Consumers turn on to smart lighting

Consumers turn on to smart lighting

Smart light bulbs are the smart home device consumers are most satisfied with, according to a report from analyst Argus Insights. Overall the report found slow growth in smart home technology generally, due to consumer mistrust.

Art Deco icon illuminates the New York skyline

Art Deco icon illuminates the New York skyline

The Walker Tower, close to Ground Zero in New York and damaged during the 9/11 attacks in 2001, has had a makeover. The Art Deco façade and spires have now been illuminated with Erco projectors, with lighting designer Kugler Ning ensuring there is no spill light to detract from the view of the skyline.

Design Tech Services lights up Saudi

Design Tech Services lights up Saudi

Local lighting designers are few and far between in KSA, where international consultancies dominate. Design Tech Services’ Abdulaziz Al-Azem tells Andy Brister why it pays to think local.

FW Thorpe targets UAE growth

FW Thorpe targets UAE growth

Lighting manufacturer FW Thorpe has seen sales soar to £73.5m for the year to 30 June 2015, up 19.9% from £61.4m a year earlier. Pre-tax profit also increased by 14.7% to £14.4m compared to £12.6m in 2014.

LED lamps withdrawn after testing reveals flaw

LED lamps withdrawn after testing reveals flaw

LED lamp manufacturer Verbatim has withdrawn stock of its Classic A 6W and 9W LED lamps after tests by Which? revealed that some lamps failed to conform to EU safety regulations.

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Underwater luminaires

Lux takes a dip into the world of IP68-rated underwater luminiares, using a range of light source technologies, and reveals the best ones.

Sydney tackles building efficiency in cities summit

Sydney tackles building efficiency in cities summit

Leaders from cities including Tokyo, New York, London and Singapore will meet in Sydney on Wednesday 16 September for a C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group workshop designed to improve building efficiency.

Ambitious Opple targets Middle East

Ambitious Opple targets Middle East

Chinese LED lighting manufacturer Opple has set out its ambitious plans to become dominant in the Middle East and around the world at an event in Riyadh.