LED has potential to end use of pesticides in farming

LED has potential to end use of pesticides in farming

Research is proving that light produced by LEDs has the ability to speed up plant growth and improve the taste of fruit and vegetables. However, researchers in the United States are also proving that LED light is able to reduce disease in plants, a discovery that could, ultimately, lead to the redundancy of expensive and unpopular pesticides. Lux caught up with Jaimin Patel, a plant pathologist at the Lighting Research Center of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, to find out more.

Value Proposition: Osram - Ultraflat System

Value Proposition: Osram - Ultraflat System

A good value proposition challenges the way that we see the world. It asks questions and suggests that there may be a different way of doing things. New ways of working often derive from implementing a new piece of technology combined with an attractive price structure, but it is rare for a value proposition to go to the heart of product design and suggest that the shape of the light fixtures that we make could look different. Lux's Applications Editor, John Bullock, heads into new territory in his latest Value Proposition.

Michael Grubb to lead colour in retail lighting webcast

Michael Grubb to lead colour in retail lighting webcast

Lux is all set to investigate the potential of light and colour in retail in a webcast, sponsored by Ledvance, and leading our discussion will be lighting designer, Michael Grubb, of Michael Grubb Studio. Grubb and his team clinched last year’s Hospitality and Leisure Lighting Project of the Year at 2016’s Lux Awards for their inventive lighting scheme at Lush’s flagship store in Manchester’s Arndale Centre.

All good lighting designers must respect their tools

All good lighting designers must respect their tools

A great sculptor, making a wonderful piece of sculpture, will have spent years learning about the materials he or she uses to create their masterpieces, are lighting designers as well versed in their tools? Mark Sutton Vane of Sutton Vane Associates makes a call for knowledge based creativity. 

Kent Council rakes in savings with massive LED project

Kent Council rakes in savings with massive LED project

‚ÄčKent County Council is the process of converting thousands of street lights, lit signs and bollards to LED, a large-scale project that is set to save the local authority millions in the medium to long-term by cutting energy consumption by up to 70 per cent.

Horticulture day set to reveal benefits of LED crop lighting

Horticulture day set to reveal benefits of LED crop lighting

Lux’s upcoming Horticultural Lighting Conference in Eindhoven is set to lay out what it takes to get crop lighting right in order to increase yields. The conference will begin with the basics and delve deeper as the day goes on. Light is the single most critical factor impacting the success of a controlled environment farm, but why is this the case?

How is lighting changing horticulture?

In a special edition of Lux Today, we examine the LED revolution in horticulture. How is the technolgy being used to increase yeilds?  Can it even be used to change how a plant grows, whilst boosting nutritional content?

Engineer behind Li-Fi on Paris metro to speak at rail event

Engineer behind Li-Fi on Paris metro to speak at rail event

Over two million commuters use the the Paris Metro everyday and they, thanks to Li-Fi, now have access to the internet via the light fittings. At our upcoming Lighting for Rail conference in London Benjamin Azoulay, of the supplier Oledcomm, will reveal all about this fascinating project.

Webinar to consider impact of colour and light in retail

Webinar to consider impact of colour and light in retail

The rise of the LED has changed the way that we use colour in a retail environment and manufacturers are today offering LED display lighting that is specially 'tuned' for specific types of merchandise. An upcoming Lux webinar will aim to explore the ways that retail lighting is becoming influenced not only by the amount of illumination generated, but, most crucially, by the colour of the light itself.