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.

 

Cloud-based control project is a first

Cloud-based control project is a first

One of the UK’s first cloud-based lighting control installations has been commissioned. The project – at the Kent offices of leading infrastructure services company FM Conway – includes occupancy heat mapping, emergency self-test reporting, energy monitoring and status reporting across each luminaire. The lighting can also provide insight into how the building is used by its occupants, validating the energy savings and giving quantitate data around availability and uptime.

Inter-lux to distribute Whitegoods luminaires

Inter-lux to distribute Whitegoods luminaires

US lighting supplier Inter-lux has won the licence to produce and distribute Whitegoods products globally, following the closure of the Whitegoods’ UK production facility in December. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company has been manufacturing under license for Whitegoods in the US market for many years, and has seen business there grow steadily to a point where it is the

Li-fi office in Paris is world first

Scottish start-up creates first ever Li-fi office in Paris. PLUS The German rail network installs one million luminaires to cut energy use by 25 percent. AND The American Medical Association warns that outdoor LEDs may damage health. Lux Today 28 June 2016.

World’s first Li-fi office to open in Paris

World’s first Li-fi office to open in Paris

The first office in the world with the internet supplied using the lighting is set to open in Paris this year, Lux can reveal. It is set to be the first major commercial installation of so-called Li-fi, a form of Wi-fi where the information is embedded in the visible light spectrum by the light fixtures.

Former steam flour mill is transformed

Former steam flour mill is transformed

A former steam flour mill has been transformed into sympathetic architectural space for a young persons’ charity using lighting and contemporary finishes.

REVIEWED  LED tubes

LED tubes

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

Flicker is back with a vengeance, warns report

Flicker is back with a vengeance, warns report

Flicker is back with a vengeance, a major new report has warned. Around half of domestic and office LEDs have been found to have higher flicker rates than alternative sources, a major study by the Society of Light and Lighting has revealed.

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?