What the lighting industry is REALLY thinking

What the lighting industry is REALLY thinking

The acting talents of Team Lux are put to the test in this special video which gets behind the scenes of a lighting project to reveal the true motivations of the main players. CAST – Client: Gordon Routledge, Architect: John Bullock, Lighting Designer: Robert Leeming, Consulting engineer: Alan Tulla, Manufacturer: Ray Molony, Electrical Contractor: Gordon Routledge, Wholesaler: Mark Faithfull.

Meet the streetlights that are powered by footsteps

Meet the streetlights that are powered by footsteps

A new street lighting system that harnesses energy from pedestrians’ footsteps has been installed in Las Vegas in the United States.

The foot-powered fixtures were developed by EngoPlanet, a New York based start-up. The street lights are part-powered by kinetic energy generated by footsteps, which is absorbed by tiles installed in the pavement. Solar panels are also used to boost energy levels when necessary.

Circadian myths busted at LuxLive

Circadian myths busted at LuxLive

Neuroscientist and Lux's Person of the Year Russell Foster led the pioneering team at Oxford University which discovered the eye’s third photosensitive cells, creating a whole new paradigm in interior lighting. The contents of his speech during last week's LuxLive may have taken some in the lighting industry surpise though. Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, reports. 

Lux Awards 2016 winners revealed

Lux Awards 2016 winners revealed

The best lighting products, projects and companies leading innovation and change were recognised at the 2016 Lux Awards in London last night.

The Awards were presented in front of 850 lighting professionals at a gala event at the O2 InterContinental on the final night of the LuxLive 2016 exhibition.

World’s first live li-fi test takes place at LuxLive

World’s first live li-fi test takes place at LuxLive

A video has been played on a tablet via a li-fi internet connection at LuxLive, the first such demonstration in the world in a live setting.

The test was carried out in front of a live audience by Doctor Harald Burchardt’s, one of the key figures at pureLiFi, the Scottish company that is attempting to bring safe and secure li-fi to the world.

First steps in Gooee roll out taken at LuxLive

First steps in Gooee roll out taken at LuxLive

IoT company, Gooee, have released their first development kits to lighting manufacturers on the opening day of LuxLive in London.

The new kits are the latest step forward in the growing IoT revolution, and will allow Gooee partners, Feilo Sylvania, Aurora Lighting and John Cullen Lighting to integrate their lighting products with IoT-enabling technology.
 

Industry discusses Brexit at LuxLive

Industry discusses Brexit at LuxLive

The challenge posed by Brexit was discussed during the first morning of LuxLive, which was held at London’s ExCel centre last week.

Paul Beale, founding director of Electrolight, advised the industry, during a talk, to make the most of the pound’s weakness by concentrating on exports.

Top ten speakers you must hear at LuxLive

Top ten speakers you must hear at LuxLive

This year's LuxLive will feature hundreds of speakers who all have a lot to say about lighting. Here we round up ten great presenters who you should make sure to catch at the show. From Russell Foster to Dr. Ian Jordan and from live hacking to Jason Bruges, there is something for everyone at this year's event. Countless experts will be on-hand to inspire and inform and there will be a whole host of panel discussions, debate and live demonstrations. This year's LuxLive offers a forum to learn something new, whilst checking the pulse of the industry.

RCL fixtures light Lux Award’s glittering new venue

RCL fixtures light Lux Award’s glittering new venue

This year’s Lux Awards will take place at The Intercontinental London: The O2, which opened in January this year. Located on the Greenwich Peninsula, next door to the iconic O2 arena, the nautical themed hotel, which brings to mind the elegant ocean liners of the Twenties and the novels of F.Scott Fitzgerald, boasts five restaurants and bars

Could LED help to beat Zika?

Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria? PLUS: London bridges plan in troubled water as critics pan ideas. AND: Madrid office skyscraper becomes city’s smartest building. Lux Today November 22 2016.

Value Proposition: V-TAC 45W LED module

Value Proposition: V-TAC 45W LED module

Every once in a while, the way that we see the world shifts and the way that we do things needs to be reviewed. The basic approach in commercial lighting, the sector from which so much lighting product derives, is the recessed fluorescent 600x600 modular luminaire. Designed to sit in a conventional suspended ceiling, this is the default lighting option for shops and offices everywhere.

Improved system efficiency in this type of fixture has relied on two things, one in the control of the manufacturer and the other not. The efficiency that the manufacturer has had nothing to do with, but has benefited enormously from, has been the improved light output of fluorescent lamps -  to the general benefit of all users. The improved efficiency that has been less welcome, and which has been fully in the control of the manufacturer, has been the photometric performance of the luminaire.  

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.