How to Light

DESIGNING lighting for bicycle lanes, parks and other infrastructure? Help is at hand: the Institution of Lighting Professionals has launched two brand new Professional Lighting Guides. PLG23: Lighting for Cycling Infrastructure updates and supersedes Technical report 23 Lighting of Cycle Tracks.  It’s a comprehensive review of current lighting standards and guidance and applies them to...
Lighting Industry

WE’RE DESIGNING lighting for buildings all wrong, say four of the world’s leading experts.  The scientists – New Zealand’s Christopher Cuttle, the UK’s Peter Boyce and Peter Raynham and Ireland’s Kevin Kelly – want us to tear up the existing standards, guidance and procedures and start again.   They say that we need ‘to stop designing...
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...
Residential

CONCERN IS mounting in the industry over the use of downlights in ceilings made with i-joists instead of traditional timber joists. I-joists – pre-made and pre-cut wood-fibre sections – have replaced traditional solid-timber joists in around 80 per cent of new homes in the UK over the last 20 years.  House builders favour them because they arrive...