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February 11, 2015 to February 15, 2015 – City of Cambridge
Discover the City in a new Light!
Light is wonderful, precious,essential to life. Light enables us to work, study and play.
Light allows us to see, be seen and make us feel safe moving around Cambrid…
:organised by e-Luminate | Type: festival, lighting, stage lighting, general lighting
February 17, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm – Centre for Contemporary Arts
This workshop is designed to support touring companies in starting to measure business and artist travel related to your organisation. We’ll cover the basic steps for deciding what travel you want to…
:organised by Creative Carbon Scotland | Type: course, scotland, building operations
February 18, 2015 from 10am to 4pm – Royal Opera House
Produced by Julie's Bicycle in partnership with the Royal Opera House and the Culture Change programme partners, the conference brings together inspiring speakers, practical workshops and performance…
:organised by Julie's Bicycle | Type: conference, london, theatre performance, wardrobe wigs, stage lighting, sound, scenic construction
February 19, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm – City Arts Centre
This workshop will introduce some basic steps to developing your own environmental policy. Drawing on examples already held by Scottish arts organisations we’ll work through the key areas to cover in…
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A new player has arrived in our continuing quest for decent low-energy alternatives to tungsten and tungsten-halogen candle lamps for crystal chandeliers. As we know, CFL's look hideous in…Continue
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How about carpet that lights up with text and messages? Philips have made it possible (er....thank you, we think) with their new range of illuminated carpet tiles. No, it's not April 1st......
Read more at Metropolis....
We are now testing our new range of energy saving LED lighting products that will soon be on sale at Bamford LED Lighting - we would like to thank everybody that took part in the tests and any future developments you will be kept in the loop about our progress.
These might be useful in a bar or similar, where local control is required to change or create ambiance, even when you have difficulty dimming LEDs. Plugged on MegamanUK's website, this system from LightwaveRF allows you to preset the lowest dimming point of an LED lamp retrofit install to allow smoother dimming.
Although designed more for the domestic market (where retrofits are more common) this still looks like an affordable interesting product - read MegamanUK's piece here....
Thanks to Pie on our Facebook page for drawing our attention to this one - a 'corn cob' LED lamp with some deeply undesirable bonus features....
Flicking through the new Lux Magazine, a couple of interesting new fittings stand out as worthy of attention.
Firstly, Channel Safety Systems' new SoHo LED fitting is designed as an alternative to the trusty 28 Watt 2D fitting. Available in three versions - standard 20 Watt, three-hour emergency and a microwave presence sensor-equipped - the unit claims 2,100 lumens as its output.
Even if your 2Ds are on a lot, though, you'll only see 8 Watts saving on the usual version, so probably not worth swapping out your fluorescent ones for it. If you're refurbing, or replacing dead fittings, though, they could be worth a look.
Also featured is the excellent m10 from Aurora (right) - a fire-rated 10 Watt LED recessed downlighter.
A perfect replacement for recessed M10 35 and 50 Watt downlights, they use a fraction of the energy, so payback should be quick. The warm white version specs 500lm, while the neutral white claims 650lm. We saw it at LuxLive and loved it...
If you're a control systems geek, then you should probably know about Smart Lighting Controls Europe 2014 - a conference for the controls freak in you. Although there is a cost for trade delegates, end-users such as buildings and lighting managers get in free as end users...bargain!
Anyone who's been following for a while will know that we have a big hangup about LED retrofits for candle lamps. None of the ones we've seen to date really have the sparkle that you get from a tungsten filament - not enough to make your crystal chandeliers truly sparkle, anyway.
Well - stop the press - Kosnic may have just hit the jackpot. Seen in place at LuxLive (and some sample products will be winging their way to us) we think that their new KTC candle will do the trick. It has a curious arrangement of paddles inside the envelope, with LED chips on either side of each surface.
The demo chandelier at the show, although not crystal, left little to the imagination - the light was pointed and crisp, and will provide functional, rather than just decorative light.
What's particularly forward thinking is that the base - which incidentally doesn't obstruct the light path - is available in three finishes, chrome, gold and a brushed brass, to match your chandelier. This makes the base, which is always going to be larger than a standard tungsten bulb, blend in much more attractively with your fitting.
They're available in dimmable and non-dimmable versions (not sure about the bottom end, yet), with a 5.5 Watt (360lm) and 4 Watt (300lm) choice of power. Amazingly, there are also flame-tipped and twisted glass options, too, blowing away any competition's offering in a similar line.
As if that wasn't enough, they come with either BC, ES or SES caps (and I think, if you ask nicely) SBC, too. I don't have the word on costing yet, but will let you know when I do.
As we said, we should be getting hold of samples in the near future, so will update following a trial with a real chandelier....
If you're thinking about going to LuxLive in a few weeks, or you were thinking about it, our latest article explains why it might be the most important show you go to this year.
With so many LED products on the market, and so many offering so much in the way of energy saving possibilities, you need to see them up close to even begin to make a choice.
In our latest article we look at why that choice has never been more important...
If you're involved in your building's general lighting, you should not only visit LuxLive, but also put your head into the EcoLight Theatre, for a massive programme of case studies from all sizes of buildings, from tube stations to pubs.
I'll be compering/chairing most of the sessions, and will be on hand to put the pertinent questions to those behind the projects.
Registration is entirely free - just visit www.luxlive.co.uk. For the EcoLight Conference programme, click here.
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