Once upon a time, in the days of fluorescent and metal halide, lighting maintenance factors were easy. But LEDs have changed everything. Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, considers if everything we know about maintenance factors is wrong.
A network of smart sensory street lights is being installed in the Kingdom of Swaziland. In the West, smart street lights are being used, in most cases, to monitor traffic, but in developing countries they can be put to an entirely different use altogether.
Derby Cathedral is the jewel in the city’s crown. Designed by James Gibbs, one of Britain’s most influential architects who was responsible for St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London and the Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University, the cathedral is Neo-Classical in style, yet simple in nature. James Morse Lighting Design approched developing a new lighting scheme for the cathedral with this very much in mind and as a result the project has been nominated for a Lux Award. In the latest of our Lux Awards project profiles we take a look at Morse's attempt to light Derby's most famous building.
In the first of his blogs from the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, finds his feet on the banks of the Pearl River and quickly makes dinner plans.
Microsoft Research has developed a screen that can be powered by office lighting, the first time such a device has been created. In its current form the device is being described as an electronic Post-It note , which can be programmed to show up-to-date information such as weather reports and public transport timetables.
CoeLux’s artificial skylights have rocked the industry due to their convincing reproduction of sunlight. Now the company has chosen LuxLive for the global launch of CoeLux generation 2, which is comprised of a range of smaller, less costly fittings that will help bring the sunshine indoors. We caught up with Paolo Di Trapani, the CEO of CoeLux, at Lux’s Health and Wellbeing Conference and talked to him about some of the product's many uses such as, surprisingly, on windowless airplanes.
How we can light for people, not buildings? That’s the deceptively simple question that will be addressed by a special panel of experts next month.
In case you haven't noticed Christmas is here, despite it still being October. The official launch of the iconic Christmas windows at Selfridges on Oxford Street in London has already taken place and this year the party-themed sets were lit by Progress Lighting.
Berlin unveils on demand street illumination. PLUS: Blue light is used to halt a mysterious spike in Scottish suicides. AND: Portable UV aims to revolutionise parenting. Lux Today October 25 2016.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a way of creating a virtual building without needing to break any physical ground and its influence on lighting design as a collaborative method of working is growing. Lux's applications editor John Bullock investigates.
Organisers of the LuxLive 2016 exhibition and conference in London have announced that a major theme of this year’s event will be Building Information Modelling.
Hackers harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smart lights, have crashed some of the world’s biggest websites including Spotify, PayPal and Twitter. It is no secret, as revenues from LEDs fade, that the lighting industry is placing a big pile of gambling chips on the success of the Internet of Things, but the hack marks the second major security breach in as many months, suggesting IoT is not yet ready for the big leagues.
Keynote speaker and neuroscientist 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. Ray Molony and John Bullock report.
People working erratic night-time shift patterns would be better served by LED lighting that features the colour blue, Helen Loomes, business development director at Trilux has told Lux’s Health and Wellbeing Conference.