Software giant throws weight behind indoor positioning

Software giant throws weight behind indoor positioning

Philips is hiring leading software companies to help to develop indoor positioning technology, while embracing Bluetooth in addition to visible light communication, as a tool to make the fledgling technology a wide reaching reality.

How can the lighting industry change retail?

There is new evidence that indoor positioning systems when installed in retail spaces can increase profit margins. This week Lux Today asks the question what is indoor positioning and how can the lighting industry make the most of this golden opportunity?

EU environmental rule book could be torn up post-Brexit

EU environmental rule book could be torn up post-Brexit

Up to one third of EU environmental rules may require technical changes before they are written into British law after the UK has departed from the European Union. But will Brexit save the incandescent light? Probably not, but UKIP is hoping Theresa May will overturn the ban. 

Lighting Fixture Design Conference: Top ten takeaways

Lighting Fixture Design Conference: Top ten takeaways

Lux's Lighting Fixture Design conference has concluded after two days of discussion and debate that touched on everything from smart cities, to indoor positioning to lighting for chickens. Here are ten tweetable takeways, ten moments that made us think and question or awakened us to a new thought or idea.

A connected smart city still does not exist, experts warn

A connected smart city still does not exist, experts warn

A string of smart city experts at Lux’s Lighting Fixture Design conference in London this week, urged caution in the face of a high tide of hype that is sweeping the lighting industry. The warning came as San Diego announced the largest Internet of Things deployment in the world.

How will Li-Fi change the world?

As Philips announces they are investing in Li-Fi, this week we explore a new technology that has the ability to change the world. What is Li-Fi and how will revolutionise the way we receive the internet into our homes? Lux Today  21 February 2017 

How to design an urban courtyard

How to design an urban courtyard

Cities are becoming ever more busy and congested and in response attractive spaces are needed where people can find peace and quiet. At night city squares and courtyards need to be safe havens and places where people can gather after dark. In our latest Design Clinic, Lux's technical editor considers the best ways to light an urban courtyard.

How can short product cycles work to your advantage?

How can short product cycles work to your advantage?

Advances in lighting technology have been moving at a rapid pace for years now and show no signs of slowing down. The result of this is that products are spending less and less time on the shelves before they are superseded by a new model. At this week’s Lighting Fixture Design Conference, Lux will discuss the best ways for firms to tackle this challenging atmosphere.

LED strips help 'smartphone zombies' to cross roads

LED strips help 'smartphone zombies' to cross roads

Smart phones crave attention all the time, even when they shouldn't. More and more accidents are being caused by pedestrians making bad decisions due to being distracted by a text message or a social media alert. A town in the Netherlands has become so concerned at this growing trend, that they have installed new roadside pavement lights to help pedestrians cross roads safely.

Value proposition: Nualight Arc 2 highbay luminaire

Value proposition: Nualight Arc 2 highbay luminaire

We’re getting used to seeing the ways that LED technology outstrips ‘conventional’ sources such as metal halide lamps. We also need to be aware that the continuing developments within the LED itself are putting clear space between generations of past LED products.

In our latest value proposition we see how the second generation of industrial highbay design has developed alongside the improvements of the LED light source.