General newsThursday, November 14, 2019

Day 2 at LuxLive – Europe’s largest lighting event

Written by

Georgia Lea

That’s a wrap on this year's LuxLive event. It’s been a busy couple of days, and we’ve enjoyed some great conversations with people from all sorts of organisations.

It’s the first time we’ve had the opportunity to showcase the versatility and flexibility of our modular Intelligent Grid Solutions product, and we couldn’t have asked for better feedback. We know that our three-phase intelligent rig doesn’t look like what people have come to expect of commercial lighting, and that’s exactly why we’re so proud of it. By coming at the challenge of smart technology integration from a totally fresh vantage point, we have a product that is a real conversation starter.

Thanks to the organisers of LuxLive, we also had chance to engage with the sector on a broader scale, enjoying a wide variety of talks on topics from smart cities to lighting that encourages wellbeing.

One of the core messages coming out throughout the show was that technology cannot be integrated for technology’s sake. We must constantly be challenging decisions, asking ‘why?’ and aiming to work backwards, using the delivery of a solution as a starting point rather than merely taking the available technology. That is absolutely a way of thinking we at IGS pride ourselves on, and we’ve come away from LuxLive feeling buoyed up for the next phase of our journey.

“I choose to challenge because as an engineer I believe more diversity leads to more creativity.”

Juliette Goddard, Mechanical Design Engineer

“I choose to challenge because we need women’s skills and insights at ALL levels in the workplace.”

Polly Purvis OBE, Director of ScotFIN

“I choose to challenge because I think women should always support other women and because inequality is still a major problem in some countries around the world.”

Lucie Opltova, HR Advisor/Senior Administrator

“I choose to challenge because encouraging challenge breeds genuine innovation across our business.”

Gayle Reid, Team Lead/Scrum Master

"I choose to challenge gender stereotypes and encourage constructive challenges from all."

Kathleen Honeyman, Global Projects Director

“I choose to challenge to address imbalance.”

Kate Forster, Head of Communications

“I choose to challenge because we need to celebrate women's achievements and drive positive change in gender balance both in the workplace and our everyday lives.”

Valerie Lederer, Marketing Manager, Intelligent Grid

“I choose to challenge because everyone deserves the chance to achieve their full potential.”

Georgia Lea, Communications Manager