What is the difference between the presence and absence detection of an occupancy sensor?
Thanks to the LED revolution and a change in the way we use computers and screens, there has been a shift towards installing slim line LED panels in offices. In light of these changes there is now sufficient confusion about the fire-rating requirements of the diffusing material of a luminaire. TP (a)? TP (b)? What's the difference? Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, tells all.
We have seen yet more lurid headlines in the press, reporting that hospital projects built under Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts have been condemned as unsafe following inspections of fire protection measures. The stories are being spun as a stick to beat the PFI programme with, but there is a very real issue here for the lighting specifier, contractor and manufacturer.
Scottish Li-Fi firm pureLiFi has announced that they are to work with the Singapore government to bring the revolutionary technology to the South-Asian city-state
The development is the latest leap forward in the up-hill gallop that is the progress of Li-Fi. The first live demonstration of the technology in front of an audience was given just a few weeks ago at LuxLive in London.
US scientists have developed a special tool to help designers create lighting installations which affect the sleep-wake cycle.
A survey from respected pollsters Ipsos Mori found earlier in the year that a third of professionals dislike their office illumination. The response of the lighting community has been to get to work and at this year’s LuxLive office lighting will form a major plank of discussions in the LuxArena.
People working erratic night-time shift patterns would be better served by LED lighting that features the colour blue, Helen Loomes, business development director at Trilux has told Lux’s Health and Wellbeing Conference.
A brand new 42-floor skyscraper in Toronto will feature intelligent lighting controls, the tallest structure yet to be fitted out with the technology from top to bottom.
Human centric lighting has a lot of buzz around it at the moment. Here are some projects that show human centric lighting design at its best.
A THIRD of Britain’s office workers hate their lighting, a study by the respected pollsters Ipsos has discovered.
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.