A helicopter company has become one of the latest organisations to join the trend for renting its luminaires rather than buying them.
Volvo is using power line communication and cloud-based lighting control to deliver 84 per cent energy savings at its manufacturing facility in Motherwell, Scotland.
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.
One of Australia’s biggest mines is using an IoT lighting platform to track and manage its portable lighting towers
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.
The Irish lighting-as-a-service pioneer UrbanVolt is to start supplying solar panels on a monthly-fee basis.
The absence of adequate lighting in part of a chemical plant was a factor in a worker receiving ‘life changing’ sulphuric acid burns.
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.
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.
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.