The chair of Lux's upcoming Lighting Fixture Design Conference and Lux Review's application's editor, John Bullock, considers some of the themes that will dominate next month's event.
Today's question is: What is the difference between the presence and absence detection of an occupancy sensor?
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.
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.
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.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has hailed sustainable lighting as the best way to improve energy efficiency in UK buildings.
Leading lighting analyst Jed Dorsheimer says the sector is at a crucial junction – and must rapidly embrace change if it is to survive with historic levels of profitability.
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.