Are standards strangling the life out of rail lighting?

Are standards strangling the life out of rail lighting?

Russell Sweeting-White is the senior building services engineer at Network Rail. He is responsible for developing a policy and a strategy to light stations across the UK rail network. Sweeting-White is also involved in the setting of common standards for station lighting, which ensure that a safe environment is created for the rail user. But are standards stifling creativity when it comes to lighting for rail?

Does my LED warranty cover the cost of labour?

Does my LED warranty cover the cost of labour?

LED lighting is supposed to last forever. So you might expect the warranties on LED products to be quite generous. But if you check your warranty to see if it covers the cost of labour as well as materials, the answer is probably no.

How to light a bathroom

How to light a bathroom

John Bullock, Lux's application editor, considers the best ways to approach lighting a bathroom. 

Footfall Lighting takes LED handrail to next step

Footfall Lighting takes LED handrail to next step

Handrail lighting has come of age as a consequence of the LED revolution. All large estate organisations need to ensure safety of movement on stairs and ramps inside and outside of their buildings. But the traditional solutions of lighting mounted at high level are becoming increasingly costly to maintain. A light source that combines low energy, low heat output, small physical size and with a long operating life answers many of the demands of the facilities and estate manages who look after these installations. 

Li-Fi eyes opportunity as France bans Wi-Fi in schools

Li-Fi eyes opportunity as France bans Wi-Fi in schools

The French government has moved to outlaw Wi-Fi in nurseries, schools and childcare centres that cater for children under six. The move is offering inspiration to the creators of Li-Fi, a system that uses light to provide internet access.

Iconic NYC ferry goes all LED, but price raises eyebrows

 Iconic NYC ferry goes all LED, but price raises eyebrows

New York City is spending millions of dollars on replacing elderly fluorescent lighting with energy efficient LED in the Staten Island Ferry's termini. However the move, which is part of massive city-wide cost cutting scheme, will take years to pay back. 

Value Proposition: Integral Lighting - Evofire downlight

Value Proposition: Integral Lighting - Evofire downlight

For most of us, the more the world shifts, the more we wish that things could stay the same. But when it comes to technology that yearning for what we’ve always known can sometimes get in the way of innovation when a real game-changing opportunity comes along. Let’s take a look at the fire-rated downlight and consider how we’ve always dealt with that thorny problem.