Lighting Industry

CLARION Events, owner of Revo Media, has announced that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on large scale events, the LuxLive 2020 trade exhibition will be postponed until November 2021.  In the absence of clear indication from the Government on the timeline for a return to large scale exhibitions, the UK has...
Healthcare

By Rachel Gordon MIT CSAIL/MIT News A REAL-WORLD trial of an ultraviolet lighting robot has shown that it can provide an effective extra layer of protection against the coronavirus, say scientists.  Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tested an autonomous UV-C system’s success in disinfecting a food bank in Boston.  The approach uses a...
Healthcare

THE AMBITIONS of the lighting industry to be a major supplier of UV-C products was given a boost today as 239 scientists declared that airborne transmission of the coronavirus is much more significant than previously thought.  In an open letter to the W.H.O., the researchers from 32 countries outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can...
Hospitality/Leisure

THE UK’s first indoor cricket space lit with LEDs to international standards has been opened by Gloucester County Cricket Club. The training facility has been designed to meet the strict lighting requirements set by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The ECB’s Technical Standards 2 & 3 (TS2 & TS3) stipulates an illuminance of...
Office

THE INDUSTRY’S first ‘social distancing’ lighting system is being deployed at a busy office in the UK. Sensors integrated into the LED lighting network are using Bluetooth mesh technology to detect how close people and chairs are to each other in the space.  The sensors use trilateration – the calculation of a location by comparing...
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...