How can you juggle the demands of university lighting?

How can you juggle the demands of university lighting?

From lecture halls to halls of residence, the lighting of a university campus poses a string of individual challenges. These can be made even more difficult when you are working at a university that is going through a massive refurbishment programme. We caught up with Steve Holtom, electrical services manager at Oxford Brookes University, to find out the best ways to manage the demands of campus lighting.

Li-Fi eyes opportunity as France bans Wi-Fi in schools

Li-Fi eyes opportunity as France bans Wi-Fi in schools

The French government has moved to outlaw Wi-Fi in nurseries, schools and childcare centres that cater for children under six. The move is offering inspiration to the creators of Li-Fi, a system that uses light to provide internet access.

Four human centric projects you NEED to know

Four human centric projects you NEED to know

In preperation for Lux's Lighting Fixture Design conference next week, which will consider the best ways to translate human-centric and circadian science into marketable products, we list four projects which have taken the capabilties of human centric and deployed them.

Theresa May’s former school gets LED make-over

Theresa May’s former school gets LED make-over

Wheatley Park School in Oxforshire, which sits on the site of Holton Park Girls' Grammar School, where UK Prime Minister Theresa May, then Theresa Brasier, sat her GCEs, has just received an LED re-fit.

It is well know that May is very proud of her grammar school roots. In fact, she famously said, in one of her first appearances at Prime Minister’s Questions that it was her school that ‘got her where she is today.’

LuxLive to investigate human-centric lighting in schools

LuxLive to investigate human-centric lighting in schools

Human-centric lighting represents a new way of using light in our lives, but it is understandable that there is some skepticism over its use and its effectiveness. But do we know enough about the technology to be using it in schools?  We talk to Doctor Katharina Wulff of Oxford University, who will be debating the issue with Dan Lister of Arup.

LuxLive to ask: Are we experimenting on school children?

LuxLive to ask: Are we experimenting on school children?

The first wave of so-called human-centric lighting installations are being installed in schools. But is the science strong enough to justify the mass deployment of mood-altering lighting, or are we merely experimenting on a generation? This year's LuxLive intends to find out.

School installs experimental lighting to improve grades

An experimental human centric lighting scheme has been installed at Lindeborgskolan school in Malmo, Sweden, aimed at improving pupil's grades and exam results.

The system replaced a fluorescent lighting scheme, a change which pupils claim has improved their concentration, making them feel more alert throughout the school day.

Sheffield's Diamond masters variety in style

Sheffield's Diamond masters variety in style

In the first of our profiles of projects that are nominated for this year's Lux Awards, we take a look at Sheffield University's Diamond. The building offers a unique home for the Faculty of Engineering and lighting designers at Arup were tasked with creating a lighting scheme that not only suited the structure’s individual appearance, but one that also straddled the building's many practical requirements. 

Are we experimenting on school children?

Are we experimenting on school children?

Human-centric lighting represents a new way of using light in our lives, but there is some skepticism over its use and its effectiveness. Do we know enough about the technology, for example, to be using it in schools? Is there enough evidence to say that human centric lighting improves productivity at work?  Can HCL help to maintain a smooth circadian rhythm at home? 

In a 'Clash of the Lighting Titans' Lux's applications editor John Bullock (a HCL cheerleader) and our technical editor Alan Tulla (a sympathetic skeptic) sit down to compare and contrast their human centric lighting opinions.

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.

 

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