CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2018

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

TWO DAYS PACKED WITH LIGHTING CPD 

The Professional Lighting Summit includes conference sessions and workshops. 

Wednesday 13 June

11:00

INVITED SPEAKER - Alejandro Sanchez de Miguel,Exeter University

Blue light and the breast & prostate cancer connection - closing the loop

Currently, there is a popular theory that connects the risk of developing some cancers, like breast and prostate cancer with nocturnal exposure to blue light. This theory is based on the already well-established connection between the shift work and these cancers, as well the connection between the sleep deprivation and cancer development and the anti-carcinogenic effect of the melatonin. In the talk, Alejandro will explain the last results trying to verify this theory. He will also consider other factors that recommend limiting the massive use of white light outdoors at night, as reinforcement of the precaution principle associated to the potential carcinogenic effect of artificial light at night.

Alejandro's research has hit the headlines and is of huge interest to lighting professionals, health professionals and of course the general public. Come and hear it directly from the academic himself.

 

11:30

Coffee Break

 

12:00

Hayley Veenhoven, Salix Finance and Sue Kinsella & Richard Emmett, Kent County Council  

Interest-free financing for energy efficient Street lighting (Kent case study)

This paper will outline and showcase the success of local authorities across England that have used Salix Finance to enable energy efficiency projects and reduce energy bills and carbon emissions, through installing energy efficient street lights. It will look at the benefits that these projects bring to authorities and include case study examples of projects, as well as details for ongoing funding and how this can be accessed. A focus will be made on Kent County Council’s ongoing LED street lighting conversion, one of the largest programmes of its kind to date in the UK. The programme has been partly funded by Salix Finance. Key representatives from Kent will share technical and delivery lessons learnt from undertaking the programme.

 

   

SPONSOR WORKSHOP:

Pudsey Diamond Engineering

12:30

Bethan Phillips, Verco

Unlocking investment for street lighting projects (ICP)

This talk will cover the design of the new street lighting protocol from the Investor Confidence Project, just launched in April 2018.  The protocol providers quality assurance around the energy savings achieved by upgrading street lighting, allowing projects to be certified as ‘Investor Ready’.  I will discuss how the protocol can help attract financial backing for projects and boost their scale, scope and quality, while providing an easy-to-use pathway for project developers.  The talk will include an invitation to ILP members, contractors and project developers to get involved with the programme by submitting pilot projects for certification, and benefit from funded support to become among the first to market.

  

  

SPONSOR WORKSHOP:

Carbon Reduction Technology

13:00

Lunch

 

14:00

Jo Ferguson BSc MCIEEM, Bat Conservation Trust & Harry Fox BSc MCIEEM, Clarkson & Woods Ltd

The newly updated ‘Bats and Lighting’ guidance (2018) for the built environment industry

Understanding the impact of artificial lighting on bats, driven by the dramatic increase in artificial light pollution and huge uptake in LED technology, has led to a great deal of research in recent years. Therefore, the Bat Conservation Trust, Institution of Lighting Professionals and Clarkson and Woods ecological consultants have been busy updating the original 2009 ‘Bats and Lighting’ guidance, which is due to be published in Spring 2018. This talk will focus on the latest research, technology and best practice mitigation. 

 

   

SPONSOR WORKSHOP:

Indo Lighting

14:30

Karl Jones BSc. (Dual Hons.) CMLI CEnv PIEMA MIAgrM, Crestwood Environmental

The effects of artificial lighting on landscape character and visual amenity: Assessment and interdisciplinary working

‘Landscape character’ is intrinsically linked to a variety of aspects including visibility (views), ecology, heritage and lighting. Assessment of effects (e.g. of development) on landscape character and visual amenity regularly forms a chapter of an Environmental Statement (i.e. an Environmental Impact Assessment) as a ‘Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment’ (LVIA), and are most often assessed for the daytime, with other times of the day often overlooked. Landscape character of a location immediately after dusk, during the night and immediately prior to dawn are recognised as being different to, but as important as, that described during the daytime, and accordingly the process LVIA of is evolving. The process of iterative design, and assessment of environmental effects (including those on humans), is becoming an increasingly multi-disciplinary task, and requires a common understanding and multi-functional solutions. This presentation aims to provide a sound basis to help further the effectiveness of lighting professionals working in partnership with landscape (and other environmental) professionals on their designs and assessment areas in an informed and co-ordinated way.

