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LED Lighting Maker Cree Tops Wall Street Views For June Quarter

Light-emitting-diode maker <b>Cree</b> (CREE) late Tuesday beat Wall Street's estimates for its fiscal fourth quarter, providing evidence for the company's …

Wall Street

Study reveals how blue light from gadgets speeds rate of blindness

Blue light from the Sun and devices like smartphones have a damaging effect on eyes and a new study details how this damage happens. Researchers …

Gear & Gadgets

HNC/HND in Lighting Design and Technology | The Lighting Industry Association

Offered by the Lighting Industry Academy in partnership with University of South Wales<p>The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in partnership with the …

Wales

Signify Introduces New Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Options – MacStories

Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) has been steadily expanding its Hue lineup of smart lighting products for some time now. Best known for its LED light bulbs, which support HomeKit and other home automation systems, the company also offers a wide range of lamps and light fixtures designed to …

Home Automation

Horah: The Dance-Inspired Light Installation by Raw-Edges

When invited to create an exhibition for Salone, London-based design studio Raw-Edges imagined a light installation inspired by synchronized Israeli …

Design

LIA Laboratory Services | The Lighting Industry Association

The LIA Laboratory is Europe's largest independent test laboratory dedicated to lighting. We can help you improve product performance and gain …

Manufacturing

Drones are Programmed to Flock Exactly Like Birds in New Breakthrough Study

Don't worry, this isn't the mechanical version of the 'The Birds'<p>Whether you find flocks of birds terrifying or mystifying, you can objectively say …

Drones

The Complete, No-Nonsense Guide to Smart Lighting

Smart lights are a nice jumping off point for someone curious about smart-home tech. You can get started with just a few smart light bulbs, a smart …

Home Automation

Anthony Stead promoted to Design Principal at Into Lighting

Anthony brings seventeen years’ experience in developing lighting schemes for a wide range of projects worldwide to his new role as Design Principal. …

This week’s contribution to #lightpollution #award goes to @theoxfordshire golf club🏌️‍♀️ #welldeserved ! 🌟 https://t.co/sKUiIuCHq5

Where lighting meets architecture

A unique combination of innovation, discussion and inspiration which brings architects and the lighting design community together to share ideas and …

Strange natural phenomenon turns UK sea luminous blue

These astonishing photographs show the rare moment bioluminescent plankton turned the sea luminous blue off the coast of Wales.<p>Photographer Paul …

New ‘light-eating’ protein discovered in the Sea of Galilee

In their quest to find “light-eating” proteins, cellular components that help plants and microbes harvest light from the sun, a team of scientists …

It Would Take 200,000 Years at Light Speed to Cross the Milky Way

The disk of our home galaxy – the Milky Way – is bigger than we previously thought. A new study shows it would take 200,000 years for a spaceship …

Universe

To prevent another Grenfell, architects need to see a project through to the end

TODAY'S OPINION<p>Architects are best placed to prevent the dangerous discrepancies between architectural drawings and what ends up being built, writes …

Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve Attracts Astronomers And Tourists

Light pollution is the presence of artificial light in the night sky and as development has increased throughout the west, astronomers lament the …

Light Up Your Home (And The Dance Floor) With These Responsive LED Panels

It’s rare to find a smart device that doesn’t promise to make you better, faster, stronger, smarter, or more productive. But when it comes down to it, the <b>Nanoleaf Light Panels</b> are just plain fun.<p>The smart LED panels let you cover your walls in vivid, reactive light. Their triangular shape makes it …

Review: The BenQ ScreenBar is a really neat Mac/monitor desk light that takes up no space

Many years ago, I used a desk striplight with a clamp. I clamped it to the back of my desk, then adjusted the angle arm so it was just above and in front of my monitor. That way, it lit the desk, didn’t cast any light onto my monitor, and effectively took up no space.<p>It took some time to find a …

The Science of Near-Infrared Lighting: Fact or Fiction

By Ian Ashdown, P. Eng. (Ret.), FIES, Senior Scientist, SunTracker Technologies Ltd.<p>There is a common-sense argument being presented in the popular …

The End of the Desk As We Know It

At Deloitte’s office in Amsterdam, human-centric connected lighting is about more than energy savings<p>By Paul Tarricone<p>At Deloitte’s office in …

India may become 1st nation using LED for all lights by 2019: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI: Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said India will probably be the first country in the world to use LEDs for all lighting needs by 2019, …

Troja Bridge, Czech Republic — English

Lamp efficacy<p>Lamp efficacy<p>Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).<p>Ballast classification<p>Ballast …

Dark Matters: The Effects of Artificial Lighting on Bats

Acharya L (1995) Sex-biased predation on moths by insectivorous bats. Anim Behav 49:1461–1468CrossRefGoogle Scholar<p>Acharya L, Fenton MB (1992) …

Red light has no effect on bat activity

<b>Artificial light at night can have a disruptive effect on bats, but not if the light is red. Switching to red light may therefore limit or prevent</b> …

This Dutch town uses high-tech streetlights to keep its bats happy

Have you ever heard of a bat-friendly city? Me neither. But the Dutch town of Zuidhoek-Nieuwkoop is claiming to be the first – and probably only – bat-friendly town in the world. The town is home to many rare and vulnerable plant and animal species, among them a number of rare bat-species.<p>And …

Review: Lume Cube Creative Lighting Kit exclusively at Apple stores

Lume Cube, the high-powered portable photography light, is now available in an exclusive kit at Apple Stores country-wide. The Lume Cube Creative Lighting Kit includes a number of accessories with the compact flash to refine the photography experience.<p>The team at Lume Cube had recently reached out …

Landlord fined for lack of emergency lighting

A court has fined a private landlord £1,380 over an absence of emergency lighting at his property and other offences.

Insect declines and agroecosystems: does light pollution matter? - Grubisic - - Annals of Applied Biology

M. Grubisic<p>Corresponding Author<p>E-mail address:grubisic@igb-berlin.de<p>http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5410-8867<p>Department of Ecohydrology, Leibniz‐Institute …

Wimberley Valley Cities Become Third International Dark Sky Community in Texas

In recognition of noteworthy local efforts to reduce light pollution and promote the benefits of nighttime darkness, IDA today designated the …

Effects of lighting pattern and photoperiod on egg production and egg quality of a native chicken under free-range condition | Poultry Science

The paper aimed to study the effects of lighting pattern and photoperiod alone and in combination on egg production, egg quality in Beijing You …