Keynote speaker and neuroscientist Russell Foster led the pioneering team at Oxford University which discovered the eye’s third photosensitive cells, creating a whole new paradigm in interior lighting. Ray Molony and John Bullock report.
People working erratic night-time shift patterns would be better served by LED lighting that features the colour blue, Helen Loomes, business development director at Trilux has told Lux’s Health and Wellbeing Conference.
An intelligent wireless lighting network has been installed in the Wilmersdorf district of Berlin. The street lights are able to adjust their brightness based on real-time human presence.
EU pledges millions to tackle IoT security threat. PLUS: Reykjavik turns off street lights for better aurora view. AND: US speedway becomes first to go all LED. Lux Today October 18 2016.
Light costs money and the more light you want, the more money it is going to cost. This simple statement has driven lighting specification since Edison was a lad and it doesn’t matter that we’re entering a whole new phase of energy efficiency; light still costs money. So when a company needs at least 1000 lux of good quality light for it to do its work effectively, the issue of system cost looms large in the decision-making process.
A group of intrepid YouTubers from American video production company Stratus Productions have successfully managed to strap a 1,000 watt LED light bar to the underside of a drone. The images that the mobile spotlight have captured are eerily beautiful.
Calming blue LED light sources are being installed at Scottish level crossings to help reduce an unexplained spike in suicides on the country’s rail network.
The arrival of winter is generally greeted with scare stories about how, due to an overstretched National Grid, the cold weather could bring with it power cuts. This year the squeeze on electricity supplies in the UK is less severe than expected due to more coal power on the system, however Greenpeace are not convinced and have issued a call for more households to move to LED lighting.
The lighting industry is targeted by the Internet of Things because of the ubiquity of the product. If lighting is everywhere then where else should the IoT data harvesters be other than piggy-backed onto it? But, most crucially, the real question that remains unanswered about the IoT is ‘What Happens Next?’ On Wednesday 26 October at 1pm BST, Lux Review will be hosting a webinar on the topic: IoT and Lighting: why this revolution will change everything.
The driver behind the LEDs is often quoted as the weak link in the system, but nowadays manufacturers are producing units with a life expectancy that can exceed 100,000 hours if carefully managed. After six years however, I’ve started to spot a disturbing trend which specifiers and end users should be aware of: manufacturer failure.
Saturn LED has become the latest company to sign up to Lux's campaign for fair warranties. The firm agrees with us that many lighting industry warranties are currently unfair, misleading and fail to adequately protect customers.
The streets of Reykjavik went dark for one night only to give residents a better view of the Aurora Borealis, a sight that is usually diluted by light pollution.
Lighting design consultancy Nulty+ has launched a bespoke luminaire design and manufacturing company – named Nulty+ Bespoke – in response to growing demand for customised lighting pieces.
LED meets the cosmos as space station gets circadian boost. PLUS: Hackers hijack thousands of IoT devices. AND: Shrewd airport worker steals millions with LED scheme. Lux Today 11 October 2016.