‘Invest in IoT or die’, Harvard chief warns industry

‘Invest in IoT or die’, Harvard chief warns industry

Invest in research and development for the forthcoming Internet of Things revolution or face irrelevance – that’s the stark warning delivered today to lighting manufacturers by Paul Hussey, CEO of drivers-to-wireless-controls manufacturer Harvard Technology.

LED meets the cosmos - space station gets circadian boost

LED meets the cosmos - space station gets circadian boost

We know more and more about circadian rhythms here on Earth, where the sun rises and sets in manageable and predictable (we hope) twenty-four hour cycles. Space though is another matter altogether.

In space the sun rises and sets every 90 minutes, a dizzying speed that destroys settled circadian rhythms and pushes sleeping patterns out the window. Now scientists are trying to address this problem and LED is providing the answers.

Michael Grubb Studio leads Lush to lighting reinvention

Michael Grubb Studio leads Lush to lighting reinvention

Michael Grubb Studio’s lighting scheme for Lush’s flagship store in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre is an example of great lighting design and energy reduction coming together. The finished product exudes a homely and welcoming aura and Lush is set to recreate the Manchester rejuvenation in stores nationwide, adopting the new lighting design as part of their brand, an extraordinary jump for a company that has come to realise just how impactful lighting can be. In the latest of our Lux Awards profiles we talk to Michael Grubb about working with Lush.

Shrewd airport worker steals millions with LED scheme

Shrewd airport worker steals millions with LED scheme

It’s a well known fact that LED can save you money and breaking the law is generally not required to do this. Some people take things too far though. The director of terminal maintenance at Miami International Airport has been charged with fraud after it was discovered that he had purchased 9,000 LED luminaires worth $3.5 million…for $8.8 million and pocketed the change.

LA street lights can hear car crashes

US cities take a second look at LED after health warnings. PLUS: IKEA makes a grab for the affordable smart lighting market. AND: LA installs street light sensors that can hear car crashes. Lux Today 4th October 2016.

Hackers hijack thousands of IoT devices in internet attack

Hackers hijack thousands of IoT devices in internet attack

Hackers have unleashed one of the largest internet attacks ever recorded by utilising Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as thermostats, webcams and smart lights. IoT is the lighting industry’s great white hope, as revenues from luminaires start to decline.

US cities take second look at LED after health warning

US cities take second look at LED after health warning

US cities are taking a second look at LED street lighting after the American Medical Association issued a warning earlier in the year that blue light can disturb sleep rhythms and exacerbate serious medical conditions.

Apple changes the way you light your home

Researchers beam light particle across fibre network. PLUS: Apple’s new Home app to change the way you light your house. AND: Fluorescent light 'boosts male testosterone levels'. Lux Today September 27th 2016.

Researchers beam light particle across fibre network

Researchers beam light particle across fibre network

Researchers in Canada have successfully teleported a photon light particle over a straight line 3.7 miles long. The photon was transported using a fibre optic cable, setting a record for quantum teleportation.

Five ways Apple’s Home app will change the way you light your house

Five ways Apple’s Home app will change the way you light your house

Apple was one of the first companies to embrace the smart-home industry, but it has been, on the whole, a quiet commitment. HomeKit, Apple’s original answer to the smart-home revolution was a humble platform that ran behind the scenes on your handset, acting as a base for third-party smart-home apps. This lack of a unified approach was not popular, but Apple is looking to make amends. The company has just released Home, which will run in conjunction with iOS 10 and features all the plethora of smart-apps that were managed by HomeKit, homogenized and streamlined into one app. Here are five ways that Apple’s ‘Home’ will change the way you light your home.

Can light end a heart attack?

Scientists use pulses of light to end heart attacks. PLUS: Verizon eyes city revolution with LED purchase. AND: Meet ‘Alexa’….Amazon’s new device that can control your home lighting. Lux Today September 20th 2016.

The week the lighting industry changed forever

The week the lighting industry changed forever

The Internet of Things is sure to be the next revolution to sweep the lighting industry. After a week during which the revolution started to gain speed, Gordon Routledge issues a call to action.