The University of Illinois is currently trialling exterior lights with integrated emergency response buttons in a bid to boost the safety of its students on campus.
A classroom at a comprehensive school in Germany has become the first in the world to connect to the internet using visible light.
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.
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.
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.
University estates do not tend to grow according to an over-arching masterplan; they evolve organically and controlling energy in these ever-changing educational spaces is very important.
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 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.
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.