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.

Value Proposition: High intensity industrial lighting

Value Proposition: High intensity industrial lighting

Light costs money and the more light you want, the more money it is going to cost. This simple statement has driven lighting specification since Edison was a lad and it doesn’t matter that we’re entering a whole new phase of energy efficiency; light still costs money. So when a company needs at least 1000 lux of good quality light for it to do its work effectively, the issue of system cost looms large in the decision-making process.

LED spotlight drone captures eerie night-time images

A group of intrepid YouTubers from American video production company Stratus Productions have successfully managed to strap a 1,000 watt LED light bar to the underside of a drone. The images that the mobile spotlight have captured are eerily beautiful.

 

 

LED hailed as answer to winter blackout fear

LED hailed as answer to winter blackout fear

The arrival of winter is generally greeted with scare stories about how, due to an overstretched National Grid, the cold weather could bring with it power cuts. This year the squeeze on electricity supplies in the UK is less severe than expected due to more coal power on the system, however Greenpeace are not convinced and have issued a call for more households to move to LED lighting. 

The Internet of Things and lighting: the end of the hype?

The Internet of Things and lighting: the end of the hype?

The lighting industry is targeted by the Internet of Things because of the ubiquity of the product. If lighting is everywhere then where else should the IoT data harvesters be other than piggy-backed onto it? But, most crucially, the real question that remains unanswered about the IoT is ‘What Happens Next?’  On Wednesday 26 October at 1pm BST, Lux Review will be hosting a webinar on the topic: IoT and Lighting: why this revolution will change everything.

Why there’s more chance the manufacturer will fail than the LED driver

Why there’s more chance the manufacturer will fail than the LED driver

The driver behind the LEDs is often quoted as the weak link in the system, but nowadays manufacturers are producing units with a life expectancy that can exceed 100,000 hours if carefully managed. After six years however, I’ve started to spot a disturbing trend which specifiers and end users should be aware of: manufacturer failure. 

Saturn LED latest to sign up to Lux fair warranties fight

Saturn LED latest to sign up to Lux fair warranties fight

Saturn LED has become the latest company to sign up to Lux's campaign for fair warranties. The firm agrees with us that many lighting industry warranties are currently unfair, misleading and fail to adequately protect customers.

Nulty+ launches bespoke luminaire division

Nulty+ launches bespoke luminaire division

Lighting design consultancy Nulty+ has launched a bespoke luminaire design and manufacturing company – named Nulty+ Bespoke – in response to growing demand for customised lighting pieces.

Hackers hijack IoT devices

LED meets the cosmos as space station gets circadian boost. PLUS: Hackers hijack thousands of IoT devices. AND: Shrewd airport worker steals millions with LED scheme. Lux Today 11 October 2016.

REVIEWED  The hand held lighting lab is coming to LuxLive

The hand held lighting lab is coming to LuxLive

One of the most exciting products on show at last year’s Hong Kong International Lighting Fair was not a lamp, luminaire or even a control system, but a gadget that lets you measure light with your smartphone. Next month the Lighting Passport is coming to LuxLive.

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.

The IoT revolution is here, but is it safe?

The IoT revolution is here, but is it safe?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the lighting industry’s saviour as revenues from luminaires start to decline. But as companies rush to get IoT products to market, is thorough cyber security being sacrificed for the sake of a quick buck? At this year’s Lux Live ethical hacker, Ken Munroe of Penetration testing and security services will give a live demonstration of just how vulnerable connected lighting products are to attack and manipulation.