Street

THE CITY of Warsaw is rolling out one of the largest street lighting replacement projects in in Europe. The Polish capital is replacing its 38,500 luminaires on its main arterial roads with LED versions made to a unique design. The new lamps will be installed in stages, and the last batch should appear on the...
Circadian Lighting

AN INSTALLATION of circadian lighting at a care home in Derbyshire which reduced the number of falls experienced by its elderly residents, has won its owners the title of Client of the Year in the Lux Awards 2020. The Client of the Year category is designed to recognise and reward end users who have employed...
Street

AN UPGRADE of high mast lighting columns in Scotland has led to a 40 per cent reduction in energy use. The new LED units replace high pressure sodium luminaires on the A723 in Hamilton. The road forms an important link between North and South Lanarkshire. Scotland Transerv, which holds responsibility for managing the road, identified...
Lighting Industry

AN AMBITIOUS ‘buy-back’ scheme in which luminaires are bought back from the end users at the end of their life should keep the lights in use ‘forever’, says the company behind the idea. Skinflint – a UK supplier of reclaimed industrial and period lighting –launched the Full Circle venture this week.  Under the plan, clients who...
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...
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...