Lighting Industry

THE UK government is asking the industry and its customers if it wants the return of replaceable light sources in luminaires. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is inviting opinions on the adoption into UK statute of a draft European law which mandates that light sources and control gear must be interchangeable. With...
Lighting Industry

IS THE RETURN of replaceable light sources and control gear really the most sustainable route for luminaires? That’s the question lighting professionals are beginning to ask themselves ahead of new regulations stipulating that light fittings must have interchangeable parts. The UK’s much-delayed Environment Bill is set to incorporate the EU’s eco-design measures, which effectively brings...
IoT/Smart Lighting

A new generation of keenly-priced high-functionality smart lamps is about to hit the European market and, it’s hoped, change the way people think about light bulbs forever.  Big brands including Signify, Ledvance and Aurora have all unveiled major ranges targeted at tech-savvy consumers who want full control of their lighting. Industry observers say the pricing...
Lighting Industry

ONLINE marketplaces have been heavily criticised by a European body over the continued sale of luminaires, lamps and other electrical equipment which don’t comply with waste regulations. The European WEEE Registers Network (EWRN) this week released a report that strongly condemns the marketplaces for the high level of non-compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic...
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...
Product Reviews

I’VE ALWAYS been perplexed that the dim-to-warm category of LED lamps has remained so niche.  These light sources mimic the much-loved incandescent lamp by becoming a warmer colour temperature when dimmed.  Typically they go from an undimmed 2700K to a dimmed 2200K by using a mixture of cool and warm LEDs. Their performance has increased...