Fibre optic lighting – still very much alive

Fibre optic lighting – still very much alive

The LED revolution dealt a fatal blow to fibre optic lighting, right? Why would anyone want to use that kind of clunky kit when there’s an elegant, light-on-its-feet, technology like LED available. Well, whatever our techie friends might think, the fibre optic lighting system is far from dead. Indeed, its demise has been greatly exaggerated as fibre optic technology has found a way to live in an LED world. 

Light helps in dementia fight

Light helps in dementia fight

Light can be a very effective treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s due to its ability to improve sleep patterns and a new system from Osram is helping to do just that.

 

Amazon drones to dock on streetlights

Amazon drones to dock on streetlights

It has been known for sometime that Amazon plans to use drones to deliver packages, but up until now the gritty detail of their proposal has remained something of a mystery.

Cold water poured on LED health risk claims

Cold water poured on LED health risk claims

The respected Lighting Research Centre in the United States has issued a pointed critique of the American Medical Association’s recent warning that LED could be a health risk.

Could Apple be OLED's saviour?

Could Apple be about to rescue OLEDs? PLUS: Cyclotron interactive LED bicycle unveiled. AND: We reveal the hidden costs of lighting world landmarks - you will never guess who is most thrifty! Lux Today July 19th 2016.

How to light a hospital ward

How to light a hospital ward

In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a hospital ward. 

Can Apple save OLEDs?

Can Apple save OLEDs?

Speculation is mounting that Apple is set to opt for OLED screens for the 2017 iPhone, a move that  would transform the fortunes of the technology in the lighting sector.

ASK THE DOCTOR: Flicker and why it hertz

ASK THE DOCTOR: Flicker and why it hertz

Flickering lights trigger headaches and can alter our perception of movement. For this reason it is important to understand why it occurs and how to prevent it

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.

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