Li-fi is to be adopted by the US Navy for ship-to-ship communication, in a move that harkens back to the days of signal lights, which were used in maritime warfare hundreds of years ago.
American lighting equipment in use on the tense demilitarized border that divides the two Koreas is prompting a diplomatic headache.
A new smart lighting accessory developed by Philips, is set to make the automation of light in the home even easier. The new Philips Hue will feature a motion sensor for the first time, meaning users will no longer have to string together a convoluted chain of gadgets to achieve automated dimming when a room is empty.
‘Surreal’ lighting to make ‘world’s longest tunnel’ safe. PLUS: Size of Brexit Britain’s lighting industry increases. AND: Chinese manufacturers win gold at Rio Olympics. Lux Today August 30th 2016.
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.
'Surreal' ambient lighting could be used to prevent drivers suffering psychological problems while driving through what is set to become ‘the world’s longest tunnel’.
The UK lighting market was estimated to be worth around £2 billion in 2015, an increase of thirteen percent on the previous year.
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.
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 signals a commitment to exploring the role of circadian lighting with sponsorship of Lux's Health and Wellbeing conference.
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.