10 things not to miss at LuxLive 2017 - Europe’s biggest annual lighting event
From Li-Fi to human-centric lighting and wireless controls, this year’s LuxLive is a festival of cutting-edge technology. The latest lighting, the top experts and the best case studies will all be at the biggest ever LuxLive, on 15-16 November at London’s ExCeL. This year the focus will be on smart lighting and the exciting possibilities that are being opened up by technology.
The key features for 2017 include:
1. Gooee IoT Arena
At the heart of the show is this centrepiece stage and technology zone where the digital future of lighting comes to life. Demonstrations, presentations, discussions and break-out talks will focus on connected lighting and the exciting possibilities it’s opening up to engage occupants and control our world.
2. lightspace arena
The lightspace arena – in association with Amerlux – will feature two days of curated content on architectural lighting including debates and presentations from inspirational designers and architects. Keynote speakers for 2017 are Mark Major of Speirs + Major and Mark Middleton of Grimshaw.
3. Smart Spaces Campus
Powered by Holophane, the Smart Spaces Campus focuses on connected outdoor lighting. Here you’ll see sophisticated lighting systems with advanced features such as environment monitoring, asset management, parking information, lamp and ballast failure reporting and integration with third party systems and software.
4. Smart Spaces Conference
Taking place on the afternoon of both Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November, this special conference features expert speakers on outdoor and urban lighting.. It’s absolutely free to engineers and advisors, owners and operators of large lighting estates if you register. Search LuxLive and follow the links.
5. Escape Zone
At a time of heightened concern about building safety, the Escape Zone will focus on emergency lighting requirements and standards. Here you’ll learn how to do a risk assessment, best practice procedures, the latest innovations and how to ensure you installation is compliant with the regulations.
6. Strategies in Light Investor Forum
CEOs of innovative lighting companies unveil their market strategies before an audience of venture capitalists, fund managers, investors and industry leaders. Who’s delivering value? Who are the disruptors? And who will be disrupted? This is a must-attend event for senior management.
7. LIA Live
The Lighting Industry Association is showcasing its many services for members. The LIA Labs is demonstrating its testing procedures and its precision equipment, Lumicom is showing off its mobile recycling facility and the training division is discussing the unprecedented availability of qualifications.
8. Li-Fi Experience
Wireless connectivity delivered by the visible light from LED lighting – known simply as Li-Fi – is creating a lot of excitement in technology circles. No wonder. This breakthrough development could transform lighting into a backbone for information and free up congestion on traditional Wi-Fi networks.
9. LIA Lighting Academy
Taking place every morning in theatres 6 and 7, this special educational programme will see experienced tutors from the Lighting Industry Association take you through the fundamentals of light, light sources and lighting design. Sign up at www.lialightingacademy.com.
10. Lighting Tech Theatres
These two theatres bring together a wide variety of industry experts to explore specific application areas of lighting. They’ll answer questions such as: how do I design outdoor lighting that doesn’t disturb bats? How do I specify LED drivers like a pro? What regulations govern lighting in care homes?