First ambient powered screen runs on office lights

First ambient powered screen runs on office lights

Microsoft Research has developed a screen that can be powered by office lighting, the first time such a device has been created. In its current form the device is being described as an electronic Post-It note , which can be programmed to show up-to-date information such as weather reports and public transport timetables.

‘Dual use’ causing WEEE confusion

‘Dual use’ causing WEEE confusion

New rules in the WEEE Regulations are causing confusion among the lighting industry. The Environment Agency has written to lamp producers, insisting that recycling data is correctly reported.

LuxLive 2015: Meet the speakers

LuxLive 2015: Meet the speakers

Introducing some of our most exciting speakers at this year’s free event – including top lighting buyers and experts.

Experts gather for IoT in lighting summit

Experts gather for IoT in lighting summit

Experts on connected lighting are set to gather in Hong Kong later this month to discuss the impact Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will have on the lighting sector.

Breakthrough LED tech unveiled

Quantum dot technology set to be commercialised...European lamp ban goes ahead...and a new lighting show for the Middle East. Lux Today Oct 13 2015 presented by Courtney Ferguson.

Wireless office retrofit cut costs and adds circadian control

Wireless office retrofit cut costs and adds circadian control

A multi-tenant office has become one of the first to be retrofitted with IoT wireless lighting control. The 500 node system - installed in a three storey building in Surrey, England - also features white colour tuning, enabling so-called circadian lighting.

Reports show how lighting needs vary widely by sector

Reports show how lighting needs vary widely by sector

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.