The last few months have been so very different to any that have ever experienced before. Before you become alarmed, I assure you that it has been an extremely positive time.  Yes, there have been momentary glitches, but we have always risen to the challenge and...

This article featured in Lux Review's publication, you can find the original article here - https://www.luxreview.com/2020/06/18/scientists-identify-exact-light-to-trigger-sleep-wake-cycle/ A paper, published in the Journal of Biological Rhythms on 18 June 2020 today, revealed that 477 nanometres is the most potent light to control people’s circadian rhythm. Scientists say they have...

https://www.crown.co.za/latest-news/sparks-electrical-news-latest-news/12291-coping-in-the-time-of-covid-19 When preparing the subject for my column in this edition, I had considered three topics. It is always a time of mental wrestling trying to select the most appropriate and useful topic for the time. Never in my wildest dreams did I realise how the...

https://www.crown.co.za/sparks-electrical-news/lighting-sen/11751-shedding-light-with-philip-hammond I would like to wish the readers an extremely successful and profitable 2020. We all hope that Eskom keeps the lights on, but I will do my best to contribute to enhanced energy efficiency by keeping you well informed about the latest lighting and lighting...

When I started preparing for the newsletter this month, I pondered over how time flies. That prompted me to research where the expression originated.  What I learnt amused me even more. It was first actually recorded in about 1800, however, Shakespeare used the phrase "the swiftest...

https://www.ee.co.za/article/lighting-matters-what-is-your-approach-to-lighting-in-the-current-sa-reality.html I was recently prompted to address the current reality for my students when I reviewed their progress. I observed that some students had fallen behind with their studies. When I spoke to some of them one-to-one, I realised that they were being bombarded with negative...