Design ideas

BIM: efficiency through digitalisation

9 January 2020

Building information modelling (BIM) is increasingly employed particularly in the design of building technology and in the process of maintenance during the operational stage. With the promise of more efficient workflows, shorter planning and construction […]


Smart home connectivity standards to converge

7 January 2020

A working group that plans to develop a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products has been set up by Amazon, Apple, Google and the Zigbee Alliance. The aim is to […]


Manish Bhandari named CEO at GE Current

12 December 2019

GE Current has announced the appointment of Manish Bhandari as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Randall Swift, a partner at GE Current’s parent company American Industrial Partners (AIP), who had served as the interim president […]

Lighting controller

Lutron has world’s first vertified DALI-2 lighting controller

11 December 2019

The newest version of the Energi Savr Node control module from Lutron Electronics is the world’s first lighting control product to pass the latest and more stringent DALI-2 certification process. DALI-2 certification brings the promise of significantly […]


Osram and ams talk about a photonics future

9 December 2019

Following the successful takeover offer from ams AG, Osram’s Managing Board has invited the management of ams to progress talks about joining the companies to become a global technology leader for sensor solutions and photonics. […]


‘Current by GE’ becomes ‘GE Current’

27 November 2019

American Industrial Partners has quietly renamed its recently acquired Current by GE business as the infinitely more mellifluous “GE Current, a Daintree Company”. The original moniker had already been tweaked from the even uglier “Current, […]


New CEO for BLE specialist Casambi

26 November 2019

Casambi, the Finnish pioneer in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), has made changes to its senior management team that sees Kari Mettälä become Chief Executive Officer of the company. Previously Chief […]


Superthin industrial linear LED luminaire by Waldmann

24 November 2019

The new LINURA.edge line from Germany’s Waldmann delivers perfect illumination in the thinnest imaginable luminaire for monitoring industrial processes without specific spectral requirements. The powerful, uniform white light (5,000K / CRI > 80) works well […]


LED lighting supports sustainable fish farming

21 November 2019

Adjustable LEDs that deliver light source similar to natural sunlight not only help to improve human wellbeing but can also enable sustainable fish farming, says Signify. The company is providing underwater LED lighting for the marine-based fish […]

Professional development

Be part of the International Lighting Design Family Tree!

19 November 2019

The lighting industry is an entangled and complex mesh of entwined practices and people; and five years ago the UK lighting design consultancy Light Collective demonstrated this, at least for the British lighting family, with […]


Stylish signature seating-bollard by Ligman

18 November 2019

Ligman’s new FRAME bollard is a stylish piece of urban landscape furniture, designed to be both a comfortable exterior seat as well as provide ambient and directional lighting. The design’s inspiration came from the shape […]


Updated Lightmeter app now available

14 November 2019

Inter-lux has unveiled an updated and improved version of the Whitegoods Lightmeter app for Android and iOS devices. The $1.99 app, which has been downloaded more than 150,000 times, aims to be an indispensable tool […]


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