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.

RedShark Summer Replay: If you don't understand how we see colour, you don't understand colour. This may be the most important lesson about colour you ever read (first published October 2014).

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?

RedShark Replay: The white heat of technology - Phil Rhodes talks about white light and a possible means of obtaining it with the minimum possible use of power.

Understanding Colour: Colour Gamuts

Published in Technology & Computing

Gamut is one of the stranger words in the English language. Phil Rhodes sheds some light on this often misunderstood term

LEDs and the power to (battery) weight ratio

Published in Production

Watt’s up: Why you can still only get a certain amount of brightness from a battery you can carry on your back whatever you’re using.

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

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

Leyard unveils massive 8K LED display

Published in Technology & Computing

The 8K LED screen is now a reality, with Leyard's introduction of its gigantic 31-foot display.

Fireflies make LEDs better

Published in Technology & Computing

Cheap, long-lasting, and green: LED lights have become indispensible for many video professionals. And, thanks to the friendly firefly (and some scientists), they are about to get much better

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