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...
Lighting Industry

A LIGHTING industry initiative on the Instagram social media platform aims to offer what it terms a gentle escape from work pressures exacerbated by the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Light Retreat (the_light_retreat) is designed to offset the ongoing stress of adjusting to a business world where physical human interaction is minimised.  The brainchild...
Lighting Industry

IT’S BEEN announced that the popular lighting industry figure and independent lighting designer Liz Peck has died at the age of 46. Peck was named Lux Person of the Year in 2015 for what the judges’ described as ‘her personal passion and energy’ in promoting the cause of good lighting.  They said that in her ...
Healthcare

SOME 217 contractors, resellers and wholesalers have signed up to promote and distribute Signify’s Philips-branded UV-C lighting range in a major push to promote the technology in the UK. The network will help sell and safely install the company’s recently-unveiled disinfection products, which it says can help in the effort to make workplaces, schools, offices,...
Lighting Industry

A EUROPEAN Union project to design the light fitting of the future has called for more personalisation and sustainability in lighting products. The idea behind the £4m (€4.3m, US$5.27m) Repro-light research project is to create an example of a sustainable luminaire whose parts can easily be manufactured, disassembled, upgraded and recycled. It’s hoped that lighting...
Hospitality/Leisure

TUBULAR LED luminaires which mimic the look of bare fluorescent lamps have proved successful at uniting a listed 1960s swimming pool and a modern extension. The lighting at the swimming complex in Dresden, Germany, combines the old and new fabric of the building, while reliably satisfying the needs of both competitive and recreational swimmers for...