Light Forum

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Light Forum

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with HIGHLIGHT, Licht and DBZ magazines and the International Association of Lighting Designers’ (IALD) on behalf of the Lighting Group of the German Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industry (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. – ZVEI) with the kind support of APDI (Asociación Profesional de Diseñadores de Iluminación)
Dates: 16-17 April 2012
Location: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt, Level 3, Room Fantasie I

 

Light Forum; 16 – 17 April 2012: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt, Level 3, Room Fantasie I

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt in cooperation HIGHLIGHT, Licht and DBZ magazines and the International Association of Lighting Designers’ (IALD) on behalf of the Lighting Group of the German Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industry (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. – ZVEI) with the kind support of APDI (Asociación Profesional de Diseñadores de Iluminación)

16 April 2012
Rules for efficiency and how one can use them creatively
Energy efficiency is not just a fashionable word, or something to be aspired to on an optional basis; in planning circles it is, rather, something that is clearly laid out in quite specific rules. Alongside the EU rules and their implementation in national statutes, there exists also a body of clear, more practically defined rules that are already being used for planning purposes today – and which have an unmistakable influence on lighting planning.

The LEED standards from the USA are often used in Europe – examples might be the new administration building of the South German publishing company (Südddeutscher Verlag) in Munich or the renovation of the towers of the Deutsche Bank building, which are both LEED certified.

In the initial lectures, experts in their field will discuss these rules and the influence they exert on the work of the lighting designer. In the process, the tensions between the interests of the investor and the lighting planner will be examined more closely. What positive impetus does the decision to employ a specialist lighting designer bring to a project?

In a further block of lectures, an example designed in accordance with LEED prescriptions will be presented. The analysis of the lighting planners involved and the experiences of the end-users give profound insight into this project.

17 April 2012
Fingers on the pulse of crystalline structure – what can the LED do? / Students’ Day
In the brave new world of LEDs, many things are promised – but how can planners and designers establish whether they really have found the product they are looking for? On this day, experienced designers and people in the know from the LED world will demonstrate the things one needs to weigh up when considering the use of LED or other lighting technologies. Added to that, there are the technical aspects of the decision, how one can make a more accurate initial assessment of LED products and what questions one should be asking the supplier.

The second step involves the offer of a guided tour of the trade fair accompanied by lighting designers, in order to be able to have a first-hand look at the new products available.

The day finishes off with a session aimed particularly at students in faculties of lighting design, where lighting planners will give an insight into their day-to-day work and describe the evolution of a lighting concept from the initial idea to the final lighting plan. Following on from this, students will have the opportunity to chat with some of the well-known representatives from the lighting designers’ guild in an informal atmosphere and thus establish firm contacts for when they have finished studying. Andreas Schulz, Kevin Theobald, Charles Stone, Mark Major and Kai Piippo have all signed up for this part.

 

Monday, 16 April 2012

Light Forum Monday 16 April 2012

 

Light Forum

16 – 17 April 2012

Congress Center Messe Frankfurt, Level 3, Room Fantasie I

Light Forum congress center messe frankfurt

 

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