• LED Linear to sponsor the popular Light Talks
  • The Broad Museum in USA and Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho Diocese in Kenya both win a Surface Design Award in the Light and Surfaces (Interior) Category. Lighting designers for both projects was Arup.
  • Redbridge College wins the Light and Surface (Exterior) Award. Designers were Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
  • Enter your projects now for the 2018 Surface Design Awards. Entries must close on Fri 29 Sept.


“Every seat was full, people were standing outside the door- great turnout" Sally Storey, Lighting Design International 

The Light Talks alumni of lecturers reads like a Who’s Who from the lighting design industry. Curated by lighting consultancy Light Collective and sponsored by LED Linear, Light Talks hosts some 16 presentations over the 2½ days of the Show.

Sometimes controversial, always educational and 100% 'sold out', Light Talks is the focal point for architects and designers to listen and learn.

Recent lecturers at Light Talks include:

  • Anna Kharchenkova, Light Bureau
  • Benz Roos, Speirs and Major
  • Charlotte Svenson, Lighting Design International
  • Christopher Knowlton, 18 Degrees
  • Dan Lister, Arup
  • David Atkinson, David Atkinson Lighting Design
  • David McNair, Hammondcare
  • Ellie Coombs, Nulty +
  • Emilio Hernandez, Nulty +
  • Gerardo Olvera, Light IQ
  • Ingo Kalecinski, DPA
  • James Siddle, Ideaworks
  • John Bullock, John Bullock Lighting Design
  • John Lau, Firefly Lighting Design
  • Kelli Zezulka, University of Leeds
  • Maida Hot, GIA Equation
  • Mark Ridler, BDP
  • Melissa Mak, Arup
  • Michael Grubb, Michael Grubb Studio
  • Neil Knowles, Elektra Lighting
  • Paloma Plumed Martin, Light Bureau
  • Peter Veale, firefly Lighting Design
  • Rebecca Weir, Light IQ
  • Rob Honeywill, Maurice Brill Lighting Design
  • Sally Storey, Lighting Design International
  • Sanjit Bahra, Design Plus Lot
  • Stuart Alexander, Michael Grubb Studio

Presented by Light Collective, the School Room attracted over 400 architects and designers in 2017! 


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A great opportunity to evangelise lighting to the architectural design community. This show has great reach- it’s a real pleasure to be involved.

Mark Ridler, BDP

"We are really pleased with the calibre of visitors. I have not come across so many architects in one place, in over 20 years of exhibiting in the UK"

John Phillips, Optelma


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