Healthcare

LEADING institutions and associations have come together to help unite lighting professionals working from home and improve morale and mental health.  The Institution of Lighting Professionals, the Society of Light and Lighting, the International Association of Lighting Designers and Zumtobel Group have launched a social media initiative called the Light Minded Movement.  The Instagram project...
Healthcare

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...
Healthcare

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

THE UK LOCKDOWN on the movement of people designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus is set to put further pressure on a lighting industry reeling from a collapse in business and struggling to continue its activities. Lighting manufacturers and design practices have been implementing unprecedented measures to maintain trade during the coronavirus crisis...
Transport

CAN INTELLIGENT lighting replace signage in railway stations as a way to guide passengers? That’s the question that researchers are probing in a new study to explore how passenger flow and safety can be improved while removing clutter. Backers of the study – led by DW Windsor and including The University of Nottingham, train operator FirstGroup,...
IoT/Smart Lighting

THE CITY of Cologne has begun to successively convert its more than 85,000 public lighting points to digital and networked lighting as part of its strategy to become a ‘smart city’. The strategy is to improve the safety and quality of life of the citizens of the German metropolis, increase the city’s energy efficiency and...
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...
Circadian Lighting

ONE OF THE world’s biggest technology brands has unveiled so-called ‘human-centric’ lighting technology in the belief that the market is moving towards tuneable lighting. Korean giant Samsung announced its first human-centric LED packages, which are designed to be built into lights by luminaire manufacturers. Unusually, Samsung is claiming the its range of modules – known...
Street

A TECHNICAL development by Signify is set to bring solar street lighting to a wider range of applications and countries. The launch of a new integrated charge controller enables the emergence of hybrid solar systems.  These enable streetlights to use solar-powered electricity when there is sunshine and the mains grid at other times.  The product...