The MERLIN project (Mesopically Enhanced Road Lighting: Improving Night-vision) was recently awarded £1.2 million funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for a four year project starting in 2011 to investigate road lighting for pedestrians.
Following recent improvements in our understanding of vision at night time, researchers at Sheffield University, UCL, and City University London, propose that lighting in residential streets can be improved while energy is reduced.
Research teams at the University of Sheffield, lead by Dr Steve Fotios, and at UCL, lead by Peter Raynham, will first determine the visual needs of pedestrians at night time, and how these needs are affected by variations in light quality.
22 November 2011
The trial of the lighting designer Jeremy Coombs on fraud charges was opened and adjourned at Southwark Crown Court today.
03 October 2011
The market for LED lamps will start to contract in coming years because the light source have such long lives, according to a report from IMS Research