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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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The challenge with better lighting is that it just doesn’t happen – it must be designed. With better lighting being key to achieving the twin goals of improving energy efficiency and indoor comfort and wellbeing, specifiers – including lighting designers, installers and architects – must play a central role in driving the European Green Deal...
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DIALux evo is the world’s leading software lighting design software. More than 750,000 professional users worldwide – including engineers, electricians and lighting designers – plan, calculate and visualise light for indoor and outdoor areas with DIALux evo. DIAlux evo training is essential for the worldwide standard in lighting design software and the forthcoming Lighting Association Ireland...
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LAI has had a very successful year and looks forward with confidence, notwithstanding the unpredictable impact of world events, to an equally-successful 2023. The incredible pace of lighting technology developments continues unabated and, while it brings with it many advantages and opportunities, the challenge lies in ensuring that lighting specifiers, designers and contractors understand and...
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CIBSE colour logo (CMYK)Two new CIBSE lighting guides are now available. One is LG22 – Lighting for control rooms (2022). Control rooms can be complex, having many operators with their often extensive arrangement of screens around them and perhaps large overview screens on walls in front of them. Many rooms operate 24 hours a day,...
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