Soon you will lease your lighting by lumens, Rocky Mountain Institute says

Lighting in the future will be delivered as a service rather than a capital cost, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute, creating incentives for smarter and more efficient installations. RMI is pushing to grow a lucrative Lumens as a Service (LaaS) model for lighting in the US, which independent research by […]

From hardware to software: how the lighting industry is evolving

The lighting industry is in the midst of a profound revolution, and it’s not just to do with the shift from halogen and fluorescent lights to LED. According to secretary general of the Global Lighting Association Bryan Douglas, the “new paradigm” is moving the focus from hardware to the new and evolving software systems with […]

Guide to lighting controls released

Lighting control systems can reduce energy use by up to 30 per cent, according to a new guide released this month by the Lighting Council of Australia.

Nobel Prize goes to inventors of blue-light LED

The Japanese inventors of the blue-light LED have been named as the 2014 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura will be awarded the prize for “an invention of greatest benefit to mankind” in Stockholm, Sweden in early December for creating a blue-light LED that opened the door […]

LED lighting manufacturing sector growing slowly, but big opportunities await offshore

The Australian market for LED lighting is showing only “miniscule” signs of growth due to uncertainty about the economy, according to George Toth, owner and managing director of Victorian manufacturer, mLight. His firm is now looking to expand by capitalising on innovation and targeting offshore markets, initially in the US.

Retrofitted lighting system retains ambience of heritage building

24 March 2011 – Case Study: According to mySmart CTI, a Sydney-based company that provides energy efficiency solutions, refurbishment of an art deco heritage building at 99 Macquarie Street in Sydney showed that it was possible to provide the building with a modern and sustainable lighting system while preserving the heritage listed building interior. Situated […]