Lighting : LIGHTING Apr-May 2018
April/May 2018 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 37 36 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | April/May 2018 City of Sydney New South Wales Dome Lighting Systems New South Wales Eagle Lighting Australia New South Wales enLighten Australia New South Wales Form and Light Pty Ltd New South Wales Gerard Lighting Pty Ltd New South Wales Gerard Lighting Pty Ltd - NSW New South Wales GM Poles NSW Pty Ltd New South Wales Integral Lighting New South Wales Jadecross Pty Ltd New South Wales JSB Lighting Pty Ltd New South Wales KKDC Pty Ltd New South Wales Klik Systems Australia Pty Limited New South Wales Legrand Australia Pty Ltd New South Wales Lighting Design Partnership Pty Ltd New South Wales Lightmoves New South Wales Show Technology Australia New South Wales Total Electrical Connection Pty Ltd New South Wales Versalux Pty Ltd - NSW New South Wales Webb Australia Group New South Wales Clevertronics NZ New Zealand Eagle Lighting - Fagerhult New Zealand Gerard Lighting - NZ New Zealand Ibex Lighting New Zealand JSB Lighting NZ New Zealand KKDC New Zealand Ltd New Zealand Klik Systems’s agent - Mark Herring Lighting New Zealand Show Technology - New Zealand New Zealand Versalux Pty Ltd - New Zealand New Zealand DMA Engineers Queensland Eagle Lighting Australia Queensland Gerard Lighting Pty Ltd - QLD Queensland GM Poles Queensland Jasstech Solutions Pty Ltd Queensland JSB Lighting Queensland Klik Systems QLD Queensland Light and Design Group Pty Ltd Queensland LSI Hamilton Lighting Systems Queensland Lumen8 Architectural Lighting Queensland Orca Solar Lighting Pty Ltd Queensland Orion Solar Pty Ltd Queensland Project 20 Pty Ltd Queensland Versalux Pty Ltd - QLD Queensland Vivid Lighting Queensland Webb Australia Group Queensland Gerard Lighting Pty Ltd - SA South Australia Haneco Lighting Australia Pty Ltd South Australia Inlite - SA South Australia JSB Lighting South Australia Klik Systems’s agent - H.I Lighting S.A South Australia Lucesco Lighting Australia Pty Ltd South Australia Versalux Pty Ltd - SA South Australia Aglo Systems Victoria & Tasmania ANL Lighting Australia Pty Ltd Victoria & Tasmania Eagle Lighting Australia Victoria & Tasmania Efficient Lighting Systems Victoria & Tasmania enLighten Australia Victoria & Tasmania Gerard Lighting Pty Ltd - VIC Victoria & Tasmania JSB Lighting Victoria & Tasmania KKDC Pty Ltd Victoria & Tasmania Leadsun Victoria & Tasmania Legrand Australia Pty Ltd Victoria & Tasmania Lighting and Electrical Distributors Victoria & Tasmania Lightmoves Pty Ltd Victoria & Tasmania Lights Lights Lights Victoria & Tasmania mLight Victoria & Tasmania Retailite Victoria & Tasmania Show Technology - VIC Victoria & Tasmania Sonaray Australia Victoria & Tasmania Sonic Lighting Victoria & Tasmania Versalux Pty Ltd - VIC Victoria & Tasmania Webb Australia Group Victoria & Tasmania WE-EF LIGHTING Pty Ltd Victoria & Tasmania Gerard Lighting Pty Ltd - WA Western Australia JSB Lighting Pty Ltd Western Australia Klik Systems’s agent - H.I . Lighting Western Australia Mondoluce Western Australia FINANCIAL CORPORATE SPONSORS AS OF 27 MARCH 2018 IES CORPORATE MEMBERS VALE TREVOR CASWELL LFIES – EXTRACTS FROM A TRIBUTE BY HIS BEST FRIEND MIKE AGER Trevor Caswell (L) and Mike Ager (R) I have known Trevor as a much-valued friend and work colleague since 1973. We worked together in the Brisbane City Council Traffic Section between 1973 and 1975. We would often go off at weekends to the Gold Coast for a swim and a surf together. Trevor was your typical surfer, long blonde hair, tanned, slim, tall and very fit. We all had a ball and were the very best of friends. Trevor showed very early aspirations of being something of a computer whiz. Calculators were in their infancy, and computers were only just beginning to be introduced into the workplace. You would always find Trevor showing a great interest in them, so much so, he wrote a “Hangman” programme for us and we would all have a go at playing hangman during our lunch breaks. In 1975, I returned to the UK but returned to Australia in July 1987. You can imagine my surprise when I walked into the Brisbane City Council lighting section and found Trevor was the City Lighting Officer running the section. I was so pleased; and it just so happened he needed an assistant and so everything fell into place for me. City Lighting had changed dramatically in my absence; everything was now done on computers. Trevor had been very pro-active in my absence. He had taught himself how to write computer programmes. He was solely responsible for introducing software into City Lighting for design, record keeping and accounts. Trevor had also fully developed his very own Street Lighting design program which he called Perfect Lite, which he marketed privately, and which was very successful. This software is used by almost every lighting practitioner involved in street lighting design today. A truly amazing achievement, when you consider as a privateer, he was self-taught, and up against the likes of Philips, GEC and Thorn. Trevor was an active committee member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for many years serving in roles as “Treasurer” and “Papers and Meetings Coordinator.” He was later bestowed the honour of “Fellow” when he became ill and had to retire due to ill health. I always remember seeing Trevor’s name twice on the South East Queensland Electricity Board (now Energex) role of honour board, displayed at our IES meeting place in Taringa. SEQEB bestowed this honour annually, for outstanding achievement, and for a BCC employee to be given this honour I thought was particularly special. Trevor never told me about this, he never boasted about anything he did - he wasn’t that sort of person. He was also awarded several Lord Mayors awards for excellence for his services to the BCC. In 2008 Trevor was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. We were all devastated. I was determined to try and visit Trevor as much as I possibly could. In the early days when Trevor was being looked after at home by his wife Alison, (Alison had to work full time,) Trevor would love to drive his buggy down to the local pub where we would chat, have a drink and enjoy a meal. Eventually it all became too much for Alison and reluctantly, she had to find a nice care home for him. For the past 30 months I visited Trevor almost every week. It has given me the greatest pleasure to designate one day per week to see Trevor. He never once complained about his illness and accepted his fate with the utmost dignity. Trevor didn’t sit idle; he put his time to good use on his computer researching family history and helping others in every way he could despite his restrictions. He wrote me a computer program for all my photographs wherein they were put into date order and I could name them all. I had a small request to change a part of the program on one occasion and Trevor said I will do it now while you are here. He went into the computer program and to me it looked like hieroglyphics; he kept taking bits out and putting funny symbols in. I was absolutely amazed, and I said to him “Trevor, how on earth do you know what you are doing?” Trevor said, “It’s only logic, you would be able to do this if you wanted to.” I said “Trevor, I’m telling you now, I would never ever be able to understand that!” Trevor was so humble. Whenever I visited Trevor, the priority was a cup of coffee from the coffee shop. He would guide his buggy along with utmost precision; however, in recent months I would have to push him to the coffee shop. This didn’t deter him in the slightest. Right up until the end, Trevor could use his computer with the aid of his mouse. He was even investigating the possibility of using the computer without the mouse – a system used by the late professor Steven Hawking. This was never needed. On his final day, Christine and I were invited to see Trevor for the last time by Alison. We had to go in one at a time and Trevor thanked me for visiting him. He is my Steven Hawking, and always will be!
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