A major north American city faces mounting opposition to the instillation of hundreds of thousands of LED streetlights over fears that they will be too bright.
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.
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.
A British company is hoping to revolutionise street lighting design using the power of Cloud computing. The new system allows users to automate the analysis of luminaires, enabling manufacturers and lighting departments to calculate how a product would perform in a number of different road configurations and luminaire arrangements.
The UK’s first Wi-Fi-enabled exterior lighting installation has been unveiled in Milton Keynes. In what engineers are describing as a ‘proof of concept’, the interactive streetlight outside the football ground on MK Dons FC also includes 360-degree LED lighting, CCTV and a remote-controlled public address system.
Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla, hunts for the best low wattage 10W LED floodlights available on the market.
The Niagara Falls Illumination Board has unveiled a new LED-based dynamic lighting system that makes the famed falls even more spectacular at night. The twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls, New York collaborated on the $4 million solid-state lighting (SSL) project that was undertaken by a consortium of lighting specialist and contracting firms including Ecco Electric, Salex and Mulvey & Banani Lighting Sceneworks, and Stanley Electric.
Streetlights powered by footsteps are unveiled in Las Vegas. PLUS: World’s first live li-fi test takes place at LuxLive. AND: Lux Award winners revealed at a ceremony in London. Lux Today December 6th 2016.
New York City's iconic Hudson River bridges are set to undergo an LED make-over, in a move that mirrors London's 'Illuminated River' project to revolutionise its own river-scape.
Nine New York bridges will receive an LED overhaul during the first phase of the $500 million project, ranging from the Henry Hudson Bridge in the Bronx to the Crossbay Veterans Memorial Bridge in the Rockaways.
A new street lighting system that harnesses energy from pedestrians’ footsteps has been installed in Las Vegas in the United States.
The foot-powered fixtures were developed by EngoPlanet, a New York based start-up. The street lights are part-powered by kinetic energy generated by footsteps, which is absorbed by tiles installed in the pavement. Solar panels are also used to boost energy levels when necessary.
A study completed by academics at Bristol University has found that LEDs attract significantly less insects than other light sources. The discovery could be beneficial to nations in South America and Africa, which are fighting mosquito-borne diseases.
The researchers considered a number of different light sources ranging from a tungsten filament lamp to fluorescent light sources and white LEDs and concluded that the heat emitted by light sources has more of an effect on insect attraction than the colour of the light.
Modern building facades can be just as worthy of floodlighting as historic ones. It’s the quality of architecture that counts rather than the age of the structure.
The lighting schemes unveiled as part of the Illuminated River design competition to illuminate central London's river bridges have received a frosty response from lighting designers. The submissions, which include proposals to link each bridge with lasers of light, were slammed as ‘impractical’ online. It was also noted by designers that the project will only add further to London’s light pollution problem.