Is the light bulb immortal?

Is the light bulb immortal?

No matter how quickly the times change the received wisdom is that the light bulb can never die. The light bulb is, to borrow a phrase, too big to fail. But, no matter how beloved the bulb may be, it is, like any other commercial product, a prisoner to profit. 

LuxLive Middle East opens call for speakers

LuxLive Middle East opens call for speakers

LuxLive Middle East has issued its call for speakers for 2017. The acclaimed conference and exhibition – which debuted in Abu Dhabi but switches to Dubai this year –  features a range of opportunities for lighting professionals to share expertise and increase their profile in the region. 

Organisers name venue for LuxLive Middle East

Organisers name venue for LuxLive Middle East

The Sheraton Grand in Dubai has won the contract to host the prestigious LuxLive Middle East 2017 conference and exhibition, as well as the glamorous Lux Awards, organisers announced today.

How to design human centric lighting – by scientist who discovered it

How to design human centric lighting – by scientist who discovered it

The lighting industry needs to take a much more ‘dynamic’ approach to lighting workplaces, Professor Russell Foster, has said in an interview with Lux. Foster is credited with discovering light sensitive ganglion cells in the retina of the eye, which have an influence over the body’s internal clock.

Lux webinar explores ways to market to lighting buyers

 Lux webinar explores ways to market to lighting buyers

Lighting professionals are increasingly hard to reach in an age where email communication is being devalued. What are the reasons for this and how can you develop a message that lighting buyers will find engaging? 

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.

Can the aura of gaslight survive in the LED age?

Can the aura of gaslight survive in the LED age?

Can a halfway house be found between the sentimental theatricality of Victorian street furniture and the demands of modern lighting performance? Lux's application's editor, John Bullock, investigates.

Is new technology changing lighting designer's thinking?

Is new technology changing lighting designer's thinking?

For many years lighting design absorbed new technology and simply went about its creative business, because the changes were simply technical improvements that allowed designers to do the same old thing, but a little better than before. This is no longer the case. As advancing technology allows us to broaden our horizons, lighting designers have no excuse not to rip up the rule book and embrace truly inventive design. Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, issues a call to arms.

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