‘Invest in IoT or die’, Harvard chief warns industry

‘Invest in IoT or die’, Harvard chief warns industry

Invest in research and development for the forthcoming Internet of Things revolution or face irrelevance – that’s the stark warning delivered today to lighting manufacturers by Paul Hussey, CEO of drivers-to-wireless-controls manufacturer Harvard Technology.

Lux answers your emergency lighting questions

Lux answers your emergency lighting questions

Emergency lighting is a constantly changing sphere, with a whole host of new developments and innovations to stay on top of. To make this task a little easier we have recruited an expert panel of experts to help solve your emergency lighting woes. To submit a question email editor@luxreview.com or post a question in the comment section below.

 

Charges filed in lighting engineer death case

Charges filed in lighting engineer death case

The director of the firm that managed the Cheeki Rafiki yacht has been charged with manslaughter after it capsized in 2014, killing its crew, which included lighting engineer Steve Warren of Charles Endirect. 

Cambridge buys circadian lamps to wake sleepy students

Cambridge buys circadian lamps to wake sleepy students

Cambridge University, for good or ill, has given the UK some of its greatest writers, scientists, poets and prime ministers, but that doesn’t mean that its students are immune from that most common of university ills: extreme lethargy.

LED meets the cosmos - space station gets circadian boost

LED meets the cosmos - space station gets circadian boost

We know more and more about circadian rhythms here on Earth, where the sun rises and sets in manageable and predictable (we hope) twenty-four hour cycles. Space though is another matter altogether.

In space the sun rises and sets every 90 minutes, a dizzying speed that destroys settled circadian rhythms and pushes sleeping patterns out the window. Now scientists are trying to address this problem and LED is providing the answers.

Michael Grubb Studio leads Lush to lighting reinvention

Michael Grubb Studio leads Lush to lighting reinvention

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.

Shrewd airport worker steals millions with LED scheme

Shrewd airport worker steals millions with LED scheme

It’s a well known fact that LED can save you money and breaking the law is generally not required to do this. Some people take things too far though. The director of terminal maintenance at Miami International Airport has been charged with fraud after it was discovered that he had purchased 9,000 LED luminaires worth $3.5 million…for $8.8 million and pocketed the change.

Studio 29 hits stately tone on London's first royal avenue

Studio 29 hits stately tone on London's first royal avenue

After the success of the revived lighting on Regent Street, the design for Lower Regent Street had to maintain an equally grand tone, or risk demoting a beautifully crafted boulevard into an after-thought. The lighting design for the Sofitel ensures that Lower Regent Street makes the most of its regal style, prompting it to appear much more royal and refined than its famous brother. In our latest Lux Awards profile we talk to Tony Rimmer of Studio-29, who approched the lighting of the hotel as the culmination of twenty years of hard work. 

LA street lights can hear car crashes

US cities take a second look at LED after health warnings. PLUS: IKEA makes a grab for the affordable smart lighting market. AND: LA installs street light sensors that can hear car crashes. Lux Today 4th October 2016.

Hackers hijack thousands of IoT devices in internet attack

Hackers hijack thousands of IoT devices in internet attack

Hackers have unleashed one of the largest internet attacks ever recorded by utilising Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as thermostats, webcams and smart lights. IoT is the lighting industry’s great white hope, as revenues from luminaires start to decline.

TV's top mimic Alistair McGowan to host Lux Awards

TV's top mimic Alistair McGowan to host Lux Awards

This year's Lux Awards will be hosted by BAFTA winning comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan. The funnyman has been a regular on TV screens for years and is best known for hosting the BBC's hit comedy programme The Big Impression. He has also been recognised for his many appearances on the West End stage. In his career to date he has appeared in CabaretThe Mikado and Little Shop of Horrors, for which he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award.