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DALI Lighting Awards 2023 winners unveiled

Piscataway, NJ, USA – January 25, 2024: The winners of the DALI Lighting Awards 2023, organised by the DALI Alliance – the global industry organisation for DALI lighting control – have been announced.

Each of the eight categories recognises the best use of DALI lighting control in projects from around the world, with the winners chosen by a renowned panel of judges including lighting designers, media specialists and global lighting experts.

The full list of winners and further details can be found on the DALI website at

Architectural & Entertainment: Taking the winners’ spot is Tridonic Middle East for the Roxy Cinemas in Dubai, UAE. The intelligent, future-proofed DALI lighting system provided precise control, ease of access and monitoring, with minimal maintenance demands to ensure an uninterrupted movie-going experience.

Healthcare & Education: The winner is zencontrol for its work on The Louisa Martindale Building in Brighton, UK, a new state-of-the-art clinical facility. The DALI-based lighting system comprises over 20,000 assets, and DALI was selected as it fulfilled two essential design briefs, namely access to enhanced diagnostics, and future sustainability.

Industrial: Group Volvo Trucks was named as the winner for the Battery Pack Factory in Gent, Belgium. This project stood out for its use of DALI technologies to improve worker wellbeing, by implementing tunable white lighting across its manufacturing areas.

Infrastructure: Winning the category is Delmatic for its work on Zayed International Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The project is claimed to be the largest DALI control system in the world, with a single site-wide DALI network that manages and monitors 180,000 DALI lamps, 35,000 DALI emergency lamps and10,000 DALI sensors and switches, all coordinated by 3400 single and multi-universe DALI control modules.

Outdoor:  esave AG wins with its Waterfront Lighting project in Fürth, Germany. This small-scale project leverages DALI features including precise dimming, colour control and scheduling to deliver optimal lighting for human eyes, enhanced safety and insect protection.

Residential: Morlights’ work at the Ko’ula at Ward Village, Honolulu, USA, took the crown in the Residential category. Morlights relied on DALI technology to ensure light levels and colour temperature suit the varied needs of different spaces, creating a human-centric lighting scheme, with cohesion across the entire venue.

Retail & Hospitality: bluebottle was named the winner for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. This multi-faceted project utilised intelligent DALI technology across each area of the hotel, including guest suites, to create a sophisticated environment, while also emphasizing ease of use and flexibility.

Workspaces: Completing the award-winning line-up is Shanghai LONTRI for the Estée Lauder R&D Center project in Shanghai, China. The 11,500sq.m site was designed according to the LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum standards and utilises DALI in a variety of ways to reduce energy consumption and improve the employee experience.

Paul Drosihn, DALI Alliance General Manager said: “Huge congratulations go to all our winners and highly commended projects that were successful against stiff competition. These projects demonstrate the outstanding results that can be achieved across the globe using DALI in lighting design and control, spanning a breadth of applications and sectors.

“It’s a fantastic testament to how the lighting industry has embraced DALI and is leveraging this technology to gain significant benefits.”

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Announcing Net Zero Lighting Conference

How to sustainably manufacture lighting equipment

Organised by The LIA and Recolight held at 15Hatfields Conference Centre, London, Thursday 2nd May 2024.

The LIA and Recolight are delighted to be collaborating on the Net Zero Lighting Conference 2024, taking place on 2nd May in London. The agenda highlights net zero focused manufacturing practices within the lighting industry which covers: strategy, materials, energy, packaging, and best practice delivered from a variety of key players and experts in the industry.

The day will kick off with a welcome from Ayça Donaghy, CEO of The Lighting Industry Association, followed by an assessment of lessons learned and successes in minimising carbon footprint in their own organisation by Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight.

The conference places emphasis on the practical steps that lighting manufacturers can take to reduce the carbon emissions of all parts of their operations to contribute to the low carbon economy.  The two organisations have come together to organise this conference in recognition of the vital importance of this topic to our industry, drawing upon their combined expertise.

