Emergency lighting fails in San Francisco rail black-out. PLUS: Belgian lettuce growers use LED to boost production. AND: LED strips aim to improve pedestrian safety in Singapore. Lux Today May 23 2017.
For most of us, the more the world shifts, the more we wish that things could stay the same. But when it comes to technology that yearning for what we’ve always known can sometimes get in the way of innovation when a real game-changing opportunity comes along. Let’s take a look at the fire-rated downlight and consider how we’ve always dealt with that thorny problem.
In our latest design clinic Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla, considers the best ways to light a treatment room.
A UV expert will consider the possibilities of UV lighting at next week’s Lighting Fixture Design conference in central London. UV can be used for a wide spectrum of applications, but most importantly it can be utilised to prevent infection, something that could bring wide ranging benefits not only to British hospital wards, but to people living in third world nations.
Human Centric Lighting and circadian rhythms have become much more common terms over the period of the last year. But, despite the rise in awareness, not everyone knows how best to use this new knowledge when designing new lighting fixtures. At Lux's upcoming Lighting Fixture Design Conference we intend to close the gap between know-how and real-world application.
Scientist who discovered human centric lighting shares tips with Lux. PLUS: Lighting based indoor positioning set to revolutionise US stores. AND: Health fears makes city think twice about LED. Lux Today 24 January 2017.
Could LED help to cure Alzheimer’s? PLUS: Well and Breeam environmental standards to join forces. AND: Winner of Illuminated River competition revealed in London. Lux Today 13 December 2016.
Flashing LED lights in the eyes of mice has been found to drastically reduce the levels of plaque in the brain, which in human beings can cause Alzheimer’s disease.
Research conducted by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that light encouraged protective cells to destroy harmful proteins that accumulate in the brain prompting the onset of dementia.
Lux meets Alexandra Hammond, the woman in charge of environmental impact at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, ahead of her appearance on next week's Lighting for Healthcare webinar. Hammond was responsible for leading a massive £1 million pound retrofit for the Hospital, which is one of the biggest health providers in the UK.
Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria? PLUS: London bridges plan in troubled water as critics pan ideas. AND: Madrid office skyscraper becomes city’s smartest building. Lux Today November 22 2016.
New lighting to change view of Niagara Falls. PLUS: Cambridge University buys circadian lamps to wake sleepy students. AND: Can LED boost health benefits of cannabis? Lux Today November 8 2016.
Berlin unveils on demand street illumination. PLUS: Blue light is used to halt a mysterious spike in Scottish suicides. AND: Portable UV aims to revolutionise parenting. Lux Today October 25 2016.
In response to the growing awareness of the effectiveness of UV light at killing germs, American company Rayvio is developing a portable and digital UV source that can be used to, among other things, sterilise baby’s bottles to prevent contagious illness in youngsters.
Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.
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?