Hospitality/Leisure

INNOVATIVE lighting optics developed by scientists in California are being used for the first time in new £365 million (US$500 million) art gallery. QuarkStar’s radical Edge-X technology has been specified by top lighting design practice L’Observatoire for the newly opened Kinder Building centrepiece of a massive extension to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. ...
Residential

A FIREFIGHTER who set up a downlight manufacturing company has spoken of the ‘light bulb’ moment that inspired him to launch his own enterprise. Bob Ward, who tackled many blazes in his years with the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service, including the Windsor Castle fire in 1992, was once asked to share his fire...
How to Light

A SPECIAL guide to lighting for facility managers has been published by the Society of Light and Lighting. The SLL Lighting Guide (LG)20: Lighting and Facilities Management sets out a logical approach to identifying and undertaking lighting related tasks such as relamping and upgrades. In addition to lighting tasks, facilities managers may also be responsible...
Lighting Industry

ORGANISERS of the LuxLive exhibition, due to take place in London this November, have announced that they have cancelled the event.  LuxLive 2020 was originally postponed from last November to November 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  ‘The decision to cancel the Event is based on a number of factors,’ said portfolio director James...
Healthcare

The INDUSTRY’s first combined circadian and disinfection lighting system has been installed in a beauty salon. The LED panels mimic the sun – including artificial sunrises and sunsets – but also disinfect the store using UV-A ultraviolet light during the day and UV-C at night when the space is unoccupied.  The J.Protect system – which its...
Industrial

A UNIQUE lighting project in a field of leeks in the Netherlands aims to demonstrate how lighting can bring science and art to enhance and highlight nature. A special ‘recipe’ using blue and red light improves the growth of the plants and cuts the need for pesticides, while also creating an artwork that highlights the...
Lighting Industry

THORLUX Lighting has planted its 150,000th tree at its unique carbon offsetting programme in rural Wales. The Redditch-based luminaire maker achieved the milestone this week at its 215-acre site in Devauden, Monmouthshire. The saplings –  native broadleaf species including oak, birch, ash, willow, hornbeam and cherry – are designed to neutralise the CO2 emissions from lighting...
IoT/Smart Lighting

THE LIGHTING controls specialists amBX and Tridonic UK have announced a partnership that will see them develop new products together.  The two brands say that by bringing together integrated asset management with their user interfaces they can help drive the smart building market.  The SmartCore lighting control engine from amBX has been integrated with Tridonic’s...
Office

A LONDON local authority has prioritised visual comfort in a makeover of its office lighting. The concept has been to use a mixture of a direct and indirect approach where possible.  The lighting installation at Southwark Council’s office headquarters in Tooley Street, south London, was renewed after the the original installation 12 years ago. 160...
Healthcare

OSRAM has become the latest big lighting brand to unveil its range of UV-C products.  The company has unveiled two flexible products to mobile applications.  With AirZing UV-Compact, available in Standard and Pro version, Osram is launching two portable products from a new portfolio that can be used as part of a Covid-secure strategy.  The...