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The latest in human-centric lighting: A wellbeing dashboard

Two UK lighting and controls specialists are teaming up to develop a “wellbeing dashboard” that would help building operators monitor whether their indoor light conditions are suitable to the time of day and the particular needs of occupants.

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Software controls firm amBX and design consultancy It Does Lighting will focus on delivering so-called human-centric lighting (HCL) by measuring brightness and color temperature.

The general precept of HCL is that white light with more blue frequencies stimulates, while amber tones help people to relax. It ties in with the human circadian rhythm, which has been trained over millions of years on the planet toward alertness during the blue-hued daytime and toward slowing down with the warmer tones of sunset.

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Lutron Homeworks QS system gets amBX driver

SunLight Solutions and manufacturer amBX, have announced the availability of a new integration driver for the Lutron Homeworks QS system with the amBX lighting effects generator; the system can be seen on demonstration at the Pulse Cinema showrooms in Stansted, UK.

The amBX integration driver was created for SLS by Andy Casey of DemoPad. Casey has many years experience with Lutron technology and has an in-depth knowledge of the amBX solutions, so the Lutron developments were a natural progression.

This latest development allows full integration of amBX Light-Scene Engine into a Lutron Homeworks QS system and opens up the entire dynamic and interactive lighting experiences possible from the amBX system.


Neil MacDonald, COO amBX, commented: “We’ve been looking to add amBX capabilities into a Lutron system design for some time. This development makes it a seamless experience for the user and we’re excited at the breadth of posibility this opens up for designers and installers” The amBX Light-Scene Engine works with any number of DMX controlled lights and now, designs and installations based on Lutron QS will no longer be restricted to a limited capability of this type of lighting.

Kevin Martin, MD of SunLight Solutions added: “Installers have been asking for a true integration solution so that they can add the excitement of amBX into Lutron projects. I’m delighted this is now posible, we already have new dealers with new projects on the strength of this facility.”

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