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.
Light costs money and the more light you want, the more money it is going to cost. This simple statement has driven lighting specification since Edison was a lad and it doesn’t matter that we’re entering a whole new phase of energy efficiency; light still costs money. So when a company needs at least 1000 lux of good quality light for it to do its work effectively, the issue of system cost looms large in the decision-making process.
The last frontier of the LED revolution has been high-power applications such as high-mast area lighting, where fixtures with massive lumen packages are required. It now looks like that last frontier is being well and truly conquered, as organisations switch from discharge technologies. A good example is Heathrow Airport in London, one of the busiest airports in the world. The apron lighting has now been upgraded fom high-pressure sodium to LED.
The Value Proposition is a series that takes a look at the continuing developments in lighting technology, for all those seeking to improve the efficiency and performance of their projects.
Efficient LED sources are changing the way that we see high-bay lighting in warehouses and distribution centres, but there are some important factors that can't be ignored.
We bench test and rate the latest products from the major brands. Report by Lux technical editor Alan Tulla.
Every other Wednesday a growing number of lighting professionals are sitting down to enjoy an hour of information and technical entertainment with the Lux Webinar Series.
A lighting company is found guilty of fiddling its LED performance figures. We tell you what’s going on and what questions you should be asking when you're reading an LED spec sheet.
There must be things that the hard-pressed facilities manager can do to make their job just a little bit easier, and maybe save a bit of money for better things. Here’s a list of actions that shouldn’t take too much effort to work out and which should see immediate benefits.