THE USE of coloured lighting to deter social ills such as crime, suicides and anti-social behaviour is no magic bullet, says a senior police officer with expertise in the area.
The Humber Bridge in the north of England could be turned into a 2 kilometre light artwork, if an ambitious £4 million LED lighting plan is realised.
Street lights are ubiquitous in our cities; electric vehicles need lots of charging points. They’re obviously perfect partners – or are they?
The Society of Light and Lighting has published the latest edition of its lighting guide for transport buildings such as railway stations and airports.
Vodafone has announced that it is trialling smart internet-connected lighting in Ireland as part of an upgrade of its base stations.
In an innovative Internet of Things project, cyclists in Manchester are collecting information about the city using Internet-connected bike lights.
Have you noticed that petrol stations are no longer dull? They used to be lit with high pressure sodium lamps and everything looked dark orange. A few petrol stations used metal halide lamps which had the advantage of white light but their life was considerably shorter.
The city of Helsinki has installed internet-connected street lights which find motorists a parking place.
It is not always easy to make a major investment in a project, when it is known that it will only show returns in the distant long term. This is made even more of a wrench when you know that you might not be around to see a project pay back. The limited length of a rail franchise means that operators are sometimes wary of making investments in station infrastructure, such as in the lighting, if it is known that a project won’t pay back before the end of a franchise. Are the length of rail franchises in the UK holding back the development of innovative lighting on the nation's rail network?
After the success of Lux's Lighting for Rail Conference, which was held in Central London last month, we have gathered together some of the best new lighting products that can be used on the rail network.
Russell Sweeting-White is the senior building services engineer at Network Rail. He is responsible for developing a policy and a strategy to light stations across the UK rail network. Sweeting-White is also involved in the setting of common standards for station lighting, which ensure that a safe environment is created for the rail user. But are standards stifling creativity when it comes to lighting for rail?