Lighting in the News June 2016
Sleep Tight, Have a Germ Free Night: Ultraviolet LEDs in Hotel Rooms
Besides that mint on your pillow, there can be a few gross guests that can’t wait to cuddle up with you in hotel rooms, but not for much longer. Ultraviolet LEDs are now making hotel rooms germ-free. UV-C technologies are typically powered by mercury-vapor lamps; however these lamps are often restricted due to the mercurial hazard. They also require continuous maintenance and can be difficult to use. UV-C LEDs can be powered by batteries and offer a more concentrated disinfecting power. UV-C LEDs have the potential to be built into various spaces including toilet seats, and self-disinfecting whirlpools. Television remotes and pillow cases may be cleaned by being placed into a UV-C machine. Here’s to a germ-free stay.
Vivid Sydney Illuminates Miles of the City with Thousands of LEDs
Vivid Sydney is one of the largest free outdoor festivals celebrating ideas, music, and lights in Australia. Currently in its eighth year, the 23-day festival is broken down into three parts: Vivid Ideas and Speakers, Vivid Music, and Vivid Light. One of the biggest draws during Vivid Sydney is Vivid Light. The city is transformed into a land of luminosity with 82 light displays, sculptures and light shows, including underwater displays and light garden that reacts to sounds made by guests. Vivid Sydney lasts through June 18th.
LAMP 4th Annual International Lighting Design Competition Accepting Entries
Lighting Architecture Movement Project (LAMP) is accepting entries through August 15 for their fourth annual international lighting design competition. LAMP gives participants an opportunity to create a constructive lighting design that makes connections with the local community. This year’s theme is Cosmic. The three categories for submission include: established designers, students and emerging. Once judges have carefully reviewed entries, they will choose designs based on the ingenuity, marketability, and interpretation of Cosmic. For more information on entering visit LAMP.