Comment

Scientist Karl Linden of the University of Colorado says ultraviolet light is an important tool in our fight against pathogens, but we must observe strict procedures in its deployment. ULTRAVIOLET light has a long history as a disinfectant and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is readily rendered harmless by UV light. The question is...
Lighting Controls

ONE OF the UK’s leading lighting manufacturers is calling on commercial building managers to future-proof their lighting systems in response to a major shift towards more flexible working models. Tamlite Lighting says that with a growing number of employees adopting a hybrid working style, office buildings will need to prepare for reduced occupancy levels and...
Comment

Tamlite Lighting’s managing director John Allden responds to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Building Safety Bill. ‘Over the last few weeks, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has commenced its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Building Safety Bill.  When this document was published earlier in the summer, we welcomed the...
Transport

THIS YEAR’S Lux Award winner in the Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year is the new Paddington Station for the Elizabeth Line in London. The judges say were impressed with the lighting concept and execution, saying the design was very successful in creating a clear hierarchy and a strong visual identity.  The lighting...
Hospitality/Leisure

THE CHANGING facilities at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London have been given a futuristic makeover, with dramatic lighting to match.  Independent lighting design practice Michael Grubb Studio helped create a scheme that was designed to inspire performance and create a competitive edge for England’s national football teams.  London based venue Architects WOO was appointed...
Outdoor

A TOTAL of 28 autonomous solar luminaires have been installed in different communities on a Greek island which lacks full electricity coverage. The units also feature built-in passive infrared motion sensor enhances safety by increasing the light level automatically when people or cars are approaching.  When no motion is detected the light level decreases to...
Office

SPECIAL ‘ozone luminaires’ have been installed in a Birmingham office to protect the employees from bacteria and airborne viruses. The FUZONE500 fittings from Future Designs – which use the natural properties of Ozone (O3) to eliminate up to 99.99% of pathogens without direct contact with the treated areas – were included in the £1.6 million refurbishment...
Lighting Industry

A GOVERNMENT report into the UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling system has criticised the lack of regulation of online marketplaces where electrical and lighting equipment is on sale. The Environmental Audit Committee took evidence from a significant number of stakeholders from across the electronics and waste sectors.  The report – which has...
Outdoor

OUTDOOR LIGHTING specialist Qicheng Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd.  has unveiled a range of advanced photocells for street lights. The series includes photocells, photocontrollers to NEMA with ZHAGA specifications, receptacles and enclosures. The company’s LC-135D electronic photo controller features a twist-and-lock base and is compliant with both ANSI C136.10a and BS5972:80. Rated load options are 120V/1000W/1800VA...
Hospitality/Leisure

TOP DUTCH soccer club PSV is to tackle Covid-19 by installing UV-C disinfection lighting in its changing rooms. The football team will put three so-called ‘upper room disinfection’ units in its  the dressing room and three in the dressing room of the visiting team in the Philips stadium in Eindhoven.  Another five will be installed...