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Urban lighting: the importance of materials

Efficiency of public lighting is more than a topic debated: spending reviews, downsizing consumption forced, austerity regime, decrease power on hours, technological upgrading through more efficient sources and monitoring systems are the major topics being debated today in the field of urban lighting. The general feeling, supported by the practice of urban lighting project, is that the situation is more complex and that there are different arguments than efficiency based on calculations and statistics and supported...
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Turning the spotlights on healthy food: Korea’s pavilion at Expo

“You are what you eat”. Starting with this old saying, the Pavilion of the Republic of Korea guides the visitor to the discovery of ancient food traditions. The outer architecture of the pavilion, one of the largest of Expo, evokes the...
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LED Elegance

In Korcula, an island facing the southern part of the Dalmatian coast, we find Vela Luka that with its 4,500 inhabitants is the second biggest town on the island. And situated in a central position close to the port is Hotel...
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Using light to enhance a bottle of wine

A new concept in fine wine retailing, Hedonism Wines in Mayfair is a sophisticated wine boutique anticipated to become a key destination for wine enthusiasts and collectors from across the globe. Located in an area of London where fashion, luxury...
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MARIO BISSON. A workshop to learn about the emotions of colour

Colour and light complement one another, they live in symbiosis with every aspect of daily life. The analysis and sensing of the colour element is done with the help of tools that basically need a very specific light source and...
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Enlightening Figures

Internationally speaking, where does Italy stand with regards to illumination? For many years Italy was the top exporter in the lighting industry, but in the 1990s China overtook us, followed later on by Germany. In terms of trade balance, seeing...
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“I customise cities with Light”

To understand what people think about urban lighting, Daria Casciani – a Phd student of the INDACO Department at Milan’s Polytechnic University – developed Else, an experimental survey on urban lighting. She explains to Alchimag the concepts and purpose of this research. Where did the...