Verizon eyes city revolution with LED purchase

Verizon eyes city revolution with LED purchase

Verizon, the largest communications provider in the US, has bought the LED start-up company Sensity Systems, in an attempt to broaden their Internet of Things (IoT) offering. 

Major boost will bring indoor positioning to a store near you

Major boost will bring indoor positioning to a store near you

Philips Lighting is opening up its indoor positioning technology to work with LED luminaires from other lighting companies. It will mean that commercial lighting systems that use indoor positioning will be more widely available, so wayfinding technology might be on its way to a shopping mall near you very soon.

Meet the bedside lamp......you can smell

Meet the bedside lamp......you can smell

The Vibrance has been designed to help you to ‘wake up, energise, relax, sleep and more,’ and emits therapeutic scents of lavender and parsley to stimulate the mind and body after a night’s sleep.

Top designers in London river battle

IoT is ‘less than awesome’ says leading innovation czar. PLUS: Researchers find new way of turning light into electricity. AND: Top designers do battle to light London’s river bridges. Lux Today September 13 2016.

Italian football champs Juventus switch stadium to LED

Italian football champs Juventus switch stadium to LED

Reigning Italian football champions Juventus have completely refitted their stadium with new LED lighting.

The improvements were made with an eye on supporting the ultrahigh-definition television broadcasts that capture the action of the top flight first division Serie A, the Italian equivalent of the Premier League.

The Asensetek Lighting Passport Pro

The Asensetek Lighting Passport Pro

The more information that we have, the better we’re able to deliver a quality service. But how does that information come to us? Do we have to rely on other people to provide us with the data, or is there a way that we can gather information for ourselves. Hand-held light meters have been around for a long time, but the information available has been limited, typically illuminance (lux) readings and very little else. The Asensetek Lighting Passport Pro changes all that and gives us the means to test for ourselves how well a light source is performing.

US Navy li-fi baffles Russian spies

US Navy turns to li-fi to tackle Russian hacking. PLUS: Philips launches new smart motion sensor. AND: New supermarket LED to make vegetables appear fresher. Lux Today September 6th 2016.

Designers battle to light London's river bridges

Designers battle to light London's river bridges

The shortlist has been unveiled for the 'Illuminated River' contest, a multi-million pound scheme, which will see new lighting designs unveiled for all of cental London's Thames bridges.

How to light a lounge bar

How to light a lounge bar

In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a lounge bar.