I’m Laughing at Clouds – Cambridge
I’m Laughing at Clouds is an ensemble of nine tactile lighting columns. By touching sensors embedded in the sculpture, the passer-by can create a composition of light and sound. The lamp posts are programmed to respond to the human touch recording the frequency of a person’s pulse. This data is represented... Read more
Zaha Hadid Set To Build A Smart City
Zaha Hadid Architects working with TPO Pride Architects (Russia) have been selected as one of the consortiums to build the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighbourhood. The jury also selected two further consortiums to develop the project: Nikken Sekkei (Japan) with UNK Project (Russia); and Archea Associati (Italy) with ABD Architects (Russia).... Read more
Signify “Invisibly” Illuminates China World Trade Center Tower
Signify “Invisibly” Illuminates China World Trade Center Tower Signify has announced that it has installed its architectural lighting into the façade of one of Beijing’s tallest buildings, the China World Trade Center’s Tower B. This latest high-profile city landmark, using Philips architectural LED lighting, illustrates the growing trend in... Read more
Fake Moon ‘Eight Times Brighter Than The Real Moon’ To Illuminate City Streets
Fake Moon ‘Eight Times Brighter Than The Real Moon’ To Illuminate City Streets Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing “illumination satellites” which will shine in tandem with the real mooon, but are eight times brighter. According to China Daily the artificial moon will have a reflective... Read more
Amsterdam’s Light Festival Puts Van Gogh’s Starry Night In A New Light.
Amsterdam’s Light Festival Puts Van Gogh’s Starry Night In A New Light. Every year, innovative and high-end artworks by international and national artists, designers and architects light up the city centre of Amsterdam during Amsterdam Light Festival. The seventh edition takes place from 29 November, and this year thirty... Read more
Historic Attractions and Modern Architectural Marvels: 10 Places to Visit at Night this Summer
Historic Attractions and Modern Architectural Marvels: 10 Places to Visit at Night this Summer Advancements in illumination technology are allowing lighting designers to bring new life to historic attractions and modern architectural marvels after the sun sets. Lumileds and MG Tour Company put together the 10 must-see destinations at night.... Read more
Mayor Emanuel Highlights Progress Achieved by City of Chicago’s Historic Streetlight Modernization Program
Mayor Emanuel Highlights Progress Achieved by City of Chicago’s Historic Streetlight Modernization Program CDOT has Installed More Than 18,000 New LED Streetlights on South and West Side Streets; Mayor Tours West Side Assembly Plant Supporting Project to Modernize 270,000 Lights Over Four Years. With more than 18,000 new streetlights... Read more
Tvilight Introduces a State-of-the-Art Asset Management Suite
Tvilight Introduces a State-of-the-Art Asset Management Suite TVILIGHT today announced the addition of a new comprehensive asset management suite to its CityManager platform, aiming to help cities optimize management and maintenance of public assets such as streetlights, and streamline asset-related operational activities. Public lighting infrastructure is one of the... Read more
Echelon Unveils InSight Cognitive Vision Technology To Enhance Safety And Reduce Outdoor Lighting Cost
Echelon Corporation recently unveiled a patent-pending cognitive vision-based technology that can enable a wide range of smart city and smart campus applications. Echelon InSight™ utilizes artificial intelligence in vision-enabled edge devices, optimized for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. With InSight, traffic data is collected and processed at the... Read more