Light Bites aim to satisfy knowledge cravings

Peer-reviewed, bitesize presentations to generate debate between the lighting community and associated industries

CIBSE Journal October 2017 SLL light bites

The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) has reworked its Lighting Knowledge Series Masterclasses into ‘Light Bites’, the first of which will be held at Manchester Art Gallery on 12 October.

Four speakers will deliver peer-reviewed presentations, focusing on key factors relating to design, build, specifying and future of lighting, with an opportunity for discussion after each session.

The restructure sessions will cover the most relevant and pressing issues facing the lighting industry, as well as generate debate and discussion between those within the sector and its associated industries.

‘Design’ presentations will cover: exterior lighting as an attraction to encourage harmony and engagement; the need for sustained light quality from LED light sources; and a call to refocus on light quality as the top priority.

‘Build’ will look at: maintenance factors – what and why; LED modules in relation to non-retrofit versus retrofit, and smart versus unconnected; and emergency lighting, including the use of stand-alone emergency luminaires and incorporating them into general lighting.

‘Specify’ will cover: emergency lighting with reference to luminaire fire ratings; installing lighting controls, comparing LED modules to integrated wireless controls and those with wired systems; and commissioning and testing to ensure lighting performs as intended.

Finally, ‘future’ will look at development in: controls; light as a managed service, including rented lighting and potential for other turnkey solutions; predictive maintenance and smart lighting; and ongoing maintenance.

Speakers include: Les Thomas and Nick Van Tromp, from Fagerhult; Steve Shackleton, from Zumtobel Group; Helen Loomes, from Trilux; and Roger Sexton, from Xicato.

The Light Bites dates are: 12 October; 30 November; 25 January 2018; 22 February; 12 April; 10 May; and 7 June.

For details and to book visit the SLL website.