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 Hive IoT partnership between the LED company and the power utility could energise the residential market for connected lamps and trigger more utility alliances.
Researchers beam light particle across fibre network. PLUS: Apple’s new Home app to change the way you light your house. AND: Fluorescent light 'boosts male testosterone levels'. Lux Today September 27th 2016.
Apple was one of the first companies to embrace the smart-home industry, but it has been, on the whole, a quiet commitment. HomeKit, Apple’s original answer to the smart-home revolution was a humble platform that ran behind the scenes on your handset, acting as a base for third-party smart-home apps. This lack of a unified approach was not popular, but Apple is looking to make amends. The company has just released Home, which will run in conjunction with iOS 10 and features all the plethora of smart-apps that were managed by HomeKit, homogenized and streamlined into one app. Here are five ways that Apple’s ‘Home’ will change the way you light your home.
The Amazon Echo will feature a voice control capability that will allow you to turn off your lights and adjust your central heating with the sound of your voice. The Echo is a smart-speaker that responds to the name ‘Alexa’.
September 2016 sees the start of the process to phase out inefficent and expensive halogen light sources across Europe. Luckily LED is ready and waiting to fill the gap left behind after the demise of halogen is complete.
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.
A new smart lighting accessory developed by Philips, is set to make the automation of light in the home even easier. The new Philips Hue will feature a motion sensor for the first time, meaning users will no longer have to string together a convoluted chain of gadgets to achieve automated dimming when a room is empty.
Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.
Philips Lighting has unveiled a major range of lamps with variable colour temperatures aimed at property renters. The SceneSwitch LED range features three light settings of different output and colour temperatures. Uniquely, the settings can be selected by a simple light switch, meaning users don’t have to purchase a dimmer switch or use a smart phone app.