Lux Recommends: Petrol station canopy lighting

Lux Recommends: Petrol station canopy lighting

Have you noticed that petrol stations are no longer dull? They used to be lit with high pressure sodium lamps and everything looked dark orange. A few petrol stations used metal halide lamps which had the advantage of white light but their life was considerably shorter. 

Two-minute explainer: (In)visible random flicker

 Two-minute explainer: (In)visible random flicker

One of the yardsticks for good LED design is that the electronic circuitry should not produce any perceptible flicker. Flicker is potentially harmful to health and can trigger migraines and epileptic fits – but the difficult word here is ‘perceptible’.

US lawmakers continue to fight bulb ban

US lawmakers continue to fight bulb ban

Republicans in the US Congress are trying to stop the enforcement of the country’s ban on incandescent light bulbs, claiming it limits consumer choice.

Chennai station gets LED lighting

Chennai station gets LED lighting

INDIA -- Chennai Central railway station has installed LED lighting as part of a push to reduce its carbon footprint and save money.

A new SLL Lighting Handbook for 2018

A new SLL Lighting Handbook for 2018

In 2009, to celebrate the centenary of the original Illuminating Engineering Society, the Society of Light and Lighting published the SLL Lighting Handbook.

Is this lighting’s most hostile application?

Is this lighting’s most hostile application?

Mushroom farms are one of the most hostile applications for lighting equipment. With temperatures of up to 60C, humidity of between 95 and 100 per cent and regular hosing with water, it’s one punishing place to put a light fitting.

Bluetooth standard to transform smart lighting

Bluetooth standard to transform smart lighting

The organisation behind the Bluetooth wireless communication protocol has published its long-awaited standard that extends Bluetooth's physical range, a move that will dramatically open up commercial and industrial market opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) lighting.

Lux Recommends: LED AR111 lamps

Lux Recommends: LED AR111 lamps

These LED retrofits are designed as energy saving replacements for the original tungsten halogen filament lamps.  The AR111 filament lamp is usually 12V and, unsurprisingly, 111 mm diameter.