Northern Region AGM & Technical Meeting



AGM Meeting - Registration will be open with refreshments from 10:30am.

Technical meeting will follow a lunch at 1:30pm

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Fusilier Museum, Bury


69th Annual General Meeting of The Northern Region of The Institution of Lighting Professionals 

To be held on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at Fusiliers Museum, Bury, BL9 0DF  

10.30am Assembly / Registration - Refreshments

11.00am AGM - Open to ILP members only

12:30am Lunch

Following lunch a technical meeting will be held that is open to members and non-members.

        Technical Meeting Programme :-  

Prior to the start of the technical meeting thier will be an opportunity to meet the Northern Region Committee members. 

13.30 – 14.10  Technical Paper 1 – The Business Case  for LED Street Lighting –

Presented by Alistair Scott from Designs for Lighting Ltd  

Many Local Authorities have started or are considering large scale replacement programmes to convert their existing street lighting to LED. This process is fraught with potential pitfalls.

  • How do you ensure that the specification is future proof and fit for purpose?
  • How do you ensure that the lighting quality is equal to or better than the existing levels?
  • How do you specify meaningful warranties?
  • How do you ensure that the solution will provide true and appropriate energy benefits to the Authority?

The process is made more complex by the process of ‘1 for 1‘ by installing LED’s on existing lighting columns and creating a further issue for the specifier

  • How do you know the existing column is strong enough to support the new apparatus?
  • How do you manage the design process to ensure that the lighting levels are achieved in a cost-effective manner?

 Alistair has dealt with many of these issues first hand and this talk will answer these questions and more. Guidance will be provided to specifiers and manufacturers on achieving optimum solutions.

The available guidance documents will be introduced including the Recommendations for Energy Efficient Exterior Lighting Systems and the Good Practice Specification Template. 

14.15 – 14.50 Technical Paper 2 – How do you select your Lighting Classes

Presented by Nick Smith from Nick Smith Associates Ltd.

Nick Smith will speak about how to select a lighting class using BS5489 for M and P class, then provide a brief demonstration of how to set up a design calculation. He will also touch on the use of S/P ratios, energy calculations and the calculation of threshold increment in residential class. How glary are your lanterns? It can be scary!

14.50 – 15.15 Q and A session -  we will try not to over run! 

The cost for this meeting is £5.00 .Please note that because of catering arrangements, it is important to notify the Secretary if you are attending this meeting by the 19th April and if you have any specific dietary requirements please advise when booking your place.

I would like to remind all members that this meeting ( incl AGM ) qualifies for CPD of 3.0 hours

Further details and contact information

Jacqueline Walsh
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