Could Pokemon Go tech change lighting?

The technology behind hit app Pokemon Go looks set to revolutionise the lighting industry. PLUS: Pioneering new smart street lights are able to detect snowfall. AND: New York City gives go ahead for first underground park. Lux Today July 26th 2016.

Fibre optic lighting – still very much alive

Fibre optic lighting – still very much alive

The LED revolution dealt a fatal blow to fibre optic lighting, right? Why would anyone want to use that kind of clunky kit when there’s an elegant, light-on-its-feet, technology like LED available. Well, whatever our techie friends might think, the fibre optic lighting system is far from dead. Indeed, its demise has been greatly exaggerated as fibre optic technology has found a way to live in an LED world. 

Light helps in dementia fight

Light helps in dementia fight

Light can be a very effective treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s due to its ability to improve sleep patterns and a new system from Osram is helping to do just that.

 

Amazon drones to dock on streetlights

Amazon drones to dock on streetlights

It has been known for sometime that Amazon plans to use drones to deliver packages, but up until now the gritty detail of their proposal has remained something of a mystery.

Lamp recycling should be free, firms told

Lamp recycling should be free, firms told

Changes to the way the UK Government sets waste-handling targets means that most companies and organisations should now be able to access free lamp recycling. Nigel Harvey, chief of waste lighting compliance scheme Recolight, says the message needs to get out that there is a structured process for taking back end-of-life lighting equipment, and for most firms, it’s cost free. ‘We still come across many end users and facility managers that are being charged to deal with waste,’ says Harvey.

Cloud-based control project is a first

Cloud-based control project is a first

One of the UK’s first cloud-based lighting control installations has been commissioned. The project – at the Kent offices of leading infrastructure services company FM Conway – includes occupancy heat mapping, emergency self-test reporting, energy monitoring and status reporting across each luminaire. The lighting can also provide insight into how the building is used by its occupants, validating the energy savings and giving quantitate data around availability and uptime.

Cold water poured on LED health risk claims

Cold water poured on LED health risk claims

The respected Lighting Research Centre in the United States has issued a pointed critique of the American Medical Association’s recent warning that LED could be a health risk.

Could Apple be OLED's saviour?

Could Apple be about to rescue OLEDs? PLUS: Cyclotron interactive LED bicycle unveiled. AND: We reveal the hidden costs of lighting world landmarks - you will never guess who is most thrifty! Lux Today July 19th 2016.

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