Driving deeper understanding of the far-reaching impacts of intelligently considered light and lighting was the focus of a highly successful one-day thought leadership event at London’s iconic venue The Shard.
With a prestigious line-up of speakers, which included the current and past President of the CIBSE’s Society of Light & 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 & 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. The power of light – both natural and artificial – was the connecting theme running across all four sessions.
“There is clearly an appetite to hear from the leading experts and leaders in our sector,” said Darren Taylor, National Specification and Projects Manager, whose team organised the day. “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.”
‘The value of learning’
“There is no doubt that specifiers value opportunities to learn and share best practice, and with this one-day event, this is exactly what we have provided,” continues Darren. “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.”
Speakers at Let’s Talk About Light were Ridge and Partners LLP Andrew Bissell who is the current President of the CIBSE’s Society of Light and Lighting (SLL). His presentation on Dark Skies attracted much interest and many questions from the audience. Meanwhile, Ruth Kelly Waskett from Hoare Lea who is Past President of the SLL highlighted the interconnectedness of light, planet and wellbeing challenges. Complementary to Ms Waskett’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 own Eduardo Oliveira MDes (Hons) on Sustainable Product Development.
Feedback from attendees confirms the value of such events and cements Tamlite’s position as leading the way in high-value content for the lighting sector.
Attendee Farhad Rahim, Associate Director at Buro Happold (Lighting) commented: “Tamlite’s thought leadership event was inspiring and informative, with an engaging line-up of expert speakers. It also provided an opportunity to meet up with people in the same industry and share our thoughts and best practice on common issues such as the circular economy and sustainability, providing a lot of food for thought.”
Following the event, Kimberly Bartlett, Head of Lighting at Elementa Consulting commented: “Events like ‘Let’s Talk about Light’ are a great way to keep up to date with the latest lighting trends. The guest speakers covered a variety of important topics and were very enlightening and informative.”
Tamlite has confirmed that as a result of the success of this inaugural London-based event, it will host a similar day early 2023.
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