Driving a deeper understanding of the impacts of intelligently considered light and lighting was the focus of a thought leadership event at The Shard earlier this month.
With a line-up of speakers which included the current and past President of the CIBSE’s Society of Light and Lighting, Tamlite Lighting’s Let’s Talk About Light event played host to nearly 60 of the UK’s leading lighting designers and consulting engineers.
Attendees, including representatives from Hoare Lea, Ridge and Partners, Buro Happold and Elementa Consulting, were treated to a full day of informative content, covering a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues, as well as human health and wellbeing topics. The power of light – both natural and artificial – was the connecting theme running across all four sessions.
Darren Taylor, National Specification and Projects Manager, Tamlite Lighting says: “There is clearly an appetite to hear from the leading experts and leaders in our sector. We were absolutely delighted to see so many new faces from across the specification sector at Let’s Talk About Light. It was wonderful to be face-to-face once again with so many industry colleagues.
“There is no doubt that specifiers value opportunities to learn and share best practice, and with this event, this is exactly what we have provided. The absence of a major UK lighting trade show has created a gap in the market for quality thought leadership events. The obvious solution was to host our own – and the feedback has been absolutely tremendous, which is so rewarding for the team involved.”
A speakers at Let’s Talk About Light was Ridge and Partners’ Andrew Bissell. His presentation on dark skies attracted much interest and many questions from the audience. Meanwhile, Ruth Kelly Waskett from Hoare Lea, highlighted the interconnectedness of light, planet and wellbeing challenges. Complementary to Ruth’s presentation, TedX speaker and light for wellbeing expert Dr Shelley James shared her own story about the power of light for health and wellbeing as well as a high-level overview of some of the live research projects in this field. The audience also heard from Tamlite’s Eduardo Oliveira on sustainable product development.
Tamlite has confirmed that as a result of the success of this inaugural London-based event, it will host a similar day in early 2023.