London gets tough: landlord jailed over emergency lights

London gets tough: landlord jailed over emergency lights

IN WHAT'S being widely seen as a ‘get tough’ approach to fire safety in London following last July’s fatal Grenfell Tower blaze, a landlord has been sentenced to four months in prison over a lack of emergency lighting and other measures.

Reviewed: Cove lighting

Reviewed: Cove lighting

LEDs have made cove lighting simpler and cheaper. But there are huge differences between the various systems. The Lux technical team checked out eight leading brands. Here’s our verdict…

Lux Recommends: LED G9 lamps

Lux Recommends:  LED G9 lamps

These LED versions are designed as energy saving replacements for the original tungsten halogen filament lamps. These filament lamps were typically 25 – 50W whereas the LED versions are more often 2 – 4W.  

How to light a bathroom

How to light a bathroom

John Bullock, Lux's application editor, considers the best ways to approach lighting a bathroom. 

Apple changes the way you light your home

Researchers beam light particle across fibre network. PLUS: Apple’s new Home app to change the way you light your house. AND: Fluorescent light 'boosts male testosterone levels'. Lux Today September 27th 2016.

The best of Lighting Spy

The best of Lighting Spy

Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.

 

Philips lamp targets ‘generation rent’

Philips lamp targets ‘generation rent’

Philips Lighting has unveiled a major range of lamps with variable colour temperatures aimed at property renters. The SceneSwitch LED range features three light settings of different output and colour temperatures. Uniquely, the settings can be selected by a simple light switch, meaning users don’t have to purchase a dimmer switch or use a smart phone app.

Smart LEDs could join the dots of Internet of Things

Smart LEDs could join the dots of Internet of Things

LEDs can do double duty and illuminate a room whilst  joining together the Internet of Things. Experts at Disney Research and ETH Zurich believe that it is possible to create a network of luminaires that can send messages to each other, while having no effect on the level of lighting they emit.