EDITOR'S BLOG
History repeats itself

The first electric lighting seen in Europe – that used carbon arc lamps known as Yablochkov candles – was installed at the Grands Magasins du Louvre in Paris in 1875.

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When it comes to cutting energy, money talks

So energy prices are soaring. Good

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A fillip the LED market didn’t need

The latest report on the LED market lands with a thud on my desk, almost spilling my latte. ‘Don’t tell me what happens in the end,’ jokes Robert, our facilities guy.

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How corporate copping off will transform the lighting business

The day Joseph Swan and Thomas Edison stopped arguing in 1883 and joined forces to form the Edison & Swan United Electric Light Company was the last major strategic shift that happened in this industry

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Troubling questions of a wireless future

The idea that lamps connected to the internet would have been stuff of science fiction just a few years ago.

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Of fads and fancies

A tavern, London, 1905

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Why we should look at lighting in a different way

We’ll need to budget for an extra million pounds next year’

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LEDs take over from T5? I don’t think so

The success of the T5 fluorescent is the principal reason LEDs remain a curiosity in the office environment, says Ray Molony

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The great lamps and luminaires rapprochement

It’s funny how things come full circle. Older hands in the lighting business will remember how the big lamp companies were once keen to divest themselves of their luminaire brands.

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How hard is it to turn the lights off?

It’s 2.35 on a Saturday morning. I’m in a van, driving around the deserted streets of Whitehall.

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