21 March 2018
Jo Bell, ILP Operations Assistant
The ILP are pleased to announce the first speakers for the Professional Lighting Summit taking place on 13 & 14 June at The Oxford Belfry, Nr Thame.
GARY THORNE, STREET LIGHTING MANAGER, 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?’
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.
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?
FREE TECHNICAL 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.