How to design an urban courtyard

How to design an urban courtyard

Cities are becoming ever more busy and congested and in response attractive spaces are needed where people can find peace and quiet. At night city squares and courtyards need to be safe havens and places where people can gather after dark. In our latest Design Clinic, Lux's technical editor considers the best ways to light an urban courtyard.

How can short product cycles work to your advantage?

How can short product cycles work to your advantage?

Advances in lighting technology have been moving at a rapid pace for years now and show no signs of slowing down. The result of this is that products are spending less and less time on the shelves before they are superseded by a new model. At this week’s Lighting Fixture Design Conference, Lux will discuss the best ways for firms to tackle this challenging atmosphere.

LED strips help 'smartphone zombies' to cross roads

LED strips help 'smartphone zombies' to cross roads

Smart phones crave attention all the time, even when they shouldn't. More and more accidents are being caused by pedestrians making bad decisions due to being distracted by a text message or a social media alert. A town in the Netherlands has become so concerned at this growing trend, that they have installed new roadside pavement lights to help pedestrians cross roads safely.

Value proposition: Nualight Arc 2 highbay luminaire

Value proposition: Nualight Arc 2 highbay luminaire

We’re getting used to seeing the ways that LED technology outstrips ‘conventional’ sources such as metal halide lamps. We also need to be aware that the continuing developments within the LED itself are putting clear space between generations of past LED products.

In our latest value proposition we see how the second generation of industrial highbay design has developed alongside the improvements of the LED light source.

Lux to investigate UV at fixture design conference

Lux to investigate UV at fixture design conference

A UV expert will consider the possibilities of UV lighting at next week’s Lighting Fixture Design conference in central London. UV can be used for a wide spectrum of applications, but most importantly it can be utilised to prevent infection, something that could bring wide ranging benefits not only to British hospital wards, but to people living  in third world nations. 

Lux to investigate the new age of indoor positioning

Lux to investigate the new age of indoor positioning

It is almost impossible when you are equipped with a global positioning system to get lost, but trying to navigate your way around a colossal shopping mall is often another matter. Indoor positioning will make this a thing of the past soon, just like GPS tossed getting lost on country B roads onto the ash heap of history. At our upcoming Lighting Fixture Design Conference in London, we will examine indoor positioning, a new technology that relies heavily on lighting.

Lux Recommends: Highbays

Lux Recommends: Highbays

Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla, gets to grips with the latest highbays available on the market. 

How will lighting make cities smarter?

In advance of our Lighting Fixture Design Conference, this week's Lux Today is a smart cities special. How is lighting improving our urban environments? Why are more and more cities adopting smart technology? And why does the lighting industry need to move quickly to take advantage of this new innovation? Lux Today 14 February 2017.

Where are the top five smart cities in the world?

 Where are the top five smart cities in the world?

The smart city revolution shows no signs of slowing down and the opportunities for the lighting industry are ripe for the taking. In the run up to Lux’s Lighting Fixture Design Conference, which will run from the 21 to the 22nd of February in Central London, we reveal our top five smart cites, where lighting is allowing city authorities to reimagine how our population centres are managed.

Lux to host Middle East roundtable on spec protection

Lux to host Middle East roundtable on spec protection

Design practices creating lighting schemes for buildings in the Middle East need a local presence to ensure that the specified equipment doesn’t get substituted for inferior products.

On Wednesday 15th of February, we will be hosting a webinar that brings together a group of UAE based lighting specifiers, including Regina Santos who is the associate, head of lighting design at Godwin Austen Johnson. We’ll be talking about what strategies are employed to ensure that specifications are not downgraded in quality and design intention.

 

Silvair perfects connected lighting technology

Silvair perfects connected lighting technology

Connected technologies have become a common sight at industry events and they were among the most important trends at last year’s LuxLive. The list of benefits that they have to offer in commercial lighting is impressive, but the adoption rate and the list of real world implementations is not as impressive as you might expect. To learn more about where commercial smart lighting technology is at the moment Lux met up with the folks from Silvair at their LuxLive 2016 booth.