LEDs and the next agricultural revolution

While all the sound and fury has been coming from the human-centric lobby, there’s been a quiet revolution going on in the agricultural sector. LED technology has brought massive change to the lighting for horticulture sector and the rearing of livestock. By creating LED systems that offer special spectral outputs, crop and livestock production is […]


Verona’s Stolen Masterpieces Returned to Italy from Ukraine

Seventeen Old Master paintings, worth around $18.3 million, that were stolen from the Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona have been returned to the museum from the Ukraine, and are due to go back on view tomorrow. The paintings, stolen from the medieval castle in November 2015, included works by Peter Paul Rubens, Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni […]


Britain’s first Wi-Fi streetlight project unveiled

The UK’s first Wi-Fi-enabled exterior lighting installation has been unveiled in Milton Keynes. The Shuffle can be upgraded at any point to include additional functionality such as mobile device charging and specialist advertising features. In what engineers are describing as a ‘proof of concept’, the interactive streetlight outside the football ground on MK Dons FC […]


Inventronics Expands EBS Product Line with DALI Compatibility

Inventronics has announced the release of the new EBS BTE Series of 40 W, constant-current programmable IP20 LED drivers. They operate from 176-305 Vac input and are designed for operation in both Class I and Class II environments. They are primarily aimed at street lighting applications but are equally capable in any luminaire where robust […]


ZigBee role in smart SSL and the IoT may change to application layer

The Internet of Things sector is increasingly focused on Internet Protocol networks for connecting devices such as intelligent LED luminaires, and the ZigBee Alliance is moving to establish its value at the application layer of the network stack. The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group have announced successful demonstrations of Thread-based Internet of Things (IoT) […]


LED business news: Cree and Feit settle, Gooee adds partners, Telensa opens office

After a long-running patent and intellectual property dispute, Cree and Feit Electric cross-license technology with Feit paying a license fee and royalties, while Gooee adds another Internet of Things partner and Telensa adds an Asia presence. Cree has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Feit Electric settling intellectual property (IP) suits and […]


Here’s What Sold at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

Despite the palpable calm in the convention center, sales were in full swing. Eileen Kinsella & Henri Neuendorf, December 2, 2016 Tony Tasset, Arrow Sculpture (2016). Courtesy of Kavi Gupta/ABMB. The first thing we heard from nearly every dealer, collector, art advisor, or other expert we spoke to in the opening hours of Art Basel in […]



Zaha Hadid Architects, the firm founded by the British architect Zaha Hadid, who died earlier this year, issued an open letter today about its director, Patrik Schumacher. Responding to Schumacher’s provocative claims that London should get rid of all social housing, the firm wrote that Schumacher’s views “[do] not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects’ past—and will […]


The Future of Horticulture is Blooming With SSL

High-tech urban farming is growing with SSL designed to increase the yield and quality of produce, improving profitability and availability of crops, says Osram Americas’ HOSSEIN AGHAMEHDI. It’s simple: Plants need light. But they don’t all need the same amount of light, or even the same type of light to reach their potential. And while […]


The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week in One Minute

BEST In Miami, Brian Boucher finds the 8 Unmissable Booths at UNTITLED, while Rozalia Jovanovic examines the Top 10 Booths at Art Basel. Eileen Kinsella and Henri Neuendorf check out what sold so far. Archaeologists discover a “lost city” in Egypt, dating back to 5,316 BCE. Ben Davis takes a visual tour of the World’s most Instagrammed museums. He also took on […]