Office workers who receive bright light in the morning have better sleep and lower levels of stress than those who receive low light levels, scientists have discovered.
Three conference rooms have been transformed into living laboratories at the offices of the UK’s largest commercial property company Land Securities, with the aim of proving the values of connected lighting.
Cisco Systems has developed an Ethernet switch that will support lighting, heating, security, and other building operations without the electricity losses associated with some Power over Ethernet (PoE) schemes, losses which have been putting off some potential users of the technology.
Thanks to the LED revolution and a change in the way we use computers and screens, there has been a shift towards installing slim line LED panels in offices. In light of these changes there is now sufficient confusion about the fire-rating requirements of the diffusing material of a luminaire. TP (a)? TP (b)? What's the difference? Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, tells all.
Scottish Li-Fi firm pureLiFi has announced that they are to work with the Singapore government to bring the revolutionary technology to the South-Asian city-state
The development is the latest leap forward in the up-hill gallop that is the progress of Li-Fi. The first live demonstration of the technology in front of an audience was given just a few weeks ago at LuxLive in London.
US scientists have developed a special tool to help designers create lighting installations which affect the sleep-wake cycle.
A survey from respected pollsters Ipsos Mori found earlier in the year that a third of professionals dislike their office illumination. The response of the lighting community has been to get to work and at this year’s LuxLive office lighting will form a major plank of discussions in the LuxArena.
People working erratic night-time shift patterns would be better served by LED lighting that features the colour blue, Helen Loomes, business development director at Trilux has told Lux’s Health and Wellbeing Conference.
A brand new 42-floor skyscraper in Toronto will feature intelligent lighting controls, the tallest structure yet to be fitted out with the technology from top to bottom.