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Art meets infrastructure: lighting the way ahead

Recently a 500 metre stretch of road in Holland received the kind of attention unheard of for highways. But this is not an ordinary bit of road, but a glow in the dark road. There’s something about glow in the dark that really encapsulates a sci-fi, futuristic vision. But the developers of this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/04/2014 - 08:45

23/04/2014

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Looking on the bright side

Perhaps the most telling sign of the transition to low energy lighting across the world was the recent re-opening of the Thomas Edison Monument in New Jersey, US, (pictured in construction). It's no longer lit by his own incandescent bulbs, but LEDs. It’s easy to see how this could be seen as a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/03/2014 - 08:45

19/03/2014

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NYC goes LED

New York, New York may well be wonderful, but it’s also set to become a more energy efficiency place too, after the city’s officials announced plans to replace all of its quarter of a million street lights with LEDs. The potential cost and carbon savings are being widely recognised by governments...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/11/2013 - 08:45

13/11/2013

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Lights out?

In a couple of months’ time, Paris will begin attempting to enforce a city-wide ban on non-residential properties keeping their lights on at night, with aim of saving enough to power three quarters of a million homes and a quarter of a million tonnes in greenhouse gases. The fuss over Paris making...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 08/04/2013 - 08:30

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What you should know about lighting

Guest Blogger, Managing Director of LampShopOnline, Matt Beswick, looks at the changes to lighting affecting both domestic and commercial users. We’re all familiar with the discontinuation of incandescent bulbs and by now most of us will have some CFL light bulbs in our homes. But it’s not just...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 28/02/2013 - 16:45

28/02/2013

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