Li-Fi tested in US subway terrorist attack scenario

 Li-Fi tested in US subway terrorist attack scenario

The durability of Li-Fi, the system that delivers an internet service via the lights, has been tested during a terrorist attack drill in the United States. pureLiFi, the company behind the technology, teamed up with Verizon, Nokia and Aegex Technologies to host the attack scenario at the Disaster Preparedness and Tactical Training Centre in Georgia.

Smoke ‘poured’ from lights years before London tower fire

Smoke ‘poured’ from lights years before London tower fire

Anguished residents of the Grenfell Tower reported smoke 'pouring' from light fittings in the years before the block was engulfed by flames. Fire authorities are currently in the process of investigating the massive fire that ripped through the Grenfell Tower in West London, killing and injuring many.

Lighting Spy: 20 crimes against lighting

Lighting Spy: 20 crimes against lighting

Will they ever learn? Evidently not, based on our latest batch of the blunders, bloopers and bodges with lighting. Lighting Spy has had another busy month investigating  20 crimes against design  from around the world. Lighting professionals, look away now…

Aurora lighting upgrade saves £20K for Gibbs & Dandy

Aurora lighting upgrade saves £20K for Gibbs & Dandy

Aurora Lighting has carried out a complete front and back of house lighting retrofit for Gibbs & Dandy Luton, part of the Saint Gobain group, resulting in a reduced number of fittings and equipment, and increased annual energy savings of almost £20,000.

Will Australia’s largest smart light project lead to city's rebirth?

Will Australia’s largest smart light project lead to city's rebirth?

Australia’s seaside city of Newcastle has launched a massive new smart lighting scheme, which is set to form the spine of the city’s expanding and lavish smart city strategy. It is hoped that the project will help to transform Newcastle from a primarily industrial hub, into a city with a broader range of economic foundations.

Two-minute explainer: Horticultural lighting metrics

Two-minute explainer: Horticultural lighting metrics

If you’ve recently strayed into the world of horticultural lighting then it is likely that you’ve found yourself immersed in an entirely new alphabet soup. Lux's green-fingered applications editor, John Bullock, sets out to bust through the photosynthetic lexicon for the sake of all you horticulture newbies. 

How can you juggle the demands of university lighting?

How can you juggle the demands of university lighting?

From lecture halls to halls of residence, the lighting of a university campus poses a string of individual challenges. These can be made even more difficult when you are working at a university that is going through a massive refurbishment programme. We caught up with Steve Holtom, electrical services manager at Oxford Brookes University, to find out the best ways to manage the demands of campus lighting.

LED lighting brought to book

LED lighting brought to book

What kind of people does it take to change the light bulb? That’s the question veteran technology journalist Bob Johnstone addresses in his new book, LED:  A History of the Future of Lighting. The answer is passionate individuals frustrated with the status quo who are determined to make the world a better – and better-lit – place. 

12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

Hotel lighting is a complex area, and has a huge impact on the finished project. Whether your hotel is an off-charts success or utter disaster can lay on the lighting scheme. You are really best off leaving it to the professionals but if you are determined to go it alone, here are the 12 most important points by hotel lighting expert Neil Knowles.