Monthly Archives for April 2011

Royal weddings

Singapore 29th April 2011 It is difficult not to mention the royal wedding between Prince William & Kate Middleton today. The whole world seems to be in attendance and the ceremony is broadcast live on TV probably in every country … Continue reading

29. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Smear campaigns

Singapore 28th April 2011 It is interesting to continue the parallel with elections with our daily work as lighting designers. As the election battle in Singapore heats up, the verbal war of words does as well and it is interesting … Continue reading

28. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Nomination Day

Singapore 27th April 2011 I have spent many years in Singapore and have witnessed several general elections over the last 20+ years. Everyone has his own opinion about Singapore’s political landscape but as an outsider it has always been an … Continue reading

27. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Big lighting business

Singapore 26th April 2011 Back at work after my extended Easter break 🙂 It was a good trip to Europe, met many people in Milan and learned a lot from meeting the principals and visiting their lighting factories and showrooms … Continue reading

26. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Lighting skit Goa

Netherlands 21st April 2011 Over the next few days I am taking my Easter break spending some time with my family in Holland. In Light Watch today I leave you with the link to You Tube on which a skit … Continue reading

21. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Choosing your light fittings

Germany, 20th April 2011 One of the key decisions a lighting designer has to make is what light fitting to select to achieve the desired lighting effect. There are so many lighting manufacturers to choose from that specifying the “right” … Continue reading

20. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Day lighting

Germany, 19th April 2011 It got late last night…travelling can be tiring even though exciting :). Yesterday I visited was Siteco, leaders in day lighting systems, one of the other exciting concepts that I am greatly interested in. Siteco (born … Continue reading

20. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Systematic design

Germany, 18th April 2011 In the aftermath of Milan, I am travelling through Germany these few days to enrich myself further on the latest lighting technologies by visiting some of the leading German lighting manufacturers who have lighting systems that … Continue reading

18. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Euroluce

Milano, 15-16th April 2011 I have a confession to make…I had never been to Euroluce at the Fieri Milano before. I have raked up 12 visits or so to Hanover and Frankfurt’s Light & Build over the last 25 years, … Continue reading

16. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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What is a good lighting design?

Singapore, 14th April 2011 Before I jet off to Milan to visit the Light Fair, I would like to round up my past days discussions on lighting design with a question about what constitutes a good lighting design…I am sure … Continue reading

14. April 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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