Quiet hour is a strategy aimed at making retail spaces more inclusive for people who struggle with sensory overload, but they’re not the only ones who welcome a pause in the assault on their senses.
Every president since Jimmy Carter has recognized Hanukkah with a special menorah lighting ceremony.
The increasing prevalence of white LED streetlamps spells worrying population declines for insects like moths.
Museum lighting standards assume galleries are still using incandescent bulbs or fluorescent lights. But LEDs offer more for both audiences and conservation.
The global semiconductor shortage is causing problems for Europe because it has mostly abandoned manufacturing them.
Dark skies have value. They are a profoundly wonderful yet highly threatened natural asset.
The relevance of lighting at schools may seem easy to overlook, but both insufficient exposure to daylight and high visual demand on the eyes can adversely impact children.
Bright lighting alone does not make a space feel safe. It can blind and disorientate and create dark shadows at the edges. Tellingly, ‘unsafe’ places had much higher illuminance than ‘safe’ places.
Turning street lights off at midnight could save money, energy and help nocturnal ecosystems thrive.
The lamps that once lit London’s streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.
Practical advice from an expert about lighting, decoration and furnishings.
Street lighting may not actually reduce crime – but it can make people feel safer at night.
While networked entertainment systems, automated security, mood lights and voice-controlled thermostats make homes more secure and productive, they’re also just good fun.
Encouraging people to buy LED bulbs is not a long-term solution. We need lighting which is kind to the planet and our health.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that’s occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
Innovation in small-scale solar systems and mobile money systems is giving people in sub-Saharan Africa access to electricity at a lower cost than diesel or kerosene.
That flicker in the corner of your eye isn’t your imagination.
Urban greening programs need to consider the harmful impacts of artificial lighting on ecosystems. Fortunately, we can do a lot to create more biosensitive lighting.
The American Medical Association (AMA) issued guidelines for communities to reduce harmful effects of LED streetlights. A medical researcher explains what can go wrong.
There are loads of things you can do to cut your energy bills - and many don’t involve stumping up any cash up-front at all.