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Entries open for Lux Awards 2020

May 12th, 2020 | Latest News | 0 Comments

When: 11 November 2020

Where: Troxy, London

The Lux Awards are designed to celebrate and reward both creativity and sustainability, recognising clients and end-users that have used lighting in exceptional ways to improve their lit environment, reduce energy and achieve business objectives.

Celebrating excellence in lighting, the glamorous evening includes a glittering networking drinks reception, the presentation ceremony, gala dinner, and an after-party.

Entries are now open, and with 13 diverse categories to choose from, there is an opportunity for everyone to be in with a chance of winning a coveted Lux Awards trophy. Entries cost £170 +VAT. To take a look at the categories and begin your entry, click here.

Entries close 5 July 2020.

Lux Awards 2019: Winners announced!

November 18th, 2019 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Some of the best lighting products, projects and companies leading innovation were recognised at the 2019 Lux Awards in London last Thursday night (14th November 2019).

The Awards were presented in front of senior lighting professionals, specifiers and major clients at a gala event at the London Hilton Park Lane on the final night of the LuxLive 2019 exhibition.

From over 200 nominations, the judges drew up the initial shortlists, tested products and visited projects the length and breadth of the UK to see them in action for themselves.

This year’s winners are:

Retail Lighting Project of the Year
In association with OSRAM
Winner: Flannels, Newcastle – Fagerhult Lighting

Project Credits
Designers: Fagerhult Lighting, Argent
Other associates:EB Design International
Lighting equipment: Fagerhult’s Touch Mini Track spotlights, Casambi and Helvar lighting controls, ateljé Lyktan Blaze spotlights. Various bespoke LED solutions from Light Box and Linear LED

Highly Commended: Wartski, London – Illuminationworks
Shortlisted: Stella McCartney Flagship Store, London – PJC Light Studio
Shortlisted: Meadowhall Refurbishment, Sheffield – BDP

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Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year
In association with Lumicom
Winner: The Elizabeth Line – FUTURE Designs

Project Credits
Supplier: FUTURE Designs
Design team: Atkins, Grimshaw, Maynard and GIA Equation
Photos: Crossrail

Highly Commended: Kawasaki Precision Machinery, Plymouth – Maser Lighting
Shortlisted: London Bridge Station Redevelopment, London – WSP

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Hospitality, Leisure and Faith Project of the Year
In association with Signify
Winner: Nevill Holt Opera, Leicestershire – Max Fordham

Project Credits
Designers: Nick Cramp, Max Fordham LLP, Caroline Webb, Max Fordham LLP
Architects: Witherford Watson Mann
Theatre and Acoustic Consultants: Sound Space Vision
Structural Engineers: Price & Myers
Services Engineers: Max Fordham
Cost Consultants: Gleeds
Conservation Architects: Julian Harrap Architects
Lighting equipment: GDS arc lamps in bespoke fixtures made by Gravel Hill lighting. Bespoke pendants and chandeliers made by Santa and Cole. Mike Stoane handrail lighting, Zumtobel emergency lights.
Control: ETC Paradigm system and desk
Photo: Helene Binet

Highly Commended: Aberdeen Music Hall, Scotland – BDP
Highly Commended: Paul Edmonds, London – Illuminationworks
Shortlisted: Illuminate, London – Sutton Vane Associates
Shortlisted: Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London – TheisCraft
Shortlisted: Kym’s, London – Into Lighting

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Office, Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year
In association with Seoul Semicon
Winner: University College London Student Centre – BDP

Project Credits
Designers: Colin Ball, BDP; Lora Kaleva, BDP
​Architect: Nicholas Hare
Building Services Engineering and Acoustics: BDP
Structural engineer: Curtins
Fire engineer: Arup
Project management: Arcadis
Cost planning: AECOM
Sustainability: Useful Simple Trust
Landscape architect: Colour UDL
Planning consultant: Deloitte Real Estate
Contractor: Mace
M&E Subcontractor: Derry Building Services
Lighting equipment: Ridi, Led Linear, iGuzzini, Ecosense, Aktiva, Fagerhult, Foscarini, Philips, Color Kinetics, Louis Poulsen, Original BTC, Vibia, Modo Luce, Zero Lighting, Traxon, XAL, Grupo MCI, Mike Stoane Lighting
Photo : Tom Niven