Commenting on the news Ayça Donaghy, The LIA CEO said

“The LIA are pleased to announce our collaboration with Recolight as we collectively drive the industry to achieve Net Zero. The move to a net zero economy is no longer an option, it is an imperative. Specifiers and customers are increasingly demanding substantiated proof of green claims, be they embodied carbon, circular economy capability or wider life cycle assessment. Governments will not be far behind. Manufacturers need clear routes to follow, expert help and cross industry coordination. Now is the time to move from speeches to action, where auditing carbon becomes as second nature and as comparable as our audited financial accounts. What you can measure you can manage. Net zero is our responsibility.”

And Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO added

“2023 was the hottest year ever recorded – we all know that the climate crisis is the defining issue of our generation.  Every organisation needs to be working towards net zero. But the challenge is significant. Recolight are delighted to team up with the LIA to help our industry get to grips with this vitally important task.”

By joining forces on this issue, the LIA and Recolight will help the members of both organisations and the wider industry as they seek to fully decarbonise.

We invite the lighting manufacturing industry to join us at the Net Zero Lighting Conference 2024 for a day of learning and practical strategies to push the lighting industry towards a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

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DesignPlusLight Illuminates Decadent VIP Bar at Decorex International Design Fai

Held at London’s Olympia in West Kensington, the leading interior design event, Decorex International Design Fair, featured a VIP after-hours bar at the 2023 exhibition. Award-winning lighting design agency DesignPlusLight designed the lighting for the VIP bar, Decorex Le Boudoir, which was conceived by Brian Woulfe of Designed by Woulfe.

D’corexxx Le Boudoir is a chic and risqué after-hours concept in the bar and lounge space of the event. The challenge of designing the lighting for a trade fair is that this is a temporary structure, and DesignPlusLight had to be mindful of the space, the available electrical power and the logistics of installing and commissioning the lighting over the course of a few days.

The aim was to create the warmth and cosiness of a distinguished nightclub setting, transforming a space within the exhibition into its own distinct bar area. This was achieved by limiting the use of overhead lighting to focus illumination on artwork and key focal pieces. Three key decorative pendants from Cameron Design House anchored the view over the entrance reception, raised stage area and above the bar. DesignPlusLight utilised these key points in the design, fixing the latest track spotlights from Tryka, the ELTR-Z55.

This adjustable zoom track spotlight was an innovative solution for this installation, offering flexibility and adjustability to focus the lighting where it is needed. The spotlights can be located to highlight furniture as it is installed and moved around and to project arcs of light across the back bar wall to enhance the texture of the wall features and to create a sense of movement. The bonus of an adjustable beam angle allows for precision focus and effortless fine-tuning of the lighting.

The front bar features a titillating bas-relief design in plasterwork by Benjamin Raymond. This was lit from the top and bottom with colour-changing LED strip-lights, with a striking red selected to enhance the night-club feel and to compliment the rich burgundy tones of the interiors.

A softer ambience was created through concealed strip-lighting behind the corner banquettes, transforming the decorative wallpaper into a focal feature. Uplights were also concealed behind screens and planting to add a layer of texture and interest in the corners of the room. Linear strip-lights were used to highlight the steps, prominently highlighting the raised dais and drawing the eye to the end of the room. Rechargeable table lamps from J Adams & Co and Collier Webb provide a soft sparkle and warmth on each table for an intimate dining experience.

The lighting was managed by a Lutron control system that allowed the change of lighting scenes at the simple touch of a button. The control system was primarily used to set the initial light levels and present a balanced composition which adapted to the amount of natural daylight that flooded the space.

Sanjit Bahra, Principal and Founder of DesignPlusLight, commented: “The end result was the creation of a space that could sit comfortably in any private member’s club or night club setting and one that we’re incredibly proud to have created for Decorex. As the bar for the leading high-end interior design event, we approached the design of Decorex Le Boudoir

with the enthusiasm and vigour of a permanent bar and nightclub installation. The lighting design perfectly complements the decadent interior design, enhancing the rich burgundies and contrasting textures to bring the senses of the space to life.”

Project Credits:
Client – Decorex International
Interior Design – Designed by Woulfe
Lighting Design – DesignPlusLight
Lighting Suppliers – Tryka LED, Cameron Design House, J. Adams & Co, Collier Webb, House of Hackney
Lighting Controls – IDS Lifestyle Technology (Lutron)

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Iconic Elegance Illuminated: Lighting Design International Unveils Spectacular New Lighting Design at The Dorchester Hotel

Leading lighting design consultants, Lighting Design International (LDI) unveil one of their most recent projects, to overhaul the lighting of the famed hotel, The Dorchester.

