Can light end a heart attack?

Scientists use pulses of light to end heart attacks. PLUS: Verizon eyes city revolution with LED purchase. AND: Meet ‘Alexa’….Amazon’s new device that can control your home lighting. Lux Today September 20th 2016.

Health and wellbeing experts to re-examine lighting's role

Health and wellbeing experts to re-examine lighting's role

Lux will be hosting a one-day health and wellbeing conference in London on 22 September. We are learning more and more about the way our bodies work in relation to our natural environment. In the last few years much has been written about circadian rhythms and the effects of light on our sleep patterns. Unfortunately, some of us choose to spend our time inside buildings, working unsocial hours and generally ignoring the natural procession of time and the seasons to which our bodies are naturally attuned.

Trilux backs wellbeing conference

Trilux backs wellbeing conference

Trilux signals a commitment to exploring the role of circadian lighting with sponsorship of Lux's Health and Wellbeing conference.

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.

 

Two-minute explainer: Lighting for the partially sighted

Two-minute explainer: Lighting for the partially sighted

The Equality Act 2010 is intended to protect partially sighted people from unfair treatment in employment and when accessing public services. But what more can be done with light to make life a little more equable for those with disabilities? In particular, how can light be best utilised to benefit partially sighted people?

Light helps in dementia fight

Light helps in dementia fight

Light can be a very effective treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s due to its ability to improve sleep patterns and a new system from Osram is helping to do just that.

 

Cold water poured on LED health risk claims

Cold water poured on LED health risk claims

The respected Lighting Research Centre in the United States has issued a pointed critique of the American Medical Association’s recent warning that LED could be a health risk.

How to light a hospital ward

How to light a hospital ward

In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a hospital ward. 

Symposium on healthy lighting to take place in Germany

Symposium on healthy lighting to take place in Germany

A special three-day international symposium on the ‘future of healthy light and lighting in daily life’ is set to take place in Wismar, German this October.

Light Symposium Wismar 2016 is a forum that will bring together recent insights into the effects of healthy light and lighting in daily life with respect to research, theory, technologies, design, and applications. 

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?