Lighting Industry

THE LIGHTING industry has described the updated European environmental regulations as a ‘missed opportunity’ after its recommendations for amendments were ignored. LightingEurope, which represents 1,000 lighting manufacturers across the continent, said it was disappointed that its ideas on the minimising the stroboscopic effects of light sources were not incorporated in the EcoDesign Regulations, most of...
IoT/Smart Lighting

A 17-FLOOR office building in the United States has become the planet’s biggest Bluetooth mesh project for lighting control. The project consists of no fewer than 3,685 Bluetooth mesh McWong TruBlu lighting controllers installed in the light fittings.  The technology is designed to deliver networked lighting control with customised lighting, scheduling, and dimming capabilities, Using...
Outdoor

ONE ENTERPRISING group of retailers and restaurant owners have come up with a way of tempting visitors back to central London: light. Connaught Village, a commercial and residential area just west of Marble Arch and just north of Hyde Park, has unveiled a love-themed lighting display to promote its businesses and generate a sense of...
Healthcare

A CHAIN of pharmacies has become one of the first retailers to deploy so-called ‘upper room disinfection’ with UV-C mercury lamps to kill airborne viruses, including the coronavirus. Some 280 Philips luminaires have been installed at 40 branches of Slovakian drugstore chain dm, providing its customers and staff with an additional level of protection.  The...
Lighting Industry

EXPERTS in daylight and artificial lighting are set to gather for a major event on light and wellbeing next month. The online event –  The Future of Daylight and Artificial Lighting in Healthy Built Environments – will explore the latest insights into the future of daylight and artificial lighting in healthy built environments with respect...
Lighting Controls

THE FAMOUS colour LED lighting at Niagara Falls in the US has been transformed with the latest cloud-based control system from a British manufacturer. The spectacle – which actually comprises three individual waterfalls, American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls –  has a long history of illumination. They’ve been lit using various technologies...
Hospitality/Leisure

HARLEQUINS has become the first professional sports club in the United Kingdom to use UV-C technology to tackle the coronavirus. The top-flight rugby team has installed 11 UV-C disinfection upper air units at its London ground, the Twickenham Stoop. Powercor has installed 11 Philips UV-C disinfection upper air units in the popular Honours Bar.  This...
Lighting Industry

THIS YEAR could be pivotal in getting the lighting industry to embrace the principles of the circular economy. That’s the view of the compliance body Recolight which has unveiled an ambitious series of conversations about sustainability throughout the year. The first three webinars, designed to build on a series of events held in 2020 and...
Lighting Industry

HOLOPHANE is this week celebrating an extraordinary 125 years in business.  The company – which pioneered the famous glass refractor – is one of only three professional lighting companies (that we are aware off) who are still trading under with the same name for over 100 years, and its products are researched, designed, tooled, tested, and assembled...
Lighting Industry

THE CHIEF of a leading lighting industry compliance body has been found guilty of obstruction and given a nine-month conditional discharge over his part in a climate change protest in London. Nigel Harvey, chief executive officer of Recolight, was also ordered to pay costs of £321. City of London magistrates found him guilty of the...