Having stood proud on London’s famous Park Lane since 1931, The Dorchester is an iconic hotel ubiquitous with luxury. Having achieved its status as a Grade II listed building in 1981, the architectural grandeur of Sir Robert McAlpine’s ‘perfect hotel’ is world-renowned.

LDI has a long-established history of working with The Dorchester, making them the ideal fit for the most recent lighting overhaul at the famed hotel.

LDI was commissioned to design lighting schemes for renovations to The Promenade, Artist Bar, patisserie and florist shop, as well as external areas including the façade, forecourt, garden and canopy.

The new lighting designs form part of an extensive programme of renovations to the hotel. The aim was to use innovative design techniques, world-class artists and an array of imaginative installations to highlight the magic and majesty of the hotel for many years to come.

The LDI team wanted to deliver a lighting scheme that celebrated the iconic and historic hotel, while concealing as much of the lighting as possible. Their main goal was to reflect The Dorchester’s inimitable vibrant spirit and convivial soul, without disturbing the ornate architecture and heritage features of the Grade II building.

The Promenade is a public area on the ground floor of the hotel where guests have breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and other refreshments. To ensure a welcoming ambience at all times of the day, LDI has introduced colour-changing lighting into the plaster alcove. This is programmed to be a cool white in the morning and get warmer as the day progresses. By the evening it takes on a gold hue, matching the luxury and exuberant feel of the hotel.

A number of lanterns in the Promenade, which are an original feature, have been restored. New linear lighting along the top of the lanterns has been added, which is completely concealed below. This lighting matches the cove with the colour temperatures synced so they work in harmony together. Linear lighting on the crown of the lantern ensures consistency throughout the ceiling, with no dip in the middle.

Underneath the lanterns sit four miniature downlights, spotlighting the position where the plates sit on the tables below. This is to provide a beautiful ambience with warm white light coming from the decorative element, whilst still achieving the focus from the architectural lighting.

The Promenade features a number of beautiful gold gilded columns – each with four uplights to highlight the gold gilding at the crown, creating a dramatic effect, especially in the evening.

All of the decorative lighting across the Promenade is warm white, 2200K.

The Artist Bar is a focal point as you walk through the Promenade, which is set in the space formerly known as the Crystal Bar prior to the renovation. Here, LDI has used tunable white lighting to enhance the beautiful shades, with the lighting set more towards the blue spectrum.

The bar features a lot of mirrors and crystals, as well as different finishes, setting the space apart from the gold of the Promenade. One of the most challenging details is behind the bar, due to the features made from Lalique crystals. LDI has uplit each feature alongside a mini downlight in front, behind and in between each feature. The downlights in between the crystal features highlight the gold leaf finish of the front face of the counter. The others ensure a 3D effect is achieved while allowing all the beautiful parts of the crystal to be appreciated.

Lalique crystal features heavily in the bar and LDI worked collaboratively with their team to ensure that the fittings were discreet enough to fit into the spaces around their installations – including the precious vase that takes pride of place behind the bar. LDI illuminated this with linear detail up and down the bottle display, the base and downlights within the alcove in which it is housed.

Most of the downlights in the space serve the purpose of illuminating the artwork as well as the carpet. The carpet is a replica of the original that was fitted when the hotel first opened, and is an iconic feature of the Dorchester.

Further discreet lighting has been added by LDI to the signages dotted around; such as the ballroom, restaurant and other areas. This has been fulfilled through subtle linear lighting.

Moving to the lighting in the lobby, two pieces of artwork are showcased in this area – a landscape piece and a piece created from real honeycomb gold. The challenge here was to give the artwork texture. To secure this, LDI used a combination of surface-mounted downlights which help to illuminate the concierge and reception, while ensuring the artwork is highlighted to show the gold to its full potential.

LDI carefully ensured the wood panelling behind the artwork was not illuminated, as, due to the glossy surface, it would have reflected the light and been a distraction.

