Lighting : Lighting June 2014 - Vol 34 Issue 3
50 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | June/July 2014 2014 15 July Better Metrics for Better Lighting www.cibse.org/training-events/july-2014/lr-t-symposium- better-metrics-for-better-lighting LONDON, ENGLAND 3-5 September Shanghai International Lighting Fair www.messefrankfurt.com.cn SHANGHAI, CHINA 4-6 September Enlightenment: The Basics of Efficient Lighting enlightenment.iesanz.org/ GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA 11-12 September CIE Tutorial and Expert Symposium on Measurement Uncertainties in Photometry and Radiometry for Industry www.cie.co.at VIENNA, AUSTRIA 18-21 September Light India 2014 www.light-india.in/ NEW DELHI, INDIA 30 Sep-2 October LED Professional & Symposium led-professional-symposium.com BREGENZ, AUSTRIA 11, 18, 25 October Enlightenment: The Basics of Efficient Lighting enlightenment.iesanz.org/ MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 16-18 October IALD Enlighten Americas 2014 www.iald.org/about/events/IALDEnlightenAmericas2014.asp SAN DIEGO, USA Events Calendar IES UPDATES+POSTS INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT ANNOUNCES PHILIPS LIGHTING AS FIRST PATRON SPONSOR The UN General Assembly’s 68th Session has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light- based Technologies (IYL 2015). The IYL is the initiative of a large consortium of scientific bodies with UNESCO as lead agency. The IYL 2015 Consortium is delighted to announce Philips as its first Patron Sponsor. As a Patron of the ILY, Philips will work closely with the IYL2015 Consortium to design and implement actions throughout 2015 to highlight the crucial role that light and light- based technologies play in improving the quality of people’s lives worldwide. Philips will participate in high-level round tables discussing the need for innovative lighting solutions to address issues of energy efficiency and climate protection. Philips will also support a key program of the ILY focussing on the fact that for over 1.5 billion people around the world, night-time means either darkness or the dim glow of an unhealthy kerosene lamp or candle. With specific emphasis on the impact this has on educational opportunities, Philips will participate in the IYL2015 program Study after Sunset to promote the use of portable solar-powered high-brightness LED lanterns in regions where there is little or no reliable source of light. SOCIETY OF LIGHT AND LIGHTING RESEARCH INTO HUMAN RESPONSES TO LIGHTING BASED ON LEDS The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) has been awarded funding from the CIBSE Research Fund for research into human responses to lighting based on LEDs. As Government promotes use of this energy efficient lighting in all circumstances, SLL looks to provide evidence on when LEDs are truly better and how they affect the public. The use of LED light sources for all forms of lighting applications is escalating at a rapid rate. The implementations are fuelled by political pressure on lighting energy savings and by the continuous claims of higher efficiency characteristics of LED sources. However, many LEDs are made and supplied by companies that understand electronics, but may not understand lighting and the human response to light so well. This means that many inappropriate products may be on the market and that some products that are OK are not supported by suitable or correct information to permit appropriate application of the products. Poor information and uncertainty cause concerns to end users to such extent that they resist adopting LEDs, particularly in office and road lighting: two areas of lighting which have huge opportunities for reductions in energy costs. There is also an increasing public scepticism of manufacturers’ claims fanned by a number of sceptics and by sensational newspaper headlines on harmful effects of LED lighting: this is why the industry needs research commissioned by a leading independent professional lighting organisation. The initial phase of the SLL research will focus on the LED lighting characteristics affecting humans: Measurement of flicker of LEDs currently available on the market; Assessment of the impact of flicker on users; Measurement of colour of LEDs currently available on the market and Assessment of the role of derived colour metrics. Each year SLL submits potential lighting projects to the CIBSE Research Fund. Any SLL Member can submit proposals via the SLL’s Technical and Publication Committee for consideration. The CIBSE Research Fund was set up in the 1990s with the SLL’s Paul Ruffles as one of the initial members of its advisory committee. Past lighting projects funded by CIBSE Research Fund have included a three year study of maintenance factors in real world environments and a comparative study of the results from a number of lighting simulation programmes to an actual lit room. RICK MORRISON CITELUM NATIONAL DESIGN MANAGER Citelum Australia has announced the appointment of Rick Morrison MIES, AssocIALD, RLP as Citelum’s National Design Manager, based in Queensland. His primary role will be to oversee and ensure the Sunshine Coast Council Public Lighting Management Contract meets the quality and performance objectives for one of Australia’s largest ever street lighting projects.
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