The European Commission has stuck with its decision to phase out mains-voltage halogen directional lamps from the European market in September 2016 following a review. The move has divided opinion among industry figures.
The Walker Tower, close to Ground Zero in New York and damaged during the 9/11 attacks in 2001, has had a makeover. The Art Deco façade and spires have now been illuminated with Erco projectors, with lighting designer Kugler Ning ensuring there is no spill light to detract from the view of the skyline.
Abu Dhabi City Municipality is to roll out the next stage of its ambitious plan to cut the total cost of public lighting by 60-75% over the next two decades. Streetlighting is being upgraded to LED systems, saving the Municipality more than AED 3.2 million per annum in energy costs.
The EU-backed Streetlight-EPC initiative aims to stimulate use of energy performance contracting (EPC) to drive take-up of energy-efficient streelighting refurbishment. The project hopes to get 36 EPC projects up and running in nine regions across the EU.
A series of three reports from analyst IHS has found that the needs for lighting vary greatly by sector. Security is key in transportation, increasing sales is important in retail and the upfront and lifetime costs of installation, energy and maintenance is critical in office environments.