Three ways to light a gym

Three ways to light a gym

Alan Tulla presents three alternative ways to  get the lighting in your gym toned and fit for action.

Philips: A long goodbye to lighting?

Philips: A long goodbye to lighting?

A day after CEO Frans van Houten says he's 'giving independence' to the lighting group, our take on what he really means, and whether any Internet companies should be prowling around Amsterdam headquarters.

Philips opens its Hue bulbs to Internet control. This time for real!

Philips opens its Hue bulbs to Internet control. This time for real!

You might think you read this some time ago: Philips is opening up the design of its Hue light bulbs so that mobile phone and computer apps will have an easier time commanding the bulbs to flash, dim, turn off, change colours, dance, wash the dishes or do anything that you haven't even thought of yet.

New material could slash LED costs

New material could slash LED costs

Researchers at Cambridge and Oxford universities have demonstrated a new way of making LEDs that could eventually slash manufacturing costs.

And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

Earlier this week we wrote that office workers confined to spaces away from natural light are tired and weary compared to their colleagues by the window, as a U.S. study observed. 

Now, like the proverbial string of buses, another study has come right along revealing the same general effect and more: People who work near the window laugh more.

Report: Utilities block LED street lighting in Australia

Report: Utilities block LED street lighting in Australia

Utilities in Australia are stalling the installation of energy efficient LED street lighting because the move is not always in their best financial interest, according to a report that criticises the utilities' reasoning.

Windowless workers are losing sleep

Windowless workers are losing sleep

More fodder for those who believe that exposure to the wrong kind of light undermines sleep: Employees who work in windowless areas rest poorly at night compared to their colleagues with a view.