Highly Commended: Värde Partners Office, London – Susan Lake Lighting Design
Commended: New headquarters for CDE Global, Cooktown, Northern Ireland – Chroma Lighting
Shortlisted: HSBC, Grosvenor House, Sheffield – Arup

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Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year
In association with LEDFLEX
Winner: University of Sheffield Concourse, Sheffield – Arup

Project Credits
Designers: Dan Lister, Justin Boyd and David Battersby, all of Arup.
Bespoke luminaire development: Mark Ayres
Client: University of Sheffield
Landscape architects: HLM
Main Contractor: Henry Boot
Electrical Contractor: Elecomm
Bridge Owner: Sheffield City Council
Lighting equipment: Anolis, Ewo, Erco, LED Linear, Octant, Osram​
Picture: Midi Photography/Arup
Highly Commended: Illuminated River by Leo Villareal, London in association with Illuminated River Foundation – Atelier Ten, LDS and Signify

Commended: Mercer St Art Installation, St Martin’s Courtyard, London – Studio 29
Shortlisted: Kimpton Fitzroy, London – Lighting Design International

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Interior Luminaire of the Year
In association with ThisisCraft
Winner: Florence+ – Whitecroft

Highly Commended: Vault – ateljé Lyktan
Highly commended: DB X LED Engine – Orlight
Shortlisted: Lightcycle™ – Dyson
Shortlisted: AERIAL™ – Soraa
Shortlisted: Artius Track – Aurora
Shortlisted: Revo – Tamlite
Shortlisted: Broadlighter Acoustic – Luxonic

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Exterior Luminaire of the Year
In association with Falcon Events and Media
Winner: Lumenquad – Lumenpulse

Highly Commended: Palco InOut Framer – iGuzzini
Shortlisted: Taurus – Tamlite
Shortlisted: MPG-1N – Litho Circuits
Shortlisted: LINEARlight Rigid Finesse System – Osram
Shortlisted: Lumenbeam Inground – Lumenpulse

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Emergency Lighting Product of the Year
In association with Escape Zone
Winner: Lumitel® AST Powered by Mymesh – Chess Wise

Highly Commended: Spazio PLUS – Zemper
Shortlisted: ARIS – ES-SYSTEM
Shortlisted: TrustSight LED Emergency Gen3 – Signify
Shortlisted: Xylux LR4 – Mackwell

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Connected Lighting Innovation of the Year
In association with GOOEE
Winner: NearSky Smart City Platform – Cimcon Lighting

Highly Commended: MiHome Smart Light Switch Chrome – Energenie
Shortlisted: GenX Developer Kits – Itron
Shortlisted: Starlite Connect – Tamlite
Shortlisted: OCTO – Ansell Lighting

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Enabling Technology of the Year
In association with lightspace
Winner: Vega 07 module – Ledmotive

Highly Commended: S2F Series – Lensvector
Commended: Dual Beam Technology – Megaman
Shortlisted: eldoLED DUALdrive platform – eldoLED
Shortlisted: Lighting Reality PRO V2 – Lighting Reality
Shortlisted: ZEROBLUE™ Technology – Soraa
Shortlisted: LM301H ONE – Samsung
Shortlisted: LM302N – Samsung
Shortlisted: T-series – Samsung
Shortlisted: Wicop – Seoul Semiconductor
Shortlisted: AOne Rotary Dimmer – Aurora
Shortlisted: Origin – Mackwell
Shortlisted: Pico-COBs – Luminus

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Controls Product of the Year
In association with LIA Laboratory
Winner: CMS Street Lighting Upgrade – City of London

