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.
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.
A new study finds that exposure to bright light can restore the sinking sexual desires of men during the cold winter months.
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.
In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a lounge bar.
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.
Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.
In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a gymnasium.
The technology behind hit app Pokemon Go looks set to revolutionise the lighting industry. PLUS: Pioneering new smart street lights are able to detect snowfall. AND: New York City gives go ahead for first underground park. Lux Today July 26th 2016.