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.

 

Philips lamp targets ‘generation rent’

Philips lamp targets ‘generation rent’

Philips Lighting has unveiled a major range of lamps with variable colour temperatures aimed at property renters. The SceneSwitch LED range features three light settings of different output and colour temperatures. Uniquely, the settings can be selected by a simple light switch, meaning users don’t have to purchase a dimmer switch or use a smart phone app.

Smart LEDs could join the dots of Internet of Things

Smart LEDs could join the dots of Internet of Things

LEDs can do double duty and illuminate a room whilst  joining together the Internet of Things. Experts at Disney Research and ETH Zurich believe that it is possible to create a network of luminaires that can send messages to each other, while having no effect on the level of lighting they emit.

 

Can LEDs reduce prison violence?

Can LEDs reduce prison violence?

Can lighting effect the behaviour of prison inmates? That's one of the intriguing questions that will be discussed at a special webinar on the subject of prison lighting hosted by Lux Review...

Join the Lux Webinar community

Join the Lux Webinar community

Every other Wednesday a growing number of lighting professionals are sitting down to enjoy an hour of information and technical entertainment with the Lux Webinar Series.

REVIEWED  Fire-rated downlights

Fire-rated downlights

When should you use fire-rated downlights, and when you must, what one do you select. We bench test and rate the latest products. 

10 quick wins with lighting for facilities managers

10 quick wins with lighting for facilities managers

There must be things that the hard-pressed facilities manager can do to make their job just a little bit easier, and maybe save a bit of money for better things. Here’s a list of actions that shouldn’t take too much effort to work out and which should see immediate benefits.

7 ways in-ground uplights go bad – and how to fix them

7 ways in-ground uplights go bad – and how to fix them

There is a dark side, literally, to the in-ground uplight, and that is its propensity to fail on a regular basis. It really is one of the most irritating pieces of lighting technology around.

Here’s the seven biggest headaches, and the fixes…

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