Is the light bulb immortal?

Is the light bulb immortal?

No matter how quickly the times change the received wisdom is that the light bulb can never die. The light bulb is, to borrow a phrase, too big to fail. But, no matter how beloved the bulb may be, it is, like any other commercial product, a prisoner to profit. 

How to design human centric lighting – by scientist who discovered it

How to design human centric lighting – by scientist who discovered it

The lighting industry needs to take a much more ‘dynamic’ approach to lighting workplaces, Professor Russell Foster, has said in an interview with Lux. Foster is credited with discovering light sensitive ganglion cells in the retina of the eye, which have an influence over the body’s internal clock.

Lux webinar explores ways to market to lighting buyers

 Lux webinar explores ways to market to lighting buyers

Lighting professionals are increasingly hard to reach in an age where email communication is being devalued. What are the reasons for this and how can you develop a message that lighting buyers will find engaging? 

Explainer: LED panels can ruin fire rating of ceilings

Explainer: LED panels can ruin fire rating of ceilings

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.

Can the aura of gaslight survive in the LED age?

Can the aura of gaslight survive in the LED age?

Can a halfway house be found between the sentimental theatricality of Victorian street furniture and the demands of modern lighting performance? Lux's application's editor, John Bullock, investigates.

Is new technology changing lighting designer's thinking?

Is new technology changing lighting designer's thinking?

For many years lighting design absorbed new technology and simply went about its creative business, because the changes were simply technical improvements that allowed designers to do the same old thing, but a little better than before. This is no longer the case. As advancing technology allows us to broaden our horizons, lighting designers have no excuse not to rip up the rule book and embrace truly inventive design. Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, issues a call to arms.

Cloud-based street lighting design takes off

Cloud-based street lighting design takes off

A British company is hoping to revolutionise street lighting design using the power of Cloud computing. The new system allows users to automate the analysis of luminaires, enabling manufacturers and lighting departments to calculate how a product would perform in a number of different road configurations and luminaire arrangements. 

Lighting fixture design conference programme launched

Lighting fixture design conference programme launched

The speaker programme for Lux's two-day Lighting Fixture Design Conference has been launched. The gathering will take place at the Cavendish Centre in central London from the 21-22nd of February 2017.

The LED revolution has concluded, prices are falling and the industry's attention is turning to the digital world, to the internet of things and smart cities. This curated and timely conference aims to help you to map out your strategy for the digital lighting world.

 

LEDs and the next agricultural revolution

LEDs and the next agricultural revolution

While all the sound and fury has been coming from the human-centric lobby, there’s been a quiet revolution going on in the agricultural sector. John Bullock, Lux's applications editor, investigates. 

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