SOME 2,288 lighting professionals attended the LuxLive Digital Festival 2020, two packed days of inspiring and educational content on lighting.
The 68 seminars, debates, presentations and product demonstrations attracted a total of 3,866 attendees, a record for an online industry event.
Highlights included the Lux Awards, which saw 15 trophies presented for innovation and creativity, as well as keynote presentations by top lighting designer Mark Major on the relighting of Norwich Cathedral and scientist Christopher Cuttle on replacing the lumen.
Other top speakers included Dean Skira, director of Skira Architectural Lighting, who discussed a highly innovative media facade project in Zagreb.
Robyn Goldstein of HLB Lighting Design who explored the dramatic illumination of the 19-floor headquarters of Akamai in Massachusetts.
Dr Steven Lockley of Harvard Medical School who shared the latest science behind human-centric lighting.
Giles Radford, Highways Manager at the City of London, discussed the metropolitan area’s new wireless lighting control system.
Michael Grubb and Matt Waugh of Michael Grubb Studio explored the concept and execution of their award-winning lighting design at West Downs Campus, University of Winchester.
Frederik Waneck Borello, senior lighting designer at Light Bureau shared the challenges associated with lighting the Øresund Bridge which connects Sweden and Denmark.
The four content tracks – Emergency Lighting, Smart Lighting, Workplace Lighting and the architectural lighting session, LightSpace – attracted viewers from all over the world.
The event also included one-to-one meeting facilities, roundtable discussions, video presentations, live polling and Q&A sessions.
Manufacturers showing their latest developments included Signify, Thorlux, and LiteIP.
LuxLive was being supported by Bluetooth, Thorlux Lighting, the Lighting Industry Association, the Society of Light and Lighting, the Institution of Lighting Professionals, Women in Lighting, the Wi-Sun Alliance, Helvar and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance.
James Samuel, Portfolio Director at Clarion Events commented; “Obviously 2020 had been a strange year for communities all around the world and the lighting community was no different. However, without the ability to run live in person events we were delighted with the global attendance of the LuxLive Digital Festival. Clearly the appetite for compelling educational content remains a high priority across the architectural lighting space and the attendance in the individual sessions was much higher than it would have been at our traditional in person live event. Whilst these events will return as soon as we are allowed our digital offering will certainly be a constant fixture moving forward. The huge benefit to running the event digitally is that we had a much higher global audience and the content can be viewed and re-viewed not just on the day but at any time that is suitable for our community. All content is stored and downloadable via our Lux Review website”