Apple changes the way you light your home

Researchers beam light particle across fibre network. PLUS: Apple’s new Home app to change the way you light your house. AND: Fluorescent light 'boosts male testosterone levels'. Lux Today September 27th 2016.

Researchers beam light particle across fibre network

Researchers beam light particle across fibre network

Researchers in Canada have successfully teleported a photon light particle over a straight line 3.7 miles long. The photon was transported using a fibre optic cable, setting a record for quantum teleportation.

Five ways Apple’s Home app will change the way you light your house

Five ways Apple’s Home app will change the way you light your house

Apple was one of the first companies to embrace the smart-home industry, but it has been, on the whole, a quiet commitment. HomeKit, Apple’s original answer to the smart-home revolution was a humble platform that ran behind the scenes on your handset, acting as a base for third-party smart-home apps. This lack of a unified approach was not popular, but Apple is looking to make amends. The company has just released Home, which will run in conjunction with iOS 10 and features all the plethora of smart-apps that were managed by HomeKit, homogenized and streamlined into one app. Here are five ways that Apple’s ‘Home’ will change the way you light your home.

BDP embraces darkness in Britain's greenest building

BDP embraces darkness in Britain's greenest building

The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia is one of the UK's greenest buildings. Holder of a prestigious Passivhaus rating and a BREEAM Outstanding classification, the building features a Lux Awards nominated lighting design from BDP. However, lighting is not as prevalent as you may expect, for a third of the floor plan, there is no ceiling light whatsoever.

Hong Kong lighting expo expands

Hong Kong lighting expo expands

The inaugural edition of the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo is the refined and adapted successor to the World of Outdoor Lighting and Lighting Accessories show that was held in Hong Kong in 2015.

Into Lighting takes Britain's first gym from boxing ring to Belle Epoque

Into Lighting takes Britain's first gym from boxing ring to Belle Epoque

The German Gymnasium in London's King's Cross has a fascinating history and has gone from being Britain's first gym to being one of London's finest new restaurants. Into Lighting developed a Lux Award nominated lighting scheme for the listed building's interior, which resembles a modern take on the glamourous Belle Epoque stations that could be seen across Europe before the start of the First World War. 

Brisbane bridge shines under a new light

Brisbane bridge shines under a new light

Brisbane’s Kurilpa Bridge has been relit to dramatic effect – in a scheme powered by up to100KWh of solar-power. Completed in 2009, the dramatic bridge has had its lighting system upgraded with a new LED lighting system specified by Cameron Gunning of Vision & Sound Technology. Providing a pedestrian and cycle crossing over the Brisbane River, Kurilpa Bridge connects the city's central business district with the city's south bank and its major cultural precinct. 

Can light end a heart attack?

Scientists use pulses of light to end heart attacks. PLUS: Verizon eyes city revolution with LED purchase. AND: Meet ‘Alexa’….Amazon’s new device that can control your home lighting. Lux Today September 20th 2016.

The week the lighting industry changed forever

The week the lighting industry changed forever

The Internet of Things is sure to be the next revolution to sweep the lighting industry. After a week during which the revolution started to gain speed, Gordon Routledge issues a call to action.

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