Lighting industry needs to ‘wake up’ to IoT hack threat, security expert warns. PLUS: Merger mania set to sweep lighting industry this year. AND: Scientists reach ‘absolute zero’ using light. Lux Today. 17 January 2017.
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.
A major north American city faces mounting opposition to the instillation of hundreds of thousands of LED streetlights over fears that they will be too bright.
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.
A report by regulatory body the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has found that a number of UK railway stations in southern England fail to meet lighting standards.
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?
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 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.
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.
A British company is hoping to revolutionise street lighting design using the power of Cloud computing. The new system allows users to automate the analysis of luminaires, enabling manufacturers and lighting departments to calculate how a product would perform in a number of different road configurations and luminaire arrangements.
The UK’s first Wi-Fi-enabled exterior lighting installation has been unveiled in Milton Keynes. In what engineers are describing as a ‘proof of concept’, the interactive streetlight outside the football ground on MK Dons FC also includes 360-degree LED lighting, CCTV and a remote-controlled public address system.
Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla, hunts for the best low wattage 10W LED floodlights available on the market.
The speaker programme for Lux's two-day Lighting Fixture Design Conference has been launched. The gathering will take place at the Cavendish Centre in central London from the 21-22nd of February 2017.
The LED revolution has concluded, prices are falling and the industry's attention is turning to the digital world, to the internet of things and smart cities. This curated and timely conference aims to help you to map out your strategy for the digital lighting world.