The UK’s leading ethical hacker has warned that the lighting industry needs to ‘wake up’ when it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) security, or risk the technology being turned into a Trojan Horse for hackers.
We have seen yet more lurid headlines in the press, reporting that hospital projects built under Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts have been condemned as unsafe following inspections of fire protection measures. The stories are being spun as a stick to beat the PFI programme with, but there is a very real issue here for the lighting specifier, contractor and manufacturer.
Nulty+ installs first LED scheme in the iconic department store’s new Body Studio and gets nominated for a Lux Award in the process. In the latest of our Lux Awards project previews we take at look at Nulty+’s Japanese inspired Body Studio, which successfully demonstrates that a sophisticated, luxury retail environment can be achieved, while reducing the energy used for lighting.
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.
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.
Amazon granted patent to develop drone docking stations that sit on street lights. PLUS: Poor lighting prompts concern before opening of Rio Olympics. AND: Top US basketball team announces li-fi first for new stadium. Lux Today August 2nd 2016.
Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.
In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a multi-storey car park.
Acuity Brands has agreed a deal with Target to exclusively supply the US retailer with smart lighting. Target will exclusively install Acuity’s next generation, smart LED fixture for applications including sales floor, store accent and distribution centre lighting, as part of ongoing programme to reduce energy consumption and enhance operational effectiveness across its facility footprint.
In this month’s Design Clinic, Alan Tulla looks at three ways to light an entrance hall for a bank branch
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