Emergency lighting fails in San Francisco rail black-out. PLUS: Belgian lettuce growers use LED to boost production. AND: LED strips aim to improve pedestrian safety in Singapore. Lux Today May 23 2017.
For most of us, the more the world shifts, the more we wish that things could stay the same. But when it comes to technology that yearning for what we’ve always known can sometimes get in the way of innovation when a real game-changing opportunity comes along. Let’s take a look at the fire-rated downlight and consider how we’ve always dealt with that thorny problem.
The best sports halls need high performance lighting if users are to achieve their greatest sporting potential. Colin Lawson of Tamlite Lighting has put together eight things you need to know before you make any upgrades.
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
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.
The German Gymnasium in London's King's Cross has a fascinating history and has gone from being Britain's first gym to being one of London's finest new restaurants. Into Lighting developed a Lux Award nominated lighting scheme for the listed building's interior, which resembles a modern take on the glamourous Belle Epoque stations that could be seen across Europe before the start of the First World War.
The opening of The Switch House extension to London’s Tate Modern has been the art event of the year. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron the 64.5-metre-high tower adds 6o percent more exhibition space to the already gargantuan gallery that is one of London’s most popular visitor attractions. Arup provided the lighting design for the original incarnation of the Tate Modern and were appointed to provide the design for the extension.
Reigning Italian football champions Juventus have completely refitted their stadium with new LED lighting.
The improvements were made with an eye on supporting the ultrahigh-definition television broadcasts that capture the action of the top flight first division Serie A, the Italian equivalent of the Premier League.
The Olympic Games always offer an international stage for lighting manufacturers to show off their wares and this year’s event in Rio was noteworthy for the rise in the use of products from China.
The shortlist for the 2016 Lux Awards has been announced and this year the list features a whole host of impressive projects and inventive new technology.