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LightingEurope has issued two position papers related to the implementation of the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The revised EPBD was published in the EU Official Journal on 8 May last and member States now have two years to transpose this legislation at the national level. The Working Group on the Value of Lighting...
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Modern Lighting Design for Efficiency and Practicality” was the theme of the recent CIBSE Ireland competition run primarily for young engineers. It attracted considerable interest, making the task of the final adjudicators – Stephen Weir, CIBSE Ireland Chair and Michael McDonald, TU Dublin lecturer and CIBSE Ireland Committee member – very difficult. In the end...
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The backdrop to the recent Light + Building show in Frankfurt is that modern buildings are intelligent, connected and, as a result, save energy. In combination with alternative energy sources and efficient lighting solutions, emissions in the building sector can be significantly reduced. At Light + Building, over 2,000 exhibitors showcased how they can help...
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Under the EU energy labelling requirements, lighting suppliers are legally required to register products placed on Irish market on EPREL. However, some LAI members find the EPREL registration process confusing and challenging. Consequently, LAI’s EPREL Committee recently participated in a half-day EPREL Workshop hosted by the Market Surveillance Authority (MSA) within SEAI, as MSA’s role...
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Over the years, LightingEurope has demonstrated the capability to be an influential actor in the political debate at European level on lighting-specific rules and, more largely, on rules applicable to electrical and electronic equipment. In the context of climate change and Europe’s ambitious sustainability agenda, it has just published Lighting Strategy 2030. This document is...
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With lighting now recognised as having a major role to play in realising Ireland’s Net Zero objective, Building Services Engineering recently caught up with Gavin Edwards, newly-elected Chair of Lighting Association Ireland (LAI), to examine the contribution lighting can make by way of energy savings, sustainability, circularity and wellbeing. These, in fact, are the core...
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The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) has published the latest revision of SLL lighting guide LG14: Control of Electric Lighting. First published in 2016, this is the second edition of LG14. It sets out a logical approach for the professional designer to consider the consultation, design, specification, commissioning and handover of a lighting installation...
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  The recent LAI AGM at the RDS Members’ Club in Dublin proved an enormous success with just over two-thirds of the 30 members in attendance. The new format proved highly-effective and, apart from getting through the agenda more swiftly and succinctly, it also facilitated extensive networking. Members had the opportunity to raise matters in...
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The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) recently published the revised Lighting Guide LG4: Sports Lighting. The Chair and author was Mike Simpson Global Application Lead, Signify. Here he outlines the background to the new guide and explains some of the rationale behind the contents. LG4 has been the long-standing SLL guide to sports lighting...
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CIBSE and the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have joined forces to introduce an innovative product verification scheme aimed at promoting circular economy practices within the lighting industry. This scheme, known as the TM66 Assured, will provide independent verification of lighting manufacturers’ circularity claims, ensuring accuracy and credibility The TM66 Assured product verification scheme, developed by...
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