Highly Commended: e-Sense Organic G3 – Fagerhult
Commended: RoomSet – Helvar
Shortlisted: Lightview – Gooee
Shortlisted: Iris – TheisCraft
Shortlisted: Urban Node DC – Urban Control
Shortlisted: Multi Control Dimmer – BP-LED

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Lighting for a Circular Economy Award
In association with Lumicom
Winner: The Handlebar Café, Winchester – Michael Grubb Studio

Project Credits
Luminaire donors: iGuzzini, LEDLinear, Optelma

Highly Commended: EWRG and Tamlite working with Asda – WERCS
Shortlisted: Turbo charging the recycling of lighting products – Recolight
Shortlisted: Dark Source

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Sales Team of the Year
In association with Parrot PR and Marketing
Winner: Architainment

Project Credits
Supplier: FUTURE Designs
​Design team: Atkins, Grimshaw, Maynard and GIA Equation
Photos: Crossrail
Shortlisted: LuxBox
Shortlisted: Casambi
Shortlisted: Reggiani

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Supplier of the Year
In association with Clarion
Winner: DW Windsor

Shortlisted: Ansell Lighting
Shortlisted: FUTURE Designs
Shortlisted: Tamlite
Shortlisted: Designplan Lighting

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Client of the Year
In association with Tamlite
Winner: The City of London

SLL Young Lighter of the Year
In association with Society of Light and Lighting

Winner: Anna Wawrzyniak (Peter Andres Lichtplanung, Germany), A Light Booster Metro Car for the Commuting Work Force: Human Centric Lighting in Underground Transportation

Shortlisted:

Fatemeh Dastgheib (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Outdoor Lighting and Perception of Safety from a Female Perspective

Melissa Kennedy (WSP, London), Texture within the Light: Evaluating the Impact of Textured Light upon the Sensual Atmospheres within Art, Architecture and Design

Nils Voerste (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany), Evidence based Lighting Design for Urban Environments: Natural and Artifical Lighting Impacts on Peoples’ Experiences of Public Space

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Lux Person of the Year
In association with Lux Review
Winner: Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton The Light Collective

The Lux Awards 2020 will take place on Thursday 12 November 2020.

Lux Awards 2019 Shortlisted projects

October 7th, 2019 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Designed to celebrate and reward both creativity and sustainability in lighting, the Lux Awards will take place from 19:00 on the final day on the show, Thursday 14th November at the new location of The Hilton, Park Lane in London. The Lux Awards recognise clients and end users that have used lighting in exceptional ways to improve their lit environment, reduce energy and achieve business objectives. This year’s shortlists include…

 

Hospitality, Leisure and Faith Project of the Year

Illuminate, London

Sutton Vane Associates

Recognised for their creativity, innovation and commitment to sustainable solutions, Sutton Vane Associates responded to Illuminate’s brief of a dedicated, future-proofed events space that would meet all manners of event requirements while being aesthetically sleek and customisable. The grid lighting system installed by SVA in Level 4 and halo lights in Level 5 have been designed to be controlled as a whole or individually, with each line of the grid and each halo having the option of a standalone colour and brightness.

SVA also developed a hybrid system combining DMX lighting control with Bluetooth LE buttons. All lighting systems can also be controlled via an intuitive app for an additional cost when hiring Illuminate, which allows the in-house production team to easily customise and adjust every aspect of the lighting in the space for their needs.

Image courtesy of Sutton Vane Associates.

 

Office, Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year

Värde Partners Office, London

Susan Lake Lighting Design

Susan Lake Lighting Design worked with interior architects KKS Strategy to create a lighting design scheme for the London office of Värde Partners. Being an international company, Värde require video conferencing facilities in all the meeting rooms. Although it was necessary to provide light to tables and even illumination to faces, it was essential that members of a video conference could see to work and would not be seen on the cameras in shadow or silhouette. To achieve this objective, Susan Lake Lighting Design used a combination of light sources that produce the effect of layering the lighting. The meeting rooms have also been transformed with a unique ceiling feature which washes light around the edges of the pale timber slat ceiling perimeters.

