Preview: LuxLive

Head to ExCel London in November for two days of discussions and inspiration at LuxLive.

For all things lighting-related, make your way to LuxLive at ExCel London in November. The annual lighting event brings together all the latest innovations in this fast-moving sector and is supported by an extensive programme of talks, debates and panel discussions that scrutinise the pros and cons of the latest developments, lifting the lid on some of the UK’s most challenging lighting projects.

More than 300 exhibitors will be showing the latest lighting kit and energy saving controls including Osram, Ledvance, Hager, Megaman, Aurora and Hamilton plus controls specialists such as Danlers, Pharos, Steinel, Rako Controls, B.E.G, Beckhoff Automation, Hamilton Litestat, Harvard and Nicolaudie.

Over the last three years LuxLive has grown to become the largest retail lighting event, attending by retailers such as Sainsburys, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Tesco. More than 8,000 electrical and lighting contractors and engineers as well as facilities and estate managers will be joining end users of large lighting estates at LuxLive for two days of lighting expertise and insight. 

Visitors can learn about the latest technology and how it is being used by peers to deliver exceptional retail lighting that successfully enhances displays whilst dramatically reducing energy. Learn from leading designers in the sector and listen to interactive debates on subjects such as warranties, colour rendering and retrofitting to help you make the right choices for your retail lighting strategy.

This year’s programme of talks is the most ambitious yet, with more than 100 sessions taking place across six arenas including the new Escape Zone and IoT arenas.


What's on at LuxLive

IoT Arena
This new feature will be dedicated to connected lighting, internet enabled controls and building management. The rolling programme of sessions will include a LiFi live demonstration. The transmission of data – including the internet – over lighting is an exciting new development. In this session, Nikola Serafimovski of pureLIFI looks in detail at so-called ‘LiFi’, how it works and the opportunities for secure, high bandwidth information delivery. Includes a demonstration of the technology.

Live Hacking
Just how vulnerable are connected lighting products and systems to attack? In this live demonstration, some of the UK’s leading ethical hackers conduct live penetration testing to explore the robustness of the systems produced by the industry. An entertaining and informative session that will be one of the highlights of the IoT Arena.

Are LED Tubes Safe?
LED tubes have been one of the most popular formats of the lighting revolution. But are they safe for installation? In this live demo, Gareth Jones of Lux-TSI will explore safety issues with some samples, and explain how to avoid dangerous and poor performing products.

Chamber of Horrors
To highlight the need for vigilance with product quality, safety and standards, Energima LED UK will be curating a Chamber of Horrors featuring some mad, bad and dangerous lamps and luminaires that are available on the market. Be afraid… be very afraid.

Projects Uncovered
There will be sessions throughout the two days that take a close look at some of the UK’s most challenging lighting projects including the £15 billion, 73-mile Crossrail network that will feature more passenger-orientated lighting than previous projects. Hear about the new concept and see how lighting will integrate into the architecture.

Escape Zone
New this year will be an area and special theatre dedicated to emergency lighting, with sessions looking at the key requirements to ensure emergency lighting is compliant with current UK legislation and how it has changed with the latest regulation updates.

Dragons’ Den
Based on the popular BBC show, this heated session sees brave innovators submit their products to the scrutiny of a fearsome panel of dragons. See lighting pioneers present a range of creations to see which new ideas float and which sink.

The bad lighting awards
A special session that will share the worst overlit, underlit, glary, shadowy, ugly, unsound and plain weird lighting installations.

lightspace dot london
The place where lighting meets architecture, lightspace is making its return to LuxLive 2016. A dedicated zone for architectural lighting featuring a unique combination of innovation and inspiration, it features a carefully curated exhibition that will inclue the second generation CoeLux skylight.

Arena party
The exhibition is open until 9pm on Wednesday for the lighting industry’s biggest networking bash, giving you the chance to extend your day and enjoy a drink with exhibitors and colleagues.


Retail lighting seminar highlights

Wednesday 23 November

12.30pm Retail and connected lighting: Can it be awesome?
Arena: IoT Arena
What’s the value proposition behind IoT lighting in retail? What will make it ‘awesome’ for both customers and retailers? And what role will digital marketing, location tracking and indoor positioning play in this space? Will marketing departments fund connected lighting because of the value derived from the data?

1pm Panel Discussion: Is lighting the link between bricks and clicks?
Arena: IoT Arena
As retailers continue to blur the line between bricks-and-mortar retail outlets and the on-line shopping experience, will lighting provide the crucial link? What are the killer apps and how will the technology work? What are the ethical and security issues? Our panel of tech and lighting experts thrash out the issues.

2.30pm High Street Heroes: From Apple to Zara
Arena: Lux Arena  Speakers: Dave Tilley, Paul Nulty, Phil Caton
Who’s creating excitement in retail lighting, and whose illumination is proving a turn-off to customers? The show organisers up and down Britain’s high street to reveal the top 10 retailers who are making lighting work. Followed by a panel discussion of retail lighting experts including Paul Nulty, founder of Nulty+, David Tilley, independent consultant, and Phil Caton of PJC Light Studio.

2.50pm Everything you know about maintenance factors is wrong
Arena: Lux Arena  Speakers: Jamie Yates, Jeff Shaw, Richard Felgate, Simon Waldron
Once upon a time, in the days of fluorescent and metal halide, lighting maintenance factors were easy. But how can you get it right with LEDs? Presentation by Jeff Shaw of Arup followed by a panel discussion with experts Alan Tulla of Lux, ex-Sainsbury’s lighting chief Simon Waldron, energy consultant Richard Felgate and Jamie Yates of Trilux.

3.30pm 10 store lighting tricks every retailer should know
Arena: Lux Arena  Speaker: Paul Nulty
Retail lighting specialists have a range of tried and trusted techniques that increase dwell times and make the merchandise the hero. Here, lighting designer Paul Nulty – whose clients include Burberry, Fenwick, SuperDry, Paul Smith and TK Maxx – reveals the ways to make stores irresistible to customers.

Thursday 24 November

Arena: Lux Arena  Speakers: Melody Morton from Lush and Michael Grubb of Michael Grubb Studio
The lighting design concept at cosmetics retailer Lush cuts energy use by half yet creates an immersive experience for customers. Here lighting designer Michael Grubb of Michael Grubb Studio and store designer Melody Morton from Lush show how this has been achieved at the flagship outlet in the Arndale Centre in Manchester.

When and where
ExCel London
Wednesday 23 November 2016 9am - 9pm
Thursday 24 November 2016 9am – 5pm
Twitter: lux_live



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