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 building firm 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.

How to light a hospital ward

How to light a hospital ward

In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a hospital ward. 

Can Apple save OLEDs?

Can Apple save OLEDs?

Speculation is mounting that Apple is set to opt for OLED screens for the 2017 iPhone, a move that  would transform the fortunes of the technology in the lighting sector.

ASK THE DOCTOR: Flicker and why it hertz

ASK THE DOCTOR: Flicker and why it hertz

Flickering lights trigger headaches and can alter our perception of movement. For this reason it is important to understand why it occurs and how to prevent it

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