Explainer: LED panels can ruin fire rating of ceilings

Explainer: LED panels can ruin fire rating of ceilings

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.

Pioneer Li-Fi company joins with Singapore government

Pioneer Li-Fi company joins with Singapore government

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.

Ugly office lighting to be tackled at LuxLive

Ugly office lighting to be tackled at LuxLive

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.

Blue light key to reducing health risks of night working

Blue light key to reducing health risks of night working

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.

Lux Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

Lux Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

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. 

The best of Lighting Spy

The best of Lighting Spy

Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.

 

Cloud-based control project is a first

Cloud-based control project is a first

One of the UK’s first cloud-based lighting control installations has been commissioned. The project – at the Kent offices of leading infrastructure services company FM Conway – includes occupancy heat mapping, emergency self-test reporting, energy monitoring and status reporting across each luminaire. The lighting can also provide insight into how the building is used by its occupants, validating the energy savings and giving quantitate data around availability and uptime.

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