Why there’s more chance the manufacturer will fail than the LED driver

Why there’s more chance the manufacturer will fail than the LED driver

The driver behind the LEDs is often quoted as the weak link in the system, but nowadays manufacturers are producing units with a life expectancy that can exceed 100,000 hours if carefully managed. After six years however, I’ve started to spot a disturbing trend which specifiers and end users should be aware of: manufacturer failure. 

Saturn LED latest to sign up to Lux fair warranties fight

Saturn LED latest to sign up to Lux fair warranties fight

Saturn LED has become the latest company to sign up to Lux's campaign for fair warranties. The firm agrees with us that many lighting industry warranties are currently unfair, misleading and fail to adequately protect customers.

Nulty+ launches bespoke luminaire division

Nulty+ launches bespoke luminaire division

Lighting design consultancy Nulty+ has launched a bespoke luminaire design and manufacturing company – named Nulty+ Bespoke – in response to growing demand for customised lighting pieces.

Hackers hijack IoT devices

LED meets the cosmos as space station gets circadian boost. PLUS: Hackers hijack thousands of IoT devices. AND: Shrewd airport worker steals millions with LED scheme. Lux Today 11 October 2016.

REVIEWED  The hand held lighting lab is coming to LuxLive

The hand held lighting lab is coming to LuxLive

One of the most exciting products on show at last year’s Hong Kong International Lighting Fair was not a lamp, luminaire or even a control system, but a gadget that lets you measure light with your smartphone. Next month the Lighting Passport is coming to LuxLive.

School installs experimental lighting to improve grades

An experimental human centric lighting scheme has been installed at Lindeborgskolan school in Malmo, Sweden, aimed at improving pupil's grades and exam results.

The system replaced a fluorescent lighting scheme, a change which pupils claim has improved their concentration, making them feel more alert throughout the school day.

The IoT revolution is here, but is it safe?

The IoT revolution is here, but is it safe?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the lighting industry’s saviour as revenues from luminaires start to decline. But as companies rush to get IoT products to market, is thorough cyber security being sacrificed for the sake of a quick buck? At this year’s Lux Live ethical hacker, Ken Munroe of Penetration testing and security services will give a live demonstration of just how vulnerable connected lighting products are to attack and manipulation. 

‘Invest in IoT or die’, Harvard chief warns industry

‘Invest in IoT or die’, Harvard chief warns industry

Invest in research and development for the forthcoming Internet of Things revolution or face irrelevance – that’s the stark warning delivered today to lighting manufacturers by Paul Hussey, CEO of drivers-to-wireless-controls manufacturer Harvard Technology.

Lux answers your emergency lighting questions

Lux answers your emergency lighting questions

Emergency lighting is a constantly changing sphere, with a whole host of new developments and innovations to stay on top of. To make this task a little easier we have recruited an expert panel of experts to help solve your emergency lighting woes. To submit a question email editor@luxreview.com or post a question in the comment section below.

 

Charges filed in lighting engineer death case

Charges filed in lighting engineer death case

The director of the firm that managed the Cheeki Rafiki yacht has been charged with manslaughter after it capsized in 2014, killing its crew, which included lighting engineer Steve Warren of Charles Endirect. 

Cambridge buys circadian lamps to wake sleepy students

Cambridge buys circadian lamps to wake sleepy students

Cambridge University, for good or ill, has given the UK some of its greatest writers, scientists, poets and prime ministers, but that doesn’t mean that its students are immune from that most common of university ills: extreme lethargy.

LED meets the cosmos - space station gets circadian boost

LED meets the cosmos - space station gets circadian boost

We know more and more about circadian rhythms here on Earth, where the sun rises and sets in manageable and predictable (we hope) twenty-four hour cycles. Space though is another matter altogether.

In space the sun rises and sets every 90 minutes, a dizzying speed that destroys settled circadian rhythms and pushes sleeping patterns out the window. Now scientists are trying to address this problem and LED is providing the answers.