First steps in Gooee roll out taken at LuxLive

First steps in Gooee roll out taken at LuxLive

IoT company, Gooee, have released their first development kits to lighting manufacturers on the opening day of LuxLive in London.

The new kits are the latest step forward in the growing IoT revolution, and will allow Gooee partners, Feilo Sylvania, Aurora Lighting and John Cullen Lighting to integrate their lighting products with IoT-enabling technology.
 

Industry discusses Brexit at LuxLive

Industry discusses Brexit at LuxLive

The challenge posed by Brexit was discussed during the first morning of LuxLive, which was held at London’s ExCel centre last week.

Paul Beale, founding director of Electrolight, advised the industry, during a talk, to make the most of the pound’s weakness by concentrating on exports.

Top ten speakers you must hear at LuxLive

Top ten speakers you must hear at LuxLive

This year's LuxLive will feature hundreds of speakers who all have a lot to say about lighting. Here we round up ten great presenters who you should make sure to catch at the show. From Russell Foster to Dr. Ian Jordan and from live hacking to Jason Bruges, there is something for everyone at this year's event. Countless experts will be on-hand to inspire and inform and there will be a whole host of panel discussions, debate and live demonstrations. This year's LuxLive offers a forum to learn something new, whilst checking the pulse of the industry.

RCL fixtures light Lux Award’s glittering new venue

RCL fixtures light Lux Award’s glittering new venue

This year’s Lux Awards will take place at The Intercontinental London: The O2, which opened in January this year. Located on the Greenwich Peninsula, next door to the iconic O2 arena, the nautical themed hotel, which brings to mind the elegant ocean liners of the Twenties and the novels of F.Scott Fitzgerald, boasts five restaurants and bars

Could LED help to beat Zika?

Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria? PLUS: London bridges plan in troubled water as critics pan ideas. AND: Madrid office skyscraper becomes city’s smartest building. Lux Today November 22 2016.

Value Proposition: V-TAC 45W LED module

Value Proposition: V-TAC 45W LED module

Every once in a while, the way that we see the world shifts and the way that we do things needs to be reviewed. The basic approach in commercial lighting, the sector from which so much lighting product derives, is the recessed fluorescent 600x600 modular luminaire. Designed to sit in a conventional suspended ceiling, this is the default lighting option for shops and offices everywhere.

Improved system efficiency in this type of fixture has relied on two things, one in the control of the manufacturer and the other not. The efficiency that the manufacturer has had nothing to do with, but has benefited enormously from, has been the improved light output of fluorescent lamps -  to the general benefit of all users. The improved efficiency that has been less welcome, and which has been fully in the control of the manufacturer, has been the photometric performance of the luminaire.  

LuxLive to investigate human-centric lighting in schools

LuxLive to investigate human-centric lighting in schools

Human-centric lighting represents a new way of using light in our lives, but it is understandable that there is some skepticism over its use and its effectiveness. But do we know enough about the technology to be using it in schools?  We talk to Doctor Katharina Wulff of Oxford University, who will be debating the issue with Dan Lister of Arup.

LIA to unveil controversial surveillance scheme at LuxLive

LIA to unveil controversial surveillance scheme at LuxLive

In an unprecedented move January 2017 will see the Lighting Industry Association's (LIA) memebership commit to the random inspection and testing of their products. The CEO of the LIA, Steven Davies, will be unveiling  more about the new scheme at a talk at this year's LuxLive.

LuxLive to profile first Li-fi office

LuxLive to profile first Li-fi office

The first office in the world where the internet is provided by the lighting will be profiled at next week’s LuxLive event in London.

The instillation is being set-up by Lucibel, in cooperation with Scottish company pureLiFi, at the headquarters in Paris of Sogeprom, the property arm of French bank Societe Generale.

Samsung acquires Martin parent in $8 billion IoT deal

Samsung acquires Martin parent in $8 billion IoT deal

Samsung has acquired car audio and electronics maker Harman, which is parent to Martin, a provider of lighting solutions for theatre and architectural applications.

The eight billion dollar deal is a sign that the technology giant sees the Internet of Things as a major part of its future business strategy.

IoT is widely seen as being a knight in shining armor for a lighting industry facing falling margins as saturation prompts LEDs to tumble in value. As a result of this LuxLive will devote an entire arena of talks and discussion to the subject at next weeks show in London. 

Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria?

Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria?

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.

LuxLive to ask is tech moving too fast for standards?

LuxLive to ask is tech moving too fast for standards?

At this year’s LuxLive we are going to be looking into the tea-leaves and considering what is going to be the future of emergency lighting technology. This year, LuxLive has an entire arena devoted to emergency lighting called the Escape Zone, which will offer two full days of instruction, debate and discussion on the topic. We talk to Paul Meenan of Transport for London and Escape Zone contributor about some of the key issues that will be discussed.

Top environmentalist warns industry

Lighting industry GDP needs cut to tackle climate change. PLUS: Osram makes further investments in IoT. AND: Radical designs unveiled to light London’s bridges. Lux Today November 15 2016.

Arrive at the Lux Awards in style on Emirates cable car

Arrive at the Lux Awards in style on Emirates cable car

The Lux Awards is a once in a year proposition, so why not push the boat out? Why not opt to arrive at this year's ceremony in memorable style? Why not take a flight on the Emirates Air Line cable car? And what is more, if you attend LuxLive, you'll get a discounted trip.