Mirroring the illumination of the columns in the Promenade, the columns in the lobby are uplit in the same way. Not only does this deliver continuity, but it also adds to the verticality of the space by using uplights at the top.

Across the lobby a number of urns are installed, and these have been illuminated from the front and the back to provide multiple layers of light. Flowers on the console table are lit with a dramatic narrow beam of light, while the golf leaf around the top of the lobby’s coves are illuminated with a mini spotlight to really highlight their detailing.

Another area of the hotel that has been reimagined is the Florist. This is a stunning combination of a patisserie and a flower shop, with a very light and airy feel. A lot of attention has been paid to the champagne display, illuminating each label of the bottles. All of the lighting across the florist is now the same colour temperature as the wider scheme.

Columns within the florist shop counter have been lit to mimic those in the Promenade and lobby, while a combination of decorative lights and miniature downlights to the counter provide the right levels of light for the surfaces.

LDI assisted Martin Brudnizki Design Studio with technical advice for the lighting of the hotel’s Vesper Bar, which is named after James Bond. The bar and counter are lit at the front with a panel and bottle display, which has miniature downlights at the top. The bottles have been illuminated with lightboxes.

The ceiling to the bar is so low that the lighting solutions had to be carefully considered and reviewed. Throughout the space, many decorative features and some iconic pieces of work have been illuminated to draw attention to them. Additional lighting has been integrated behind the curtains, adding to the overall levels of the space. Completing the scheme in the Vesper Bar, minimal lighting has been used to create a more intimate atmosphere in the private enclosure.

Completing the colossal overhaul, the guestrooms corridor lighting has been upgraded to highlight the carpet. The bases of the corridor columns have been uplit, alongside the coffer end domes. These historic domes have been restored and the lighting has been greatly improved.

Arianna Ghezzi, Associate at Lighting Design International, said “With some elements of the building being so historic, we had to be flexible in our approach and adapt the scheme as it progressed. For example, the uplights to the columns were planned to be recessed into the marble floor, but as this is an original feature and was being restored, so we could not carry out this part of the design. A new plan had to be adopted to ensure all of these heritage details were retained.

Execution of the lighting scheme was also completed while the hotel remained open, which meant that the scheduling and levels of disruption while in the construction phase had to be kept to an absolute minimum.

Consideration was also given to enacting a more sustainable approach to the lighting schemes, utilising lighting control – linked to the astronomical clock – to mirror levels of daylight throughout the year, in order to conserve power during the lighter months.

We are so pleased with the result of the lighting schemes delivered throughout The Dorchester as these add to the splendour of the hotel.”

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: Lucent Lighting Illuminate the Temper Bar and Restaurant, Shoreditch

A fantastic addition to the Temper family in Shoreditch joins its counterpart locations in Soho, Covent Garden and the City to expand Chef David Lagonell’s offering. As seen on Celebrity MasterChef UK, this popular establishment is renowned for its open-fire cooking, steaks, tacos, bottomless brunch, Sunday roasts and tequila cocktails.

Nestled in between Old Street and Shoreditch High Street stations, the space is divided into two levels. The ground floor features a cocktail bar with happy hours and DJ sets, the ideal venue for an exclusive party or after-work drinks. The basement is home to the restaurant, with the focal centre point being the theatrical open firepit. Here guests can secure a counter seat, watching the chefs at work preparing and smoking food over the fire. Diners can be truly immersed in the flavourful experience and aromas, whether they are visiting the restaurant for the smokehouse, barbecue bottomless brunch or luxury Sunday roast.

Lighting is a key part of bringing the rich, sleek interiors to life. Lucent Lighting worked with lighting design consultancy Pritchard Themis to provide elegant lighting solutions which were utilised throughout the restaurant and bar areas. The key aim of the lighting design was to illuminate the rustic and moody interiors which feature burnt timber and dark tiles.

Lighting was tasked with bringing to life the dark and heavily textured materials palette whilst remaining subtle and understated providing a backdrop of big features such as the show kitchen and most importantly the food.

