Lighting : Lighting August 2015 - Vol 35 Issue 4
10 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | August/September 2015 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Facades both grand and small capture our imagination – in this issue as we explore the technologies and creative minds that enhance the buildings in our lives. Façade lighting is a critical lighting/architecture collaboration, bringing the two disciplines together to present a united front for a building. Any wonder we are seeing so much creativity in this field with the many opportunities available through modern lighting and communication technology. To think that it is possible to individually control thousands upon thousands of individual pixels of light to create images was beyond the imaginings of most not more than 10 years ago. Even more exciting, miniaturised luminaires with clever controls are allowing us to enhance beautiful buildings with light so subtly applied that it appears the building itself is coming to life. Façade lighting is the best opportunity for many in the more commercial/ architectural spheres to be truly creative (within budget of course). As with any specialised field in lighting, facades present their own challenges, and I look forward to reading how different people approach these unique and challenging projects. The Society has recently had some significant successes, and I’d like to take this opportunity to share those, along with our plans for the coming months. Most recently of course, was the exciting announcement late June 2015 that the Australian Federal Government now recognises MIES, FIES and RLP members of the Society as Qualified Persons in the field of lighting design (within the ERF program, please see the website for full details). This recognition of members has long been a goal for successive Boards (and members alike) and it’s wonderful to see it become a reality. This is the first step of many to enhance the status of qualified members of the Society and to bring our collective knowledge and experience to lighting projects big and small. This announcement coincided perfectly with the review and promotion of the RLP (Registered Lighting Practitioner) additional qualification for MIES and FIES members. Another long term project of the Board, RLP will have a new lease on life in 2015 as we streamline the application process, and bring greater clarity and value to the qualification. Later in 2015, we will also review the MIES and FIES processes to ensure relevance to today’s members. The second half of this year will see the Board focussing on Procedures and Governance guidelines, membership reviews and clearer communication of the benefits of membership to the Society. We’ll also be talking to Chapters about historical items stored in the many garages, factories and institutions across Australia and New Zealand. As a group, members of IESANZ Ltd have an extraordinary history – sadly, much of it is hidden in boxes and unavailable for research. Our next long term goal will be discovering what we have, and then developing a useful means for sharing that information, with members and with the general public as well. Which brings me back to façade lighting – speaking recently to a member looking after over 18 square meters of historical books and magazines in a back shed – he mentioned finding articles on façade lighting from 10 years ago. The approach was as different as day and night from what we consider normal today, which begs the question – where will lighting design and technology be in 10 years from now? Adele Locke President IES: The Lighting Society Lighting front and centre IGHT MITTING REAMS L E D AWAKEN YOUR IMAGINATION LS411COB LS9120 LS9140 LS3080 LS9050 Design. Create. Illuminate. www.lumascape.com.au LS411COB Features ‘Chip on Board’ technology to deliver powerful illumination and efficacy in a compact package. The high lumen density, combined with the traditional ‘lamp and reflector’ optics package makes the LS411COB ideal for applications requiring wider distribution such as landscape lighting. LS9120 and LS9140 A superior lighting solution for complex architectural projects from floodlighting to wall washing or accent lighting. Available in 50W (LS9140) and 30W (LS9120), these powerful luminaires offer best-in-class performance with exceptional light output at 4600 lumens and 2700 lumens respectively. LS3080 Based on the hugely popular LS343 platform, the LS3080 takes performance to a new level with an industry leading lumen package and high level control resolution in a precision engineered stainless steel housing. LS9050 The linear LED luminaire is available in four fixture lengths and ideally suited for a wide range of façade or surface illumination applications. High performance optics deliver exceptional uniformity across a range of standard color temperatures and beam angles, allowing for generous spacing between fixtures. Available in 15W per section or 24W per section configurations.
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