Down with the kids

Who says the LIF can’t be down with the kids? I reckon the federation can give all those fixed-gear cycling, Shoreditch-type designers a run for their money.

LIF office

Take the groovy lighting installation in the lobby of the LIF HQ at Westminster Tower. This temporary scheme is urban, gritty and postmodern.

It could easily have been designed by Light Collective or Cinimod Studio – but was it fact installed by the LIF’s builder. That’s the depth of talent we’re talking about.

CFLs: a ‘coded’ warning

Since my pic last month of Ridiculously Priced Light Sources, the Belfry has been inundated with, er, a reader’s snap of his local Savers store. Three CFLs for 50p is the offer in question.

Light isn’t art, rules EC

The European Commission has reclassified works by famed light artist Dan Flavin as ‘light fittings’ and not ‘art’ meaning that galleries and auction houses who handle his work will have to pay VAT at 20 per cent and not at the artwork rate of 5 per cent.