Lighting based indoor positioning revolutionises US stores

Lighting based indoor positioning revolutionises US stores

Acuity Brands claims it has now deployed lighting based indoor positioning systems (IPS) in swathes of retail space across the US. The company made the boast in a joint show of force with Microsoft, with which Acuity has been developing a range of IoT technology.

Q&A of the Day - Control

Q&A of the Day - Control

Today's question is: What is the difference between the presence and absence detection of an occupancy sensor?

Industry needs to adapt to prosper, says new LIA chief

Industry needs to adapt to prosper, says new LIA chief

The lighting world needs to become more adaptable to new technological advancements, the president of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has said in an interview. Peter Scott, who is the CEO of Fern-Howard Lighting, stated that companies must adapt to the need for more specialist products or add value through other features, in a wide ranging interview that also touched on the developing role of the LIA and the unavoidable subject of our times, Brexit.

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.

Security expert: Industry needs to 'wake up'

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.

Is the light bulb immortal?

Is the light bulb immortal?

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. 

How to design human centric lighting – by scientist who discovered it

How to design human centric lighting – by scientist who discovered it

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.

Lux webinar explores ways to market to lighting buyers

 Lux webinar explores ways to market to lighting buyers

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? 

Explainer: LED panels can ruin fire rating of ceilings

Explainer: LED panels can ruin fire rating of ceilings

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.

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