Why is LiFi suddenly in the news?

Published in Technology & Computing

Visible Light Communications (VLC) technology could soon be transferring data round your home at impressive speeds - all via your light bulbs. But why are we talking about it now?

Opinion: Watch out for dubious LED claims

Published in Technology & Computing

Some LED manufacturers are making claims about efficiency that just don't make sense, says Phil Rhodes

The classic redhead light goes LED

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes looks at Photon Beard's modern update on a classic lighting instrument.

Why flicker happens and how you can avoid it

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes provides a detailed lesson on flicker and strobing, including how you can avoid these problems on your next production.

Lighting: the Quest for White - Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

LED lighting seems to have everything going for it: low power consumption, less heat, and a long lifespan. But there's a catch.

Could simulated skylights work for film production?

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes profiles a CoeLux, a new simulated skylight marketed to hotels and upscale residences, and explores whether such a product could be utilized for filmmaking.

While the rest of the top tier television manufacturers are dropping prices of their 4K/UHD televisions, LG aims to trump the competition with the world's first OLED 4K television and a massive pre-release price cut.

Is LED lighting now the default choice for filmmakers?

Published in Production

When and why LED lighting makes sense for modern productions (and why other options may still make more sense in certain situations).

HMI remains a viable and useful lighting technology. Phil Rhodes explains the science behind this enduring type of illumination

What is the state of production technology in 2016?

Published in Production

Great cameras, improving LEDs, but still gaps in the lens market and stagnating workstations: Phil Rhodes takes a look back at the last year's developments in production technology and where they might lead in 2016.

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