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.

How will the rise of smart cities revolutionise lighting?

How will the rise of smart cities revolutionise lighting?

Barely a day goes by without another town or city announcing that it has become a ‘smart city’. Kansas City in the United States became the latest area to join the expanding group just this week. Later in the month Lux will examine the Smart City phenomenon in greater detail at the upcoming Lighting Fixture Design conference in London.

How to use human centric knowledge to your advantage

How to use human centric knowledge to your advantage

Human Centric Lighting and circadian rhythms have become much more common terms over the period of the last year. But, despite the rise in awareness, not everyone knows how best to use this new knowledge when designing new lighting fixtures. At Lux's upcoming Lighting Fixture Design Conference we intend to close the gap between know-how and real-world application. 

New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

Cisco Systems has developed an Ethernet switch that will support lighting, heating, security, and other building operations without the electricity losses associated with some Power over Ethernet (PoE) schemes, losses which have been putting off some potential users of the technology.

How are LEDs being used to annoy Donald Trump?

Will tunable street light breakthrough silence LED critics? PLUS: Smart street lights tell cities when to salt frozen roads. AND: LED protest signs take centre stage at demonstrations. Lux Today 7 February 2017.

Fixture Design Conference to tackle an industry in flux

Fixture Design Conference to tackle an industry in flux

The lighting industry is in a state as flux at the moment. As the LED revolution becomes old news, any number of other spheres of change look set to engulf the scene. Be it Smart Cities, or the Internet of Things, more questions seem to exist than answers.

Smart street lights tell cities when to salt frozen roads

Smart street lights tell cities when to salt frozen roads

Street lights that tell local authorities when to salt roads in winter have been unveiled in Hampshire in the UK. The new lamps are fitted with a smart control central management system, which is able monitor weather and road surface temperatures.  

Will tunable street light breakthrough silence LED critics?

Will tunable street light breakthrough silence LED critics?

What is thought to be the first successful deployment of white tunable connected street lighting is currently being tested in a suburb of St. Paul in the US state of Minnesota.

The system is, reportedly, able to regulate the amount of potentially unhealthy blue light that is emitted from street lighting.