Facility managers at a major university are trialling Internet-connected lights in a bid to better allocate rooms and buildings and control both heating and lighting.
From lecture halls to halls of residence, the lighting of a university campus poses a string of individual challenges. These can be made even more difficult when you are working at a university that is going through a massive refurbishment programme. We caught up with Steve Holtom, electrical services manager at Oxford Brookes University, to find out the best ways to manage the demands of campus lighting.
Tunable-white LED lighting systems are the next must-have for human-centric lighting, but what does 'tunable-white' mean in practice?
Four fifths of British school children are having their learning impaired and are at risk from anxiety, migraines, headaches and even dyslexia from flickering lighting, an expert scientist has warned.
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.’
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.