The Zhaga standards Ã¯Â¿Â½ from a new organisation made up of top lighting manufacturers Ã¯Â¿Â½ aim to Ã¯Â¿Â½give consumers confidence to specify and purchase LED products ...Ã¯Â¿Â½
Ã¯Â¿Â½So, Mr. Bond Ã¯Â¿Â½ we meet at last.Ã¯Â¿Â½
Ã¯Â¿Â½Damn you, Zhaga. But youÃ¯Â¿Â½ll never get away with it. IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve seen many dastardly plans in my time, but if you think you can take over the world by subjugating the wills of those free spirits in LEDland, then youÃ¯Â¿Â½ll just have to THINK AGAIN!Ã¯Â¿Â½
Ã¯Â¿Â½You believe that you see through our ruse, Mr Bond? Yes, what seems an innocent initiative to bring those smiling, happy, simple, LEDpeople together under one eco-friendly banner, only then to harness the power of those minds by creating a global force of drab standardised uniformity that will swamp the entire world!Ã¯Â¿Â½
Ã¯Â¿Â½Bigger and better monsters than you have tried and failed, Zhaga! You forget that the individual will always desire to do things differently; will always triumph over the grey-suited legions of mediocrity, and this will be no different.Ã¯Â¿Â½
Ã¯Â¿Â½Ah, but this time it WILL be different, Mr Bond. Because what you donÃ¯Â¿Â½t know is that this has already been tried without you, or anyone else, becoming aware until it was too late. Quietly, patiently and remorselessly, we have tested the resolve of these Ã¯Â¿Â½creative spiritsÃ¯Â¿Â½ of whom you speak. And Ã¯Â¿Â½ let me tell you Ã¯Â¿Â½ they were found very wanting.Ã¯Â¿Â½
Ã¯Â¿Â½You donÃ¯Â¿Â½t mean .....Ã¯Â¿Â½
Ã¯Â¿Â½Yes, Mr. Bond, thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s exactly what I do mean! Dichroic lamps Ã¯Â¿Â½ the touchstone of modern lighting. Where do you think the original resources came from to create a specification market where only one type of lamp was acceptable Ã¯Â¿Â½ where no other form of lighting was even considered possible! And once the power of the LED in is our hands - then youÃ¯Â¿Â½ll see what global dominance REALLY means. And thereÃ¯Â¿Â½s nothing you can do to stop us! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.Ã¯Â¿Â½
Ã¯Â¿Â½IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve said it before, and IÃ¯Â¿Â½ll say it again; damn you, Zhaga!Ã¯Â¿Â½
A (very) basic guide to ethical specification
Lighting design: it's a client thing
Calculating obtrusive light: whose job is it?
When there's nothing in the catalogue
When is a chandelier not a pendant? When its a lantern!
When clients learn too much . . .
One of our details is missing
Where will light fittings come from?
The end of the light bulb?
Always something new . . . again
Always something new . . .
Combining old and new
On being in the dark . . .
Riffing The Internet of Things
John Bullock writes a regular column for lighting magazines. You can find all of the archived pieces here.
BLOGS - LIGHTING DESIGN
John Bullock writes about all things and anything concerning architectural lighting design; new technologies and old lamps; anything,really.
HOME LIGHTING CONSULTANT
John Bullock designs innovative lighting designs for people's homes. By working closely with clients he is able to deliver solutions that meet - and exceed - their expectations.
BLOGS - CPD RIBA CORE PROGRAMME 2015
John Bullock will be presenting a seminar on latest lighting design and technologies as part of the RIBA CPD Core programme 2015
BLOGS - SUSTAINABILITY
John Bullock believes that the UK lighting industry needs to embrace a sustainable way of delivering good quality product through good design, fabrication and end-of-life management.
BLOGS - LIGHTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Lighting has a vital role to play in our health and wellbeing.
CONDUIT (6) - Lighting for Winter Gardens
CONDUIT 5: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (2)
FX Magazine: Lighting Focus - Sustainability (Issue 258)
CONDUIT 4: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (1)
Can Smart Lighting Save The Planet?
CONDUIT 3: Home Lighting - The Bathroom
Can Lighting Save Us From Ourselves . . . NO!
CONDUIT 2: Home Lighting - The Dining Room