Smart stop lights to 'TALK' to drivers

Smart traffic lights to 'communicate' with drivers to inform them when they are about to change. PLUS: Saudi scientists create ‘fastest li-fi luminaire’. AND: New building standard aims to protect the health of occupants. Lux Today August 23rd 2016.

Health and wellbeing experts to re-examine lighting's role

Health and wellbeing experts to re-examine lighting's role

Lux will be hosting a one-day health and wellbeing conference in London on 22 September. We are learning more and more about the way our bodies work in relation to our natural environment. In the last few years much has been written about circadian rhythms and the effects of light on our sleep patterns. Unfortunately, some of us choose to spend our time inside buildings, working unsocial hours and generally ignoring the natural procession of time and the seasons to which our bodies are naturally attuned.

Smart traffic lights to 'talk' to cars

Smart traffic lights to 'talk' to cars

Judging when green traffic lights are going to switch to red has always been a difficult business. But now Audi has developed a smart-dashboard that can communicate with traffic lights and inform drivers when the lights are about to change.

Two-minute explainer: The WELL Building Standard

Two-minute explainer: The WELL Building Standard

What are we to make of human centric lighting (HCL)? The science is sound but the application of the technology is often confused and contradictory. What is needed is a guide to point us in the right direction. That is the job of the WELL Building Standard (WBS).

Trilux backs wellbeing conference

Trilux backs wellbeing conference

Trilux signals a commitment to exploring the role of circadian lighting with sponsorship of Lux's Health and Wellbeing conference.

Is LED the key to YOUNGER looking skin?

Rejuvenating light clinic opens at Harvey Nichols in London. PLUS: LED farm produces 12,000 lettuces a day. AND: GE biosensors monitor athletes at Rio Olympics. Lux Today August 16th 2016.

What nobody tells you about Power over Ethernet

What nobody tells you about Power over Ethernet

The on-trend conversation continues to turn towards powering LED fixtures via the building’s computer network. Who needs drivers and lighting controls when there’s a DC supply and smart control available back down the network? What can possibly go wrong with PoE?

Are we experimenting on school children?

Are we experimenting on school children?

Human-centric lighting represents a new way of using light in our lives, but there is some skepticism over its use and its effectiveness. Do we know enough about the technology, for example, to be using it in schools? Is there enough evidence to say that human centric lighting improves productivity at work?  Can HCL help to maintain a smooth circadian rhythm at home? 

In a 'Clash of the Lighting Titans' Lux's applications editor John Bullock (a HCL cheerleader) and our technical editor Alan Tulla (a sympathetic skeptic) sit down to compare and contrast their human centric lighting opinions.

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