BDP embraces darkness in Britain's greenest building

BDP embraces darkness in Britain's greenest building

The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia is one of the UK's greenest buildings. Holder of a prestigious Passivhaus rating and a BREEAM Outstanding classification, the building features a Lux Awards nominated lighting design from BDP. However, lighting is not as prevalent as you may expect, for a third of the floor plan, there is no ceiling light whatsoever.

Sheffield's Diamond masters variety in style

Sheffield's Diamond masters variety in style

In the first of our profiles of projects that are nominated for this year's Lux Awards, we take a look at Sheffield University's Diamond. The building offers a unique home for the Faculty of Engineering and lighting designers at Arup were tasked with creating a lighting scheme that not only suited the structure’s individual appearance, but one that also straddled the building's many practical requirements. 

Are we experimenting on school children?

Are we experimenting on school children?

Human-centric lighting represents a new way of using light in our lives, but there is some skepticism over its use and its effectiveness. Do we know enough about the technology, for example, to be using it in schools? Is there enough evidence to say that human centric lighting improves productivity at work?  Can HCL help to maintain a smooth circadian rhythm at home? 

In a 'Clash of the Lighting Titans' Lux's applications editor John Bullock (a HCL cheerleader) and our technical editor Alan Tulla (a sympathetic skeptic) sit down to compare and contrast their human centric lighting opinions.

Lux Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

Lux Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2016 Lux Awards has been announced and this year the list features a whole host of impressive projects and inventive new technology. 

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.

 

REVIEWED  LED tubes

LED tubes

We bench test and rate the latest products from the major brands. Report by Lux technical editor Alan Tulla.

Two-minute explainer: Circadian rhythms

Two-minute explainer: Circadian rhythms

Everyone’s talking about circadian rhythms, but how much do we really know about this intimate relationship that we have with the world in which we live?

Webinar: Can you REALLY measure human-centric lighting?

Webinar: Can you REALLY measure human-centric lighting?

Human-centric lighting has been the buzz-phrase of the past couple of years. It has its basis in sound scientific research, but what does that research actually say? Prof. Christian Cajochen of University of Basel blows away the marketing fog and explains what’s really going on.

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.

REVIEWED  Suspended direct/indirect luminaires

Suspended direct/indirect luminaires

If you want a better looking installation, more comfortable working conditions and a change from boring flat panels, then a suspended direct/indirect luminaire is the answer. We review the best on the market...