Lux Recommends: Led panels with smart optics

The latest optical technology now means that you can have improved performance and better viewing conditions from other configurations than a uniform, flat panel recessed in the ceiling.

Lux Recommends: Handrail lighting

In essence, handrails are a safety feature. They are there to steady you or, in some cases, actually prevent you from falling. Handrail lighting is also there to help you see after dark.

REVIEWED  Framing spotlights

Framing spotlights are those fitted with adjustable shutters or “gates” so that you can achieve a square or rectangular beam as well as a circular one (triangles and diamond shapes are also possible).

REVIEWED  Emergency lighting twin spots

Historically, if you wanted instant switch-on for emergency lighting and you were illuminating a large area or a long aisle, two halogen headlamps on a car battery made a lot of sense.

REVIEWED  High bay lights for retail

There used to be two sorts of light fitting used for retail. If it was a large store, the lighting was predominantly fluorescent either as ceiling panels or linear battens.

REVIEWED  Bollard lights

Some people love them and some hate them, but if you’re designing lighting outside, you always need to consider bollards.