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.
The jury for this year’s Lux Awards Middle East has been announced and it includes a string of big names from across the lighting industry.
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.
Could LED help to cure Alzheimer’s? PLUS: Well and Breeam environmental standards to join forces. AND: Winner of Illuminated River competition revealed in London. Lux Today 13 December 2016.
Flashing LED lights in the eyes of mice has been found to drastically reduce the levels of plaque in the brain, which in human beings can cause Alzheimer’s disease.
Research conducted by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that light encouraged protective cells to destroy harmful proteins that accumulate in the brain prompting the onset of dementia.
Lux meets Alexandra Hammond, the woman in charge of environmental impact at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, ahead of her appearance on next week's Lighting for Healthcare webinar. Hammond was responsible for leading a massive £1 million pound retrofit for the Hospital, which is one of the biggest health providers in the UK.
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.
New lighting to change view of Niagara Falls. PLUS: Cambridge University buys circadian lamps to wake sleepy students. AND: Can LED boost health benefits of cannabis? Lux Today November 8 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists use pulses of light to end heart attacks. PLUS: Verizon eyes city revolution with LED purchase. AND: Meet ‘Alexa’….Amazon’s new device that can control your home lighting. Lux Today September 20th 2016.
Scientists have concluded that beams of red light could be used to restore a normal heartbeat during a heart attack, replacing the need for painful electric shocks.
Lux will be hosting a one-day health and wellbeing conference in London on 22 September. We are learning more and more about the way our bodies work in relation to our natural environment. In the last few years much has been written about circadian rhythms and the effects of light on our sleep patterns. Unfortunately, some of us choose to spend our time inside buildings, working unsocial hours and generally ignoring the natural procession of time and the seasons to which our bodies are naturally attuned.