Can Gathering Data Really Save Lives? The Modern Emergency Lighting Scheme Is Becoming Intelligent!

Exit SignRene Joppi, Commercial Director at Mackwell discusses the challenges we face and opportunities that lie ahead

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Connected Emergency Lighting

emergency exitThe days of maintenance and operations personnel walking the building, pressing buttons on individual emergency lights to make sure drivers are working and batteries are charged are coming to an end.

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Building Management In The Clouds

Smart BuildingFacilities managers are facing the huge challenge of interconnecting various services via smart building functions. As the basis for IoT (Internet of Things), light can simplify the networking of different building management systems and therefore open up new IoT applications, resulting in smart buildings.

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Making Light Work For You

jon theisWhen it comes to lighting control solutions there’s greater choice than ever before. Jon Theis, managing director at TheisCraft, examines some of the technology on offer and the key points to consider when specifying and installing lighting controls.

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A Question of Conversion

Handley JoeJoe Handley, applications development manager at Mackwell discusses the factors that need to be considered when converting general lighting for emergency applications.

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Poor Lighting Is Deterring Repeat Business According To New Research From Lyco

lyco• Guests who experience poor lighting are less likely to return
• ‘Too dark’ is main complaint

Eighty per cent of people who have visited a hospitality venue such as a restaurant, bar, hotel, pub or café within the past 12 months, found the lighting to have had a negative effect on their experience.

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Wieland Electric On Cutting Installation Time: the intelligent approach to cabling

Metalynx2Mark Redfern of Wieland Electric argues that cabling methodology can have a critical role in ensuring building performance, as well as impacting installation schedules.

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Common Emergency Lighting Mistakes

Glass Walled officesOperating commercial premises can present many challenges. As well as providing and maintaining the comfort and welfare of the occupants who may be employees, students or patients, attention must be paid to health and safety.

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Mackwell: Risk Assessments And Emergency Lighting

planningWhen emergency lighting is installed in a building, legal requirements are put in place to ensure that this complies with standard procedures. This article outlines the various measures that need to take place in order for a building to be compliant.

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Designing For Smarter Lighting Control - Understanding The Options

33gracechurchstreetWhen it comes to making buildings smarter, the lighting control choices have a key role to play. Stewart Langdown of CPN Lighting Control considers the options

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