Hacking mastermind to speak at LuxLive

Hacking mastermind to speak at LuxLive

IT security expert and ‘ethical’ hacker Ken Munro will attempt to penetrate internet-connected lighting equipment live on stage at the conference. 

Lux recommends: Continuous lines of light

Lux recommends: Continuous lines of light

There is no doubt that continuous lines of light across a ceiling can be a very attractive way of lighting a space. Architects and interior designers love them. But which luminaires on the market are best suited to the task? Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla, investigates. 

Is this the world's longest lasting LED installation?

Is this the world's longest lasting LED installation?

Pulsar is claiming a world first after 12 LED panels on the front of their factory building in Cambridge clocked up 11 years of unbroken use. The panels were installed in 2005 and are still going strong now, prompting Pulsar to claim another world record for the longest lasting LED installation.

Did smart lights crash Twitter?

Poor IoT security crashes world’s leading websites. PLUS: Vatican LED sets stage for late night hymns. AND: The smart lighting revolution is coming to….Swaziland? Lux Today November 1 2016.

Sally Storey to battle hipster lighting at LuxLive

Sally Storey to battle hipster lighting at LuxLive

The squirrel-cage filament lamp, hung jauntily from a braided cable, has long been a staple in new bars and pizzerias in the hipster haunts of London's Shoreditch or Manchester's Northern Quarter. The distressed industrial aesthetic trend has now gone nationwide, but every good thing has to come to an end. At this year's LuxLive Sally Storey of Lighting Design International will look past the exposed brick and salvaged woodblock floors to what is coming next in hospitality lighting. 

Hong Kong roundup: Bullock walks on the wild side

Hong Kong roundup: Bullock walks on the wild side

As the Hong Kong Lighting Fair concludes, Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, redefines the term 'breakfast meeting', attends an Osram function amid the revellers of the packed Lan Kwai Fong district and dreams of Hoagy Carmichael, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Oh, and he won an award for his efforts.

Nulty+ gives sultry Selfridges LED makeover

Nulty+ gives sultry Selfridges LED makeover

Nulty+ installs first LED scheme in the iconic department store’s new Body Studio and gets nominated for a Lux Award in the process. In the latest of our Lux Awards project previews we take at look at Nulty+’s Japanese inspired Body Studio, which successfully demonstrates that a sophisticated, luxury retail environment can be achieved, while reducing the energy used for lighting.

Dispatch from Hong Kong: Bullock v 3D printing

Dispatch from Hong Kong: Bullock v 3D printing

In his second blog from the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, fights his way through five floors of lighting fun. Along the way he sees A LOT of highbay luminiares, meets a Russian and finds an illuminated owl in the show's basement and no, that's not the jet-lag talking. 

Maintenance factors: Why everything you know is wrong

Maintenance factors: Why everything you know is wrong

Once upon a time, in the days of fluorescent and metal halide, lighting maintenance factors were easy. But LEDs have changed everything. Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, considers if everything we know about maintenance factors is wrong.

Smart lighting revolution reaches Swaziland

Smart lighting revolution reaches Swaziland

A network of smart sensory street lights is being installed in the Kingdom of Swaziland. In the West, smart street lights are being used, in most cases, to monitor traffic, but in developing countries they can be put to an entirely different use altogether.

James Morse lights Derby's crown jewel

James Morse lights Derby's crown jewel

Derby Cathedral is the jewel in the city’s crown. Designed by James Gibbs, one of Britain’s most influential architects who was responsible for St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London and the Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University, the cathedral is Neo-Classical in style, yet simple in nature. James Morse Lighting Design approched developing a new lighting scheme for the cathedral with this very much in mind and as a result the project has been nominated for a Lux Award. In the latest of our Lux Awards project profiles we take a look at Morse's attempt to light Derby's most famous building. 

Dispatch from Hong Kong: Bullock meets the Orient

Dispatch from Hong Kong: Bullock meets the Orient

In the first of his blogs from the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, finds his feet on the banks of the Pearl River and quickly makes dinner plans.

CoeLux generation 2 to launch at LuxLive

CoeLux generation 2 to launch at LuxLive

CoeLux’s artificial skylights have rocked the industry due to their convincing reproduction of sunlight. Now the company has chosen LuxLive for the global launch of CoeLux generation 2, which is comprised of a range of smaller, less costly fittings that will help bring the sunshine indoors. We caught up with Paolo Di Trapani, the CEO of CoeLux, at Lux’s Health and Wellbeing Conference and talked to him about some of the product's many uses such as, surprisingly, on windowless airplanes. 

Vatican LED sets stage for late-night hymns

Vatican LED sets stage for late-night hymns

St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, the main focal point for Catholics worldwide, has received an LED make-over that will allow the faithful to sing long into the night.