Lux Today: Ikea to sell only LED lights

Furniture giant Ikea will eliminate halogen and fluorescent from its shelves across the world. This and more in the latest edition of our Lux Today newscast.

REVIEWED  CoeLux skylight

CoeLux skylight

Want sunlight in your hotel basement or underground gym? The CoeLux skylight could be a game changer for high-end hospitality venues.


LED tape

LED tape solves a multitude of lighting problems. Lux's technical editor Alan Tulla tests out four examples.

LED filament lamps with vintage appeal

LED filament lamps with vintage appeal

LED Eco Lights has launched an innovative range of filament-style retrofit LED lamps. Designed to offer a timeless vintage feel, the new Bright Goods products include a wide selection of globes, candles, pear shaped and traditional GLS bulbs to simplify the creation of a desired ambience or atmosphere. All lamps in the Bright Goods range are dimmable and provide a high-performance lifespan of 30,000 hours which is around ten times that of a conventional filament bulb.  

Filament LED lamps from Germany

Filament LED lamps from Germany

The Germans call it Gemütlichkeit – cosiness. That’s what this restaurant in Plauen, Germany, has achieved thanks to LED lamps from local company Vosla. They look like incandescent, but use just a tenth of the energy. Vosla’s managing director, a regular at the restaurant, had been trying to persuade the owner for years to switch to LED, but he was never impressed by the ‘cold light’ and ‘futuristic heatsinks’ of LED lamps. But when they saw Vosla’s latest product, with a colour temperature of 2700K and a CRI of more than 90, they decided to make the switch. They kept the Gemütlichkeit, saved piles of money on electricity and maintenance.