UK lighting manufacturer Tamlite Lighting has become a Carbon Trust accredited supplier, meaning projects using its luminaires could be eligible for a 30 per cent capital grant.
My diary is filling up with judging appointments for this year’s Lux Awards. The mood, as ever, is buoyant – mainly because we have such a fantastic history of good quality work being entered for the Awards down the years.
When Jonathan England, head of property at Maplin and Steven Hewison, lead project manager, first embarked on the gargantuan task of converting the firm’s estate to LED, their knowledge of lighting was limited to say the least.
These LED versions are designed as energy saving replacements for the original tungsten halogen filament lamps. These filament lamps were typically 25 – 50W whereas the LED versions are more often 2 – 4W.
In a lecture in London, the winner of the Illuminated River competition, Leo Villareal, has set out his plans to light 17 of London’s main river and rail bridges.
The durability of Li-Fi, the system that delivers an internet service via the lights, has been tested during a terrorist attack drill in the United States. pureLiFi, the company behind the technology, teamed up with Verizon, Nokia and Aegex Technologies to host the attack scenario at the Disaster Preparedness and Tactical Training Centre in Georgia.
Anguished residents of the Grenfell Tower reported smoke 'pouring' from light fittings in the years before the block was engulfed by flames. Fire authorities are currently in the process of investigating the massive fire that ripped through the Grenfell Tower in West London, killing and injuring many.
Will they ever learn? Evidently not, based on our latest batch of the blunders, bloopers and bodges with lighting. Lighting Spy has had another busy month investigating 20 crimes against design from around the world. Lighting professionals, look away now…
Australia’s seaside city of Newcastle has launched a massive new smart lighting scheme, which is set to form the spine of the city’s expanding and lavish smart city strategy. It is hoped that the project will help to transform Newcastle from a primarily industrial hub, into a city with a broader range of economic foundations.
If you’ve recently strayed into the world of horticultural lighting then it is likely that you’ve found yourself immersed in an entirely new alphabet soup. Lux's green-fingered applications editor, John Bullock, sets out to bust through the photosynthetic lexicon for the sake of all you horticulture newbies.
From lecture halls to halls of residence, the lighting of a university campus poses a string of individual challenges. These can be made even more difficult when you are working at a university that is going through a massive refurbishment programme. We caught up with Steve Holtom, electrical services manager at Oxford Brookes University, to find out the best ways to manage the demands of campus lighting.
One of the most advanced Smart City systems ever to be tested in the UK is about to be installed in street lights in Essex. We caught up with David Wilde, chief information officer at Essex County Council, to find out more.
What kind of people does it take to change the light bulb? That’s the question veteran technology journalist Bob Johnstone addresses in his new book, LED: A History of the Future of Lighting. The answer is passionate individuals frustrated with the status quo who are determined to make the world a better – and better-lit – place.