Most Americans have never seen stars due to pollution

Most Americans have never seen stars due to pollution

Nearly a third of people on the planet have never seen the Milky Way, due to artificial illumination in towns and cities. The situation is considerably worse in the United States, where 80 percent of people have never seen an unrestricted night sky view. 

Why LEDs have a key role in the horticulture revolution

Why LEDs have a key role in the horticulture revolution

In the most basic sense, light is crucial for most living things residing above deep sea level. Plants use light to develop by a process of photosynthesis, where CO2 is converted into carbohydrate in the chloroplasts of the plant cells. It is also possible to enable photosynthesis using artificial light, and control the development, shape, and flowering period of a plant. 

Seven ways to avoid a security lighting nightmare

Seven ways to avoid a security lighting nightmare

So you want to install security lighting to keep the villains away, how difficult can that be? Well, there are a few pitfalls that are best avoided. Here are some mistakes to dodge when securing your property.

Value Proposition: Car park lighting

Value Proposition: Car park lighting

Our Value Proposition looks at the benefits of upgrading from traditional fluorescent tubes to LED arrays in a typical car park scheme, using IP-rated luminaires.

Three way to light walkways and paths

Three way to light walkways and paths

At the risk of stating the obvious, paths are mainly used by pedestrians. This means the lighting has to meet different criteria from traffic routes or town centres. Safety always comes first so the path must be clearly delineated; any changes of level or direction must be visible and other pedestrians should be recognised easily. 

The Lux two-minute explainer: IP ratings

The Lux two-minute explainer: IP ratings

Everyone knows about IP Ratings.  Then, one day, someone asks us what they actually mean . . . and we discover that there is some important, and surprising, information tucked away in the small print.

Join the Lux Webinar community

Join the Lux Webinar community

Every other Wednesday a growing number of lighting professionals are sitting down to enjoy an hour of information and technical entertainment with the Lux Webinar Series.

10 quick wins with lighting for facilities managers

10 quick wins with lighting for facilities managers

There must be things that the hard-pressed facilities manager can do to make their job just a little bit easier, and maybe save a bit of money for better things. Here’s a list of actions that shouldn’t take too much effort to work out and which should see immediate benefits.