Introduced in 2012, the Philips Hue light bulb started a transformation in ‘personal wireless lighting’. Swedish home décor specialist IKEA is now taking the concept to the masses with the introduction of its own smart lighting collection.
German company Infineon Technologies AG and three research partners, Bernitz Electronics GmbH, the Deggendorf Institute of Technology, and the Technische Universität Dresden, have joined forces to research and develop an open development platform for smart lights and lighting systems. The project, dubbed ‘OpenLicht’, “aims to make the creative use of light a possibility for everyone”.
Amid familiar fast food giants at the Mall of Berlin is a small but stylish shop that sets itself apart with baskets of fruit and vegetables pointing to a wide choice of freshly made snacks, juices and salads. Pea green and white dominate its logo and 90 m2 interior in a concept designed to communicate that healthy fast food is not a myth. For added appeal, flexible ERCO lighting tools create a warm and inviting ambience in a compact setting.
Eurolux has launched Euro Nouveau, a bespoke showroom concept that sees the designs of some of the foremost European lighting manufacturers exhibited in a luxurious new space at the Eurolux Head Office in Cape Town.
On October 1 this year, Verbatim – a wholly-owned company of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation – transferred its South African entity to CrossAfrica Holdings as a going concern. According to Manny Cross, Group MD of CrossAfrica Holdings and former general manager of Middle East, Turkey and Africa for Verbatim, the restructure offers numerous benefits including greater flexibility, improved customer service and the opportunity for B-BBEE compliance.