And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

Earlier this week we wrote that office workers confined to spaces away from natural light are tired and weary compared to their colleagues by the window, as a U.S. study observed. 

Now, like the proverbial string of buses, another study has come right along revealing the same general effect and more: People who work near the window laugh more.

Nighttime light impedes cancer drug

Nighttime light impedes cancer drug

The latest twist in the good light/bad light health saga is an alarming one: Exposure to even low levels of bedroom light could stop a key breast cancer drug from working, U.S. research suggests.

Low quality imports harm India's LED market

Low quality imports harm India's LED market

With a population of over a billion people and with the government encouraging energy efficienct lighting, India would seem like a fertile market for LED bulbs – but low quality products from China and other countries are tarnishing the take-up.

University dorms going all out for LEDs, including changeable colours for bedrooms

University dorms going all out for LEDs, including changeable colours for bedrooms

Country singer Willie Nelson once wrote the lyrics turn out the lights, the party's over.

Not that he was providing advice on energy conservation. But if he was, his words would probably have fallen deaf on university students, who, at the risk of stereotyping, are probably not the most conscientious at such things, whether they're partying or not.

Now help is on the way in the UK, where a leading provider of student housing plans to upgrade all of its 120 residences with LED lighting in a £21 million, 2-year retrofit across 23 towns and cities.

LEDs on the rise into high ceilings

LEDs on the rise into high ceilings

LEDs will soon literally climb up in the lighting world as they move into high ceiling installations where they'll take over from fluorescents to illuminate warehouses, gymnasiums, cavernous retail stores and the like, all because prices are tumbling.

Office workers 'want bright light they can control'

Office workers 'want bright light they can control'

Initial findings of research by Zumtobel and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering have shown that office workers like bright light sources they can control, with variable colour temperature output.

Philips’ LED sales up 43 per cent

Philips’ LED sales up 43 per cent

Philips’ LED sales have grown by 43 per cent since this time last year, its financial report for the second quarter of the year reveals.