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The T-Word is a new resource, set up to provide a brief overview on lighting terminology, legislation and best practice, answering commonly-asked questions about key topics in the lighting industry, and will be regularly updated. For the latest Tamlite news, visit our news page.

What is Smart Lighting?
Traditionally, creating a connected lighting network involved using wired connections between lumi... Read more
What is Spec-Breaking?
When specifying a new lighting system, switching to LED isn’t enough. This is a common pitfa... Read more
The Three Lessons for Lighting for Education
When specifying a lighting system for universities, colleges and schools, building engineers and con... Read more
Before and After LED Lighting Part 2: Office
The switch to LED lighting can yield exceptional improvements in office environments in term of enha... Read more
Before and After LED Lighting Part 1: Retail
LED lighting products are changing the way spaces are illuminated. In comparison to fluorescent fitt... Read more
What is Wellbeing?
Wellbeing is a much broader concept than moment-to-moment happiness, it also includes things such as... Read more
What is the difference between a diffuser and a lens?
Diffusers and lenses play different roles, in order to fulfil different requirements. See below the ... Read more
LED Energy Savings
LED light fittings can produce significant energy savings in comparison to traditional lighting pr... Read more
What is the Colour Rendering Index?
The colour rendering index (CRI) is the measurement of how colours look when illuminated by a lumi... Read more
SLL on Circadian Lighting
The Society of Light and Lighting has released a position statement, outlining its stance on “... Read more
Urban Lighting to Reduce Crime
A high-quality urban lighting system creates a balance between light and darkness. It can be a compa... Read more
5 Common Pitfalls with Emergency Lighting
When it comes to implementing a high-quality emergency lighting system, there are a number of common... Read more
What are IP Ratings?
To help identify which light fitting, often referred to as a luminaire, is suitable for which applic... Read more
What are IK Ratings?
For some applications, luminaries must be designed to withstand mechanical impact. Lighting for spor... Read more
Guide to BIQ Quality Tracker
In order to maintain quality when delivering a lighting solution, the culture of 'Spec-Breaking' mus... Read more