BATWING
Things you can buy for 10p

Things you can buy for 10p: A Cadbury’s Chomp bar, a Burger Bite, Smash bubble gum with a rub-on tattoo, a supersize fizzy cola bottle, a ‘Bag for Life’ and er, a highly engineered light source manufactured in Poland by the one of the lighting industry’s most respected names…

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BATWING
A lesson in bat behaviour

OK lighting types – let me tell you a little about chiropteric behaviour. First of all, contrary to popular opinion, we bats aren’t blind. So we won’t feed or roost if you put a bloody great luminaire on our patch. Secondly, if you disturb us, you’ll be had up under the Wildlife and Countryside Acts.

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BATWING
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.

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BATWING
How to make austerity lab equipment

NO 7: THE SPECTROMETER

To Fagerhult’s excellent Light studio in southwark, where Batwing is regaled with tales of future light sources by Dr Janos Veres, the chief technology officer of Polyphotonix.

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