• End of Year Round-up and into 2018!

    December 14, 2017
    Well, it has been a momentous year for lighting! I agree with many of the industry pundits and think we are on the verge of a major transition. LED is maturing into a more sophisticated
  • When Interiors Go Crazy

    December 7, 2017
    You know us creatives secretly want to give our imagination a free hand and interior design is no exception. Hospitality is one sector where in the effort to differentiate from other offerings – can push
  • Voice Activated Lighting Control

    November 30, 2017
    It seems the lighting and the electrical press have a never-ending appetite to talk about wireless connectivity. Perhaps contrary to the flow, I ask the question as to whether voice-activated lighting control is simply a
  • Update: Lighting Showcase 2017

    November 20, 2017
    Well, the highlight of the lighting world (in the UK anyway) rolled into town at Excel’s Lux Live 17 – showcasing everything that was new and some glimpses of the future too! Many industries are
  • Fire Rated: Lessons Learned

    November 9, 2017
    Late afternoon the day before the fateful Grenfell Tower fire, I happened to read the entire building regulations related to the spread of fire; I admit for the first time cover to cover. Although I
  • Dim it to Warm it

    November 2, 2017
    At times the path of LED lighting development has been surprising. Paradoxically, despite overturning the lighting scene in the space of five years – LED innovations are keen to look identical to their incandescent forbears.
  • When LED Sees Red

    October 19, 2017
    Red is for passion, love and seduction. It can mean danger anger or adventure. Our distant ancestors saw red as the colour of fire and blood – the very essence of life. For all of
  • Hitting The Floor With Style

    October 5, 2017
      We often talk about the importance of entertaining the eye with visual stimulation. Interior design presents the viewer with colours, shapes and textures in our field of vision to feast upon. However, lighting determines
  • Lighting: Going Trimless

    July 18, 2017
    Trimless is in some ways the perfectionist’s choice and in this era of minimalist design, it is becoming extremely popular. The seamless look has a clean elegance that has caught the imagination of designers, architects,
  • Video: Lighting Controls Explainer

    June 27, 2017
    Lighting controls – you either love them or hate them – certainly they are becoming more complex by the day! They are also increasingly popular with customers and are now demanded by clients with medium
  • Nobu: Monte Carlo

    June 23, 2017
    During these hot Summer days and nights – my thoughts drift back to a wonderful project – designing the lighting scheme for a NOBU restaurant in Monte Carlo (no less). In a place with seemingly
  • New Lights for Free

    June 15, 2017

    Naturally, as designers, we would rather discuss the aesthetics of a scheme than the financing of it. However, in recognition that we are business people too – this week we look at a
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