Lighting : Lighting April 2014 - Vol 34 Issue 2
April/May 2014 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 51 50 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | April/May 2014 LEDs but about celebrating the value of incandescence and about pressuring lamp manufacturers to ensure that they continue to produce the tools we designers need. All the arguments about luminous efficacy, heat, power consumption and so on will not convince me that we should abandon incandescence. Quality Counts.” Chapter President, Mick Reidy, thanked Nigel for his presentation. Mick also presented several students of the Certificate in Lighting Design and Engineering with their Associate membership certificates. Chapter President Mick Reidy with Warren and Peter. April meeting review With special guests, Emeritus Professor Warren Julian AM, and Peter McLean, the Chapter President Mick Reidy officially launched the 2014 IES SA Chapter Lighting Awards which will culminate with the DIA/IES Awards Night on 25 October 2014. Nigel Levings (left) with Chapter President Mick Reidy. Warren and Peter were kind enough to spend their evening with us after judging the SA Chapter’s 2013 Awards of Excellence; the Lecture Theatre, UniSA Mawson Lakes campus and the Lexus Showroom, Adelaide. Warren congratulated the SA Chapter for its work over the past 18 months in resurrecting the Chapter making it a shining light to the other Chapters throughout Australia and New Zealand. He then proceeded to describe the influences (good and bad) of LED lighting and the problems we are facing with the plethora of manufacturers in China and Korea, the lack of product quality assurance and misrepresentation of the facts about lamp life, etc. It was certainly an eye (ear) opener as Warren had recently returned from a lighting fair in Taipei where he saw “the lot”. He then discussed the history of the IESANZ International Lighting Awards and the requirements for the “Supreme Brilliance” and “Light of Lights” awards, both of which leave some scratching their heads as to how the names were chosen by the IESANZ Board a few years ago. Warren and Peter then showed examples of award recipents from previous years, with interesting comments as to what made each of the projects “special”. Chapter President Mick Reidy thanked Warren and Peter presented Peter Ruiz with Versalux Adelaide’s Corporate member certificate. – Paula Furlani feature Taiwan International Lighting Show 2014 It has been two years since I last attended the Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS), although, last year I attended a preshow tour of a number of lighting factories, including chip manufacturers for the LED industry. my trip was supported by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council. The venue this year was the Nangang World Trade Centre which was an excellent venue compared with the more crowded central city location used in the past. one measure of the strength of a fair is the number of people you meet again; I had the pleasure of meeting many from previous shows in Taipei. of course you also bump into people whom you’ve met elsewhere and at this show I met James Wallace who was speaking at the 8th Taiwan SSL Conference, held in conjunction with TILS. James mentioned the plight of the pLDA and its possible merger with the IALD. We had an enjoyable lunch with mT hsieh, president of the Chinese Lighting Designer Association. I spent three days at the show attending pre-arranged meetings with various Taiwanese manufacturers, attending the SSL conference, interviewing people, such as Fred Bass from Zhaga (and megaman) on the progress being made in companies’ using Zhaga modules. he suggested that those companies that produce Zhaga compliant modules also play it safe by producing non-Zhaga light engines. Whilst the chaos in the SSL world will prevail for some time, it is good to see the work being done by Zhaga and the increasing range of Zhaga modules in the market. Discussions with manufacturers of luminaires indicated a positive outlook for the future of their LED products but many were concerned about a market with too many players where a lot are subsidised by various levels of government, particularly in China. It was good to see companies still developing products using non-LED sources, particularly metal halide with improved reflector systems and tubular fluorescent. There is still a large market for induction lamps for applications where maintenance costs are high (eg high bay industrial and tunnel lighting). Taiwan is often thought of as “just” a chip supplier or an oEm supplier but another interesting trend has been the increase in the number of companies trying to establish their own brand names for quality products that are not only technically good but where good design is emphasised. Some of the large range of interesting products from the 2014 TILS are shown in the photographs. I suggest that you mark 25-28 march in your 2015 diary as the dates you will be in Taipei for the next edition of TILS. – Warren Julian James Wallace from Perth (and the PLDA) and MaoTang Hsieh, President of the Chinese Lighting Designer Association. Numen silicone rubber table lamps from Seed Lighting design have foldable shades. Rainbow Light produces award winning handheld precision spectrophotometers. Good design is evident in this 30W LED Tracklight / Spotlight from Dancelight, a Jan Cheng Lighting company. Chilin Optoelectronics produces backlighting panels but has introduced inkjet printed side-lit panels that can be used as switchable privacy screens.
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