Every year, Lux Live connects the European lighting community with interested observers from a variety of other areas. The profile of attendees is wide, from architects to energy managers, Government to the hospitality industry, transport and utilities, to people just looking for new exciting products for their home.
Alongside the myriad product displays (including CU Phosco’s dramatic ‘Infinity Room’), the conference saw a strong focus on education, with many opportunities for those involved in lighting to increase their knowledge in everything from design of workspaces and cities, to safety and emergency lighting. In partnership with the Lighting Industry Academy, the Premium Light Pro project was on hand to deliver training courses, covering important design aspects, product efficiency and quality, and what to ask and look for in a potential installer.
On the conference’s first day, Bob Bohannon looked at how to get the most from an energy efficient indoor lighting installation, covering indoor design and product selection considerations to a packed theatre of delegates. Iain Macrae followed up on day two, covering road lighting and how to ensure the right scheme for the space whilst reducing energy costs through the right products, controls and lower maintenance. Over 100 people attended the CPD-accredited sessions to boost their knowledge of how to get an energy saving lighting installation right, with Premium Light Pro’s indoor and outdoor lighting guidance and procurement criteria brochures supplied to attendees.
At the end of each day, the Energy Saving Trust’s Stewart Muir joined both trainers for a panel discussion alongside the LIA’s Peter Hunt and Andy Guest to discuss important issues around product compliance, an area where awareness has been raised recently through an assessment project conducted by the LIA. Evidence shows that the product market remains extremely varied on quality, and that poor quality lighting products continue to be widely available alongside ones that do meet necessary requirements, with the study showing just how easy it is to get hold of an unsafe, structurally unsound lamp.
Overall, the two days were very successful for the project in reaching a strong audience with the message that energy savings from lighting are available, but that quality and attention to the right design are also imperative. The programme will build on this with further courses in 2019 on indoor and outdoor lighting – check our education page for details.