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Are you ready for the electric car revolution?

By: itdoesadmin | 19 Jul 2021

Housebuilders and developers hold the key to a cleaner future.    It wasn’t long ago that electric cars were a figment of sci-fi movies and something for the distant future. When in fact, private registrations of pure-electric vehicles surged by 53.3% in 2020, according to the RAC.   Nearly 30,000 more full EVs were sold to private buyers during the last 12 months than in the same period the year before. At the end of…

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Ashmere Care Home Scheme Wins Build Back Better GOLD!!

By: itdoesadmin | 19 Jul 2021

We are thrilled to announce that our Ashemere Care Home scheme has won another award in the first-ever Build Back Better ceremony. Yesterday we were presented with a GOLD Build Back Better Award in the Project category. Build Back Better is an exciting new initiative to champion innovation in real-world applications. The organisation comprises special sector-specific expert juries which examine developments, research, and materials in design disciplines across the built environment. The GOLD award is reserved for projects which exhibit true innovation and…

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How to become a lighting designer

By: itdoesadmin | 27 May 2021

When speaking to lighting people, you often find that they ‘fall’ into the lighting world. In reality, there are many routes into the industry, and everyone has a unique story to tell – so how to become a lighting designer. We thought it would be interesting to follow our founder, Lorraine Calcott’s journey to where we are today.   How to become a lighting designer – The start It all started at Thorn lighting…

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Ashmere Care Homes Win Client of the Year at the Lux Awards 2020

By: itdoesadmin | 19 Nov 2020

We are excited to share that one of our recent projects with Ashmere Care Homes was awarded the Client of the Year at last week’s Lux Awards.   A team of expert judges – consisting of experienced lighting professionals, designers, and end-users of lighting –considered the entries and awarded the coveted Lux Award trophies to companies, lighting designers, and clients. The trophies were handed out in an innovative, online…

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Lighting cuts symptoms of Alzheimer’s patients

By: itdoesadmin | 16 Sep 2020

THE RIGHT lighting can reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s patients, a study has found. The conclusion of investigation – by the Lighting Research Center in New York – is that the lighting in long-term care facilities is usually not bright enough during the day and ‘perhaps too bright’ during the evening. The project was funded by the National Institute on Aging and was led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro, professor and director at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (pictured…

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Lighting the Gateway to your town

By: itdoesadmin | 22 Dec 2019

Regeneration Lighting Design When you want to create a welcoming and unique entrance to a town centre, gateway lighting offers the perfect opportunity to illuminate the entrance to a town centre, creating the instant wow factor! The entrance to a town helps to create expectations of the experience that is to follow, and can leave a lasting memory, when planning and designing regeneration lighting it is important to consider the image you want to portray to those visiting for the first…

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LIGHTING: Sports

By: clearvertical | 2 Oct 2017

How to light up your sports centre. We’ve all seen that eerie glow from badly aimed floodlighting at a local sports pitch. There is a misplaced idea that pointing luminaires up into the air spreads light further, when all it really does is push light upwards. The local residents and ecology are unlikely to be happy about this, and rightly so. This should, however, be a thing of the past. We have…

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All Things Bright And Beautiful

By: clearvertical | 7 Feb 2017

When designing lighting for sensitive commercial landscape areas, there’s a lot to consider. Defining what ‘sensitive’ means in the first place can be tricky. From a lighting perspective, it generally means the following: Endangered ecology receptors such as bats, newts, birds, badgers etc. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) where a dark vista is preferred. Residential receptors located near a new installation that may be negatively affected by increases in light. The big question you should always start…

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Is it the way forwards or just plain wrong?

By: clearvertical | 10 Oct 2016

Have you come across them yet, the sustainable replacement companies in the lighting industry who are misleading their clients under the banner of ‘energy saving’? Well they are out there and are popular because the layman (and let us face it that is most of our clients) do not have a clue what they are actually getting except they ‘appear’ to be saving energy from doing a straight swap. Well we need to educate our clients and the general…

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Glass roads; is it a glass ceiling in disguise?

By: clearvertical | 10 Oct 2016

An artist’s conception of engineer Scott Bursaw’s proposed solar roadway, which would resist ice and snow courtesy of CNN An article from CNN stated that companies in the US are working on making solar glass roads to stave off snow and ice. This principle sounds fantastic in the true sense of the word, but what if? Can we see it working? Could it work in the UK or Europe? What…

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