MAJOR lighting brands and organisations are backing next month’s LuxLive Digital Festival 2020, which opens for registrations this week.
The event – an extensive online educational programme about lighting over two days – is being supported by Bluetooth, Thorlux Lighting, the Lighting Industry Association, the Society of Light and Lighting, the Institution of Lighting Professionals, Women in Lighting, the Wi-Sun Alliance, Helvar and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance.
Big name speakers include Mark Major of Speirs + Major, Giles Radford of the City of London and lighting scientist Christopher Cuttle.
LuxLive – which takes place on Wednesday 11 November and Thursday 12 November 2020 – will have a central theme of Health and Wellbeing and is divided into four main strands: Emergency Lighting, Smart Lighting, Workplace and Lightspace, focusing on lighting in architecture.
Each strand will take centre stage at certain times throughout the festival and will deliver compelling content.
In addition to the headline acts, the event will also offer sponsored keynote presentations as well as case studies and interactive learning.
The Emergency Lighting strand includes presentations of the responsibilities of building owners under the law, how to do a risk assessment, emergency lighting for social housing, how to manage emergency lighting across an estate and emergency lighting controls.
The Smart Lighting stream sponsored by Bluetooth will look at how to monitor social distancing using the lights, how circadian lighting transformed life at a Derby care home, the lighting controls behind the City of London become a ‘smart city’, the compatibility of DALI-2 and Bluetooth mesh and what it means for lighting control, and how street lights that monitor air quality and footfall.
The Workplace track will focus on lighting for productivity and wellness. Seminars will explore how to light to the WELL v2™ pilot standard as well as some high profile case studies.
Christopher Cuttle will host a session entitled: ‘Time to replace the lumen’.
The LightSpace track focuses squarely on architectural lighting design. The keynote is by Mark Major of Speirs + Major on the relighting of Norwich Cathedral.
Other sessions will focus on exterior lighting, how to light a ‘green wall’ and a number of inspirational case studies.
The event will also allow one-to-one meeting facilities, roundtable discussions, video presentations, live polling and Q&A sessions throughout.
The popular Lux Awards will close the festival as it makes its digital debut edition in the award’s celebrated history.
‘This is the most ambitious and comprehensive digital education programme ever seen in the industry,’ said James Samuel, portfolio director of Clarion Events, the organisers. ‘I’m delighted that despite the challenges in the events business, this digital incarnation of LuxLive will still bring together professionals in the built environment to share, connect, learn and motivate each other about excellence in lighting.’
Last week, a LuxLive ‘kicker’ conference on UV-C lighting drew over 1,070 executives and professionals together to explore how the deployment of ultraviolet light can help make workplaces Covid-secure.