 

 

 

   

 

PREMIER WORKSHOP:

Cree

15:00

Coffee Break

 

15:30

Theo Paradise-Hirst BA(Hons) Arch Pg Cert Arch FSLL, ChapmanBDSP

Inspiring atmospheres - designing light for the new Design Museum

ChapmanBDSP were invited to design the Lighting Scheme for the new Design Museum. This project offered the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for lighting design and to celebrate this sensational Landmark & Icon of design. 

Designing and planning great spaces with integral lighting is both a responsibility and an art, Theo talks about the opportunities and approach developed to help create this world-class venue.

Exemplary Interior lighting for projects should always be a core consideration and can:

  • Enhance an occupants impression of a space.
  • Command attention and assist with the creation of inspiring interiors.
  • Improve visual comfort and extend occupancy / dwell-time.
  • Offer the ability to vary the perception of spatial experiences.
  • Alter and enhance the mood and feeling of an environment.
  • Affect visual perceptions – by varying spaces between generous environments to focused spaces. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREMIER WORKSHOP:

Kingfisher Lighting

16:00

Steve Edwards BSc & Anthony Smith IEng FILP, Stainton Lighting Design Services

Newport Bridge Feature Lighting Case Study 

Newport Bridge is a striking structure and exceptional piece of architecture located in the North East of England linking Stockton-on-Tees with Middlesbrough. This historic vertical-lift bridge has a complex steel construction dominating the industrial skyline, each viewpoint offers something new but always imposing. A recent refurbishment provided the opportunity to illuminate its extraordinary design features, highlighting its scale and complexity whilst celebrating early 20th century British engineering.

The Grade II* listed structure offered many design challenges including non-invasive installation methods, but also minimising impact to the adjacent waterway, and other key stakeholders.

The case study for the recently installed LED feature lighting covers all aspects of the project from concept design, through trialling and demonstration, detailed lighting/electrical design into installation and final commissioning. 

 

 

  

 

WORKSHOP

16:30

Gail Skelly PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University

Light Festivals and Place Making

The occurrences of light festivals in UK cities has grown exponentially in the last decade, yet little is known of their impact on participants’ and audiences’ lives; how the spatial landscape of their urban contexts shapes participants feelings and behaviours. Much has been studied of the impact of cultural festivals, how they may be central to our identification with place, however, investigation into light festivals has been minimal, therefore the research aims to address this gap, particularly focusing on a small event, where empirical evidence is lacking.                            

Utilising a case study of a small lantern procession in Ordsall, Salford, which started in 1994, Gail will analyse the 2018 festival, which marks a major anniversary for an inner-city community, whose landscape and sense of place is increasingly influenced by central and peripheral private housing developments. The research seeks to understand how this annual lantern procession deepens a sense of place for established residents and introduces the character of place to newer residents.

 

 

 

  

WORKSHOP

 

Thursday 14 June

10:00

Stuart Beale BSc CEng MIE, Highways England & Allan Howard BEng(Hons) CEng FILP FSLL, WSP

Resolving a gap: Task visual acuity with short tunnels

A report on a recent project to improve the safety performance of short tunnels on and under the Strategic Road Network with regard to vulnerable road users and at the same time reduce crime and the fear of crime for non-motorised road users.

It is considered that there is a disjoint / void between BS5489-1 and BS5489-2 when it comes to the lighting assessment and hence application of artificial lighting within short tunnels.

Highways England commissioned WSP and University College London (UCL) to undertake a detailed research assessment of current UK and global short tunnel lighting practices with respect to such features. This included detailed surveys, investigations and research (such as using luminance imagery and eye tracking equipment to understand the users visual needs) of a range of existing short tunnels with the aim of publishing a report with recommendations to ensure that suitable user visual acuity is achieved.

 

 

 

 

Meet the LDC

Implementation Panel

10:30

Nigel Parry FILP MSLL IEng, OrangeTek

Colour Temperature Changing Luminaires on the Highway

Believed to be the first instance in the world, of colour temperature changing luminaires have been installed in Helsinki, Finland.

