Bad food. Bad service. And now it's official: Bad lighting can ruin a restaurant's business.
LEDs will soon literally climb up in the lighting world as they move into high ceiling installations where they'll take over from fluorescents to illuminate warehouses, gymnasiums, cavernous retail stores and the like, all because prices are tumbling.
Initial findings of research by Zumtobel and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering have shown that office workers like bright light sources they can control, with variable colour temperature output.
An interactive experiment is under way at the National Gallery to test people’s perceptions of colour using a prototype tunable LED system.
LIFX has updated the firmware of its internet-connected lamps after researchers discovered a weakness that could have allowed hackers to obtain Wi-Fi passwords.
A project to modernise streetlighting is under way in Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The cost of producing OLEDs could fall lower than that of producing LEDs - if they were made on a larger scale, an OLED researcher has said.
A Chinese company has made it into the world's top 10 LED suppliers for the first time, as European and US companies face increasing competition from China.