The London Borough of Camden is to become the first is the UK to trial free public Wi-Fi in a move that is being seen as a step towards it becomng a so-called 'Smart City'.
Australia’s seaside city of Newcastle has launched a massive new smart lighting scheme, which is set to form the spine of the city’s expanding and lavish smart city strategy. It is hoped that the project will help to transform Newcastle from a primarily industrial hub, into a city with a broader range of economic foundations.
John Bullock, the esteemed chair of Lux's recent Lighting for Horticulture Conference in Eindhoven, takes a look back at the event and considers what was learnt from a day full of discussions.
It is increasingly well known that growing crops under LED light can speed up crop production and change, and even improve, the taste and make-up of a plant. But today, as lighting technology impoves, fewer LED lights are required to create the needed light levels, meaning the technology, for the first time, is becoming an increasingly affordable option for farmers.
Lux’s upcoming Horticultural Lighting Conference in Eindhoven is set to lay out what it takes to get crop lighting right in order to increase yields and profits.
Armed robbers who shot dead a rich insurance executive in his luxury rural Dorset home hid in wait for the streetlights to go out before deciding to strike. A number of cash strapped councils have opted to switch street lights off in rural areas, during the middle of the night, in order to cut down on costs.
Could LED make pesticides in farming a thing of the past? PLUS: Commuters rebel against lighting upgrade on Washington Metro. AND: US Navy buys American when it comes to lighting. Lux Today 3 May 2017.
Tomato plants found to show a 45 per cent increase in height and weight when cultivated under LED lights.
Rome, the Eternal City, is nearly 2,700 years old. Its has seen emperors and popes come and go and revolutions rise and fall, but it seems the arrival of LED street lighting is a little too much for Romans to stomach.