7 ways in-ground uplights go bad – and how to fix them

7 ways in-ground uplights go bad – and how to fix them

There is a dark side, literally, to the in-ground uplight, and that is its propensity to fail on a regular basis. It really is one of the most irritating pieces of lighting technology around.

Here’s the seven biggest headaches, and the fixes…

‘Smart cities are happening’ – Schreder chief

‘Smart cities are happening’ – Schreder chief

Smart cities are happening and they will transform exterior lighting companies into flexible, high technology electronics suppliers. That’s the view of Fadi Shanaah, general manager of Schreder’s operations in the Middle East.

When Lux interviews go bad...

Watch what happens when our crack team of reporters don't exactly follow the script. Lux Today for 22 December 2015 presented by Courtney Ferguson. 

Don’t miss the Lux 2016 webinar series

Don’t miss the Lux 2016 webinar series

Lux has stepped up its programme of webinars for 2016, offering something for everyone, from hot topics such as the Internet of Things and human-centric lighting, through to lighting for specific applications such as rail, schools and prisons. There’s even a session on how to light for bats.

Sylvania to be sold to the Chinese

Sylvania to be sold to the Chinese

Havells India is to sell an 80% stake in Sylvania to Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Limited, a listed company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. State-owned Inesa is one of Feilo’s key shareholders. 

Moseley RFC kicks off with new facilities and indoor bowls arena

Moseley RFC kicks off with new facilities and indoor bowls arena

Greene King IPA Championship side, Moseley Rugby Football Club, has unveiled its new first-class facilities at Billesley Common. The sports facility now boasts state-of-the-art lighting throughout its newly-built grandstand, hospitality complex and indoor bowls rink.

Dutch town has tunnel vision

Dutch town has tunnel vision

Lighting designer Herman Kuijer has created two spectacular tunnel installations in the Dutch town of Zutphen.

Riegens sold to SG Armaturen from Norway

Riegens sold to SG Armaturen from Norway

Norwegian company SG Armaturen has bought Danish lighting firm Riegens from owners Erhvervsinvest. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

Li-Fi race speeds up

Li-Fi race speeds up

Tech start-up company Velmenni has used Li-Fi-enabled lamps to transmit data at speeds of 1Gbps. Laboratory tests have shown theoretical speeds of up to 224Gbps. 

‘More light isn’t necessarily better’

‘More light isn’t necessarily better’

The lighting industry needs to look more carefully at the role and value of streetlighting, in the wake of research showing that cost-saving streetlight switch-offs have not had an effect on crime or road accidents, experts at LuxLive said this week.