In the reception, Susan Lake Lighting Design created a sense of drama and understated elegance by turning the main focal point of the space, the reception desk, into a spectacular visionary by creating a “floating” effect by concealing linear LED in the top element of the desk.

 

Image courtesy of Susan Lake Lighting Design.

 

Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year

Kimpton Fitzroy, London

Lighting Design International

The Kimpton Fitzroy is a landmark Grade-II listed building. The striking grandeur of the terracotta facades and immaculate detailing required a restrained lighting design, respecting the building’s illustrious history.

Lighting Design International were tasked with forming a strategy to lighting the exterior of the building without overcomplicating an already busy façade and ensuring the lighting effects didn’t merge together. The key to the success of the scheme was balancing the intensity of each lighting effect. Senior Designer on the project, Ben Ferris, repeated general lighting effects at high-level, collectively creating linear compositions of light across each level, framing each façade and outlining the architectural form of the building with areas of intrigue created at street level for guests.

Image by Gavriil Papadiotis.

For the full list of shortlists, more information and to book your ticket, visit luxawards.co.uk.

The Lux Awards 2019 shortlist has been announced!

September 18th, 2019 | Latest News | 0 Comments

The shortlist for the 2019 Lux Awards has been announced and this year the list features a whole host of impressive projects and inventive new technology.

The team of expert judges – including experienced specifiers and end users of lighting – have considered the projects entered, visited the sites, spoken to the key people, and whittled down the list to just those schemes that they believe have a shot at winning a coveted Lux Award trophy.

These are the projects that have struck that balance between looking great, fulfilling the brief, and keeping energy and maintenance costs down.

The awards will be held on the 14th November 2019. The awards will take place in a new venue for the awards – The Hilton, Park Lane.

Retail Lighting Project of the Year
Stella McCartney Flagship Store, London – PJC Light Studio
Wartski, London – Illuminationworks
FLANNELS, Newcastle – Fagerhult Lighting
Meadowhall Refurbishment, Sheffield – BDP

Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year
Elizabeth Line, Crossrail – FUTURE Designs
London Bridge Station Redevelopment, London – WSP
Kawasaki Precision Machinery, Plymouth – Maser Lighting

Hospitality, Leisure and Faith Project of the Year
Illuminate, London – Sutton Vane Associates
Paul Edmonds, London – Illuminationworks
Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London – TheisCraft
Nevill Holt Opera, Leicestershire – Max Fordham
Aberdeen Music Hall, Scotland – BDP
Kym’s, London – Into Lighting

Office, Education and Healthcare Lighting Project of the Year
New headquarters for CDE Global, Cooktown, Northern Ireland – Chroma Lighting
University College London, Student Centre, BDP
Värde Partners Office, London – Susan Lake Lighting Design
HSBC Office Fit-out, Grosvenor House, sheffield – Arup

Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year
Kimpton Fitzroy, London – Lighting Design International
Illuminated River, London – Signify
Mercer St Art Installation, St Martin’s Courtyard, London – Studio 29
University of Sheffield Concourse, Sheffield – Arup

Interior Luminaire of the Year
Vault – ateljé Lyktan
Lightcycle™ – Dyson
AERIAL™ – Soraa
Artius Track – Aurora
REVO – Tamlite
Florence+ – Whitecroft
DB X LED Engine – Orlight
BROADLIGHTER ACOUSTIC – Luxonic

Exterior Luminaire of the Year
TAURUS – Tamlite
MPG-1N – Litho Circuits
LINEARlight Rigid FINESSE System – Osram
Palco InOut Framer – iGuzzini
Lumenquad – Lumenpulse
Lumenbeam Inground – Lumenpulse

