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...
Education

IRELAND’S eEnergy Group has bought the UK firm Renewable Solutions Lighting for £2.2 million in a bid to create the the biggest supplier of turnkey LED lighting installations funded by energy savings to the education sector.  Founded in 2016, RSL provides fully funded, turnkey LED lighting installations to the education sector across the UK.  Based in Suffolk, the...
Outdoor

THE WEST Yorkshire town of Bradford is to replace over 59,000 street lights and 17,000 lampposts in an ambitious project which will feature a central management system. The project will reduce Bradford City Council’s street lighting power consumption by 65 per cent and its carbon emissions by over 6,000 tonnes per year, helping it to...
Outdoor

THE FOUR-YEAR project to bring LED street lights to Birmingham’s resident streets is on target and has reached its first major landmark, despite wider disruption in the supply chain.  After year one, works were successfully completed by Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann in April this year. The non-PFI housing lighting maintenance upgrade project...
Retail

A FASHION brand has unveiled its flagship store which features tuneable white lighting controlled by an intelligent Bluetooth mesh wireless control system. Chinese brand ENG’s outlet in central Shanghai features a ‘light-on-demand’ app-based platform which allows managers to set the various lighting effects throughout the aisles, walkways and shelves to highlight the details and texture...