New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

Cisco Systems has developed an Ethernet switch that will support lighting, heating, security, and other building operations without the electricity losses associated with some Power over Ethernet (PoE) schemes, losses which have been putting off some potential users of the technology.

How are LEDs being used to annoy Donald Trump?

Will tunable street light breakthrough silence LED critics? PLUS: Smart street lights tell cities when to salt frozen roads. AND: LED protest signs take centre stage at demonstrations. Lux Today 7 February 2017.

Is Power over Ethernet REALLY the future of lighting?

Is Power over Ethernet REALLY the future of lighting?

It’s been proposed that replacing power cables with data cables makes the installation of LED luminaires easier and cheaper. It also turns the lighting installation into an information pathway, enabling building occupants to access other building services.

Top designer to headline Light Fixture Design conference

Top designer to headline Light Fixture Design conference

One of the most successful luminaire designers of recent times, the multi-award winning light fitting designer Dean Skira, has been named as the headline speaker at this month’s Lighting Fixture Design conference in London.

Fixture Design Conference to tackle an industry in flux

Fixture Design Conference to tackle an industry in flux

The lighting industry is in a state as flux at the moment. As the LED revolution becomes old news, any number of other spheres of change look set to engulf the scene. Be it Smart Cities, or the Internet of Things, more questions seem to exist than answers.

Smart street lights tell councils when to grit frozen roads

Smart street lights tell councils when to grit frozen roads

Street lights that tell local authorities when to grit frozen roads have been unveiled in Hampshire. The new lamps are fitted with a smart control central management system, which is able monitor weather and road surface temperatures.  

Will tunable street light breakthrough silence LED critics?

Will tunable street light breakthrough silence LED critics?

What is thought to be the first successful deployment of white tunable connected street lighting is currently being tested in a suburb of St. Paul in the US state of Minnesota.

The system is, reportedly, able to regulate the amount of potentially unhealthy blue light that is emitted from street lighting.

LED helps to make RAF more environmentally friendly

LED helps to make RAF more environmentally friendly

The Typhoon Project delivery team at RAF Lossiemouth in north-east Scotland were tasked with designing, constructing and delivering a new headquarters building for the squadron based there, while adapting and refurbishing a number of Cold War-era aircraft support facilities. The result was award wining, on budget and LED played an important role.