Lighting Industry

LIGHTiNG IS an essential service for the functioning of society and its manufacture, distribution and sale should continue during the coronavirus crisis, a leading representative body has claimed. The Global Lighting Association is urging authorities to ensure that there is sustained access to lighting products during these challenging times by categorising lighting as an essential...
Healthcare

THE CORONAVIRUS crisis is leading to an unprecedented interest in the power of passive ultraviolet lighting to disinfect workplaces. In particular, attention is centring on the use of UV-C radiation, which has a wavelength of between 200 and 280 nanometers (nm) and is invisible to the human eye.  At the specific wavelength of 253.7 nm...
Healthcare

ULTRA-VIOLET light can kill the coronavirus, scientists at China’s National Health Commission have confirmed. They say the virus is sensitive to UV light and have verified that certain exposures will kill it. The NHC’s latest advice says indoor rooms can be disinfected with UV light of over 1.5W/m3 used for half an hour. The exposure...
Lighting Industry

THE UK LOCKDOWN on the movement of people designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus is set to put further pressure on a lighting industry reeling from a collapse in business and struggling to continue its activities. Lighting manufacturers and design practices have been implementing unprecedented measures to maintain trade during the coronavirus crisis...
Lighting Industry

THE LIGHTING industry’s premier event to celebrate and reward excellence in lighting has been rescheduled to the autumn due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Lighting Design Awards, now in its 45th year, will take place at the Troxy in east London on 22 September 2020.  Organisers say they made the decision to postpone the glittering...
Lighting Industry

A 40-YEAR-OLD research scientist who passed on industrial secrets about how LEDs are made has been jailed for eight months. Mr Kim, a research and development technologist at leading LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor, will also have to perform 120 hours of community service and remain under probation for two years.  Kim – who quit his job...
Transport

CAN INTELLIGENT lighting replace signage in railway stations as a way to guide passengers? That’s the question that researchers are probing in a new study to explore how passenger flow and safety can be improved while removing clutter. Backers of the study – led by DW Windsor and including The University of Nottingham, train operator FirstGroup,...
IoT/Smart Lighting

THE CITY of Cologne has begun to successively convert its more than 85,000 public lighting points to digital and networked lighting as part of its strategy to become a ‘smart city’. The strategy is to improve the safety and quality of life of the citizens of the German metropolis, increase the city’s energy efficiency and...
Lighting Industry

EXHIBITIONS, conferences and other events in the lighting business have been cancelled or postponed across the world in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers of America’s biggest exhibition in the sector, LightFair International, due to take place in Las Vegas in early May, have become the latest to announce a postponement. A new date has...