Lighting helps the public sector save £1bn

Lighting helps the public sector save £1bn

The potential savings from public sector energy-efficiency projects financed by funding body Salix have passed the £1bn mark, the organisation says – and about a third of that comes from lighting.

First came the $10 bulb, now meet the $99 streetlight

First came the $10 bulb, now meet the $99 streetlight

Cree has announced the launch of a new streetlighting product in the US priced at just $99 (€74). The product and aggressive pricing strategy are designed to help local authorities to achieve a payback on a switch to LED in less than a year.

Philips extends Hue range

Philips extends Hue range

Philips has launched a range of new lighting products that are compatible with its Hue internet-enabled lamp, allowing them to be tuned, dimmed and controlled wirelessly from anywhere.

Philips extends Hue range

Philips extends Hue range

Philips has launched a range of new lighting products that are compatible with its Hue internet-enabled lamp, allowing them to be tuned, dimmed and controlled from anywhere.

New Part L to come into force in April 2014

New Part L to come into force in April 2014

The long-awaited new version of Part L – the section of the Building Regulations focusing on energy efficiency – will come into force in April 2014, the government announced today.