Lighting : LIGHTING Aug-Sep 2018
36 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | August/September 2018 Q&A All of this requires excellent knowledge of the industry to make sure the work of different councils and distributors complement each other. Allowing time and money to explore these questions and opportunities during the project is a no brainer for any project of a large scale. What is the most exciting lighting project you have worked on? Having supported over 90% of councils who are delivering street lighting bulk changes nationally, the answer to this question keeps changing. However, one council that we have been supporting since 2012 immediately comes to mind. We are working closely with Wyndham City Council on a number of smart city applications for street lighting, including temperature and air quality data. The current focus of our work is to understand what the value of these data sets are and how can we establish the relevant asset systems to realise this value. The long-term relationship with Wyndham, and several other leading councils, is particularly exciting and has allowed us to create a matrix of the relevant smart lighting pilots that need to be delivered. This is informing us how to deliver a range of smart lighting pilots nationally over the next 2-3 years. We are focussed on ensuring that the pilots create additional knowledge and don’t waste effort and money. Our fundamental approach to smart lighting, which Wyndham and many other councils have bought into, is to answer the question “What is the community benefiting from smart lighting and how can we realise this by delivering real projects?” Paul Brown, Managing Director of Ironbark Sustainability, will be presenting on Funding Smart Lighting Projects Across Australia at the 2018 Australian Smart Lighting Summit. MPSC_LIGHTING_AD_A4.indd 1 12/07/2017 2:25 pm Smart Street Lighting short videos Due to the complexities surrounding smart street lighting, the Australian Smart Lighting Summit is attempting to address these crucial questions through a series of short videos in the lead up to the event. Smart sensors are fast becoming the standard with LED street lighting, and a challenge many councils face is planning for impending climate change and the impact of the urban heat island effect. In the first installation of the series, Environment and Sustainability Coordinator for Wyndham City Council, Marc Cassanet, provides viewers with a short, but sweet, sneak peek into the phenomenon of the urban heat island effect, climate adaptation and the use of technology in a growly conscious community. Highlighting key smart lighting developments at a local and international level, each video will delight and inform viewers with snapshots of real-life smart lighting initiatives presented by experts who will be speaking at the summit in September. CTO of Denmark’s Outdoor Lighting Lab Kim Brostrøm treats delegates with his international insights of DOLL’s advanced trials across Europe’s largest outdoor lighting testing lab. Released weekly up until the event, delegates can expect to see videos including Michelle Van Gerrevink of Glen Eira City Council, Ian Dryden of the City of Melbourne and even Paul Brown. Multiple instalments follow Brown as he delves into the conversation surrounding healthy temperatures in street lighting units; discussing the reality of the intricate colour spectrum emitted from LED street lights, the influence of the Minimata convention and of course the future of smart street lighting. The short videos can be viewed at http:// www.lightingconference.com.au/presentation- snapshots.html About the Australian Smart Lighting Summit Running for the sixth year in a row the 6th Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit is returning again 11-12 September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over the course of two days, attendees will have the opportunity to network knowledgeable experts from facets of the industry while being treated to keynote presentations given by local and international speakers. The long-term relationship with Wyndham, and several other leading councils, is particularly exciting and has allowed us to create a matrix of the relevant smart lighting pilots that need to be delivered. This is informing us how to deliver a range of smart lighting pilots nationally over the next 2-3 years.
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