June 2013 – LIGHT TALK

Monthly Archives for June 2013

Counterfeiting

Singapore 28th June 2013 As I flew back to Singapore late last night I watched a frightening documentary about the state of fake and counterfeit goods. The conclusion basically was: You make it; we fake it! In other words for … Continue reading

28. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Daylight

Bali 27th June 2013 Daylight is of course the cheapest form of lighting and it’s free, but incorporating daylight in the lighting design is not necessarily an easy task certainly in the tropics!. The subject of daylight came up during … Continue reading

27. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: going green, light watch, lighting and sustainability, lighting applications, lighting design, lighting of the future | 1 comment

Soft or Grand opening

Jakarta- Bali 26st June 2013 In countries like Indonesia ( and many others around the region) local culture and work attitude can be a great challenge when you plan ahead in projects. Why do something today if you can do … Continue reading

26. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Super moon

Jakarta 25st June 2013 Once in a time we have a blue moon, and now we just had a super moon. This happens when the moon reaches a point in its orbit that brings it closest to earth and thus … Continue reading

26. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Catching the bus

Singapore 24st June 2013 According to the expression there is always another bus around the corner or in other words if you miss one there will be another one coming soon…I use the metaphor in my business when describing the … Continue reading

24. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Modularity and corporate identity

Singapore 21st June 2013 One of the things that you look out for from time to time as a designer, depending the nature of the project, is modularity. In other words designing in modular elements or components that you can … Continue reading

21. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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QR Codes

Singapore 20th June 2013 I am probably a bit behind times, but today I found out that the QR Codes have now officially made it to the lighting manufacturer’s world. QR stands for Quick Reference code also known as a … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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The transition to LED

Singapore 19th June 2013 It is undeniable that within the next 5 years conventional lighting will be obliterated into nothingness and if by today you have not yet made the transition to Led as a lighting manufacturer you are unlikely … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Building a brand image

Singapore 18th June 2013 After a day of relative little excitement, also known as a fairly routine lighting design work day (but NOT a groundhog day 🙂  ) at the office, it was time tonight to mingle with the Singapore lighting … Continue reading

18. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Haze and (light) pollution

Singapore 17th June 2013 We live in an age where pollution, certainly in the big multi million people cities, is becoming a way of life rather than the exception. Today in Singapore we were hit by extreme haze that blows … Continue reading

17. June 2013 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: city beautification, Education, going green, light and health, light watch, lighting applications, lighting design | Leave a comment

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