From energy-saving controls to dramatic architectural light fittings, whatever your interest in lighting, you’ll find it at LuxLive, ExCeL Lon-don on 19-20 November.
LuxLive is almost upon us: the biggest lighting event the UK has ever seen. And with 5,000 square metres of innovations and no fewer than five theatres of engaging talks, presentations and debates, there's something for everyone. And best of all, it’s all free if you register.
As you'd expect, the big names will be out in force and will have a massive presence at the show, which attracted over 6,500 visitors last year. Philips, Osram, iGuzzini, Tamlite, Erco, Lumenpulse AlphaLED, Megaman and Kosnic will be joined by up-and-coming players with hot kit.
There's something for every lighting application as well as many world-firsts. So for instance, if you're interested in LED replacement lamps, check out Philips, Kosnic, Havells Sylvania, Megaman, Aurora and Soraa. For designer luminaires, check out the latest ranges from iGuz-zini, Wila, Erco, Concord and Microlights. For LED retrofit luminaires for office, retail and outdoor there’s Tamlite, Aurora, Thorlux, Vestel and Luxonic.
For wireless controls, visit Rako, Helvar and Harvard. For architectural lighting controls see Nicolaudie, Artistic Licence, Hamilton Litestat and Pharos. For street lighting and outdoor innovations, there’s Abacus, Holophane, CU Phosco, DW Windsor, Harvard, Kingfisher, AEC and Orange-tek. Emergency lighting is covered by Thomas & Betts, P4, Mackwell, Luxonic and Tamlite. It’s not all LED, either: you’ll be able to learn about induction lighting technology on the QL Lighting stand.
The extensive programme of free talks at LuxLive has been divided into the key sectors that are feeling the effects of the LED revolution. Lighting experts will be taking an in depth look at some of the best exemplar projects, drilling into the key technologies and debating the is-sues in that sector in dedicated panel discussions. And all the events focusing on any one sec-tor will be on the same day, to create a must-attend day’s programme packed with content that’s relevant to you.
In addition to these, there’ll be streams on OEM issues, such as warranties and a dedicated theatre for designers.
The organisers believe that the best way to learn is by enjoying yourself. So they’ve created two stunning arenas on the floor of the show which will have a series of interactive content hosted by some of most engaging and informed personalities on the lighting beat, including tech experts and team Lux.
It’s a rolling programme, so whatever time you rock up, there’ll be something engaging and interactive. See the full programme at www.luxlive.co.uk for some of the features to which this in-the-round theatre will play host. And here’s just a few of our top programme picks:
Exposing the worst excesses of lighting energy waste in the UK – by visiting new and existing projects and checking. But it’s not just about criticism – the Lux Lighting Spy team will propose alternatives which will save energy and improve the quality of the lighting.
Named and shamed
We look at some of the UK’s worst lighting installations that have been featured over the year. Some are major high street name who should know better. We will be asking: what on earth were they thinking? Come and learn from their mistakes.
You don’t learn that much about a product from the advertisements. So Lux has compiled a list of the most interesting kit – and asked the manufacturers to come and explain it in person.
Be inspired by top projects
How did PwC achieve the UK’s highest ever Breeam score of 96%? How can we design a scheme without downlights? What are the lighting secrets of top hotels and restaurants? Come and learn from the very best exemplar projects – how they did it, and how you can too.
In this ever-popular format based on the massively successful BBC television programme, entrepreneurs pitch their innovative lighting ideas to the Lux panel of seasoned industry professionals. Who’ll get the thumbs up, and who’ll be told to think again?
Learn how to upgrade your lighting for free!
Because a lighting upgrade invariably saves money in terms of energy, there’s now a whole range of ways of financing the project. Providers in both the public and private sector can help with soft loans, tax breaks and share-and-save schemes. Come at learn how at one of our financing clinics.
The industry’s biggest party
The lighting business’s biggest bash is set to take place on the evening of the Wednesday 19 November. Share a drink, network with peers and listen to cool music from live bands at the most relaxing exhibition experience the industry can offer.
LuxLive Key Facts
Admission: register at www.luxlive.co.uk/register for your free pass.
Wednesday 19 November 2014 9am to 9pm
Thursday 20 November 2014 9am to 5pm