Our top pop picks
Lamps Behaving Badly – Live! Ever tried dimming LEDs? It’s pretty hit and miss. Controls expert Jeremy Turner pulls together a mixed bag of light sources, dimmers and transformers, and connects them up before your eyes ,to see what happens.
Lux Cool Wall Which luminaire designs are achingly cool and which ones are just a bit… meh? In this lively and popular session, our expert panel give their views and place their choices on Lux’s Cool Wall.
Panel Discussion: When LED upgrades go bad Dingy bars with dotty, glarey LEDs, blueish lights replacing the warmth of halogen… we’ve all seen terrible examples of lighting upgrades that struck the wrong balance between energy efficiency and ambience. But if you avoid a few key pitfalls, lighting is still one of the easiest and quickest ways to slash energy bills. The panel share their experience of how to do it right.
Finding the funding for your lighting upgrade How can businesses overcome the upfront cost of investing in the latest low-energy lighting and controls? Experts from organisations including the Carbon Trust and Salix Finance discuss the various approaches available.
The internet of things: should we believe the hype? The ‘internet of things’ is this year’s buzzword in the world of lighting. But is it about to transform the way that we use lighting, or is it all just hot air? Our experts debate the issue, including Francois Girodolle, head of European product partnerships at Nest Labs; and Simon Coombes of Gooee, tackle the issues.
Tech demo: Six bits of kit we love this year The Lux team picks its favourite new bits of lighting kit from the past year and demos them live in the Lux Arena. Not to be missed!
Dragons’ Den In this ever-popular format based on the massively successful BBC television programme, entrepreneurs pitch their innovative lighting ideas to our panel of seasoned industry professionals. Who’ll get the thumbs up, and who’ll be told to think again?
The Bad Lighting Awards New for 2015: LuxLive is calling on the lighting world to share with us pictures of the worst lighting you’ve seen. We want to see the most overlit, underlit, glary, shadowy, ugly, electrically unsound and just plain weird lighting installations that you’ve had the misfortune to come across. We’ll share the best – sorry – the worst in this fun session and present the awards to the winners. If they show up, that is.