Monthly Archives for August 2011

India and the (lighting) economy

Singapore 31st August 2011 The last day of August already…you may have noticed I was of the radar for a few days, courtesy of some public holiday, long weekend in Singapore. I took the opportunity to escape to Bangkok for a … Continue reading

31. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Lighting design and song writing

Singapore 26th August 2011 Conceptualising lighting is very similar to composing a song I guess. I am in the middle of working out a lighting concept for a building façade and am approaching it from different angles but am not … Continue reading

27. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Copyrights and royalties

Singapore 25th August 2011 The issue of copyrights and subsequent claim on royalties is an age old point of discussion, certainly in this part of the (Asia Pacific) world. It is only recently that China has started to crack down … Continue reading

25. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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How green is lighting

Singapore 24th August 2011 Many countries, Singapore included, have so called “green councils, organisations mostly government driven that look after the sustainability of buildings, projects and new developments. In Singapore we have an organisation called the Singapore Green Building Council … Continue reading

24. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Fast forward…

Singapore 23rd August 2011 Just got off from a 2+ hour long conference call with owner, architects and designers…a three city, two countries call, the wonders of technology! We are still early in the pace, at least that is what … Continue reading

23. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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The economy again…

Singapore 22nd August 2011 I think none of us can’t help but anxiously watching the world economy (and our projects)…are we or aren’t we going into a recession again. I did not see 1997 coming and was totally un-prepared, resulting … Continue reading

22. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Bonding

Singapore 19th August 2011 Another “bonding” session with some friends and potential clients made it rather late last night, hence my delayed entry for yesterday. It is often said that you get your jobs through who you know, not necessarily … Continue reading

20. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Google Lighting?

Singapore 18th August 2011 We are undoubtedly emerged already in what will be the future of communication. Mobile phones, tablets, blogs, social networking sites… I feel rather old fashioned as I struggle to keep up with all these I-phone apps, … Continue reading

18. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Sleep box

Singapore 17th August 2011 There are so many creative souls on this planet, it is not surprising something new and clever is being designed all the time.  Yesterday I came across a new concept called the Sleep Box, for people … Continue reading

17. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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LED data communication

Singapore 16th August 2011 One of the things that has not stopped amazing me is the continuous technological developments in the lighting industry ever since I started my career now 30 years back. In my early days we had the … Continue reading

16. August 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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