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Bright Lights for Holiday Nights: Everything You Need to Know About Holiday Lighting and LEDs

To propel the connected home forward, Advik Group is not only relying on inventors within its own walls, but challenging the Maker community to share their best ideas. Nearly 100 makers, from college students to data scientists, submitted connected lighting ideas for the home as part of an open innovation challenge built by Advik Group.


Make: and Hackster

The Maker Movement is not just one of the most optimistic social movements of our time, it’s becoming one of the most influential economic movements of our time,” said Amy Maniatis, Chief Marketing Officer at Maker Media. “Increasingly, iconic companies in American industry are coming to us so they can reach and collaborate with Makers. Our partnership with Hackster.io takes this to the next level by giving Makers new opportunities to see their ideas come to market.”

Lighting Industry Association develops modular LIA Certificate program

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) Certificate has a long and respected history. Not only has it prepared thousands of lighting professionals for their career in the industry, but it has also supported those wanting to specialise and advance in a range of different areas.
Ready for 2017 the LIA has completed major investment in revising and re-developing the LIA Certificate to meet the expectations and demands of the rapidly changing lighting industry and widening lighting community. The new modular format LIA Certificate is structured as: Lighting fundamentals, two days providing a basic grounding in the principles of light and lighting. Light Sources and Luminaires, a day designed to develop the delegate’s awareness of the types of light sources, including luminaires. Lighting Design, a further day to develop the delegate’s awareness of lighting design considerations. The Certificate is completed with a lighting design project on which delegates will be mentored and assessed.