Guests can sink themselves into the plush leather seating of the neon-lit booths or take a seat at the brightly lit counter. The deep interiors are subtly spotlit using Lucent’s track-mounted TubeLED Mini LED51 ultra spotlights. The all white 2700k with high 98CRI ultra-LEDs and various beam angles of 12°, 24° and 38° allow for a flexible spotlight which can be set to highlight focal features. The fixture also features an integral driver with a range of dimming options to set the appropriate ambience for intimate dining.

Tables are lit with a combination of custom pendants with 38-degree optics and 12-degree spotlights and the lighting control is CASAMBI throughout. The use of EldoLED and CASAMBI was tested to ensure that there was no flicker and that the restaurant videos taken were clean, this was especially important for social media.

The eye is drawn to the decorative lighting above each table with Lucent’s Custom Cone pendant lighting with integral TubeLED Surface Mini downlights. These pendants were strategically placed in the ceilings to cast a soft ambience downwards, creating an elegant atmosphere for diners to relax and enjoy. The finish used on the pendants was raptor spray that gives a cast iron in appearance finish. Allowing them to be very light, allowing their positioning over tables to create a feeling of intimacy.

In the centre of the restaurant, the focal fire pit is brightly illuminated, providing cool functional lighting for the chefs to work from and showcase a dazzling display of their dynamic skills. The cocktail bar features under-bar lighting to entice people to take a seat, while the dazzling backlight cleverly highlights the rich colour of the liquors and spirits on display atop the shelves.

The real key to the show kitchen is that it uses the same 2700K high CRI as the preparation areas and on the tables ensuring that the presentation of the food is the same from its journey from prep to plate.

The ambience is enhanced with a variety of Lucent luminaires – surface-mounted TubeLED Surface mini tubular downlights, recessed Duo Accent trimmed downlights and recessed Soft70 Accent trimmed downlights. These downlights are enclosed in a minimal trim, matching the sleek aesthetic of the setting by blending seamlessly into the ceiling so that the lighting appears to glow from within.

No additional ambient lighting was used in this project, lighting was designed to specifically task areas, which include tables only and select wall textures to define the space. The only downlights used were in the vicinity of the water closets.

All elements of the lighting were carefully considered to complement the minimal aesthetics and modern functionality of the space while elevating the guest experience by providing a welcoming ambience and cosy dining.

Project credits:
Client: Temper
Lighting Design: Pritchard Themis

Products used:
Custom Cone pendant lights with integral TubeLED Surface Mini downlight
Track Mounted TubeLED Mini LED51 ultra spotlights + Suspended 3CT track
Surface mounted TubeLED Surface Mini tubular LED51 ultra downlights
Recessed Duo Accent trimmed LED51 ultra downlights
Recessed Soft70 Accent trimmed LED51 ultra downlights

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New EnOcean Bluetooth® module with doubled radio transmission power

Expanded application areas including warehouses and high-ceiling projects.

Oberhaching, Germany, January 22, 2024 – Enabling a new era in energy-efficient lighting control, EnOcean proudly introduces the 2nd generation Bluetooth® switch module PTM 216B. This revolutionary energy harvesting module builds upon the success of its predecessor, the groundbreaking PTM 215B—the world's first energy harvesting Bluetooth® switch module. Setting industry standards for mesh network lighting control solutions, the new PTM 216B signifies a leap forward in technological innovation.

With the new EnOcean PTM 216B module, customers can now address even more applications thanks to the use of the latest generation kinetic harvester ECO 260. The combination of the new harvester with the latest generation system design, allows for more
than double the radio transmission power compared to its highly successful predecessor, the PTM 215B. This significantly increases the usable communication distance.

This enhancement enables control of high-bay lighting, expanding the application areas to include warehouses and architectural projects with high ceilings. PTM 216B brings great flexibility in terms of installation locations and repositioning capabilities. In modern offices
with adaptable layouts and flexible walls, the elimination of wiring significantly streamlines the installation process.

NFC technology for quick and easy integration EnOcean devices such as PTM 216B can be quickly configured using Near Field
Communication (NFC) technology. NFC is a short-range wireless technology that enables communication between devices in close proximity, typically within a few centimeters.

It allows two devices equipped with NFC capabilities to establish a connection by bringing them close together, triggering the exchange of data. A common use is for making contactless payments.





