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SHOW PREVIEW Presentations, seminars and panel discussions make LuxLive a hotbed for new ideas LUXLIVE 2017 There will be a lot happening on the stage over the course of the two-day event. As well as several break-out sessions, the arena will also highlight some real-world case studies, including connected lighting installations at BMW’s flagship showroom in Munich, Absa Bank branches in South Africa and the Petrie Museum in London. The stage will be the scene of a number of presentations and demonstrations that will cover a range of topics. From Power over Ethernet (PoE), Li-Fi – internet and data delivered using visible light rather than radio waves – and Bluetooth mesh, the arena will provide a place to learn about how lighting might change with new technology. Scottish start-up pureLiFi and Linmore LED will be demonstrating elements of this new technology as part of their Li-Fi experience zone. The zone will offer more information on LED ‘light bars’, which could replace the commonly used fluorescent tubes. The zone will explore whether integration of Li-Fi within LED strip lights could drive mass adoption, enabling Li-Fi to move into full-scale implementation within places like offices, schools, warehouses. pureLiFi and French light fitting manufacturer Lucibe will also be showcasing a newly developed luminaire. It places all the necessary Li-Fi components in a black ring that lies flat against the ceiling and is designed to circle an LED light. Delivering the internet via visible light, it is able to support between eight to 16 users at once, and deliver data at rates of 45Mbps. The Ores Li-Fi fitting will be on display at the for an up-close look. In and out The Smart Spaces Conference, powered by Holophane, is new for 2017, and will turn its focus on connected outdoor lighting. Through a number of talks, case studies and best practice discussions, delegates will have the chance to learn more about advanced lighting features such as environment monitoring, asset management, parking information, lamp 38 | November2017 “The arena will provide a place to learn about how lighting might change with new technology.” and ballast failure reporting and integration with third party systems and software. The Smart Spaces Conference is co- located with LuxLive and is free to attend for a wide range of industry professionals, including engineers and advisors, owners and operators of large lighting estates in retail, education, healthcare, outdoor and public realm, industry, transport, highways, commercial, offices and public sector. Learning zone As well as a myriad of new technology on show, LuxLive will be offering an opportunity to get advice, ask questions, and learn about the latest in lighting.