Street

A TECHNICAL development by Signify is set to bring solar street lighting to a wider range of applications and countries. The launch of a new integrated charge controller enables the emergence of hybrid solar systems.  These enable streetlights to use solar-powered electricity when there is sunshine and the mains grid at other times.  The product...
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...
News

NEXT month’s Light + Building exhibition in Frankfurt has been postponed until September due to the threat from the coronavirus. The decision is believed to have driven by the outbreak in Italy of the highly contagious disease and an announcement from Signify that it was pulling out of the show.  Organisers say they came to...
News

CONCERN is mounting along the lighting industry supply chain over possible disruption to product supplies if Chinese health authorities don’t manage to contain the outbreak of the highly infectious coronavirus.  Major lighting manufacturers and suppliers who source in China appear to be beginning to take active steps to mitigate an impact to product availability.  Signify,...