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How to light a hospital treatment room

Treatment rooms are those areas that are ‘midway’ between a hospital ward, where patients are brought to recover after surgery.  All hospital areas have to be clean, but some have to be cleaner than others and some must be completely sterile. Before considering lighting a treatment room, you need to know what degree of protection is required. […]

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Jacksonville jilts GE intelligent street lighting

The city withdraws after a pilot IoT deployment because it “had other priorities.” Meanwhile, GE’s San Diego trial advances to a commercial stage. Amid all the hubbub about how smart street lighting will underpin an Internet of Things (IoT) push by cities to operate more efficiently and intelligently, Jacksonville, FL has served a stark reminder […]

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Bird-friendly LED island unveiled in the Netherlands

The picturesque island of Ameland, in the Netherlands, has been fitted with energy efficient LED street lighting system, featuring a light spectrum specially designed to be friendly to migrating birds. The new lighting infrastructure represents a major milestone in helping Ameland achieve its ambitious sustainability goals by saving energy and reducing light pollution. Ameland, is […]

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Human-centric lighting reduces drug reliance at Danish psychiatric hospital

Doctors, nurses, therapists report a calming effect from the Chromaviso circadian lighting system. Professional staff at a Danish psychiatric hospital have administered fewer drugs and noticed a marked reduction in patient outbursts and disturbances following the installation of a human-centric lighting (HCL) system that tunes brightness and color temperatures to a pattern conducive with daytime […]

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Echelon announces tunable-white outdoor LED lighting trial

White Bear Lake in Minnesota now boasts a white-point-tunable solid-state lighting installation in its central Railroad Park based on Echelon Lumewave technology. While we regularly cover white-point-tunable indoor lighting based on LED sources, tunable systems outdoors have largely been limited to façade lighting of architectural structures and most often has been dynamic colored lighting. Now, […]

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Lighting in UK rail stations fails to meet standards

Lighting at stations served by Southern trains needs to be brought up to code before controversial plans to allow train drivers to operate doors can be brought into place. Aslef, the train driver’s union, has claimed that the view of closed-circuit television screens in driver’s cabs is not good enough after dark or in poor light, […]

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Health fears make city think twice on major LED decision

The city of Montreal will settle on a final decision next week on the increasingly controversial matter of replacing 132,000 street lights with LED. It had originally been intended that the current incandescent street fixtures would be replaced with 4,000 Kelvin LEDs. However, after a number of negative reports, including one from the American Medical […]

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Lighting in new DC area homes will feature Amazon voice controls

The IoT rises as the Alexa system will also let people verbally boss around thermostats, window blinds, door locks, and all sorts. In another example of the property business pushing into smart lighting, home construction company Brookfield Residential said it is building smart homes in the Washington, DC area featuring voice control of lights and […]

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Hubbell Lighting unveils new Lighting Solutions Center

(USA) – 25,000sqft space dedicated to art and science of lighting and controls technology. Hubbell Lighting has announced that it has cut the ribbon on its newly renovated Lighting Solutions Center (LSC). The LSC, based in Hubbell Lighting’s headquarters in Greenville, S.C. USA, serves as the centrepiece of its commitment to train, educate and develop solutions as lighting […]

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Lights in Alingsås, Sweden

With this year’s installations attracting approximately 70,000 people, Lights in Alingsås brought the small Swedish town just outside Gothenburg to the forefront of lighting design for the seventeenth time. Following last issue’s workshop coverage, the 2016 Lights in Alingsås festival has now been and gone for another year. As previously mentioned, this year, the Light […]