Industrial

OPTIMISED lighting is helping fish farmers to create the perfect Yellowtail Kingfish for sushi and sashimi. At the Kingfish Company in the Netherlands, a major supplier to Japanese restaurants, tuned LED lighting is accelerating fish growth by improving energy efficiency, optimising feed conversion and reducing costs, according to the supplier Signify. The Philips Aquaculture photoperiodic...
Lighting Industry

THE INVENTORS of LED lighting have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and its £1 million prize money. Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak Jr, M. George Craford and Russell Dupuis won what organisers call ‘the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade’ for ‘the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis...
Healthcare

The INDUSTRY’s first combined circadian and disinfection lighting system has been installed in a beauty salon. The LED panels mimic the sun – including artificial sunrises and sunsets – but also disinfect the store using UV-A ultraviolet light during the day and UV-C at night when the space is unoccupied.  The J.Protect system – which its...
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...
Industrial

THE SALVATION Army has recently moved its clothing collection division into new custom-built premises in Kettering. This division raises millions of pounds a year to support the Salvation Army’s charitable work. The new t/5,250 square metre factory brings together 120 existing personnel from both the existing Pytchley Lodge Road centre and the Wellingborough Support Centre....
Street

THE CITY of Warsaw is rolling out one of the largest street lighting replacement projects in in Europe. The Polish capital is replacing its 38,500 luminaires on its main arterial roads with LED versions made to a unique design. The new lamps will be installed in stages, and the last batch should appear on the...
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...