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Ansell Launch Largest Strip Lighting Range on the Market

Fuelled by the ever-increasing popularity of strip lighting, Ansell lighting has unveiled its brand-new LED Cell strip range.

The most comprehensive offering on the market, Ansell’s LED Cell strip range is the result of significant investment and offers solutions for a diverse range of applications.

The launch consists of eight different product collections, addressing every project need. Colour choices are well catered for with RGBW, RGB, RGBTW and single colour options available across the ranges as well as IP20, IP65 and IP67 durability ratings. Supplied with a self-adhesive back, all of Ansell’s LED strip lights are easy to install with no additional adhesive or fixings required. For the ultimate in functionality, all Ansell strip lights are also OCTO compatible and come with either three or five-year warranties.

The first collection in the strip range is C-CELL – a COB continuous output strip that delivers an enhanced aesthetic appearance. Unlike many strip lights, C-CELL gives out seamless continuous light, so it is dot free, ideal for residential, hospitality and retail applications.

D-CELL is a range of dim to warm strip lights providing applications with great versatility. When undimmed the 3000K colour temperature is ideal for task lighting but when dimmed the 1800K output provides a more relaxed and intimate aesthetic.

Providing an economical option E-CELL is a traditional LED strip ideal for general use, whilst H-CELL is a high efficiency option delivering strong levels of illumination whilst providing great energy saving benefits.

The fifth product in Ansell’s new LED strip range is K-CELL. Suitable for high end residential, hospitality and retail applications it features extremely small cutting points enabling users to get an exact cut to the length required.

Designed for peak performance, P-CELL is a professional LED strip with super high efficacy helping to reduce overall energy consumption in large scale installations. It also features the most extensive range of colour temperature options and power options of all Ansell strip products for the ultimate in flexibility and versatility.

Ideal for internal and external installations where power supply locations few and far between, U–CELL is an ultra-long LED strip available in up to 50m lengths whilst Z-CELL is a flexible LED strip that bends so can be used on installations featuring corners or bends without breaking or being damaged.

Mark Abbott, Managing Director at Ansell Lighting said: “Strip lighting is an incredibly versatile and popular source of lighting. Ideal for use in almost any setting, we are thrilled to be able to offer our customers the most comprehensive choice of products on the market. From functionality to colour temperature, length and efficacy, our strip lighting range meets every objective required.”

Helping to simplify the process of choosing the correct strip and accessories, Ansell has also developed and will soon launch an online Code Builder to help navigate the vast array of products there is to choose from. Users will simply enter their specification requirements into the Code Builder, which will be hosted on the Ansell website, and all the necessary parts required will be worked out automatically, even calculating what drivers and accessories you need. This information can then be downloaded for use.

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Eulum Design Custom Retrofit and Illumination Brings Quantum Computer to Life

The Quantum Computer is a one-of-a-kind prop from the popular television show Devs, produced by FX and Hulu. The show centres on an extremely powerful quantum computer which surpasses the abilities of real-world computers to explore themes of quantum physics, technology and free will.

TV presenter Hannah Fry was so enthused with the piece that she decided to purchase the Quantum Computer prop from the television set to be hung in her home as a showpiece ‘chandelier-style’ fixture. However, as the prop had not been designed to be illuminated or suspended, it required specialist remodelling. Lighting design studio Light Bureau appointed Eulum Design to retrofit the prop as it needed to be stripped back and fully redesigned.

Eulum Design supported the project from the initial design through to mock-ups, remanufacture and installation. As the prop was not intended to be suspended, a bespoke suspension system was designed and Eulum NDRV Casambi-enabled drivers were used to programme the lighting. LED spotlights and LED panels were integrated into the Quantum Computer and an Arcane LED module was installed into the base of the model.

The result is a striking vertical sculpture of gold and copper, a shifting chandelier that has dazzling light pulsing through it to the surrounding walls, twinkling silver and gold. This beautiful structure of engineering art has been brought to life through custom illumination and suspension, acting as the unique focal point of its new home.


