News

27 August

Ikea invests in light sheet specialist Design LED

Scottish LED company Design LED, which specialises in flexible LED light sheets with embedded optics, has won the backing of retail giant Ikea.

22 August

Can social research improve lighting on London's housing estates?

London's housing estates are not noted for their inspiring lighting.

But the LSE believes lighting design, backed up by social research among local communities, can help.

21 August

Chepstow streetlight switch-off threatens drunks

Chepstow will soon become the latest British locality to turn off street lights during the wee hours, over the protests of taxi drivers who have provided yet another reason why it's a bad idea: They might run over hard-to-see drunks.

20 August

New material could slash LED costs

Researchers at Cambridge and Oxford universities have demonstrated a new way of making LEDs that could eventually slash manufacturing costs.

19 August

They're off. They're on. They're off. Action heats up in great British streetlight battle

The roundup over the last week on UK streets: Lights Off 2, Lights On 1.

As the debate continues on how best to save energy and on whether turning off lights increases or decreases crime, the city of Exeter and the town of Loughborough both scored for the “Offs,” while Gloucestershire kicked in with an “On”, taking the next step in a countywide LED deployment.

Lux Report

LIA Laboratories' new 'Verified' scheme aims to give specifiers confidence, by confirming that lighting products do what they say on the tin. Mark Salt, managing director of LIA Laboratories, explains how and why the lab is verifying the performance claims made by manufacturers.