Singapore Airport’s new Terminal 4 has opened to acclaim for its lighting, which is technical blend of natural and artificial lighting. The whole design concept is based on human experience and circulation through the spaces. It was the client’s intention to provide a space that focuses on puts people, while not compromising on comfort, efficiency and highest functional requirements.
Visiting the children’s corner at the Cranston Public Library (Cranston, RI) these days is an experience of bright, cheery colors that stir the imagination; from the fun, cubical chairs and hexagonal tables, to the bold graphics on the walls and on the pendant luminaires, all thanks to the imagination of LLB Architects.
A US TECHNOLOGY company has introduced the world’s first LED panel with integrated Li-Fi. It can deliver data such as the internet to computers and other devices using the visible light of the LEDs rather than the radio waves of Wi-Fi. Developed by Virginia-based VLNComm, the panel is capable of a download speed of 108Mbps and an upload speed of 53Mbps, and provides 48 square metres of coverage.
In no uncertain terms, the LED has been labeled a "disruptive" technology by many researchers and industry representatives. Indeed, it is and has been the overarching theme of the Strategies in Light conference program and associated events since the first conference in 2000. The lighting industry has been steadily marching beyond the LED component to the capabilities of digitally-controllable solid-state lighting (SSL), which can now be connected to other devices and to networks and the broader Internet - in what we know as the Internet of Things (IoT).
Seven leaders reveal the impact that the digital revolution has—or has not—had on the sector tasked with showing projects in their best light. Technology has redefined the process of lighting design. The change is palpable on two fronts: the actual light sources themselves, and the tools with which designers create and develop their work. Every aspect of a lighting designer’s toolkit has been affected by the shift to digital technologies and digital light.