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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
We are now less than one year away from the restriction of several widely-used mercury-containing lamps in the EU. The 2019 EU eco-design rules for light sources and separate control gears, and the 12 RoHS Delegated Directives published in February 2022, will impact the placing on the EU market of compact and linear fluorescent lamps...Read More
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