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.

 

Progress Lighting kick starts Selfridges Christmas

Progress Lighting kick starts Selfridges Christmas

In case you haven't noticed Christmas is here, despite it still being October. The official launch of the iconic Christmas windows at Selfridges on Oxford Street in London has already taken place and this year the party-themed sets were lit by Progress Lighting. 

 

 

Blue light halts Scottish suicide spike

Berlin unveils on demand street illumination. PLUS: Blue light is used to halt a mysterious spike in Scottish suicides. AND: Portable UV aims to revolutionise parenting. Lux Today October 25 2016.

Two-minute explainer: BIM and the future of lighting design

Two-minute explainer: BIM and the future of lighting design

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a way of creating a virtual building without needing to break any physical ground and its influence on lighting design as a collaborative method of working is growing. Lux's applications editor John Bullock investigates. 

LuxLive 2016 to focus on BIM

LuxLive 2016 to focus on BIM

 

Organisers of the LuxLive 2016 exhibition and conference in London have announced that a major theme of this year’s event will be Building Information Modelling.

Limp IoT security crashes world’s leading websites

Limp IoT security crashes world’s leading websites

Hackers harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smart lights, have crashed some of the world’s biggest websites including Spotify, PayPal and Twitter. It is no secret, as revenues from LEDs fade, that the lighting industry is placing a big pile of gambling chips on the success of the Internet of Things, but the hack marks the second major security breach in as many months, suggesting IoT is not yet ready for the big leagues.

Meet the godfather of circadian lighting

Meet the godfather of circadian lighting

Keynote speaker and neuroscientist Russell Foster led the pioneering team at Oxford University which discovered the eye’s third photosensitive cells, creating a whole new paradigm in interior lighting. Ray Molony and John Bullock report. 

Blue light key to reducing health risks of night working

Blue light key to reducing health risks of night working

People working erratic night-time shift patterns would be better served by LED lighting that features the colour blue, Helen Loomes, business development director at Trilux has told Lux’s Health and Wellbeing Conference.

Portable UV light aims to revolutionise parenting

Portable UV light aims to revolutionise parenting

In response to the growing awareness of the effectiveness of UV light at killing germs, American company Rayvio is developing a portable and digital UV source that can be used to, among other things, sterilise baby’s bottles to prevent contagious illness in youngsters. 

Berlin unveils ‘on demand’ street lighting

Berlin unveils ‘on demand’ street lighting

An intelligent wireless lighting network has been installed in the Wilmersdorf district of Berlin. The street lights are able to adjust their brightness based on real-time human presence.

EU fights hackers with sticky labels

EU pledges millions to tackle IoT security threat. PLUS: Reykjavik turns off street lights for better aurora view. AND: US speedway becomes first to go all LED. Lux Today October 18 2016.

Value Proposition: High intensity industrial lighting

Value Proposition: High intensity industrial lighting

Light costs money and the more light you want, the more money it is going to cost. This simple statement has driven lighting specification since Edison was a lad and it doesn’t matter that we’re entering a whole new phase of energy efficiency; light still costs money. So when a company needs at least 1000 lux of good quality light for it to do its work effectively, the issue of system cost looms large in the decision-making process.

LED spotlight drone captures eerie night-time images

A group of intrepid YouTubers from American video production company Stratus Productions have successfully managed to strap a 1,000 watt LED light bar to the underside of a drone. The images that the mobile spotlight have captured are eerily beautiful.

 

 

LED hailed as answer to winter blackout fear

LED hailed as answer to winter blackout fear

The arrival of winter is generally greeted with scare stories about how, due to an overstretched National Grid, the cold weather could bring with it power cuts. This year the squeeze on electricity supplies in the UK is less severe than expected due to more coal power on the system, however Greenpeace are not convinced and have issued a call for more households to move to LED lighting.