A major US city has dropped an Internet of Things based lighting system, saying that they have more important things to work on.
Four horticultural lighting trials have been launched in the Netherlands, using colored LEDs.
Dutch companies Villa Gerbera, Gebr. Koot BV, Together2Grow and Slijkerman are testing the solid-state lighting on tomatoes, as well as a string of other plants.
The picturesque island of Ameland, in the Netherlands, has been fitted with energy efficient LED street lighting system, featuring a light spectrum specially designed to be friendly to migrating birds. The new lighting infrastructure represents a major milestone in helping Ameland achieve its ambitious sustainability goals by saving energy and reducing light pollution.
The colour of LED light can be used not only to assist the growth of plants, but it can also be used to improve their year round taste and quality and potentially increase their nutritional value. Lux spoke to Doctor Phillip Davis, business manager at Stockbridge Technology Centre in Yorkshire, ahead of our Horticultural Lighting Conference, to find out what more can be done to speed up the LED revolution in farming.
Famously, President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail in 2016 that he would build a wall on the US border and make Mexico pay for it. Unsurprisingly, the Mexican government is not exactly sold on that arrangement, but this hasn’t stopped a small and enterprising Mexican LED firm from eyeing a potential deal.
With mobile phone traffic expected to grow nine times over by the year 2022, mobile operators are struggling to keep up with the levels of broadband coverage required. Unto the breach steps a new smart lightpole, which offers network coverage, acting in concert to increase a city's overall 4G network coverage.
Cities are becoming ever more busy and congested and in response attractive spaces are needed where people can find peace and quiet. At night city squares and courtyards need to be safe havens and places where people can gather after dark. In our latest Design Clinic, Lux's technical editor considers the best ways to light an urban courtyard.
A ‘heritage style’ LED streetlamp is being designed for the streets of a historic British town, which is more in keeping with the local look and feel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The city that has been labeled by the US media as the 'worst lit city in America' received one last gift from former President Obama, a complete LED street lighting make-over.
A city wide intelligent lighting system, which feeds pertinent local information to visitor’s smartphones, is up and running in the town that hosts Germany’s oldest lamp manufacturer.