10 things you need to know about workplace lighting

10 things you need to know about workplace lighting

Workplaces are deceptively difficult places to light well. They are also one of the few categories of lighting with solid restrictions on light level and do’s and don’ts. Few will suffer if your building façade is lit to 20 lux not 50; make a similar mistake in the workplace and you have a lawsuit on your hands.

 

UK’s largest property developer trials IoT systems

UK’s largest property developer trials IoT systems

Three conference rooms have been transformed into living laboratories at the offices of the UK’s largest commercial property company Land Securities, with the aim of proving the values of connected lighting.

New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

Cisco Systems has developed an Ethernet switch that will support lighting, heating, security, and other building operations without the electricity losses associated with some Power over Ethernet (PoE) schemes, losses which have been putting off some potential users of the technology.

Explainer: What is the difference between TP ratings?

Explainer: What is the difference between TP ratings?

Thanks to the LED revolution and a change in the way we use computers and screens, there has been a shift towards installing slim line LED panels in offices. In light of these changes there is now sufficient confusion about the fire-rating requirements of the diffusing material of a luminaire. TP (a)? TP (b)? What's the difference? Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, tells all.

Pioneer Li-Fi company joins with Singapore government

Pioneer Li-Fi company joins with Singapore government

Scottish Li-Fi firm pureLiFi has announced that they are to work with the Singapore government to bring the revolutionary technology to the South-Asian city-state

The development is the latest leap forward in the up-hill gallop that is the progress of Li-Fi. The first live demonstration of the technology in front of an audience was given just a few weeks ago at LuxLive in London.

The best of Lighting Spy

The best of Lighting Spy

Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.

 

World’s first Li-fi office to open in Paris

World’s first Li-fi office to open in Paris

The first office in the world with the internet supplied using the lighting is set to open in Paris this year, Lux can reveal. It is set to be the first major commercial installation of so-called Li-fi, a form of Wi-fi where the information is embedded in the visible light spectrum by the light fixtures.

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