Great streetlight switch-off leaves 999 crews in the dark

Great streetlight switch-off leaves 999 crews in the dark

Ambulance crews are finding it more and more difficult to find the homes of 999 callers, as local authorties around the country opt to turn off street lights in order to save money. But, in an an emergency, seconds count and some say the great switch-off is putting lives at risk.

Ten retail indoor positioning projects you need to know

Ten retail indoor positioning projects you need to know

Indoor positioning is the next revolution that is set to reshape retail. New projects are now popping up around the globe and the initial results are often quite impressive. Here are Lux’s top ten indoor positioning projects that you need to know about.

Ikea smart lighting is here. Could human centric be next?

Ikea smart lighting is here. Could human centric be next?

Ikea is set to premier a large range of affordable, energy efficient, smart lights next month, which users will be able to control remotely via their smartphone. The company has also hinted that it is interested in developing human centric products.

Scientists probe how LEDs can create sweeter tomatoes

Scientists probe how LEDs can create sweeter tomatoes

Four horticultural lighting trials have been launched in the Netherlands, using colored LEDs.

Dutch companies Villa Gerbera, Gebr. Koot BV, Together2Grow and Slijkerman are testing the solid-state lighting on tomatoes, as well as a string of other plants.

Bird-friendly LED island unveiled in the Netherlands

Bird-friendly LED island unveiled in the Netherlands

The picturesque island of Ameland, in the Netherlands, has been fitted with energy efficient LED street lighting system, featuring a light spectrum specially designed to be friendly to migrating birds. The new lighting infrastructure represents a major milestone in helping Ameland achieve its ambitious sustainability goals by saving energy and reducing light pollution.