How to Light, IoT/Smart Lighting

How to Light: Two-minute explainer

Lighting technology continues to expand into areas we never realised we were meant to know about…and before we know it, we’re sitting opposite someone who’s talking about stuff we’ve never heard before.

As the man almost said: there are things we know we don’t know, and there are things we don’t know we don’t know. And that’s what the two-minute explainer is about.

We hope these two-minute explainers are helpful to you. And if you come across something new that you think the rest of us could benefit from knowing about, please let us know by e-mailing [email protected] and we’ll see what we can do about it.



BIM and the future of lighting design

Circadian rhythms

Emergency lighting batteries

Emergency Standard

Fire-rated diffusers


Horticultural lighting metrics

(In)visible random flicker

IP ratings


Lighting for partially sighted

Lighting living walls

Liquid crystal lenses

Melanopic lighting

Occupancy sensors

Plasma lighting

Plenoptic light field sensing

Power factor and LEDs

Specification sheets

The WELL building standard

Tunable whites