How will lighting make cities smarter?

In advance of our Lighting Fixture Design Conference, this week's Lux Today is a smart cities special. How is lighting improving our urban environments? Why are more and more cities adopting smart technology? And why does the lighting industry need to move quickly to take advantage of this new innovation? Lux Today 14 February 2017.

How will the rise of smart cities revolutionise lighting?

How will the rise of smart cities revolutionise lighting?

Barely a day goes by without another town or city announcing that it has become a ‘smart city’. Kansas City in the United States became the latest area to join the expanding group just this week. Later in the month Lux will examine the Smart City phenomenon in greater detail at the upcoming Lighting Fixture Design conference in London.

Smart street lights tell councils when to grit frozen roads

Smart street lights tell councils when to grit frozen roads

Street lights that tell local authorities when to grit frozen roads have been unveiled in Hampshire. The new lamps are fitted with a smart control central management system, which is able monitor weather and road surface temperatures.  

Will tunable street light breakthrough silence LED critics?

Will tunable street light breakthrough silence LED critics?

What is thought to be the first successful deployment of white tunable connected street lighting is currently being tested in a suburb of St. Paul in the US state of Minnesota.

The system is, reportedly, able to regulate the amount of potentially unhealthy blue light that is emitted from street lighting.

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.

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. 

Niagara Falls unveils spectacular LED lighting upgrade

Niagara Falls unveils spectacular LED lighting upgrade

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board has unveiled a new LED-based dynamic lighting system that makes the famed falls even more spectacular at night. The twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls, New York collaborated on the $4 million solid-state lighting (SSL) project that was undertaken by a consortium of lighting specialist and contracting firms including Ecco Electric, Salex and Mulvey & Banani Lighting Sceneworks, and Stanley Electric.

Meet the streetlights powered by footsteps

Streetlights powered by footsteps are unveiled in Las Vegas. PLUS: World’s first live li-fi test takes place at LuxLive. AND: Lux Award winners revealed at a ceremony in London. Lux Today December 6th 2016. 

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