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It is expected that the global urban population will grow by about 44-million people every year. Of this world population 70% is expected to live in cities by 2050. This puts huge stress on resources and forces us to change the way we think and operate cities. We need to do more with less… (more)
Why drivers are needed for LEDs, their most important characteristics and their role in terms of influencing performance and lifetime. This article highlights how LED drivers by Henk Rotman, Philips Lighting offering operating windows are better equipped to deal with developments in the LED industry… (more)
Lighting plays a central role in how people feel about their city or town. That’s why the illumination of streets and pedestrian areas has evolved from simple functional lighting into a more demanding and creative discipline. Lighting should not only provide illumination, but should do so in a pleasing and inviting way. It should promote communication and a sense of well-being, and encourage the city or town’s night life… (more)
Lighting manufacturer predicts that by 2020 some 75% of its new lighting sales will be LED solutions.The development of high quality light emitting diodes (LEDs) has reached a tipping point where this new technology can be used for general lighting in almost all applications… (more)
A combination of high efficacy, affordability and versatility has made fluorescent technology extremely popular world-wide: an estimated 40% of lamps throughout the world use fluorescent technology. Essentially, a fluorescent lamp is a low-pressure mercury gas discharge lamp that uses electricity to excite mercury vapour. The excited mercury atoms produce short-wave ultraviolet light that is converted into visible light by fluorescent powders… (more)
With lighting accounting for about 40% of the energy used in buildings, the question of how to save energy on lighting is becoming increasingly valid. What are the possibilities and the considerations? This article defines a framework on how to implement energy-saving lighting solutions, using the workplace as example. First of all it is important to realise that energy efficient lighting is a combination of the following factors… (more)