LEDs prompt rising military tensions in disputed Kashmir

 LEDs prompt rising military tensions in disputed Kashmir

Tensions in the disputed area of Kashmir are rising thanks to a conspiracy theory, spreading like wildfire, that government supplied LED luminaires are equipped with ‘high-tech spy sensors’, which betray the location of militants to the Indian government.

The Best of Lighting Spy

The Best of Lighting Spy

Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Robert Leeming counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 20 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.

 

How is lighting changing how we watch sports?

From the Super Bowl, to the football pitch, to the speedway, lighting is being used to improve the sporting experience. This week we ask how is lighting changing the way we watch sports?

Welcome to the great lighting industry consolidation

Welcome to the great lighting industry consolidation

We are living in the age of the acquisition. In the last three months alone, Osram sold LEDvance; LSI acquired Atlas; Holland's Nordeon Group picked up both Lamp Lighting and Schmitz Leuchten; Philips Lighting acquired Luciom; Sweden's Fagerhult bought WE-EF Leuchten; and US controls company Leviton acquired lighting firm ConTech. That's seven since December. And there are more to come as fragmented vendors seek scale, relief and internet technologies in a market raging with more competitive pressure than ever.  

How do you light the most famous store in the world?

How do you light the most famous store in the world?

Mark Fleming has worked at Harrods for over two decades and his role has changed drastically in the years since his initial appointment as an Electrical Manager. With a department of just over a hundred staff, Mark is responsible for overseeing a large estate, which includes the Knightsbridge store, as well as the multiple floor Crown Court, located behind the shopping icon and the maintenance operation of Distribution Centre in Thatcham, Berkshire.

Connected streetlight makes lost signal a thing of the past

 Connected streetlight makes lost signal a thing of the past

With mobile phone traffic expected to grow nine times over by the year 2022, mobile operators are struggling to keep up with the levels of broadband coverage required. Unto the breach steps a new smart lightpole, which offers network coverage, acting in concert to increase a city's overall 4G network coverage. 

Are your stairs safely illuminated or are you risking court?

Are your stairs safely illuminated or are you risking court?

In a week that saw a judge throw out of civil court a women's claim for damages against Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London after she drunkenly fell down the stairs,  Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla asks, what do you need to do to check that your staircase meets the regulatory requirements?

Lux Awards 2017 is now open for entries

Lux Awards 2017 is now open for entries

The Lux Awards 2017 is now open for entries. This will be the seventh editon of the Awards, during which time this lighting industry institution has established itself as the best recognised awards scheme in the business, which honours not just the people in the industry, but the customers who use light to create great things.