https://www.ee.co.za/article/lighting-matters-fourth-industrial-revolution-offers-opportunities-and-threats.html In my column last month, I tried my best to encourage readers to seize opportunities presented by the shortage of skills and not to be distracted by the negative news of the day. I am the first to admit that there are days where the negative...

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...

https://www.ee.co.za/article/lighting-matters-the-burning-question-lighting-budget-versus-lighting-investment.html I remember from days long past, how lighting almost always suffered budget cuts to the bare essentials because lighting was always only required near the end of projects. LED lighting is mature. In fact, lighting has never been so exciting before and the quality LED product...

https://www.ee.co.za/article/lighting-matters-industry-4-0-the-impact-is-already-noticeable.html The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a topic of conversation on TV, radio, at conferences and company strategy meetings. Many have heard about it and often incorrectly think that some perfectly normal IT developments or advancements are part of the revolution. We need to carefully discern...

https://www.ee.co.za/article/lighting-matters-why-is-lighting-design-practice-in-sa-behind-the-times.html In the last few months, I have frequently been asked for the reason why new technologies and lighting design practices are either not adopting or, at best, are only being adopted at a snail’s pace. I am grateful to those who have asked me because it...

https://www.ee.co.za/article/lighting-matters-the-fourth-industrial-revolution-blurred-talk.html Last month’s column started a journey into the reality of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which served as an eye-opener to many of the readers who perhaps never even noticed its beginning and progress. Many of you will remember the famous chess master, Gary Kasparov. Some may...

http://www.ee.co.za/article/lighting-matters-on-the-subject-of-luminaires.html When I initially thought about writing this article, it was to discuss some of the different categories of luminaire. After more careful contemplation, I thought it best to reflect on the changes I have observed over my 46 years in the lighting industry. The question I...

http://www.ee.co.za/article/lighting-matters-introducing-bluetooth-mesh.html Many have heard about the fourth industrial revolution and incorrectly think that some perfectly normal IT developments or advancements are in the offing. We must discern what can really be considered as part of it. Some are genuinely embracing it while some are starting to...