Li-Fi firms gather to unveil first lights at LuxLive

Li-Fi firms gather to unveil first lights at LuxLive

The world’s leading companies specialising the Li-Fi technology – the delivery of the internet via visible LED lighting – are set to gather at next month’s LuxLive exhibition in London and are promising a series of ground-breaking products.

10 things you need to know about workplace lighting

10 things you need to know about workplace lighting

Workplaces are deceptively difficult places to light well. They are also one of the few categories of lighting with solid restrictions on light level and do’s and don’ts. Few will suffer if your building façade is lit to 20 lux not 50; make a similar mistake in the workplace and you have a lawsuit on your hands.

 

UK’s largest property developer trials IoT systems

UK’s largest property developer trials IoT systems

Three conference rooms have been transformed into living laboratories at the offices of the UK’s largest commercial property company Land Securities, with the aim of proving the values of connected lighting.

New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

Cisco Systems has developed an Ethernet switch that will support lighting, heating, security, and other building operations without the electricity losses associated with some Power over Ethernet (PoE) schemes, losses which have been putting off some potential users of the technology.

Explainer: What is the difference between TP ratings?

Explainer: What is the difference between TP ratings?

Thanks to the LED revolution and a change in the way we use computers and screens, there has been a shift towards installing slim line LED panels in offices. In light of these changes there is now sufficient confusion about the fire-rating requirements of the diffusing material of a luminaire. TP (a)? TP (b)? What's the difference? Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, tells all.

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