Lighting : LIGHTING Oct-Nov 2018
2018 9-11 October Lighting Technology www.lighting-technology.com/en/ ESSEN, GERMANY 11-13 October Enlighten Americas 2018 www.iald.org/Events/IALD-Enlighten/IALD-ENLIGHTEN- AMERICAS-2018 SEATTLE, USA 25-27 October PLDC 2018 https://pld-c.com/ SINGAPORE 27-30 October HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair www.hktdc.com/fair/hklighting fairae-en/ HONG KONG, CHINA 5-7 November CIE Tutorial and Practical Workshop on CIE S025 www.cie.co.at/news/cie-tutorial-and-practical-workshop-cie-s025 MOSCOW, RUSSIA 5-8 November OSA Light, Energy and the Environment Congress www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/osa_meetings/osa_light_energy_ and_the_environment_congress SENTOSA ISLAND, SINGAPORE 7-9 November IALD Enlighten Europe 2018 www.iald.org/Events/IALD-Enlighten/IALD-ENLIGHTEN- EUROPE-2018 BARCELONA, SPAIN Events Calendar 28 November – 1 December ASA 2018 – Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density https://www.asa2018conference.com/ MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 2019 12 February CALReCo 2019 CIE Australia Lighting Research Conference www.cie.org.au/calreco2019.html SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 6-7 March Enlighten Asia 2019 www.iald.org/Events/IALD-Enlighten/Enlighten-Asia-2019 TOKYO, JAPAN 6-9 April HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair www.hktdc.com/fair/hklightingfairse-en/ HKTDC-Hong-Kong-International-Lighting- Fair-Spring-Edition.html HONG KONG, CHINA 19-23 May 30th LIGHTFAIR International www.lightfair.com PHILADELPHIA, USA 9-12 June Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition guangzhou-international-lighting-exhibition .hk.messefrankfurt.com/guangzhou/en/ for-visitors/welcome.html GUANGZHOU, CHINA 14-27 June 29th CIE Quadrennial Session www.cie.co.at/index.php/Events/Future+CIE+Sessions WASHINGTON DC, USA 2020 8-13 March Light + Building www.messefrankfurt.com FRANKFURT, GERMANY Media Partner Media Partner Media Partner Media Partner October/November 2018 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 43 42 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | October/November 2018 BRITAIN UNVEILS SPACE PROGRAM PLAN The UK may soon lose access to the Galileo space project, a joint venture between the nations of the EU trade bloc, despite being their largest spender. Galileo is the satellite navigation system which was first launched in 2003 to reduce Europe’s reliance on the GPS technology developed by the US military. Non-EU states are forbidden from working on the project without special security agreements. As a result of Brexit, Gavin Williamson, the British Secretary of State for Defence, announced the country’s first Defence Space Strategy. National security was a central topic in Williamson’s speech that emphasised “emerging space-based threats [such as] jamming of civilian [broadcaster] satellites and satellite navigation to support military capabilities.” Tensions between UK and EU officials have escalated recently as the UK threatened to ban British companies from accepting new Galileo contracts. Similar reports have surfaced of attempts at sabotaging the project to prevent the transfer of knowledge and technology to EU. However, the announcement suggests Britain has accepted the loss of Galileo despite already investing $1.85 billion into the project. The new space program will be headed by the Royal Air Force and would cost an estimated $5.7 billion according to the latest feasibility study. – Independent /AFR FREE US WHITE PAPER ABOUT OUTDOOR LIGHTING AND HUMAN/ANIMAL FACTORS “Outdoor lighting at night provides many obvious and accepted benefits to society, including the ability to safely travel on roadways, facilitate commerce, enable outdoor activities such as recreation, provide for the lighting of architecture and landmarks, and provide for social and personal security.” So says the Lighting Systems Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in its white paper, Outdoor Lighting and Human/Animal Factors: An Industry Evaluation. Available free the study examines issues that can result in compromised outdoor-lighting quality when colour issues are misunderstood and, therefore, misapplied. The white paper’s authors noted that the publication’s development was motivated by Lighting Systems Division members’ “significant concerns with published materials that portray any type of outdoor lighting as contributing to a negative night time environment without giving due consideration to all the factors involved and the existing body of research regardless of the issue, public policy that relates to technical issues should always be based on sound scientific evidence and not built on speculation or conjecture.” Misapplication of lighting-color science was a particular concern of Division members. According to their white paper, “Some proposals oversimplify the ecological trade-offs that are inherent with any proposal to limit outdoor lighting to a certain correlated colour temperature (CCT). Such recommendations do not recognize the inconsistencies of such a spectrum choice, for instance, that long wavelength ‘red’ light purportedly may disturb certain bird migrations while short wavelength (ie, blue) light distracts sea turtles. How is such a trade-off to be reconciled between species? The topic of lighting colour is complex and involves many factors beyond CCT. Thus, promoting specific CCTs to advance a particular outdoor lighting policy may have unintended consequences on overall lighting quality and other concerns of public policy such as safety and security.” In fact, Division members believe that existing data are insufficient to recommend that outdoor-lighting systems be limited to any CCT. They state, “Each application must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to select the most appropriate colour temperature for that application. Proposals for outdoor lighting that suggest that limiting the CCT to a maximum of 3000K in all cases are not supportable and are focused on resolving issues for specific applications to the detriment of other applications.” The white paper’s authors observe that “Communities today are focused on promoting quality outdoor lighting, but the issues are not simple. A careful balance of controlling light pollution, excessive lighting infringing on residential property, and energy use while addressing issues of visual acuity and safety/security requires consideration of not only the lighting equipment installed but also the design and layout of the lighting equipment on a site. These issues are typically best addressed by local community ordinances rather than regional or national regulations.” To obtain a free copy, use this link: https://nlb.org/outdoor-lighting-and- human-animal-factors-an-industry- evaluation/.
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