‘Emergency lighting failed’ in ferry fire

‘Emergency lighting failed’ in ferry fire

The emergency lighting failed after just 27 minutes into a fire on an Isle of Wight ferry in which an engineer received serious burns to face and hands, investigators have revealed.

Halliburton opts to rent its lighting

Halliburton opts to rent its lighting

The concept of ‘lighting as a service’ received another major vote of confidence today with the announcement that oil and gas services giant Halliburton is to use the model to upgrade six sites in the UK.

Virgin Media cuts energy by 99% with IoT lighting

Virgin Media cuts energy by 99% with IoT lighting

UK broadband and cable TV provider Virgin Media has cut the energy used for lighting at a technical centre by 99 per cent using a combination of LEDs, power line communications and cloud-based management, claims the supplier.

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.

Value Proposition: High intensity industrial lighting

Value Proposition: High intensity industrial lighting

Light costs money and the more light you want, the more money it is going to cost. This simple statement has driven lighting specification since Edison was a lad and it doesn’t matter that we’re entering a whole new phase of energy efficiency; light still costs money. So when a company needs at least 1000 lux of good quality light for it to do its work effectively, the issue of system cost looms large in the decision-making process.

Heathrow Terminal 5 gets LED makeover

Heathrow Terminal 5 gets LED makeover

The last frontier of the LED revolution has been high-power applications such as high-mast area lighting, where fixtures with massive lumen packages are required. It now looks like that last frontier is being well and truly conquered, as organisations switch from discharge technologies. A good example is Heathrow Airport in London, one of the busiest airports in the world. The apron lighting has now been upgraded fom high-pressure sodium to LED. 

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