Lighting Industry

THE GOVERNMENT has set out its advice to lighting professionals, electrical contractors, manufacturers and others struggling to deal with waste lamps and luminaires during the covid-19 lockdown. It says organisations providing essential services during the crisis can continue to operate, although in a difficult environment, whilst applying appropriate social distancing requirements.   It states that...
Lighting Industry

THE WORLD’S largest lighting company is asking all its employees to sign up to a voluntary scheme which will see their hours and salaries cut by 20 per cent. Signify has written to all its workers in what is describing as a ‘call for solidarity and unity’ asking them to agree the measures, which also...
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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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...
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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...
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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

EXHIBITIONS, conferences and other events in the lighting business have been cancelled or postponed across the world in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers of America’s biggest exhibition in the sector, LightFair International, due to take place in Las Vegas in early May, have become the latest to announce a postponement. A new date has...
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A HIGH-BAY light which can kill 99 per cent of viruses and bacteria and remove toxic gasses in the workplace has been unveiled.  The Air-Lume, developed by UK-based Trinity Lighting, combines powerful active air purification with high-specification LED lighting and is designed to tap into the booming market for wellbeing in the workplace. It works...
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CONCERN is mounting along the lighting industry supply chain over possible disruption to product supplies if Chinese health authorities don’t manage to contain the outbreak of the highly infectious coronavirus.  Major lighting manufacturers and suppliers who source in China appear to be beginning to take active steps to mitigate an impact to product availability.  Signify,...