Lighting solutions to feature at PLASA 2005

The PLASA show 2005, a key event in the UK lighting and sound calendar, offers plenty for commercial lighting professionals.

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PLASA 2005 is rapidly becoming a key point of reference for UK commercial lighting professionals, offering a comprehensive insight into products and ideas designed to meet their creative and technical needs.

Over 300 exhibitors will roll out 1,000 new products and services, many of them relevant to the lighting of buildings and public spaces. Both show floors will be packed with new ideas in architectural lighting, LEDs, fibre optics and system control.

For the serious specifier of lighting products, PLASA is an invaluable guide to the latest equipment and current best practices in lighting design. Visitors will get to see a range of lighting products being professionally demonstrated, learn how they can be used to enhance their own projects and talk to the people behind them.

The PLASA Show runs from September 11 to September 14 2005 at Earls Court 1 in London. Visitor registration is now open and a fully integrated website is available with essential show information, including an up-to-date exhibitor list and floorplan, the full seminar programme and online registration. Pre-registration for both the Show and the seminars offers reduced-price admission.

When LED came to GMTV

The show also features a strong seminar programme, with several sessions addressing the lighting design audience. With the demand for energy efficient lighting growing, one key session – "When LED came to GMTV" - will present a case study of the installation of an innovative new LED and fluorescent lighting system at GMTV.

Built around a combination of bespoke and off-the-shelf fixtures from lighting specialists i-Vision, the TV studio is the first in the UK (possibly the world) to feature a permanent LED lighting scheme for colour-changing. The new scheme has cut the energy consumed by the broadcaster by over 60%, reduced studio temperatures and slashed running costs.

John Allard, GMTV’s senior lighting director and Luke Dodd of i-Vision will talk about their work on this unique project (from specification to completion in just three and half weeks) which was so innovative it picked up a Lighting Design Award earlier in the year. Sponsored by Lighting Equipment News, When LED came to GMTV takes place at 10.30am on Tuesday 13 September in the show's dedicated Seminar Theatre.

More seminars

Two other sessions may be of interest: in Three Dimensional Imaging Technologies, Robert Munday and Jeffrey Robb of Spacial Imaging Ltd will look at the breakthroughs being made in the fields of holography and lasers, which are set to extend the scope of traditional lighting schemes.

Meanwhile, WEEE Will Rock You, a discussion session, will review the critical WEEE Directive set to affect just about every company in the commercial lighting sector when it ups the ante on the recycling and collection of electronic products. The session will offer an update on the latest developments, outline the timetable for the next 12 months and offer advice on how to manage your WEEE allocation (and how you can minimize the associated costs and resources needed to do so). Attendees will also be given a copy of PLASA’s latest Guidance Note on the directive.

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