The UK’s leading ethical hacker has warned that the lighting industry needs to ‘wake up’ when it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) security, or risk the technology being turned into a Trojan Horse for hackers.
A report by regulatory body the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has found that a number of UK railway stations in southern England fail to meet lighting standards.
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.
Northern operates more stations than any other train operating company in the UK, making the commitment in their new franchise agreement to reduce energy consumption across the network by 3.2 percent, every year, a particularly audacious one. The task is even more of a challenge because Northern, which has the oldest train fleet in the country and the oldest station stock, is often at the mercy of events.
The instillation of LED across the Northern network, in train sheds and at stations, is a major part of Northern’s strategy to slash the yearly three percent.
We caught up with Euan Hilton, utilities contracts and data manager at Northern, during this year's LuxLive, to see how the operation is going.
Calming blue LED light sources are being installed at Scottish level crossings to help reduce an unexplained spike in suicides on the country’s rail network.
It’s a well known fact that LED can save you money and breaking the law is generally not required to do this. Some people take things too far though. The director of terminal maintenance at Miami International Airport has been charged with fraud after it was discovered that he had purchased 9,000 LED luminaires worth $3.5 million…for $8.8 million and pocketed the change.
Los Angeles is adding all-hearing sensors to street lights that will be able to hear car crashes and report them to emergency services and first responders.
The shortlist has been unveiled for the 'Illuminated River' contest, a multi-million pound scheme, which will see new lighting designs unveiled for all of cental London's Thames bridges.
Judging when green traffic lights are going to switch to red has always been a difficult business. But now Audi has developed a smart-dashboard that can communicate with traffic lights and inform drivers when the lights are about to change.
The last frontier of the LED revolution has been high-power applications such as high-mast area lighting, where fixtures with massive lumen packages are required. It now looks like that last frontier is being well and truly conquered, as organisations switch from discharge technologies. A good example is Heathrow Airport in London, one of the busiest airports in the world. The apron lighting has now been upgraded fom high-pressure sodium to LED.
Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.
In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a multi-storey car park.
The German rail network is set to install over 1 million LED luminaires in an ambitious replacement plan to cut energy use by 25 per cent. Deutsche Bahn says the €5 billion (US$5.7 billion) programme – which will take up to 15 years – will see all lights with traditional technologies including fluorescent, mercury and sodium replaced on 5,400 railway stations, 4,700 rail yards and 50 maintenance depots.