Emergency Lighting Product of the Year
Lumitel® AST – Powered by Mymesh – Chess Wise
ARIS – ES-SYSTEM
TrustSight LED Emergency Gen3 – Signify
Spazio PLUS – Zemper
XYLUX LR4 – Mackwell

Connected Lighting Innovation of the Year
NearSky Smart City Platform – CIMCON Lighting
GenX Developer Kits – Itron
Starlite Connect – Tamlite
MiHome Smart Light Switch Chrome – Energenie
OCTO – Ansell Lighting

Enabling Technology of the Year
eldoLED DUALdrive platform- eldoLED
Lighting Reality PRO V2- Lighting Reality
S2F Series – Lensvector
ZEROBLUE™ Technology – Soraa
LM301H ONE – Samsung
LM302N – Samsung
T-series – Samsung
WICOP – Seoul Semiconductor
VEGA 07 module – Ledmotive
Dual Beam Technology – Megaman
AOne Rotary Dimmer – Aurora
Origin – Mackwell
Pico-COBs – Luminus

Controls Product of the Year
CMS Street Lighting Upgrade – City of London
e-Sense Organic G3 – Fagerhult
Lightview – Gooee
Iris – TheisCraft
Urban Node DC – DW Windsor
Multi Control Dimmer – BP-LED
RoomSet – Helvar

Lighting for a Circular Economy Award
In association with Lumicom
Turbo charging the recycling of lighting products – Recolight
EWRG and Tamlite working with Asda – WERCS
The Handlebar Café – Michael Grubb Studio
Dark Source

Sales Team of the Year
Architainment
LuxBox
Casambi
Reggiani

Supplier of the Year
DW Windsor
Ansell Lighting
FUTURE Designs
Tamlite
Designplan Lighting

Client of the Year
In association with Tamlite
Announced on the 14th November

SLL Young Lighter of the Year
In association with Society of Light and Lighting
Anna Tomschik
Anna Wawrzyniak
Beatrice Bertolini
Fatemeh Dastgheib
Jie Xu
Joan-Tähven Vene
Melissa Kennedy
Nils Voerste

Lux Person of the Year
Announced on the 14th November

To book tickets please visit: https://luxawards.co.uk/table-packages-2019/

Lux Awards

April 26th, 2019 | | Comments Off on Lux Awards

The Lux Awards are designed to celebrate and reward both creativity and sustainability, recognising clients and end-users that have used lighting in exceptional ways to improve their lit environment, reduce energy and achieve business objectives.

LuxLive 2020 postponed until November 2021

July 8th, 2020 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Today, 8th July, Clarion Events, owner of Revo Media, announced that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on large scale events, that the LuxLive 2020 trade exhibition will be postponed until November 2021.

In the absence of clear indication from the Government on the timeline for a return to large scale exhibitions, the UK has seen a continual postponing and cancelling of trade shows across all sectors.

The organisers of LuxLive believe that even if a green light is provided to run trade shows this year, there is not enough time remaining to deliver the high quality event that the industry expects and deserves.

However, the organisers are pleased to announce that in the absence of a physical LuxLive trade event, it is launching two exciting new digital events, scheduled to take place in September and November.

Taking place on September 22nd will be a special LuxLive Digital Kicker Conference on the timely and urgent topic of UV-C lighting and its role in helping building managers ensure the highest levels of safety and wellbeing.

Taking place during the original LuxLive dates of 11th and 12th November will be the LuxLive Digital Festival, representing the most ambitious and comprehensive digital education programme ever seen in the industry.

The festival will have a central theme of Health and Wellbeing.

Stressing that the lighting industry has a huge opportunity to be seen as a major facilitator of health and wellbeing to communities and societies, the organisers of the LuxLive Digital Festival have announced four strands to the event – Emergency Lighting, Smart Lighting, Workplace and the Lightspace Festival, focusing on lighting in architecture.

Each strand will take centre stage at certain times throughout the two-day festival and will deliver compelling educational headline content.

