At last, I have the full ten articles here on the website - see them in the PUBLISHED ARTICLES section. And many thanks to LUX magazine for the opportunity to write them, and the magazine's confidence in publishing them!
Its been a interesting journey, starting with the dismantling of an LED fixture and then taking the bits and pieces along to those who know better than I do to find out what came from where and what we do with the whole thing once its died. Thanks to everyone involved for the knowledge and the insights.
And I didn't think I'd ever write about LEDs and intensive farming - but I guess someone has to if we're to continue to feed a growing global population. If LEDs can help with that one, so much the better. But the over-riding impression is that we're not doing anywhere near enough. Its not that we're bad people, sometimes the whole sustainability thing feels like One Step Too Far.
And maybe it is.
The problem is - it won't go away. So we may as well get to grips with it now, before IT gets to grips with US.
And of course, the journey towards a Sustainable future has no real ending; as the Hobbit chap said: "The Road Goes Ever On."
Greenwashing: a guidline for good behaviour
The elephant box in the room
What Lighting Designers Should be Looking For . . . and Asking For
The Children's Fire
Products That Last - Redux
Products That Last - Review No.3
Products That Last - Review No.2
Products That Last - Review No.1
Products That Last
Talking about Waste - as we were . . .
Sustainability - They Seek it Here, They Seek it There . . .
Sustainability - the core message
The Life and Times of the LED - a series in ten parts
Sustainability: They Seek it Here; They Seek it There . . .
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