Healthcare

SO, THE WORLD is in lockdown and the leader of the free world has suggested that we might use light to kill the coronavirus.  And, as we are lighting dudes and gals and everything in between, I’d say this is our bailiwick: we are just the people to look into this. Seeing President Trump’s advice,...
Lighting Industry

GOVERNMENT officials, sustainability authorities and lighting experts are set to gather for a key webinar at the end of this month to explain how the standards and regulations for the so-called circular economy will affect the lighting sector.  The circular economy is a process aimed at eliminating waste and the use of new resources and materials. It...
Emergency

THE LIGHTING Industry Association has unveiled a product endorsement scheme for emergency lighting luminaires and products. The programme – administered by the LIA’s Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting – will see products specially labelled and listed and give increased confidence to specifiers and end users that they are getting quality, complaint equipment.  The association says it...
Lighting Industry

TAISON has moved to outline details of its restructuring plan for 2020 following reports than one its constituent companies, Taison Lighting Limited, has gone into administration. Company chief David Sladdin says that Taison Lighting Limited, which became Corpsol 101 Limited in February so that the Taison name could be retained, is not part of the...
IoT/Smart Lighting

THE WORLD’S biggest lighting company has backed the introduction of the D4i interface standard. Signify says it has upgraded in premium drivers to D4i, allowing customers to easily exchange different IoT nodes or sensors on luminaires. The company, which contributed to development of the specification, has added it to its portfolio of compact Philips Xitanium Sensor...
Healthcare

A DANISH specialist in healthcare and human-centric lighting has claimed a breakthrough after it successfully killed 99.99 per cent of bacteria in 10 minutes using a light fitted with UV-C LEDs. Lightcare says the experiment is a proof of the concept that luminaires fitted with UV-C can play a role in disinfecting spaces and help...
Lighting Industry

NORDEON Lighting, Taison Lighting and Dernier & Hamlyn have all filed for administration in a trio of announcements that underscores the challenges facing the lighting industry in 2020.  Nordeon Lighting, part of the Nordeon Group, entered self-administration this week.  No trading figures are available for Nordeon Lighting, but the group itself made a loss of...
Lighting Industry

THE COST of the lockdown on the UK’s lighting sector was spelled out this morning in an industry report which revealed that overall activity is down by 55 per cent. The number tallies with figures recently reported to WEEE compliance bodies and component manufacturers supplying manufacturers.  The stark calculation was the headline in a Lighting...
Healthcare

WHITECROFT Lighting has won the contract to supply bed-head luminaires for the NHS emergency field hospitals outside London. The company is supplying 7,500 specially modified linear fittings to a total of 10 sites across the UK, including in temporary facilities in Cardiff, Glasgow and Harrogate. It has already delivered to the NHS Nightingale North West...
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...