In addition to the headline acts, the festival will also offer sponsored keynote presentations as well as case studies and interactive learning.

The event will also allow one-to-one meeting facilities, roundtable discussions, video presentations, live polling and Q&A sessions throughout.

The popular Lux Awards will close the festival as it makes its digital debut edition in the award’s celebrated history.

James Samuel, Portfolio Director, Clarion Events stated: “It is obviously disappointing that running LuxLive in it physical state will not be possible this year.

Having seen so many events in the sector cancelled or postponed there was a real sense of excitement about bringing the industry together in November.

Unfortunately the Government’s current position where no restart date has been given to large events means that running the physical event is not going to be possible.

However, in preparation for this scenario the team has been working hard to ensure that the industry can still come together.

I am delighted that LuxLive will still bring the great and the good of the lighting industry to share, connect, learn and motivate each other through the LuxLive Digital Festival in November and prior to that via the very topical LuxLive Digital Kicker conference on UV-C Lighting.”

On the announcement of the event’s themes, Samuel added: “The topic of health and wellbeing is so important now more so than ever.

I am really looking forward to sharing with the industry our headline speakers, and other compelling initiatives that will allow the LuxLive Digital Festival to play a significant part in the lighting industry calendar.

In addition, I cannot think of a better way to finish the festival with the iconic Lux Awards where the industry can take time to celebrate outstanding achievement in what has been a very challenging year.

LuxLive will be different this year but what remains is our commitment to provide unparalleled learning, discovery and connections.

We invite everyone to be part of our digital gathering to really promote how the lighting industry will take the lead in providing health, wellbeing and safety to our communities and societies at large.”

FUTURE Designs’ wins Lux Award for Crossrail lighting

November 19th, 2019 | Latest News | 0 Comments

FUTURE Designs won the Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year at the Lux Awards 2019 for its bespoke lighting solution, IKON, for Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

FUTURE Designs developed and manufactured IKON to deliver a bespoke 50,000 lumen uplight within this subterranean infrastructure.

Renowned for its innovative and technical expertise FUTURE Designs created several bespoke products including IKON uplighter luminaire. IKON is positioned on top of wayfinding totems; IKON EMERGENCY is positioned within the vertical faces of the totems helping to guide Crossrail passengers to safety; PLINTH is located within the deck area between individual escalators. All have been developed specifically for Crossrail addressing the technological difficulties presented with the design brief for this challenging environment.

Leon Ellis, Technical Director, FUTURE Designs said: “This award recognises over 3 years of research and development by FUTURE Designs to take the original concept to functionality and reality. We are absolutely delighted.”

Image: John Zammit

LEDVANCE wins first VDE HCL certificate with full marks

July 1st, 2020 | Latest News | 0 Comments

LEDVANCE has become the first to be awarded the HCL certificate with the best possible quality award (3/3 stars) from the independent VDE Testing and Certification Institute. The award was made for its new and advanced BIOLUX® HCL system and it is the first time that a company has qualitatively fulfilled all existing requirements, norms and standards for an HCL system.

“Previously, there was no qualitative testing of HCL systems by an independent authority”, explains LEDVANCE Head of R&D and Strategic Portfolio Management Dr. Ulrich Weiss“We therefore very much welcome VDE’s initiative to establish standardised HCL test-criteria based on norms and standards and incorporating measurement techniques. This is unique worldwide. We are very proud that our BIOLUX® HCL system has received the best possible quality award from VDE and fulfils all requirements to positively support the human biological rhythm, showing activity and performance during the day, supporting good sleep at night and increased well-being.” 

“The collaboration with the technical experts from LEDVANCE has been excellent”, says Dragana Zdravkovic-Stojanovic, technical expert for luminaires at VDE Institute. “Our criteria for being awarded with 3 stars were by no means easy to implement. I am looking forward very much to further joint projects.”

