaced. ON WITH THE SHOW

Game shows are big users of dramatic lighting. Production Services Ireland (PSI) supplied full lighting production, trussing and associated rigging for Take Me Out (Ireland) and Family Fortunes. Andrew Leonard, lighting designer for both shows worked closely with console programmer and live visuals operator, Peter Canning from High Resolution Lighting. For Take Me Out, the crew installed a centre box truss just in front of the stage and rigged 30 VARI*LITE V*L1000 tungsten moving lights for front keys to highlight the contestants. There were also 30 PixelPARs in the set pieces. Backlighting each contestant from the back truss was an ETC Source Four 15-30 zoom in white, and another Source Four 25-50 zoom in red. In addition, PSI supplied Robe ColorSpot 700E ATs and ColorWash 700E ATs, V*L3500 Spots, more PixelPARs & Source Four zooms, 1.2K fresnels, ARRI 2k & 1k fresnels, floor PARs, 800W Red-heads along with 30 x Chroma-Q Color Block DB4 LED battens. On the Family Fortunes set, all the V*L 1000 tungstens were removed and a VL 2500 spot package and extra Robe ColorWash 700E ATs were installed. For Leonard, the challenges included delivering the best possible shows that were also comparable in terms of production values to the UK versions – but on a budget. This informed his choice of the V*L1000s for front key lights and Source Fours at the back - an effect that worked perfectly.

And the winner is... In Estonia, an impressive rig of 70 Robe moving lights designed by Rene Jõhve and Meelis Lusmägi of Cuu Club, provided a stunning visual setting for the final round of Eesti Laul, Estonia’s 2012 Eurovision qualifying competition. Presented by comedians, Tiit Sukk and Taavi Teplenkov, it was broadcast live on ETV1 in front of a live audience of 1800. The fixture count for the show was 20 Robin 300 Spots, 22 Robin 600 LEDWashes, 12 Robin 300 LEDWashes, 12 x ColorSpot 1200E ATs, and three ColorWash 1200E ATs – all specified by Jõhve, who is a firm fan of the brand. ‘We have used Robe fixtures for a long time, and found them to be reliable and innovative,’ confirmed the designer.


Finally, regular viewers of the BBC quiz show, Pointless can’t help but have noticed the revitalised lighting that’s illuminating the current series. Robe LEDWash 600 moving lights were used by lighting designer, Tom Kinane to highlight the set of the latest series. The 22 LEDWashes – supplied by rental company Automated – were all located on the floor at the back of the set, and illuminated an eye-catching collection of flown fabric sails, which were an integral part of Dominic Tolfts’ set design. They shaped and defined the overall space in which the action took place.


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A crucial factor in Kinane’s choice of LEDWash 600 was that the LED lightsource was flicker-free for the cameras. He is also very happy with the punch and coverage of the fixtures. He comments: ‘The wash is very efficient as you’d expect, and I also like the pretty effects that can be created with the individual LED rings – great for when the lights are in shot’. He also likes the general versatility, and the fact that you can zoom in from a wide flood to make a near-spot effect. ‘They are definitely the best moving light Robe has produced to date,’ he advised. The lighting aesthetic for Pointless is subtle and complementary to the game, rather than lots of whizz-banging moving lights zipping around or pulsating LEDs in the face. However this straightforward, ‘no frills’ look actually requires great precision in its creation. From a rental perspective, Automated’s James Ashdown is very pleased with his investment in LEDWash 600s, which were purchased last year and have been in use constantly ever since. He explains that he wanted some new moving head wash lights, and as LED is the way everything is currently going, Robe’s fastest selling product ever seemed to be standing out among the flood of choices. As with most people, he was impressed with the intensity and quality of the light output – and the excellent back-up and support from Robe UK. The LEDWashes were operated on Pointless by Andy Dobbs, together with other moving lights, using a Compulite Vector console. Simon Braddock was the generic/ white light console operator, the lighting technicians were Daniel Kinane and gaffer, Richard Jarvis who worked closely with the BBC’s gaffer, Gary Bryant. The show’s executive producers are Tom Blakeson and David Flynn (who also devised the game) for Endemol. Other Automated projects on which the LEDWashes have featured include various National Lottery shows and the National Lottery Awards, a one-off with lighting designed by Chris Kempton recorded at The London Studios. Kinane also used them on the latest TV series of ‘Just A minute’, the classic Radio 4 comedy panel show which was recorded in BBC TC3. The fittings have already been earmarked for the next series of Pointless, which is due to start recording in the summer. As a final point, Automated told TL that it has found its LEDWash 600s very handy as a cross-rental item. JUNE 2012 70

