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Learn from the experts at 80 free-to-attend talks, demos and panel discussions

The best way to learn is when you’re enjoying yourself. That’s our belief, and that’s why we like to explain lighting technology through demonstrations, discussions and debates. At the heart of LuxLive is the Lux Arena – a stunning, 216 square metre theatre in-the-round 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 to the Lux Arena, there’ll be something engaging and interactive that you’ll learn from.

The programme is themed each day to reflect key sectors so plan your visit carefully by exploring what’s on Wednesday and Thursday

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.

In addition to the LuxArena there will be a further 4 theatres hosting a rolling programme of events, talks and discussions:

  • be inspired by the best low-energy projects
  • get the low-down from leading lighting designers in
  • learn about funding with soft loans and tax breaks in the Financing Clinic
  • Watch demos of exciting kit such as next generation LEDs
  • A whole theatre of CPD session to top up your points
  • Get the latest reg updates and keep your finger on the pulse in the Tech Theatre

Late Opening

Struggling for time? Worry not, LuxLive 2015 will have its door wide open until 9pm on the first day – Wednesday 18 November.

So, there’s no excuse for not attending and, better still, plenty of reasons to attend!

Exhibitors will be hosting drinks parties on their stands and the programme of lively interactive sessions will continue to the bitter end. What’s not to love?