Smart lighting revolution reaches Swaziland

Smart lighting revolution reaches Swaziland

A network of smart sensory street lights is being installed in the Kingdom of Swaziland. In the West, smart street lights are being used, in most cases, to monitor traffic, but in developing countries they can be put to an entirely different use altogether.

James Morse lights Derby's crown jewel

James Morse lights Derby's crown jewel

Derby Cathedral is the jewel in the city’s crown. Designed by James Gibbs, one of Britain’s most influential architects who was responsible for St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London and the Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University, the cathedral is Neo-Classical in style, yet simple in nature. James Morse Lighting Design approched developing a new lighting scheme for the cathedral with this very much in mind and as a result the project has been nominated for a Lux Award. In the latest of our Lux Awards project profiles we take a look at Morse's attempt to light Derby's most famous building. 

Dispatch from Hong Kong: Bullock meets the Orient

Dispatch from Hong Kong: Bullock meets the Orient

In the first of his blogs from the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, finds his feet on the banks of the Pearl River and quickly makes dinner plans.

CoeLux generation 2 to launch at LuxLive

CoeLux generation 2 to launch at LuxLive

CoeLux’s artificial skylights have rocked the industry due to their convincing reproduction of sunlight. Now the company has chosen LuxLive for the global launch of CoeLux generation 2, which is comprised of a range of smaller, less costly fittings that will help bring the sunshine indoors. We caught up with Paolo Di Trapani, the CEO of CoeLux, at Lux’s Health and Wellbeing Conference and talked to him about some of the product's many uses such as, surprisingly, on windowless airplanes. 

Vatican LED sets stage for late-night hymns

Vatican LED sets stage for late-night hymns

St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, the main focal point for Catholics worldwide, has received an LED make-over that will allow the faithful to sing long into the night.

 

Progress Lighting kick starts Selfridges Christmas

Progress Lighting kick starts Selfridges Christmas

In case you haven't noticed Christmas is here, despite it still being October. The official launch of the iconic Christmas windows at Selfridges on Oxford Street in London has already taken place and this year the party-themed sets were lit by Progress Lighting. 

 

 

Blue light halts Scottish suicide spike

Berlin unveils on demand street illumination. PLUS: Blue light is used to halt a mysterious spike in Scottish suicides. AND: Portable UV aims to revolutionise parenting. Lux Today October 25 2016.

Two-minute explainer: BIM and the future of lighting design

Two-minute explainer: BIM and the future of lighting design

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a way of creating a virtual building without needing to break any physical ground and its influence on lighting design as a collaborative method of working is growing. Lux's applications editor John Bullock investigates. 

LuxLive 2016 to focus on BIM

LuxLive 2016 to focus on BIM

 

Organisers of the LuxLive 2016 exhibition and conference in London have announced that a major theme of this year’s event will be Building Information Modelling.

Limp IoT security crashes world’s leading websites

Limp IoT security crashes world’s leading websites

Hackers harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smart lights, have crashed some of the world’s biggest websites including Spotify, PayPal and Twitter. It is no secret, as revenues from LEDs fade, that the lighting industry is placing a big pile of gambling chips on the success of the Internet of Things, but the hack marks the second major security breach in as many months, suggesting IoT is not yet ready for the big leagues.

Meet the godfather of circadian lighting

Meet the godfather of circadian lighting

Keynote speaker and neuroscientist 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. Ray Molony and John Bullock report. 

Blue light key to reducing health risks of night working

Blue light key to reducing health risks of night working

People working erratic night-time shift patterns would be better served by LED lighting that features the colour blue, Helen Loomes, business development director at Trilux has told Lux’s Health and Wellbeing Conference.

Portable UV light aims to revolutionise parenting

Portable UV light aims to revolutionise parenting

In response to the growing awareness of the effectiveness of UV light at killing germs, American company Rayvio is developing a portable and digital UV source that can be used to, among other things, sterilise baby’s bottles to prevent contagious illness in youngsters. 

Berlin unveils ‘on demand’ street lighting

Berlin unveils ‘on demand’ street lighting

An intelligent wireless lighting network has been installed in the Wilmersdorf district of Berlin. The street lights are able to adjust their brightness based on real-time human presence.

EU fights hackers with sticky labels

EU pledges millions to tackle IoT security threat. PLUS: Reykjavik turns off street lights for better aurora view. AND: US speedway becomes first to go all LED. Lux Today October 18 2016.