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.
Nulty+ installs first LED scheme in the iconic department store’s new Body Studio and gets nominated for a Lux Award in the process. In the latest of our Lux Awards project previews we take at look at Nulty+’s Japanese inspired Body Studio, which successfully demonstrates that a sophisticated, luxury retail environment can be achieved, while reducing the energy used for lighting.
Michael Grubb Studio’s lighting scheme for Lush’s flagship store in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre is an example of great lighting design and energy reduction coming together. The finished product exudes a homely and welcoming aura and Lush is set to recreate the Manchester rejuvenation in stores nationwide, adopting the new lighting design as part of their brand, an extraordinary jump for a company that has come to realise just how impactful lighting can be. In the latest of our Lux Awards profiles we talk to Michael Grubb about working with Lush.
Moribund retailer BHS, which closed its doors earlier in the year after decades as a High Street staple, is attempting to reinvent itself as a trendy online lighting store.
Philips Lighting is opening up its indoor positioning technology to work with LED luminaires from other lighting companies. It will mean that commercial lighting systems that use indoor positioning will be more widely available, so wayfinding technology might be on its way to a shopping mall near you very soon.
Visible light communication (VLC) is being installed in the gargantuan CapitaLand Mall in Singapore to help shoppers find their favourite stores amid a labyrinth of aisles and corridors.
Lumileds have launched a new product that aims to ‘enhance’ the appearance of supermarket produce, but is it too late as 'ugly vegetables' become de rigueur?
Amazon granted patent to develop drone docking stations that sit on street lights. PLUS: Poor lighting prompts concern before opening of Rio Olympics. AND: Top US basketball team announces li-fi first for new stadium. Lux Today August 2nd 2016.
Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.
It has been known for sometime that Amazon plans to use drones to deliver packages, but up until now the gritty detail of their proposal has remained something of a mystery.
This Value Proposition looks at the likely benefits between the popular GU10 halgen lamp and the latest generation of LED GU10 lamps from V-TAC
In this month’s Design Clinic, Alan Tulla looks at three ways to light an entrance hall for a bank branch