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overed by a dramatic glass dome, which was inspired by Portugal’s Central station in Lisbon, the 1,088sq m central covered court has a distinctive, old-world feel. MGM staff say it’s the soul of the resort. Matt Levesque, lighting designer and founder of First Circle Design, in Newport, California, was recently tasked with improving the power efficiency, practicality and aesthetics of the lighting system within the court. ‘The ownership posed the challenge of a design using only the power already available, with enough remainder for an added theatrical lighting system during special events,’ Levesque explained. ‘All luminaire locations had to be within reach of the facility’s boom lift and the quantity of lighting positions was limited.’ He selected 95 of Iluminarc’s colour-changing Ilumipanel 180 IP wash lights for down- and sidelighting the Praca’s manicured landscape, pathways and the building facades surrounding it. The fittings have been mounted on the existing skylight structure via a quick-release clamping system. ‘The casings were painted to match the colour of the architectural truss structure in order to address the stylistic challenge of providing a cohesive overall design with distinct visual identities,’ Levesque explained. The fittings are


‘The ownership posed the challenge of a design using only the power already available, with enough remainder for an added theatrical lighting system during special events’ discreet enough to allow an uninterrupted skylight vista with minimum visual contrast during the day. Another challenge was to secure a lighting control system with the necessary flexibility for large live performances and festival events. Levesque used the Ilumicode Addresser from Iluminarc to set DMX addresses, calibration levels for colour corrections and fixture personalities. He then programmed the lights with Pharos Architectural Control software. Powerful and bright, the Ilumipanel fittings are dimmed down to work at 25-30 per cent intensity. Ilumipanel 180 IP is both an interior and exterior wash light solution, featuring full spectrum colour mixing and integrated wireless DMX512 receivers. ‘These luminaires have incredible output,’ enthused Levesque. ‘They give an outstanding colour.’ For safe exterior use, Ilumipanel 180 IP has an ingress protection of 67, a humidity-controlling GORE valve, and 316 stainless steel screws for corrosive environments.

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ELP 01403786601 | LD-SM-NM3 Surface Mounted LED emergency lighting downlight The LDE3 range of recessed LED downlights have been very successful for Emergency Lighting Products Limited but customers have asked for a self-contained unit for surface mounting direct to ceilings. Therefore, ELP has launched the LD-SM range of surface mounted, non-maintained 3Watt LED downlight units with a choice of a wide angle symmetrical lens for open areas or the assymetric ‘Corridor’ lens for escape routes. The LD-SM units utilize a neat white steel box and facia plate fitted with a standard LDE 3Watt downlight and enclosing the LDCK700S emergency driver kit to provide a discrete and attractive self-contained, 3hour duration non-maintained emergency fitting. The 145mm square x 40mm high enclosure has a rear BESA entry and 20mm knock-outs on two sides for surface conduit entry and is very simple and quick to install. With over 100Lumens output and excellent performance the LD-SM units can typically be mounted at approximately 8metre centres for open areas and 11metre centres for escape routes ensuring a cost effective installation.


NICK MAILER LIGHTING 01403 713670 | Nick Mailer Lighting has a wide experience of specialist lighting and crystal installations having completed many projects in the uk, europe,and throughout the world. We would be delighted to discuss your project no matter how big or small! Windfalls: Founded just 5 years ago, Roel Haagmans and Clarissa Dorn have created and overseen the installation of some of the most inspired contemporary chandeliers ever seen. Their experience has been founded with some of the great classical chandelier manufacturers over the last 15 years. The collection is constantly evolving; working in close partnership with our clients creating bespoke designs nothing is ‘set in stone’.

Filter sleeves for fluorescent tubes convert standard tubes into a rainbow of colours. The cost effective way to create the ideal environment, be it for decorative or protective purposes. Colorap filter sleeves are manufactured to fit T5, T8 or T12 sizes. T5 are 300mm and 600mm lengths while T8 and T12 are available in either 600mm or 900mm lengths. Now stocked in 20 colours plus clear ultra violet filter. Others to special order. A prompt service is our standard, not our objective.

COOPER LIGHTING 01302 303106 | i-P65 is a weatherproof, high specification, competitively priced emergency LED bulkhead utilising the latest LED and optic technology. i-P65 can be used to provide emergency lighting, as a single sided exit sign or double sided exit sign with a common look and feel where aesthetics are a primary concern. i-P65 has been designed for ease of installation, reduced power consumption, minimal maintenance, reducing the TCO (total cost of ownership). Contact Details: Cooper Lighting and Safety Ltd Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN2 4NB Contact: Sales Tel: 01302 303106 E-Mail:

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low energy decorative lighting solutions... The age old conundrum of designing and operating an energy efficient, locally controlled and decorative lighting installation has been solved by Franklite. The FRANKled range comprises of LED and CFL luminaires suitable for commercial use in most applications where a domestic ‘ambience’ is required; led13 Duo (bottom right) is the best solution for chandeliers. Pictured right, uniformly lit decorative LED pendants containing dimmable gear, integral 3 hour emergency and presence / absence detection, ensuring energy savings are optimised at all times.

