First came the $10 bulb, now meet the $99 streetlight

First came the $10 bulb, now meet the $99 streetlight

Cree has announced the launch of a new streetlighting product in the US priced at just $99 (€74). The product and aggressive pricing strategy are designed to help local authorities to achieve a payback on a switch to LED in less than a year.

Philips extends Hue range

Philips extends Hue range

Philips has launched a range of new lighting products that are compatible with its Hue internet-enabled lamp, allowing them to be tuned, dimmed and controlled wirelessly from anywhere.

Philips extends Hue range

Philips extends Hue range

Philips has launched a range of new lighting products that are compatible with its Hue internet-enabled lamp, allowing them to be tuned, dimmed and controlled from anywhere.

New Part L to come into force in April 2014

New Part L to come into force in April 2014

The long-awaited new version of Part L – the section of the Building Regulations focusing on energy efficiency – will come into force in April 2014, the government announced today.

Does light make us better people?

Does light make us better people?

Lighting may affect people's ethical behaviour, research by Taiwanese psychologists suggests. They modified three classic experiments to test altruism under different levels of fluorescent lighting.

Eliminating kerosene lamps could save $22bn a year

Eliminating kerosene lamps could save $22bn a year

Annual savings of $22 billion (€16.6 billion) could be achieved by switching from fuel-based light sources to solar-powered alternatives, according to the United Nationals Environment Programme (UNEP).