Education

PUBLIC sector organisations and educational establishments have been warned that the deadlines to claim government money for low-energy lighting and other technologies are looming. The Government’s Pubic Sector Decarbonisation Fund has £1 billion to give away but public sector bodies that require funding to be transferred between government departments must claim by Monday 9 November which all...
Street

AN UPGRADE of high mast lighting columns in Scotland has led to a 40 per cent reduction in energy use. The new LED units replace high pressure sodium luminaires on the A723 in Hamilton. The road forms an important link between North and South Lanarkshire. Scotland Transerv, which holds responsibility for managing the road, identified...
Healthcare

TUNED LED lighting has halved the number of sleep disturbances among older residents in a long-term care home, a study has shown. The experiment, at a 99-bed nursing home in Sacramento, California, showed that, on average, residents experienced 3.6 nighttime sleep disturbances with static lighting compared to 1.8 with tuned lighting. Additionally, the researchers – from...
Education

A SCOTTISH college is saving some 28,000 kWh annually, and over £4,000, with an LED-for-HID retrofit at its gymnasium. The International School of Aberdeen says it will get an 18-month payback if the lights are illuminated for eight hours a day. The school building is about eight years old and the ageing HID lighting needed...
Healthcare

A LIGHT PANEL with a photocatalytic coating of titanium oxide which is claimed to eliminate 99 per cent of airborne viruses, bacteria and bad air odour is being marketed as an alternative to UV-C luminaires in the fight against Covid-19. The TiO2 LED Panel – made in China and distributed in the UK and Europe by...
Hospitality/Leisure

DESIGNED by Atelier Oslo and architecture and urban design practice Lundhagem, Oslo’s ambitious new public Deichman Bjørvika library features 3,600 ‘intelligent bookshelves’ which use an innovative LED lighting technique to illuminate the books. The shelves feature advanced LED optics and IoT functionality so different beam angles can be employed and light can be directed specifically...
Street

A DEMANDING brief for a street light which stipulated resident and councillor approval, compatibility with the local CMS system, compliance with the requirements of a conservation area and a dramatic reduction in carbon compared to the existing stock has been satisfied with a bespoke luminaire.  Hertfordshire County Council drew up the specification specially for the...
Street

ONE OF THE FEW remaining sections of sodium lighting on the M62 motorway in the north of England has gone LED, resulting in energy savings of 48 per cent.  The M62 is one of the major motorways in the UK and at 102 miles long, it acts as the west-east trans-Pennine motorway in Northern England...
Transport

CAMPAIGNERS are battling to prevent a lighthouse off the coast of Ireland from changing its HID lamp for an LED one. The activists, who have previously used roadblocks to stop Commissioners of Irish Lights from changing the light bulb at the Saint John’s Point lighthouse, say the new light won’t have the character of the...
Industrial

INTELLIGENT lighting is promising to cut fights between pigs and improve animal welfare on the UK’s farms.  Tunable LED lighting connected to microphones which can detect the distinctive noise of pig aggression is being installed at farms run by Britain’s biggest pig producer, the Tulip Group. Edinburgh-based Greengage, a pioneer in smart lighting for livestock...