Transport

THE CROSSING featured in the hit Scandi television series ‘The Bridge’ has been given a dramatic lighting makeover. The pylons of the Øresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark have been illuminated as part of the celebrations for the 20-year anniversary of the bridge. The new lighting is a specially designed dynamic solution, where both energy...
Education

IRELAND’S eEnergy Group has bought the UK firm Renewable Solutions Lighting for £2.2 million in a bid to create the the biggest supplier of turnkey LED lighting installations funded by energy savings to the education sector.  Founded in 2016, RSL provides fully funded, turnkey LED lighting installations to the education sector across the UK.  Based in Suffolk, the...
Lighting Industry

FROM September, a raft of new European Commission regulations is set to hit the lighting sector.  And while the UK is no longer a member of the EU, it’s widely expected that the vast majority of manufacturers will comply so that their products can be sold into member countries. The result of nearly five years...
Healthcare

FAR-UVC ultraviolet light – which is safe to use around people – kills 99.9 per cent of coronaviruses in the air, a study has found. Crucially, far-UVC at 222 nanometres isn’t harmful to people unlike conventional UV-C at 254 nanometres, which is the wavelength of most of the lamps produced by the lighting industry.   Scientists...
Outdoor

THE LEADING street and outdoor lighting manufacturer CU Phosco has teamed up with the Australian company Green Frog Systems to supply solar-powered products across the globe. Green Frog Systems, based in Adelaide, Southern Australia, is a pioneer in sustainable technologies and the full infrastructure needed for off-grid installations. The collaboration will see development of a...
Healthcare

TOP lighting scientists are uniting in an urgent effort to develop standards for the performance of UV-C luminaires following a boom in interest in the technology. The Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Ultraviolet Association have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C) to develop standards for the measurement and...
Healthcare

THE WORLD’S biggest lighting company is making major investments in anticipation that the market for upper-room disinfection using UV-C lighting is set to dramatically expand. Signify is increasing production of its UV-C mercury lamps by eight-fold, launching no fewer than 12 product ranges using UV-C light, and has bought the assets of Germicidal Lamps &...
Healthcare

THE LIGHTING industry is ramping up production of UV-C lamps across the world in an effort to benefit from the surge in demand driven by the Covid-19 pandemic.  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...
Lighting Controls

AN UPGRADE of the lighting at the BBC’s buildings across the UK involved the installation of more than 14,000 Casambi nodes across seven offices. At the flagship building, New Broadcasting House, in London, several thousand Casambi wireless nodes – including luminaires, sensors and switches – were installed.  The building’s old T5 fittings, which were controlled...