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RIDI +44 1279 450882 | Ridi makes the grade at UCL The refurbishment of the Darwin Lecture Theatre at UCL in London provides the perfect showcase for RIDI’s flagship LED downlight, the EBDTurbo. Providing general lighting in the theatre and adjacent corridors and toilets, the EBDTurbo delivers all the benefits of LED technology – durability, energy efficiency and low maintenance – alongside a high light output level and uniformity of colour to achieve a productive and sustainable environment. EBDTurbo LED incorporates an electromagnetic diaphragm that gently pulses, creating subtle air movement for a convection cooling effect. This ensures that full capacity performance is maintained, even in confined ceiling voids without natural air movement.

ARTISTIC LICENCE ENGINEERING Tel: +44 (0)20 88 63 45 15 | dVnet is a digital video to network converter designed for retail and architectural applications where a media facade or light sculpture is to be controlled by video, without a complex media server. Housed in a 19-inch rack case, dVnet converts video creations to light with less than ten mouse clicks required to render video to a media wall. Digital video inputs are provided in both DVI and HDMI formats. dVnet can playback video clips loaded onto its internal hard drive via a play list manager. Output is via a gigabit network connection with both Art-Net 3 and sACN protocol support.



+49 (0) 7131 9053-0 |

Tel: +351 224 853 170 |

4.0071: Compact Ground-mounted Light · Spotlight, entirely made of V4A stainless steel 1.4571 · Protection class IP67 · Round or square attachment cover · with POW-LED 3 x 1 W cold white, neutral white, warm white, blue; POW-LED 3 x 1 W RGB · 360° pivotable and +/-15° adjustable · Rotationally symmetric light distribution · including installation housing made of POM plastic for wall and floor installation - For lighting and accentuating exterior, such as façades, buildings, trees and open spaces, installed in floor, wall or ceiling.

With more than 35 years experience, CC Castro Lighting offers a wide range of products from classic to contemporary, all designed to dominate the space and providing elements of elegance, luxury and fantasy. The company pays special attention to market trends and develops and creates products that combine modern technology with quality craftsmanship, which are exclusive and produced in limited series.

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Match your plates to your decor

Ambassador Primed White from Focus SB can be painted to match your interior, or simply left white. Hand-finished in our Sussex factory to the highest standards with Wandsworth inserts.


No minimum order

Bespoke service

Tel: 01424 858060

Unrivalled service, knowledge and choice

the LAMP company

We stock over 30,000 different types of lamps, batteries and control gear including our own range of Casell brand products.

The Casell range includes:  LED PARs

 Reflectors


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Welcome to the Lilley website. S Lilley & Son were founded in circa 1840 manufacturing components for the then booming Railway industry.

Emergency lighting products limited (elp) is a small and focused UK manufacturing company dedicated to providing superior service and products to all customers requiring Emergency Lighting Equipment and Emergency Lighting Conversion services.

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: 01403 786601 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: Unit 9 Gillmans Industrial Estate, Natts Lane, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9EZ

TEL: 01462 490066 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: Unit 4 Ashville Trading Estate, Royston Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 6NN




• We are one of the largest manufacturers of high quality of cold cathode lighting in the world • Wide range of Whites, plus colours • Longlife Lamps 50,000hrs+ • Mains dimmable, 0-10v and DMX systems available • UK Installations by our own lighting engineers TEL: 0113 271 5777 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: Unit 2, Matrix Court, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5WB

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: WEB: ADDRESS: Bruntcliffe Lane, Leeds West Yorkshire LS27 9LL. UK

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.




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.

The ultimate in Quality Garden Lighting We pride ourselves on our stunning range of period Garden Lamp posts, Lanterns and matching accessories. Our range is vast, with fabulous collections and matching accessories to transform your garden or grounds. Strong, solid construction, high grade materials, and skilled craftsmen combine to give a lifelong, lasting product.

Simpson Springs produce various Light Strip Pressings, Contacts, Cleats, Washers, PCB Component Retaining Clips etc. manufactured in various materials and forms to customer requirements. Material thickness in volume quantities from 0.1625mm to 1.5mm thick; small batches quantities in up to 3.25mm thick material. TEL: +44 (0)118 978 6573 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: Unit 1, Latimer Road Industrial Estate, Latimer Road, Wokingham, Berkshire. RG41 2YD

S Lilley & Sons TEL: 0121 622 2385 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: 80 Alcester Street, Birmingham B12 0QE

TEL: 01424 428 161 WEB: ADDRESS: Design & Innovation Center Drury Lane St Leonards on Sea East Sussex TN38 9XP

TEL: 0800 975 5717 WEB: ADDRESS: Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4JH

