Lighting and lasers

August 2013 New, energy-efficient lighting solutions

The August/September issue of e-tech will focus on lighting and lasers. More...

Lighting manages to smarten up

Advanced light management systems make it possible to go beyond adequate lighting to deliver precisely the right light to the right place at the right time. This flexibility results in greater comfort...

Urban lighting: upgrade or replace?

Lighting for the residential, commercial, industrial and public spaces is undergoing a radical transformation with the introduction of new lighting solutions. Users are often faced with an...

Bright future for LEDs on the roads

IEC International Standards and evolving LED technology will both play a key role in increasing the adoption of solid-state lighting in automotive applications.

LaserOrigami: laser-cutting 3D objects

Rapid prototyping, the fast-moving production of models or parts, is quickly expanding in manufacturing and other sectors. Researchers from the Hasso Plattner Institute, in Potsdam, Germany, have...

A lighter greener touch

The world’s lighting industry is constantly expanding, driven by new lighting technologies, global population growth, increasing urbanization, rising incomes and a desire to check power consumption....

Brighter, cleaner and cheaper lights

In 2007, the International Energy Agency estimated that lighting accounted for just under 20% of electricity use worldwide. Public policies, reflecting environmental and energy saving concerns, are...

Conformity Assessment Safe lighting for everyone, everywhere

Switching a light on or off is such a routine task that we take...

Conformity Assessment LEDs show the way

Offshore oil platforms, refineries, shipyards, gas and oil...

Conformity Assessment Walking through history

The Louvre, one of the largest museums in the world, is a grand...

IEC Family Obituary - Bernard Falk

IEC Past President Bernard H. (Bernie) Falk passed away on 16...

IEC Family IEC I&C Standards in the nuclear sector

Marie-Caroline Ehrhard works as an I&C (Instrumentation and...

IEC Family The world at our doorstep

In early June 2013 the IEC welcomed a delegation from the WTO...

IEC Family Nominations

This month, the SMB (Standardization Management Board) approved a...

IEC Family Obituary - Ralph Showers

IEC expert and Lord Kelvin Award laureate Ralph M. Showers passed...

IEC World Global strategy, superior outcomes

NIST benefits from IEC standardization work on Smart Grid development

IEC World International standards ensure positive change

World Standards Day 2013

In Store IEC Catalogue on multiple platforms

Customers now able to access IEC Catalogue on more supports, including tablets