IoT/Smart Lighting

GERMAN standards and testing giant Dekra has awarded the first ever security certificate for internet-connected lighting to Signify. The stamp of approval means Dekra believes Signify’s ‘Internet of Things’ smart lighting systems are as robust as possible in minimising the threat from hacking and fixing vulnerabilities quickly. The award means Signify is the first lighting...
Circadian Lighting

A SO-CALLED ‘dementia room’ for elderly patients featuring dynamic circadian lighting has been unveiled at a care home.  At the Fynsgade Nursing Home in Grindsted, Denmark, an automatic control system tunes the white LED lighting to vary the colour temperature of the light  throughout the day. It varies the scenarios from warm (2700K) to cold...
Lighting Controls

What’s tunable white lighting?  Tunable white lighting is one of the biggest trends in commercial lighting at the moment. This is a method of changing the colour appearance of the light in terms of how ‘cool’ or ‘warm’ it looks.  This appearance – known as the colour temperature – is usually varied throughout the day, starting off...
Lighting Industry

THE ADVENT of 3D printed luminaires will be more disruptive to the industry than the development of LEDs, a senior Signify executive has predicted. Coen Liedenbaum – who was one of the first to predict the switch to LEDs in the early 2000s –says the 3D printing project he is working on is ‘something that not...
Circadian Lighting

EACH INDIVIDUAL should have a personal lighting profile to achieve a ‘work light balance’, a leading expert in the human aspects of lighting has claimed.  Henrik Clausen, professor of lighting design at the Aalborg University in Copenhagen and head of research at the Fagerhult Lighting Academy, says the concepts will help people use controls to...
Office

ARCHITECTURAL and lighting design practice BDP has unveiled the new lighting installation at its office in London. The Clerkenwell headquarters is the company’s largest facility, and houses an interdisciplinary community of 350 architects, engineers, designers and lighting professionals.  The building also serves as a hub with flexible meeting, restaurant, event and exhibition spaces. Located in...
Lighting Industry

THE LIGHT + BUILDING 2020 exhibition will not take this year, organisers have confirmed. The huge biennial event, postponed from April this year to September because of the coronavirus outbreak, will next take place in 2022. It’s believed that organisers took the decision due to two majors factors, the withdrawal of major bellwether brands including...
Healthcare

SO, THE WORLD is in lockdown and the leader of the free world has suggested that we might use light to kill the coronavirus.  And, as we are lighting dudes and gals and everything in between, I’d say this is our bailiwick: we are just the people to look into this. Seeing President Trump’s advice,...
Lighting Industry

GOVERNMENT officials, sustainability authorities and lighting experts are set to gather for a key webinar at the end of this month to explain how the standards and regulations for the so-called circular economy will affect the lighting sector.  The circular economy is a process aimed at eliminating waste and the use of new resources and materials. It...
Emergency

THE LIGHTING Industry Association has unveiled a product endorsement scheme for emergency lighting luminaires and products. The programme – administered by the LIA’s Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting – will see products specially labelled and listed and give increased confidence to specifiers and end users that they are getting quality, complaint equipment.  The association says it...