If you’re anything like me then you’ve probably not heard of bias lighting before. The term itself has an air of industrial precision about it, like something you’d find in a submarine, or Germany.
However, if you remember the Philips Ambilight TV adverts from yesteryear then you absolutely know what bias lighting looks like, even if [...]
It is the burning question for anyone looking to sell something: how can I get the most for what I have? Selling a car normally involves a thorough clean inside and out, paying special attention to that dubious looking stain on the dashboard that's had you puzzled and slightly on edge ever since you spotted [...]
On 1 September 2009, the European Commission introduced a directive that aimed to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs across the EU. Designed to take place over a period of three years, it claimed the 100W filament bulb first, followed by the 60W version two years later and by 2012, the process was completed [...]
This year’s Eurovision song contest is a big one, for many reasons. It’s the competition’s 60th anniversary, Conchita Wurst’s immaculately mowed beard is set to return to our screens for the first time in a year and through a bizarre quirk suitably befitting of a competition as bafflingly brilliant as Eurovision itself, Australia will be [...]
Whether it’s through fire, earthquake or someone tripping over a cable, loss of power in a public building can induce panic, hinder escape and ultimately cost lives. Inability to locate an exit can be devastating for a whole number of reasons, from genuine danger to misconceived hysteria.
As such, by law, every building that is designed [...]
Like any room throughout the home, lighting your bathroom poses its own set of unique problems and challenges. What type of light fitting should I use, and how many? Where should I put them?
The most important element to consider though, is often the one that gets overlooked - safety. Mixing electrical components with water is [...]
The importance of a light bulb’s aesthetics cannot be understated. Thought of as purely functional until very recently, assuming that its uses extended no further than simply illuminating a room was fair enough.
But, much like pairing a crisply tailored suit with a pair of bowling shoes, an ugly bulb can utterly spoil a room’s complexion.