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Lighting ideas to brighten the long winter evenings

Sylsmart sensor lighting controls
Sylvania

 
‘Open the Pod Bay doors, HAL.’
‘I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.’
‘What’s the problem?’
‘I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.’
‘What are you talking about, HAL?’
‘I am a network of Sylvania SylSmart sensors, wirelessly controlling the LED lighting system in a 25,000 m² warehouse in Western France. I can reduce lighting costs by up to 90%, but here we have only loading bays. This must be attributable to human error, Dave. Please hang up and dial again.’

sylvania-lighting.co.uk

 

Mix & match system lighting
Foscarini

 
‘EE ees risen! Eet is I! DALI! DALI is back from de garive for a one more projet – de laihteeng! YES! De laihteeng created by DALI! Demose delicate textured white glass, blewan by, owyousay, deyooman crafffftsmen of ther-most-ex-quis-ite skill. ‘The GEM! The GREGG! The RITUALSSSSS! I create all for Foscarini, from beyondtha garive, for suchisss ma geniouse. AND! Suchissss it that I design a seestem whereby they a arealla-combaine owever youlaik. Look at zees latesss painting from mon oeuvre… NOW! Eyegobackeendebox. Goodnight! To you all! FROM I! DALI!’

foscarini.com/

 

Nova task light
Humanscale

‘Hey, you down there. PSST. Don’t worry – you will soon be free. Nova are everywhere across the planet now; some with clamps, some desk bases, some with slatwall mounts; we are only waiting for our moment. These humans believe our custom occupancy sensors are there only to tell us when they are in need of a uniform pool of glare-free light, adjusted to the individual needs of the user. HOW NAIVE!  [maniacal laughter] We produce 440 lumens per 7W! We are bright! We are strong! We are infinitely flexible! They will resist, yes, but we will be merciful masters.’

humanscale.com/

Retrofitted LED solutions
Ecolighting

Butcher’s Pet Care has been somewhat blindsided by a recent retrofit. While the custom-designed system of over 750 lease-purchased Ecolighting LED fittings has reduced the facility’s lighting bill by something like £40,000pa, the development kitchen has had to hastily divert its resources into rustling up a lighter-than-air non-ruminant herbivore recipe (soon to be marketed under the brand ‘Unicorn Nuts’) to feed the 166 lumen-per-watt Pegasus herd now projecting from the point sources and living in the eaves. 

ecolightinguk.com/

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