Helsinki, Finland developed a lighting plan which proposed the idea to have different colour temperatures on the street to suit the time of day and match the human centric circadian rhythms. In the evening they wanted to reduce the amount of blue light and have a ‘warm’ temperature. In the mornings when the locals are going to work, they wanted a larger blue light component to replicate the blue sky in the morning, to help control the Melatonin hormone and make us feel awake. Bear in mind that in Helsinki, it doesn’t get light until nearly 10 am and starts getting dark around 2pm in the depth of winter.  

The first installation is on the approach road on the island, where the oil refineries for Helsinki had been based for many years and they will/may roll it out across the entire island.

 The case study paper will go into more details of the reasoning for this approach, some of the technical difficulties encountered and will have some images of the final installation!

 

 

   

 

SPONSOR WORKSHOP:

Indo Lighting

11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:30

Richard Webster MBA PGDMS, Suffolk County Council & Julian Thompson, Telensa

Traffic adaptive highway lighting in Suffolk – from pilot to prime-time

This paper addresses the issues and opportunities around traffic-adaptive highway lighting and charts Suffolk County Council’s plan to extend its successful pilot across the county, creating one of the first adaptive highway lighting systems in the world. 

  

SPONSOR WORKSHOP:

Carbon Reduction Technology

12:00

Kelly Smith MSc BEng(Hons) AMCIBSE MSLL AMILP, WSP

The elephant in the street

The elephant in the street relates to the frequently discussed but little addressed topic of glare from LED exterior luminaires and how this affects the visual task through disability glare but in the case of wet road surfaces a loss of uniformity

Industry and user concern exists over the application of Threshold Increment assessment with respect to LED luminaires. Currently threshold increment is based upon traditional light sources which are comparatively large compared to the luminaire. The advent of LEDs with their much smaller size is raising concerns that although these seem to meet the threshold increment requirements, the installations often display a high level of disability glare.

So, is the assessment approach right for LED external luminaires?

 

  

 

SPONSOR WORKSHOP:

Pudsey Diamond Engineering

12:30

Lunch

 

13:30

Gary Thorne, Ringway Infrastructure Services

Street lighting’s Plus Ones

Street lighting is not just lights: it includes everything else that is connected into or maintained as part of the street lighting contract. Street lighting engineers are often not consulted but then landed with issues caused by bus shelters, advertising free standing units, way finders, vehicle charging points and smart city systems. These items have been installed on the highway, either sub circuited from street lighting equipment or with a direct connection to the DNO. Without changing all street lighting furniture, how do we ensure that structures are secure? That electrically they are sound? That they are fit for purpose? Gary will share some worrying scenarios and ask, ‘How can local authorities balance the needs of smart cities with safety and good practice requirements?’ 

 

 

  

WORKSHOP

14:00

Christian Macanda, CITEL

Surge Protection for LED Street Lighting

Outdoor LED lighting system offer huge benefits when comparing to traditional HID lighting, but a major drawback is their extreme sensitivity to electrical disturbances. In this presentation Citel’s Christian Macanda will provide an overview of possible disturbances to LED luminaires, their effects and how to efficiently protect them with the relevant protective measures and the installation of Surge Protection Devices.

 

 PREMIER WORKSHOP:

Stainton Lighting Design Services

14:30

Coffee Break

 

15:00

Haydn Yeo CEng MILP FIHIE, ILP VP Technical & Peter Harrison MBA CEng FILP, ILP Technical Services Manager

Technical Committee Update

One change this year will be the technical committee’s update on the final day of the Summit, from 3-4pm.

 The ILP is all about high-quality CPD and, if we want our members to have access to CPD and technical services as a core membership benefit, then we need to make that available to all our members, especially those up-and-coming within our industry. 

To that end, we want to encourage members and employers to send their younger staff to this session. To encourage this, the paid-for element of the Summit will therefore now finish before the technical committee reports and the technical session will, for the first time, become an open, free-to-attend session for everyone.

 

 

 

  

WORKSHOP

16:00

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Documents

  1. ILP Summit Information 2018 1337kb PDF