Lux Recommends: LED G9 lamps

Lux Recommends:  LED G9 lamps

These LED versions are designed as energy saving replacements for the original tungsten halogen filament lamps. These filament lamps were typically 25 – 50W whereas the LED versions are more often 2 – 4W.  

Li-Fi tested in US subway terrorist attack scenario

 Li-Fi tested in US subway terrorist attack scenario

The durability of Li-Fi, the system that delivers an internet service via the lights, has been tested during a terrorist attack drill in the United States. pureLiFi, the company behind the technology, teamed up with Verizon, Nokia and Aegex Technologies to host the attack scenario at the Disaster Preparedness and Tactical Training Centre in Georgia.

Smoke ‘poured’ from lights years before London tower fire

Smoke ‘poured’ from lights years before London tower fire

Anguished residents of the Grenfell Tower reported smoke 'pouring' from light fittings in the years before the block was engulfed by flames. Fire authorities are currently in the process of investigating the massive fire that ripped through the Grenfell Tower in West London, killing and injuring many.

Lighting Spy: 20 crimes against lighting

Lighting Spy: 20 crimes against lighting

Will they ever learn? Evidently not, based on our latest batch of the blunders, bloopers and bodges with lighting. Lighting Spy has had another busy month investigating  20 crimes against design  from around the world. Lighting professionals, look away now…

Will Australia’s largest smart light project lead to city's rebirth?

Will Australia’s largest smart light project lead to city's rebirth?

Australia’s seaside city of Newcastle has launched a massive new smart lighting scheme, which is set to form the spine of the city’s expanding and lavish smart city strategy. It is hoped that the project will help to transform Newcastle from a primarily industrial hub, into a city with a broader range of economic foundations.

Two-minute explainer: Horticultural lighting metrics

Two-minute explainer: Horticultural lighting metrics

If you’ve recently strayed into the world of horticultural lighting then it is likely that you’ve found yourself immersed in an entirely new alphabet soup. Lux's green-fingered applications editor, John Bullock, sets out to bust through the photosynthetic lexicon for the sake of all you horticulture newbies. 

How can you juggle the demands of university lighting?

How can you juggle the demands of university lighting?

From lecture halls to halls of residence, the lighting of a university campus poses a string of individual challenges. These can be made even more difficult when you are working at a university that is going through a massive refurbishment programme. We caught up with Steve Holtom, electrical services manager at Oxford Brookes University, to find out the best ways to manage the demands of campus lighting.

LED lighting brought to book

LED lighting brought to book

What kind of people does it take to change the light bulb? That’s the question veteran technology journalist Bob Johnstone addresses in his new book, LED:  A History of the Future of Lighting. The answer is passionate individuals frustrated with the status quo who are determined to make the world a better – and better-lit – place. 

12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

Hotel lighting is a complex area, and has a huge impact on the finished project. Whether your hotel is an off-charts success or utter disaster can lay on the lighting scheme. You are really best off leaving it to the professionals but if you are determined to go it alone, here are the 12 most important points by hotel lighting expert Neil Knowles.

The longer the rail franchise the better the lighting?

The longer the rail franchise the better the lighting?

It is not always easy to make a major investment in a project, when it is known that it will only show returns in the distant long term. This is made even more of a wrench when you know that you might not be around to see a project pay back. The limited length of a rail franchise means that operators are sometimes wary of making investments in station infrastructure, such as in the lighting, if it is known that a project won’t pay back before the end of a franchise. Are the length of rail franchises in the UK holding back the development of innovative lighting on the nation's rail network?

State-of-the-art controls demo centre opens in London

State-of-the-art controls demo centre opens in London

A state-of-the-art demonstration centre for lighting controls has opened in London. The 6,300-square-foot facility – which includes hotel bedrooms, dining areas, a lobby and offices all kitted out with the latest technology – allows end users and specifiers to see firsthand how controls can transform a space at a touch of a button.