Lighting Industry

TAISON has moved to outline details of its restructuring plan for 2020 following reports than one its constituent companies, Taison Lighting Limited, has gone into administration. Company chief David Sladdin says that Taison Lighting Limited, which became Corpsol 101 Limited in February so that the Taison name could be retained, is not part of the...
IoT/Smart Lighting

THE WORLD’S biggest lighting company has backed the introduction of the D4i interface standard. Signify says it has upgraded in premium drivers to D4i, allowing customers to easily exchange different IoT nodes or sensors on luminaires. The company, which contributed to development of the specification, has added it to its portfolio of compact Philips Xitanium Sensor...
Office

FULL SPECTRUM LED lighting outperforms conventional fixtures, according to a study into visual impact and perceptual performance by German scientists. Research conducted by the highly-respected Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Stuttgart found that full spectrum LED lighting delivers greater visual comfort and an improved perception of naturalness – including colour, condition and quality – compared...
Healthcare

A DANISH specialist in healthcare and human-centric lighting has claimed a breakthrough after it successfully killed 99.99 per cent of bacteria in 10 minutes using a light fitted with UV-C LEDs. Lightcare says the experiment is a proof of the concept that luminaires fitted with UV-C can play a role in disinfecting spaces and help...
Hospitality/Leisure

CHELSOM has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for the second time in three years in recognition of outstanding export achievements over the past three years.  As the UK’s most coveted commercial prize, the awards celebrate and encourage business excellence in the UK. Chelsom has demonstrated outstanding results, achieving 59...
Lighting Industry

NORDEON Lighting, Taison Lighting and Dernier & Hamlyn have all filed for administration in a trio of announcements that underscores the challenges facing the lighting industry in 2020.  Nordeon Lighting, part of the Nordeon Group, entered self-administration this week.  No trading figures are available for Nordeon Lighting, but the group itself made a loss of...
Lighting Industry

THE LUX Awards 2020 has officially opened for entries.  It’s the tenth anniversary of the programme which has rewarded and recognised hundreds of projects and products as examples of excellence in lighting since 2010.  There are 15 categories, each one representing an opportunity to highlight your skills and achievements. Because winning an award will give you...
Healthcare

EXPERTS from the Illuminating Engineering Society have weighed into the animated debate about the coronavirus and ultraviolet lighting. Scientists from the highly-respected body have confirmed that a particular section of ultraviolet light – shortwave ultraviolet light from 200 to 280 nanometres, termed UV-C – can kill the coronavirus at the right dose. However, it cautions against...
Lighting Industry

THE COST of the lockdown on the UK’s lighting sector was spelled out this morning in an industry report which revealed that overall activity is down by 55 per cent. The number tallies with figures recently reported to WEEE compliance bodies and component manufacturers supplying manufacturers.  The stark calculation was the headline in a Lighting...