Healthcare

LEADING scientists with expertise in ultraviolet lighting have stepped into the global debate on dealing with the coronavirus crisis. The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) has decided to published a number of its key technical reports and international standards on the topic of ultraviolet lighting. These publications will be freely available for the next three...
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A ESSEX-BASED firm has come up with a novel concept for funding an upgrade to LED lighting. The Leerie Energy Fund links the award of an energy contract with the installation of low-energy lighting, with the ‘commission’ for the award of the account used to pay for the project. Leerie decribes itself as ‘an energy reduction business’ focused...
Healthcare

LEADING institutions and associations have come together to help unite lighting professionals working from home and improve morale and mental health.  The Institution of Lighting Professionals, the Society of Light and Lighting, the International Association of Lighting Designers and Zumtobel Group have launched a social media initiative called the Light Minded Movement.  The Instagram project...
Healthcare

LIGHTING manufacturers, building services consultants, designers and architects have mobilised to help the National Health Service create the new Nightingale Hospital in London’s Docklands. Marlow Integrated Designs is supplying 4,000 linear LED bedhead luminaires to each of the bed cubicles in the facility, which is being built at breakneck speed inside the ExCeL Exhibition Centre....
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...