Lighting : Lighting June 2015 - Vol 35 Issue 3
10 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | June/July 2015 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Lighting for health is a fascinating specialisation in our industry. It is universally important, and many of the advances in this area flow through and enhance general lighting. As lighting professionals, we focus on how people interact their environment and how that experience can be made safer, more enjoyable and more effective with light. This month we will each learn a little more about lighting for health, expanding our knowledge base, and incorporating critical elements of this specialised field to everyday projects. From smart cities with global lighting plans to promote safety, engagement and activity in outdoor spaces, to lighting which supports the human circadian rhythm in interiors. The developments that are inspired by promoting and enhancing people’s wellbeing in the built environment are diverse and broadly applicable to all lighting projects. Lighting for health and wellbeing means moving away from simply providing general illumination for a safe workplace, and embracing dynamic lighting which enhances both client and staff experiences. Research into the value of light for people is always fascinating, and forever advancing, ensuring it is always a relevant topic for all lighting professions. When I read the topic for the issue, I confess my mind immediately went to the health of lighting professionals and IESANZ. We are collectively, an industry that works hard, and often works long hours to accommodate the needs of projects. We also actively seek further understanding and knowledge of light – which requires committing our own time to experiences that educate. However, beyond direct lighting education, we also benefit from discussing the stresses of our work with colleagues from the wider lighting industry. I firmly believe that as a collegiate Society the IESANZ is the perfect vehicle for finding those likeminded souls to help you navigate the increasingly challenging modern workplace. Personally, I have enjoyed many benefits having colleagues in lighting from a wide range of backgrounds. We all face different pressures – from manufacturers to designers, and yet when we work together and share our individual experiences, everybody benefits. A manufacturer who spends time with a designer learns more about how their products are actually used and so can enhance their product design. A designer who spends time with an electrical contractor gains greater insight into the challenges of installation and can better design future projects to minimise on-site tensions and stress. Equally, a manufacturer who speaks with a contractor can learn the difficulties inherent in installing complex luminaires upside down from a ladder – and perhaps simplify that process in future models, reducing costs and waste on projects. Personally, these collegiate relationships (built on a foundation of collaboration at CMC level) are one of the greatest benefits to being involved with the Society. Volunteering for your CMC means that regardless of title, those around the table become your colleagues. As you work together to provide technical meetings, events and services to members you enhance your network. By deciding to support the Society which supports my chosen industry, I have built lasting connections with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and together we promote good lighting everywhere. I encourage all members of IESANZ to consider what they believe is most important about the Society, and what they want to achieve through their membership. Then get along to your next Chapter meeting, get involved with your Chapter, put your hand up and help your Society – and you will be overwhelmed by the benefits that being a member of a dynamic and strong society can bring. Adele Locke President IES:.The.Lighting. Society The intricate interactions of light and health DongGuan | China THE HIGHEST COST EFFECTIVE THE WORLD OF FLOOD LIGHT FLOOD LIGHT THE HIGHEST HIGH BAY COST EFFECTIVE THE WORLD OF HIGH BAY 15W/30W/50W/80W/100W/150W/220W/300W Wattage Voltage Efficacy 90Lm/W 120~277V AC 50W/100W/150W/200W Wattage Voltage Efficacy Reflector 100Lm/W Aluminum 60°/120°, PC 120~277V AC We are professional manufacturer dedicatee on OEM and ODM design and manufacture for Branded Lighting Company & Channel Seller of all the world. We provide you the highest cost-effective LED lighting fixtures.
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