After a busy first day, LuxLive opened for its second and last day in London.
Thousands of clients, lighting professionals and specifiers turned out for the first day of the show to listen to speakers in six arenas and theatres and view innovations from over 170 exhibitors.
‘We’re absolutely thrilled with the turnout yesterday,’ said LuxLive content director Ray Molony. ‘What was especially encouraging was the quality of the end users from the commercial, hospitality, leisure, educational, industrial and retail sectors. The Property Technology Live conference has clearly been a big hit, and we’re really impressed by the interest in lighting for wellbeing.’
Popular conference tracks included the Safer Cities, Lighting for Retail and Hospitality and Lighting for Museums and Galleries. Today’s programme includes the Lighting for Transport and Infrastructure and Lighting for Workplace and Wellbeing events.
The Lighting for Transport and Infrastructure programme focuses on best-practice lighting that will represent innovation, value and a human approach to creating welcoming and effective spaces for people. The day will begin with an overview of standards and guidance by Carolina Florian, senior lighting designer, Gia Equation and her colleague Keith Miller.
They will explore the key considerations, recommendations and advice relating to infrastructure projects, including the new LG15 lighting guide for transport-related buildings.
Light pollution and sky glow have become major issues with infrastructural lighting installations. How can we be a good neighbour and minimise light spill? What are the current guidelines and standards? Dominic Meyrick, lighting principal at Hoare Lea will advise us in his special presentation at midday.
The subject of lighting’s role in electric vehicle charging will be explored by Dave Franks, an electrical infrastructure and asset management consultant, formerly of Westminster Council.
Paul Wilson, network technology director of Kier will look at transformation through innovation and collaboration. He will demonstrate how clients and industry are collaborating and investing in innovation on an unprecedented level to reduce cost and time whilst also improving safety, the environment and quality of life in the UK.
The presentation will also demonstrate how companies ranging from innovative agile SME through to major tech firms are transforming the highways industry.
The main panel discussion is at 4.10pm, and it will explore the contentious issues of light levels, colour temperature and mesopic vision.
A key theme of the Lighting for Workplace and Wellbeing conference will be so-called ‘human-centric’ lighting, where lighting’s non-visual effects on our bodies – for instance, its ability to control our sleep-wake cycle – will be explored as a tool to create responsive workplaces that are sympathetic to our moods and energy levels.
Luke Price, senior radiation protection scientist, Public Health England, will kick us off with an outline of the effects of light on our bodies.
Then Dr Octavio Perezo of the world-famous Mount Sinai Hospital will answer the question: What is true human-centric lighting, and how does the specific spectrum of the light effect humans? Here’ll explores the benefits of appropriate circadian LED lighting on health and wellbeing.
Jim Ashley-Down, managing director of Waldmann, will attempt to dispel the
confusion still surrounding human-centric. He’ll take a look at the current status and discuss where we can go from here.
- LuxLive 2018 takes place at ExCeL London. All the conferences are free to end users and specifiers and approved for CPD points. To view the full programme of events, click HERE