Connected streetlight makes lost signal a thing of the past

 Connected streetlight makes lost signal a thing of the past

With mobile phone traffic expected to grow nine times over by the year 2022, mobile operators are struggling to keep up with the levels of broadband coverage required. Unto the breach steps a new smart lightpole, which offers network coverage, acting in concert to increase a city's overall 4G network coverage. 

Are your stairs safely illuminated or are you risking court?

Are your stairs safely illuminated or are you risking court?

In a week that saw a judge throw out of civil court a women's claim for damages against Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London after she drunkenly fell down the stairs,  Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla asks, what do you need to do to check that your staircase meets the regulatory requirements?

Lux Awards 2017 is now open for entries

Lux Awards 2017 is now open for entries

The Lux Awards 2017 is now open for entries. This will be the seventh editon of the Awards, during which time this lighting industry institution has established itself as the best recognised awards scheme in the business, which honours not just the people in the industry, but the customers who use light to create great things.

Software giant throws weight behind indoor positioning

Software giant throws weight behind indoor positioning

Philips is hiring leading software companies to help to develop indoor positioning technology, while embracing Bluetooth in addition to visible light communication, as a tool to make the fledgling technology a wide reaching reality.

How can the lighting industry change retail?

There is new evidence that indoor positioning systems when installed in retail spaces can increase profit margins. This week Lux Today asks the question what is indoor positioning and how can the lighting industry make the most of this golden opportunity?

EU environmental rule book could be torn up post-Brexit

EU environmental rule book could be torn up post-Brexit

Up to one third of EU environmental rules may require technical changes before they are written into British law after the UK has departed from the European Union. But will Brexit save the incandescent light? Probably not, but UKIP is hoping Theresa May will overturn the ban. 

Lighting Fixture Design Conference: Top ten takeaways

Lighting Fixture Design Conference: Top ten takeaways

Lux's Lighting Fixture Design conference has concluded after two days of discussion and debate that touched on everything from smart cities, to indoor positioning to lighting for chickens. Here are ten tweetable takeways, ten moments that made us think and question or awakened us to a new thought or idea.

A connected smart city still does not exist, experts warn

A connected smart city still does not exist, experts warn

A string of smart city experts at Lux’s Lighting Fixture Design conference in London this week, urged caution in the face of a high tide of hype that is sweeping the lighting industry. The warning came as San Diego announced the largest Internet of Things deployment in the world.