LEDVANCE’s HCL system positively supports the human biological day-night-rhythm, increases well-being and performance during the day and improves the quality of sleep at night. The evaluation by the VDE Institute was based on various criteria regarding light quality, correct simulation of the course of daylight, energy and cost efficiency, safety, ease of installation and commissioning, usability and compliance with national, EU and global norms and standards.

The VDE mark is synonymous with safety and quality in electrical devices, components and systems. The independent test engineers carry out product, quality and safety tests on more than 100,000 devices per year before the VDE Institute awards the test mark. The VDE Institute has now developed a new standardised catalogue of test-criteria to evaluate HCL systems with regard to quality, safety, performance and usability. Compliance with these criteria is confirmed by a three-stage certificate.

About the LEDVANCE HCL system

The LEDVANCE BIOLUX® HCL system consists of wirelessly connected components. The intelligent BIOLUX® control unit ensures – as the heart of the system – that the corresponding BIOLUX® LED luminaires simulate the natural course of daylight in terms of light colour and intensity. Unique to the BIOLUX® HCL system is the possibility of manually adjusting light to different situations using five predefined light modes. While the NATURAL mode simulates the natural course of daylight, the BOOST and FOCUS modes support concentration and productivity. RELAX provides relaxing light during breaks and with CREATE brainstorming sessions are encouraged.

The built-in safety mechanism has been particularly positively evaluated by the VDE Institute: The five different light modes always follow the curve of natural daylight and thus ensure that the effects on the biorhythm are positive at all times. This makes the BIOLUX® HCL system particularly suitable for offices, meeting rooms, hospitals, doctors’ surgeries as well as elder care and nursing homes.

Photo caption: LEDVANCE is the first company to receive the new VDE quality certificate for Human Centric Lighting (HCL) with its BIOLUX HCL system. The evaluation is based on various criteria regarding light quality, correct simulation of the course of daylight, energy and cost efficiency, safety, ease of installation and commissioning, usability and compliance with national, EU and global norms and standards.

For more information about the BIOLUX® HCL system, please visit YouTube and our website.

Hackney Wick

October 1st, 2019 | Latest News | 0 Comments

Safe staircases for RIBA award winning London Overground station with LED modules from DW Windsor.

The challenge

A new look Hackney Wick London Overground station was officially unveiled by Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair of Network Rail and the London Legacy Development Corporation, earlier this year, following improvement works undertaken by VolkerFitzpatrick.

Drawing on the area’s industrial heritage, architects Landolt Brown worked closely with artist Wendy Hardie to develop what now stands as an exceptionally successful railway station. The design included a new light and airy ticket hall, new stairwells and lifts to provide easier access to the platforms. Designers decided the staircase lighting would be integrated into the handrail to create safe passage for commuters.

Key project requirements

●      Lighting for the internal and external staircases to be integrated into the handrails
●      The illuminated handrails should provide 150lux, to provide safe, well lit, airy modern staircases to help passengers get to their trains quickly and easily

 The solution

The two mirrored staircases (internal and external) to the platforms are both fitted with Garda Aluminium handrail, from DW Winsor, using 4000K asymmetric LED modules. Integrated emergency packs will provide safe operation if ever a power outage occurs.

Garda offers a powerful lighting performance and excellent uniformity through its unique glare-free asymmetric beam (the prismatic lens & reflectors face directly downwards without being angled – as many competing products), making it the optimum choice for public staircases, with high footfall.

Hackney Wick’s bespoke design includes 124m of illuminated handrail and a lower, 132m of non-illuminated handrail, in stainless steel which is looped into the upper rail. Garda is finished in a “not-cold-touch” London Overground ‘Orange’ (RAL 2003).

Ensuring the integrity of the Transport for London design guidelines were followed and the interest of all stakeholders (the station straddles two London boroughs and three planning authorities), the design achieves 150lux on the stairs.

The outstanding design has been recognised in various awards including a national Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) gong for its contribution to architecture as well as a RIBA London award.

Image credits: Landolt + Brown and Wendy Hardie.
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