Office

THE INDUSTRY’S first ‘social distancing’ lighting system is being deployed at a busy office in the UK. Sensors integrated into the LED lighting network are using Bluetooth mesh technology to detect how close people and chairs are to each other in the space.  The sensors use trilateration – the calculation of a location by comparing...
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...
Office

ADVOCATES of internet-connected lighting say it has found its ‘killer app’: monitoring social distancing in offices.  As governments and business around the world strive to get people back into the workplace after the global shutdown, keeping employees healthy and safe is a major concern and physical separation measures need to be in place to protect...
Circadian Lighting

AN INSTALLATION of circadian lighting at a care home in Derbyshire, UK, has reduced the number of falls experienced by its elderly residents, it has been revealed.  The spectrum-controlled lights at the 60-bed Heanor Park care home led to a ‘significant reduction in the amount of falls a care home would usually experience’ with only...
Retail

IN ONE of the first real-world trials of location-tracking lighting, customers at a supermarket in The Netherlands are using smartphones guided by lights to find products. Shoppers at the Albert Heijn store in Hoofddorp use an app to locate say, soy sauce, to an accuracy of less than 30cm. The installation is a testbed of...