Amazon drones to dock on street lights?

Amazon granted patent to develop drone docking stations that sit on street lights. PLUS: Poor lighting prompts concern before opening of Rio Olympics. AND: Top US basketball team announces li-fi first for new stadium. Lux Today August 2nd 2016.

The best of Lighting Spy

The best of Lighting Spy

Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.

 

How to light a gym

How to light a gym

In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a gymnasium. 

Two-minute explainer: Lighting for the partially sighted

Two-minute explainer: Lighting for the partially sighted

The Equality Act 2010 is intended to protect partially sighted people from unfair treatment in employment and when accessing public services. But what more can be done with light to make life a little more equable for those with disabilities? In particular, how can light be best utilised to benefit partially sighted people?

Most Americans have never seen stars due to pollution

Most Americans have never seen stars due to pollution

Nearly a third of people on the planet have never seen the Milky Way, due to artificial illumination in towns and cities. The situation is considerably worse in the United States, where 80 percent of people have never seen an unrestricted night sky view. 

Could Pokemon Go tech change lighting?

The technology behind hit app Pokemon Go looks set to revolutionise the lighting industry. PLUS: Pioneering new smart street lights are able to detect snowfall. AND: New York City gives go ahead for first underground park. Lux Today July 26th 2016.

Fibre optic lighting – still very much alive

Fibre optic lighting – still very much alive

The LED revolution dealt a fatal blow to fibre optic lighting, right? Why would anyone want to use that kind of clunky kit when there’s an elegant, light-on-its-feet, technology like LED available. Well, whatever our techie friends might think, the fibre optic lighting system is far from dead. Indeed, its demise has been greatly exaggerated as fibre optic technology has found a way to live in an LED world. 

Light helps in dementia fight

Light helps in dementia fight

Light can be a very effective treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s due to its ability to improve sleep patterns and a new system from Osram is helping to do just that.