TEL: 0121 359 8585 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: 268-270 Hospital Street, Newtown, Birmingham, B19 2YF




Cooper Lighting and Safety manufacture a comprehensive range of mains and emergency lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Based in Doncaster, UK, Cooper Lighting and Safety is an operating business of Cooper Safety, a division of Cooper Industries. We are able to provide a wide range of products, services and support to our customers. TEL: 01302 321541 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 4NB

Recolight is a not-for-profit, producer-led compliance scheme. We specialise in the recycling all lamps covered by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. Established by the by lighting industry in 2007, we now have over 90 producer members. Recolight offers specialist lamp recycling services, advice and support to help all parties in the supply chain recycle their lamps as simply and efficiently as possible. TEL: 0800 601 7749 EMAIL: WEB:

Welcome to the Lilley website. S Lilley & Son were f ounded in circa 1840 manufacturing components for the then booming Railway industry.


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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. TEL: 01226 320737 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: McGann House, Chesham Rd, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

LED Modules & Power Supplies Energy Saving Lamps Ballasts & Transformers Dimmers Switches & Accessories

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: 01933 271472 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: Unit 4, Stanton Close, Finedon Road Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, NN8 4HN

TEL: 01376 515937 FAX: 01376 515926 EMAIL: ADDRESS: Unit A, Eastways, Witham, Essex, CM8 3YQ





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NVC Lighting Limited is the UK subsidiary of NVC Lighting Technology, the largest lighting manufacturer in China. We supply commercial, industrial, amenity and exterior lighting to electrical wholesalers across the UK and Ireland. NVC Lighting Ltd is based in Birmingham and employs about 70 staff. Full service: we have experienced sales engineers covering the entire country and we offer a free lighting design service. TEL: +44 (0)121 457 6340 WEB: EMAIL: ADDRESS: NVC Lighting Limited, NVC Park 201, Hollymoor Way, Rubery, Birmingham B31 5HE

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 mounting plates for the surface products and with our remote control you can set the controls from the ground. 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:

TEL: 020 8987 5900 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: The Powerhouse, Power Road, Chiswick, London, W4 5PY




Light Spark are competitive LED specialists, supplying high performance low wattage floodlights and downlights to the trade.

Display Lighting is a specialist UK manufacturer and supplier of LED, low voltage and mains voltage lighting systems for a wide variety of applications. Display Lighting is established as a key player within the UK display lighting industry, offering innovative, attractive, reliable lighting solutions to an array of discerning clients worldwide.

TEL: 0845 689 0043 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: The Thorne, Ninfield Road, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN39 5JG

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.

TEL: 0161 207 3355 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: Cedar Technology Centre, Atlantic Street Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 5DZ



Glass dichroic colour correction filters available in custom shapes and sizes

Warming filters for LED lamps

Delmatic are leading international suppliers of integrated lighting and energy management solutions and have been designing and manufacturing advanced systems since 1959.

TEL: 07900 571022 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: PO Box 210 Havant Hampshire PO9 9BT


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Pace Uk, LED Design and LED Manufacture with 10 years shapes and experience in designing LEDsizes 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: WEB: ADDRESS: The Rising, The Square, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2AP

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 leisure and architectural industries.

+44 (0) 1264 366245

TEL: 01264 366245 22/11/2011 11:00 WEB: 17/05/2011 14:16 ADDRESS: Central Way, Walworth Industrial Estate Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5AN

Bespoke Lighting, Traditional Light Fittings and Period Lighting The Limehouse Lamp Company specialise in British Bespoke Lighting, Traditional Light Fittings and English Period Lighting. We offer hand crafted bespoke lighting and can ship from the UK to used all around the world. Our traditional light fittings and period lighting stays true to the Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian antique light fittings they covet, our period lighting often recreating antiques are unmistakable. TEL: 00 44 (0)1273 497070 EMAIL: WEB:

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Commercial, Industrial, Amenity and Emergency Lighting Solutions

nu-era lighting ltd. Units A and C, Eastways Industrial Estate Eastways, Witham, Essex CM8 3YQ

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. The first Choice for illuminating large pools.



Made in Germany. Since 1919.

For pools up to 25 x 15 meters. With fresh, chlorinated and sea water.

The first Spotlight in its class with over 5520 Lumen. Using 24 of the newest POW-LEDs with 700 mA. Over 230 lm per LED.

The first Underwater-Light with internal cableconnection box, without opening the light. To simplify installing with large cable lengths up to max 40 meters.

The first light-output-equivalent replacement for halogen up to 400 W.

Retrofit-Verion for existing pools with existing installation housing.

Your first Choice for high quality UnderwaterLighting out of V4A stainless steel. More details at

Star City, Seoul, Korea

Swimmingpool-Light 4.0282 · POW-LED 24 x 3 W · over 230 Lumen/LED

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