• Taking the plunge with lighting controls

    Long gone are the days when a lighting installation required a cable run, fixture and light switch. These days, thanks to the introduction of high efficacy light sources and popularity of energy management systems, contractors are increasingly required to understand the finer complexities of the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI), LED lamp technologies and how these interact with manufacturer-specific control systems. Steve Buckley, electrical contracts manager at Lutron, discusses why it is worth keeping up with the latest technologies and how they can benefit the bottom line

  • A systemic approach to lighting

    Evaluation of lighting efficiency is moving away from just considering the efficacy of the light source towards a more holistic overview that takes account of what actually happens in the space. Stewart Langdown of Ceravision explains the benefits, using high efficiency plasma (HEP) lighting as an example

  • LED lighting the way

    Offering a range of stylish and contemporary lighting solutions is Scolmore’s OVIA range of LED wall lights which includes the LED310WH.

  • Emergency lighting monitoring

    Delmatic is supplying a lighting management and emergency lighting monitoring system for the new Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in St Albans.

  • Sophisticated lighting control

    D-Mate from CP Electronics is a lighting control system that brings a high level of functionality to small and medium scale applications at an affordable price. As such, it enables sophisticated lighting control to be introduced from offices and meeting areas to restaurants, hotel rooms and other applications where more costly systems would not be viable.

  • Lighting along the right lines

    New from Riegens Lighting is Infinity, a flexible modular lighting solution that offers endless combinations, minimises energy consumption and provides a continuous, light without any dark shadows.

  • Revolutionise your lighting at LuxLive

    To see all the latest technology in one place and learn how the lighting revolution can help you, register now for your free pass to LuxLive which is taking place at Earls Court on 6-7 November.

    With more than 50 hours of free presentations, demonstrations and live debates – and all the big lighting brands in one place – LuxLive is all set to be the ‘must do’ lighting event for 2012.

    There’ll be debates about LEDs, retail lighting and controls plus an opportunity to learn directly from big lighting users including Manchester Airport, the NHS, E.On and Waitrose.  Plus masterclasses on lighting technology and sessions looking at the government’s Green Deal initiative, downlighter safety and masterplanning urban lighting. Projects to be analysed include London’s Exhibition Road and the E.On office in Nottingham.

    LuxLive will also continue to scrutinise low-energy lighting and retro-fitting, and helping end users cut their carbon dioxide emissions while improving their lit environments.  All the big names will be showing their latest kit on extensive stands including Philips, Osram, GE, Thorn and Toshiba. They’ll be joined by more than 150 brands showcasing both LED and traditional technologies.

    For all this and more, register now for FREE entry



  • Trade counter lighting range

    Sylvania is pleased to announce the expansion of its Trade Base Range of luminaires to provide a complete range of cost-effective, installer friendly products. Ideal for wholesalers looking to stock a high-turnover, good quality fixtures and fittings - the Trade Base Range now includes battens, bulkheads, waterproof, recessed lay-ins, surface modular fixtures, CFL downlights and fire rated downlights.

  • LED lighting solution

    The phasing out of the incandescent light bulb has been well documented and is understood by most electrical contracting professionals; however what is less well understood are the best options for replacing or upgrading these lights.

  • Flex Connectors’ flex7 lighting connection and control System was recently installed over six floors at 4 Carlton Gardens, London.

    Flex Connectors

    Blue Plaque building lights up Flex Connectors’  flex7 lighting connection and control System was recently installed over six floors at 4 Carlton Gardens, London. The system was designed by Stinton Jones Consulting Engineers LLP and installed by Contractor Langley Electrical of Harlow. Flex Connectors were selected for the project due to their user friendly design, quick installation time and the fact that they do not require any commissioning.

  • Join the lighting revolution

    LuxLive takes place from 6-7 November at Earls Court, London.

    With an exhibitor list including Philips, Osram, GE, Thorn and Toshiba, thousands of lighting professionals and end users will be making their way to LuxLive. Delegates will have access to more than 50 hours of free talks, workshops and debates in LuxLive’s most ambitious programme to date.

  • Leading the Way in Self Testing Emergency Lighting

    Leading the Way in Self Testing Emergency Lighting is the first of a new suite of literature from P4 FASTEL, one of the UK’s leading independent companies dedicated solely to producing the most highly regarded self testing emergency lighting and exit signs in the industry.

  • Lighting controls hold the key to ultimate energy efficiency


    As David Fisk, president of building services engineering body Cibse, recently commented: “Lots of people think they’re looking for LEDs, but what they ought to be looking for is the lighting performance that they’re trying to get, then go back to decide whether LEDs are the solution.” (Lux magazine Sept 2012)

  • Innovative control components reduce lighting costs

    More and more buildings are installing low-power lighting in the drive to reduce energy costs and shrink their carbon footprint, but automation and intelligent control to switch off services in unused areas offer an avenue to make greater savings still. OEMs can address the resulting opportunities using innovative new presence detection, switching and relay components. Fabrizio Petris, global application oriented team manager for building automation and security at Omron Electronic Components Europe, explains

  • Harbro Electrical and Lighting

    Harbro Electrical and Lighting

    0800 731 7713

    Established for over 19 years Harbro Electrical and Lighting provide over 30,000 products to businesses and the general public via our warehouse and online store at www.harbroelectrical.co.uk

  • Lighting for forensic centre

    West Yorkshire Police’s new, state-of-the-art Scientific Support Centre has been equipped with a Delmatic Dali lighting management system. The system provides Dali control throughout the complex and combines Dali switching, dimming and monitoring of lighting with Dali testing and the monitoring of emergency lighting.

  • Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 9-12 June 2013 China Import and Export Fair Complex Guangzhou China

    Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is organized by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd.

    This four-day international event brings together architects, designers, energy suppliers and other professionals associated with the electronics and lighting industry. The fair enables visitors to interact and connect with exhibitors who display their latest innovations and solutions. In 2012, the fair welcomed 110,406 visitors from 111 countries and regions. Exhibitor numbers reached 2,653 with 27 countries and regions represented,

  • Lighting Industry Association (LIA) announces 2013 regional seminar programme

    The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) is delighted to announce the schedule for its 2013 regional seminar programme. The seminars are being hosted in conjunction with sponsors Recolight and Lumicom, the lighting industry producer compliance schemes.

  • T8 LED lighting for hazardous areas

    Cooper Crouse-Hinds, a leader in electrical products that provide safety, productivity, innovation, and labour savings in hazardous, industrial, and commercial environments, has extended and upgraded its popular AB12 series of T8 fluorescent lamps with a new T8 LED Ex-approved version, which is certified for use in Zone 1 and 2 hazardous gas and Zone 21 and 22 hazardous dust environments.

  • Set the scene with home automated lighting


    UK manufacturers of electrical accessories, Focus SB, have moved into the waters of Home Automated Lighting with a system they produce called HAL.

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