Value Proposition: Integral Lighting - Evofire downlight

Value Proposition: Integral Lighting - Evofire downlight

For most of us, the more the world shifts, the more we wish that things could stay the same. But when it comes to technology that yearning for what we’ve always known can sometimes get in the way of innovation when a real game-changing opportunity comes along. Let’s take a look at the fire-rated downlight and consider how we’ve always dealt with that thorny problem.

Four human centric projects you NEED to know

Four human centric projects you NEED to know

In preperation for Lux's Lighting Fixture Design conference next week, which will consider the best ways to translate human-centric and circadian science into marketable products, we list four projects which have taken the capabilties of human centric and deployed them.

Theresa May’s former school gets LED make-over

Theresa May’s former school gets LED make-over

Wheatley Park School in Oxforshire, which sits on the site of Holton Park Girls' Grammar School, where UK Prime Minister Theresa May, then Theresa Brasier, sat her GCEs, has just received an LED re-fit.

It is well know that May is very proud of her grammar school roots. In fact, she famously said, in one of her first appearances at Prime Minister’s Questions that it was her school that ‘got her where she is today.’

LuxLive to investigate human-centric lighting in schools

LuxLive to investigate human-centric lighting in schools

Human-centric lighting represents a new way of using light in our lives, but it is understandable that there is some skepticism over its use and its effectiveness. But do we know enough about the technology to be using it in schools?  We talk to Doctor Katharina Wulff of Oxford University, who will be debating the issue with Dan Lister of Arup.

LuxLive to ask: Are we experimenting on school children?

LuxLive to ask: Are we experimenting on school children?

The first wave of so-called human-centric lighting installations are being installed in schools. But is the science strong enough to justify the mass deployment of mood-altering lighting, or are we merely experimenting on a generation? This year's LuxLive intends to find out.

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.

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.

BDP embraces darkness in Britain's greenest building

BDP embraces darkness in Britain's greenest building

The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia is one of the UK's greenest buildings. Holder of a prestigious Passivhaus rating and a BREEAM Outstanding classification, the building features a Lux Awards nominated lighting design from BDP. However, lighting is not as prevalent as you may expect, for a third of the floor plan, there is no ceiling light whatsoever.

Sheffield's Diamond masters variety in style

Sheffield's Diamond masters variety in style

In the first of our profiles of projects that are nominated for this year's Lux Awards, we take a look at Sheffield University's Diamond. The building offers a unique home for the Faculty of Engineering and lighting designers at Arup were tasked with creating a lighting scheme that not only suited the structure’s individual appearance, but one that also straddled the building's many practical requirements. 

Are we experimenting on school children?

Are we experimenting on school children?

Human-centric lighting represents a new way of using light in our lives, but there is some skepticism over its use and its effectiveness. Do we know enough about the technology, for example, to be using it in schools? Is there enough evidence to say that human centric lighting improves productivity at work?  Can HCL help to maintain a smooth circadian rhythm at home? 

In a 'Clash of the Lighting Titans' Lux's applications editor John Bullock (a HCL cheerleader) and our technical editor Alan Tulla (a sympathetic skeptic) sit down to compare and contrast their human centric lighting opinions.

Lux Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

Lux Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2016 Lux Awards has been announced and this year the list features a whole host of impressive projects and inventive new technology. 

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