LEDs score No 10 a Breeam

Numbers 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street have received a Breeam Award after a series of green upgrades. This is the first refurbishment of the 300-year-old Grade I-listed building for decades.

LEDs damaging Van Goghs and other masterpieces

LED lighting is damaging darkening the yellow paint in famous masterpieces such as Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh, say scientists.

The paint can slowly change colour, losing its vibrant yellow to become brown or olive green.

Philips recalls potentially dangerous GU10 LED lamps

Philips recalls potentially dangerous GU10 LED lamps

Philips is recalling its top-of-the-range MasterLED GU10 lamp after reports that the lamp body could become live.

The company is withdrawing all mains voltage 8W MasterLED Spots – including the Dim Tone variants - from sale and recalling all the light sources from wholesalers and distributors across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Osram axes 4,700 jobs and closes factories as industry moves to LEDs

Osram axes 4,700 jobs and closes factories as industry moves to LEDs

Osram is cutting 4,700 jobs - 12 per cent of its workforce – as part of the wider industry move away from incandescent and towards LED light sources.

The global lamps giant is closing or selling a string of factories which manufacture incandescent light sources and other older technologies in a bid to save US$1.3 billion (€1 billion) ahead of its sell-off by parent Siemens this year.

 

Controls market to double by 2017

The market for lighting controls devices in commercial buildings will double from 2010 to 2017, says IMS Research. Shipments of devices are predicted to increase from 29.6 million to 61.6 million. Most of these components will be connected ballasts that contain a connectivity technology such as Dali or ZigBee

Scientists develop plastic alternative to fluorescent

Scientists develop plastic alternative to fluorescent

Say goodbye to that annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office. Scientists at Wake Forest University have developed a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-scale lighting.