Project credits:
Client – Hannah Fry
Lighting Design – Light Bureau
Prop Credit – Devs

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WILA Unveils Cutting-Edge Website Redesign with 3D Product Configurator and Textures Range

[London,17/01/24] WILA, a leading provider of high-quality architectural lighting solutions, is excited to announce the launch of its new website, designed to revolutionise the online experience for both existing and prospective customers. The upgraded website incorporates cutting-edge features, such as a state-of-the-art 3D product configurator with augmented reality (AR) capabilities and introduces the all-new Textures range, offering 12 meticulously crafted textures for a truly immersive design experience.

3D Product Configurator with Augmented Reality Capabilities

The centrepiece of WILA’s enhanced online presence is the 3D product configurator, a powerful tool that allows users to customise lighting solutions with unprecedented ease. With AR capabilities, customers can virtually place configured products in their spaces, providing a realistic preview before specifying. This interactive feature ensures a seamless and confident decision-making process for architects, interior designers, and lighting professionals.

Introducing Textures

WILA’s commitment to innovation is further exemplified by the introduction of Textures. This collection comprises 12 exquisite textures, each carefully crafted to bring the authentic look and feel of wood, concrete, and marble to any space. From the warmth of natural wood to the sleekness of marble, Textures adds a new dimension to architectural lighting, allowing customers to tailor their lighting solutions to match their design aspirations with no additional lead time to our standard finishes.

Aesthetically Pleasing Design Meets Technical Precision

In addition to these groundbreaking features, WILA has transformed the website’s overall look and feel. The sleek and modern design not only enhances user experience but also provides a visually engaging platform for both technical information and design inspiration. Recognising the evolving needs of its diverse customer base, WILA aims to capture the attention of a wider, design-focused audience.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new website, which represents a significant leap forward in the way we engage with our customers. The 3D product configurator with AR capabilities and the introduction of Textures showcase our dedication to pushing the boundaries of innovation in architectural lighting,” said Matt Vogel, CEO at WILA. “The redesign reflects our commitment to delivering technical information in an aesthetically pleasing manner, making our products more accessible and appealing to a broader audience.”

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Recolight celebrates record membership growth

The government launched the eagerly anticipated WEEE consultation on 28 December 2023. A range of measures are proposed within the joint UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive consultation.

Recolight are pleased to see that the initial policy proposals cover what had been expected. The reform of the WEEE regulations is intended to encourage greater reuse and collection of waste electricals . And for products that cannot be reused, or remanufactured, proposals are in place to make it easier for consumers to recycle

There are two separate consultations – firstly proposals for short term regulatory change, and secondly, a call for evidence in other areas, to aid the development of new policy proposals.

Proposals for short term regulatory change

  • Free of charge collection of WEEE for consumers
    In essence, providing householders with free of charge collection of both small WEEE, and also of bulky WEEE, financed by the producers of new products.
  • Enhanced options for consumer takeback via retailers
    This includes strengthened obligations on retailers, in particular free collection of used appliances when delivering new appliances, and simpler in-store take back options for consumers.
  • Tackling non-compliant product sold via online marketplaces.
    The government propose a new class of producer. This would require online marketplaces to take on the financial obligations for collection and treatment of their overseas sellers. This would be consistent with the current packaging reforms.
  • New category for vapes.
    Establishment of a new category for vapes to ensure the cost of collection and treatment of these products is correctly borne by vape producers – and not by other producers
  • Setting up a new central WEEE administration body
    This would manage several functions currently undertaken by various organisations, together with managing household WEEE collections, to control costs.


Call for evidence

The call for evidence invites stakeholders to provide input into future policy development in a range of areas.  This includes measures to incentivise better eco-design of new products, requiring producers to finance fly-tipped WEEE, incentivising reuse over recycling, and providing business end users with easier to access WEEE collections.

Recolight response

Commenting on the launch of the consultations, Recolight Chief Executive Nigel Harvey said “This consultation is long overdue, but it is pleasing that it has prioritised some ‘quick wins’ for early implementation. For the lighting industry, the most important is no doubt action to end the scourge of WEEE non-compliance through online marketplaces.  Research has shown that the overwhelming majority of smaller electrical products, such as light bulbs, offered for sale through online marketplaces do not comply with the WEEE regulations.  The proposed changes will require marketplaces to finance the WEEE obligations of products from outside the UK sold via their platform.  For the lighting industry, this cannot happen soon enough.”