Smart traffic lights to 'talk' to cars

Smart traffic lights to 'talk' to cars

Judging when green traffic lights are going to switch to red has always been a difficult business. But now Audi has developed a smart-dashboard that can communicate with traffic lights and inform drivers when the lights are about to change.

Heathrow Terminal 5 gets LED makeover

Heathrow Terminal 5 gets LED makeover

The last frontier of the LED revolution has been high-power applications such as high-mast area lighting, where fixtures with massive lumen packages are required. It now looks like that last frontier is being well and truly conquered, as organisations switch from discharge technologies. A good example is Heathrow Airport in London, one of the busiest airports in the world. The apron lighting has now been upgraded fom high-pressure sodium to LED. 

The best of Lighting Spy

The best of Lighting Spy

Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.

 

German railway set to install 1 million LED luminaires

German railway set to install 1 million LED luminaires

The German rail network is set to install over 1 million LED luminaires in an ambitious replacement plan to cut energy use by 25 per cent. Deutsche Bahn says the €5 billion (US$5.7 billion) programme – which will take up to 15 years – will see all lights with traditional technologies including fluorescent, mercury and sodium replaced on 5,400 railway stations, 4,700 rail yards and 50 maintenance depots.

Seventeen London bridges to be lit in £20m project

Seventeen London bridges to be lit in £20m project

Lighting designers are being asked to submit ideas for an ambitious £20 million plan to turn the Thames into a river of light. Unveiled by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and dubbed the ‘Illuminated River’, the project will see every major bridge between the Albert bridge and Tower bridge lit up in spectacular nightly display. 

Paris firm wins contract to supply Li-fi for Metro

Paris firm wins contract to supply Li-fi for Metro

A French firm has won the contract to supply internet-over-lighting technology on the Paris Metro. The ambitious project – which will allow over two million daily commuters to use lights as a form of Wi-fi, dubbed ‘Li-fi’ – now looks firmly on track. Already La Defense station has been successfully equipped with the tech.

Why London Bridge refurb is one of the UK's most complex

Why London Bridge refurb is one of the UK's most complex

Lux Review will be hosting a one-day Lighting for Rail Conference 2016 on 22 June. We’re happy to welcome Sacha Abizadeh, Senior Engineer at WSP, who will be talking about the lighting design proposals for the £6.5B refurbishment of London Bridge station

Value Proposition: Car park lighting

Value Proposition: Car park lighting

Our Value Proposition looks at the benefits of upgrading from traditional fluorescent tubes to LED arrays in a typical car park scheme, using IP-rated luminaires.

Join the Lux Webinar community

Join the Lux Webinar community

Every other Wednesday a growing number of lighting professionals are sitting down to enjoy an hour of information and technical entertainment with the Lux Webinar Series.

10 quick wins with lighting for facilities managers

10 quick wins with lighting for facilities managers

There must be things that the hard-pressed facilities manager can do to make their job just a little bit easier, and maybe save a bit of money for better things. Here’s a list of actions that shouldn’t take too much effort to work out and which should see immediate benefits.

Holophane celebrates its 120th birthday

Holophane celebrates its 120th birthday

One of the world’s most venerable lighting brands turns 120 years old this month. Holophane, a pioneer of prismatic optics, is in an elite club of manufacturers with a pedigree stretching back over a century. To help celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of 12 things you may not know about the brand – one for every decade the company has been in existence.