Why do EU emergency lights last for less time than in UK?

 Why do EU emergency lights last for less time than in UK?

In our latest Emergency Lighting Q&A of the week we want to find out why do self-contained emergency fixtures in Europe last for one hour while in the UK they  last for three hours?

Jonathan Bell, commercial director of Liteplan, gives us the answer. 

Lux recommends: Dim to warm lamps

Lux recommends: Dim to warm lamps

An attractive feature of filament lamps is that they become warmer as you dim them. As the filament dims and becomes less intense, the colour changes to a warmer more orange and yellow appearance. The colour temperature, and CCT reduces as they dim. Until recently, this effect was missing from their LED equivalents. Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla, reviews the state of the market.

Theresa May’s former school gets LED make-over

Theresa May’s former school gets LED make-over

Wheatley Park School in Oxforshire, which sits on the site of Holton Park Girls' Grammar School, where UK Prime Minister Theresa May, then Theresa Brasier, sat her GCEs, has just received an LED re-fit.

It is well know that May is very proud of her grammar school roots. In fact, she famously said, in one of her first appearances at Prime Minister’s Questions that it was her school that ‘got her where she is today.’

Meet the woman tasked with lighting a London hospital

Meet the woman tasked with lighting a London hospital

Lux meets Alexandra Hammond, the woman in charge of environmental impact at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, ahead of her appearance on next week's Lighting for Healthcare webinar. Hammond was responsible for leading a massive £1 million pound retrofit for the Hospital, which is one of the biggest health providers in the UK.

What the lighting industry is REALLY thinking

What the lighting industry is REALLY thinking

The acting talents of Team Lux are put to the test in this special video which gets behind the scenes of a lighting project to reveal the true motivations of the main players. CAST – Client: Gordon Routledge, Architect: John Bullock, Lighting Designer: Robert Leeming, Consulting engineer: Alan Tulla, Manufacturer: Ray Molony, Electrical Contractor: Gordon Routledge, Wholesaler: Mark Faithfull.

Meet the streetlights that are powered by footsteps

Meet the streetlights that are powered by footsteps

A new street lighting system that harnesses energy from pedestrians’ footsteps has been installed in Las Vegas in the United States.

The foot-powered fixtures were developed by EngoPlanet, a New York based start-up. The street lights are part-powered by kinetic energy generated by footsteps, which is absorbed by tiles installed in the pavement. Solar panels are also used to boost energy levels when necessary.

Circadian myths busted at LuxLive

Circadian myths busted at LuxLive

Neuroscientist and Lux's Person of the Year Russell Foster led the pioneering team at Oxford University which discovered the eye’s third photosensitive cells, creating a whole new paradigm in interior lighting. The contents of his speech during last week's LuxLive may have taken some in the lighting industry surpise though. Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, reports. 

Lux Awards 2016 winners revealed

Lux Awards 2016 winners revealed

The best lighting products, projects and companies leading innovation and change were recognised at the 2016 Lux Awards in London last night.

The Awards were presented in front of 850 lighting professionals at a gala event at the O2 InterContinental on the final night of the LuxLive 2016 exhibition.

World’s first live li-fi test takes place at LuxLive

World’s first live li-fi test takes place at LuxLive

A video has been played on a tablet via a li-fi internet connection at LuxLive, the first such demonstration in the world in a live setting.

The test was carried out in front of a live audience by Doctor Harald Burchardt’s, one of the key figures at pureLiFi, the Scottish company that is attempting to bring safe and secure li-fi to the world.

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.

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