09/01/2017   /   , ,

DIALux to Allow the Import of BIM Files

DIALux to Allow the Import of BIM Files

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an innovative approach for managing buildings throughout their entire life cycle, from the planning and design phase, through the construction process, and for operation and maintenance once the project has been commissioned. BIM is based on powerful 3D modeling software, where design teams from all disciplines can work on a […]

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02/01/2017   /   , , , ,

The Lighting Design Profession in 2020

The Lighting Design Profession in 2020

Since 2010 lighting has evolved more than in the entire 20th century, and this is not expected to end anytime soon, with the rise of technologies like visible light communication (VLC) and the Internet of Things. Lighting is becoming more personal, customers are gaining awareness of how it influences health and mood, and the market […]

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LED Lighting is Making Niagara Falls More Impressive at Night

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board recently completed an LED lighting project for the site, with the goal of improving energy efficiency while enhancing the visual appeal of the landmark during nighttime. The Niagara Falls were previously lit with xenon lamps, which offer a potent output but are unable to match the energy efficiency, color flexibility […]

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12/12/2016   /   , ,

The Importance of Data Security in Smart Lighting

The Importance of Data Security in Smart Lighting

Smart lighting offers a broad range of advantages, ranging from enhanced energy efficiency to using lighting fixtures as high-speed nodes for the Internet of Things. However, lighting manufacturers should not overlook one very important aspect: all connected devices are exposed to hacking, without exception, and launching IoT products and services without addressing data security can […]

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05/12/2016   /   , , ,

IEC Publishes Global Standards for LED Headlights

IEC Publishes Global Standards for LED Headlights

LED headlights are now commonplace in new cars, but the technology has grown without clear rules regarding testing procedures and performance characteristics. Although artificial lighting plays an important role in homes and businesses, lamp failure is generally not a critical issue; the same cannot be said of headlights, where inadequate optical design or sudden failure […]

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28/11/2016   /   , , , ,

Apple Will Add Li-Fi Capabilities to the iPhone

Apple Will Add Li-Fi Capabilities to the iPhone

Li-Fi will most likely be the language of the Internet of Things, and Apple is the first tech giant taking a step forward to make the technology mainstream, just like they did with USB cables a pair of decades ago. Apple recently patented a technology that gives data transmission capabilities to the iPhone camera, and […]

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A Biological Light Bulb that Uses Glowing Bacteria

There are many innovative trends in the lighting industry, including concepts such as Power over Ethernet and light-based communications. However, these technologies are all characterized by being inorganic – they are all based on electronic components. The concept of a living light bulb had never been tried, until now. A group of students from Newcastle […]

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Blocking Blue Light with Coated Glasses

When used responsibly, technology is generally beneficial. However, there is an unfortunate consequence of the digital age that has not been addressed properly: we humans are now exposed to blue light all day long, and it has several negative effects on comfort and health. Given that blue light is normally mixed with other wavelengths, its […]

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Towards a Sustainable Lighting Industry

A lighting fixture is built from many components, and they can differ significantly in terms of durability. Even if a product has reached the end of it service life, it is possible to recover expensive materials and recondition some components to be used in a new fixture, without affecting performance. In fact, there are cases […]

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31/10/2016   /   , ,

LaaS: Lighting as a Service Offers the Benefits of LED at Zero Upfront Cost

LaaS: Lighting as a Service Offers the Benefits of LED at Zero Upfront Cost

The performance of LED lighting has been field-proven time and time again, but the upfront cost of the technology remains as a barrier that prevents widespread adoption. For large companies who have access to capital and low-interest loans, upgrading to LED is like any other project in their portfolio. However, the financial impact can be […]

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Top 10 Future Trends in the Lighting Industry

The 20th century was relatively static for the lighting industry, and the only notable breakthrough was the commercialization of fluorescent lamps, offering 75 percent savings compared with incandescent lighting. The 21st century, on the other hand, promises to be much more dynamic: LED lighting became commercially viable after the year 2010, and it is completely […]

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17/10/2016   /   , ,

What Services Will Become Possible with Connected LED Lighting?

What Services Will Become Possible with Connected LED Lighting?

The possibilities of connected LED lighting go far beyond energy savings. In fact, lighting fixtures are expected to become the platform for a wide variety of services and applications, just like it has happened with smartphones. Once all fixtures “speak” a common language, any company or developer will be able to design and program applications […]

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