Five ways Apple’s Home app will change the way you light your house

Five ways Apple’s Home app will change the way you light your house

Apple was one of the first companies to embrace the smart-home industry, but it has been, on the whole, a quiet commitment. HomeKit, Apple’s original answer to the smart-home revolution was a humble platform that ran behind the scenes on your handset, acting as a base for third-party smart-home apps. This lack of a unified approach was not popular, but Apple is looking to make amends. The company has just released Home, which will run in conjunction with iOS 10 and features all the plethora of smart-apps that were managed by HomeKit, homogenized and streamlined into one app. Here are five ways that Apple’s ‘Home’ will change the way you light your home.

Can light end a heart attack?

Scientists use pulses of light to end heart attacks. PLUS: Verizon eyes city revolution with LED purchase. AND: Meet ‘Alexa’….Amazon’s new device that can control your home lighting. Lux Today September 20th 2016.

The week the lighting industry changed forever

The week the lighting industry changed forever

The Internet of Things is sure to be the next revolution to sweep the lighting industry. After a week during which the revolution started to gain speed, Gordon Routledge issues a call to action.

Verizon eyes city revolution with LED purchase

Verizon eyes city revolution with LED purchase

Verizon, the largest communications provider in the US, has bought the LED start-up company Sensity Systems, in an attempt to broaden their Internet of Things (IoT) offering. 

Major boost will bring indoor positioning to a store near you

Major boost will bring indoor positioning to a store near you

Philips Lighting is opening up its indoor positioning technology to work with LED luminaires from other lighting companies. It will mean that commercial lighting systems that use indoor positioning will be more widely available, so wayfinding technology might be on its way to a shopping mall near you very soon.

Meet the bedside lamp......you can smell

Meet the bedside lamp......you can smell

The Vibrance has been designed to help you to ‘wake up, energise, relax, sleep and more,’ and emits therapeutic scents of lavender and parsley to stimulate the mind and body after a night’s sleep.

Top designers in London river battle

IoT is ‘less than awesome’ says leading innovation czar. PLUS: Researchers find new way of turning light into electricity. AND: Top designers do battle to light London’s river bridges. Lux Today September 13 2016.

Italian football champs Juventus switch stadium to LED

Italian football champs Juventus switch stadium to LED

Reigning Italian football champions Juventus have completely refitted their stadium with new LED lighting.

The improvements were made with an eye on supporting the ultrahigh-definition television broadcasts that capture the action of the top flight first division Serie A, the Italian equivalent of the Premier League.

The Asensetek Lighting Passport Pro

The Asensetek Lighting Passport Pro

The more information that we have, the better we’re able to deliver a quality service. But how does that information come to us? Do we have to rely on other people to provide us with the data, or is there a way that we can gather information for ourselves. Hand-held light meters have been around for a long time, but the information available has been limited, typically illuminance (lux) readings and very little else. The Asensetek Lighting Passport Pro changes all that and gives us the means to test for ourselves how well a light source is performing.

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