TECHNOLOGY
IP lamp market set to soar

A Maker of IP-enabling chips for lamps has made its technology available to all, so big players such as Philips and Osram are set to join the bandwagon. Many predict the market for IP light sources will explode. Ray Molony reports

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TECHNOLOGY
The future of product selection

Gordon Routledge tests the first app from Voltimum, the electrical products portal, and discovers 20,000 lighting products in one place.

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TECHNOLOGY

There’s a wealth of apps available for smartphones – be they iPhone, Android or BlackBerry – and some of them promise to be useful, or at least entertaining, for those in the lighting business. We put a few of them through their paces

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TECHNOLOGY

LED luminaires can replace Wi-Fi – by transmitting data at high frequency. The first commercial installation of a visible light communication network has been completed in the US – and researchers reckon it’s the next big thing. Mark Faithfull reports

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Home lighting control could be set to take off – thanks to the recent emergence of LED lamps with IP addresses that can be controlled by smartphones. Mark Burgess reports

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