Photometric Testing will host December seminar on lighting in the public sector

Nov. 12, 2014

Photometric & Optical Testing Services (POTS, Cheltenham, UK) announced that it will host a seminar on Lighting in the Public Sector which will take place in Leeds on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

With the Government committed to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% (from the 1990 baseline) by 2050, energy efficient lighting and the public sector is a hot topic at the moment. There are huge cost saving to be made in this area, as well as the obvious environmental benefits. One study estimates that if all the lighting in the UK was replaced by energy efficient luminaires, we would save enough energy to light the streets of a city the size of Milton Keynes for 632 million years. However, converting to energy efficient lighting comes with certain challenges. Will the energy saving offset the cost of replacing a lighting scheme? Can LED-based street lanterns light road schemes as well as the more tried and tested technologies? Are there specific advantages to using LED luminaires (as opposed to incandescent sources) when it comes to illuminating and preserving our cultural heritage? Are LED based sources helpful in healthcare environments? Photometric Testing, in association with test equipment specialists Konica Minolta and Pro Lite Technology will host a seminar on Lighting and the Public Sector at Leeds Royal Armouries Museum to consider these questions and provide guidance on the selection, specification, testing and installation of energy efficient lighting schemes for public sector applications. An experienced line-up of designers, manufacturers, installers and specialists will present short sessions with the opportunity for questions and discussion. The confirmed topics include: • BS5489 - the New Standard for Street Lighting • The Benefits of LED Lighting in Healthcare • LED Luminaire Standards, Specifications and their Application • Heritage Lighting - Sensitivity to the Environment and Artwork • The Experience of the V&A with Implementing and Measuring New Lighting Technologies • 100% Energy Savings - Turning Lights Off Automatically The seminar is aimed at anyone involved with specifying or maintaining lighting for public environments either indoor or outdoor. Those most likely to benefit from attending the seminar include facilities managers, lighting designers, heritage conservators, street lighting contractors and energy and environmental managers. There is a £60 fee to attend the workshop and delegates are required to pre-register via the Photometric Testing web site: About Photometric Testing Photometric and Optical Testing Services (POTS) is an independent lighting and optical test laboratory for testing LEDs, luminaires, lamps, displays, signs and vehicle lighting. From standard photometric data to photobiological safety testing, from training courses in light measurement to developmental testing of new products, Photometric Testing saves its clients time and money and helps them to bring the next generation of ultra efficient lighting products to market more quickly. The company also provides training in light measurement, photobiological safety and laser safety and offer measurement services for characterising the optical properties of materials.


Robert Yeo, Commercial Director - Pro-Lite / Photometric Testing


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