This event is themed around the 2 extremes of lighting installation, between the environmental benefits of dark skies and lighting to reduce crime, and aiding the Police. The event is aimed at lighting designers, contractors and Local Authority engineers who must consider design, specification and installation of equipment over and above the British Standards. Additionally, papers will include a contribution from WLP and personal safety through PPE.
10.00am – Start
Lunch – Fish & Chips (with a Vegetarian option)
Ian Harker – Cumberland Council
Light pollution is growing at 2% each year, twice the rate of population growth.
New research suggests this could be as much as 10%. The benefits of darkness
are well documented, increasing human wellbeing and supporting ecological
systems to thrive.
Scientists warn that pollution caused by excessive lighting is altering the night
cycle of people, animals and plants and preventing sky observation. We need to
take immediate action.
Unlike other anthropogenic challenges, the reduction of light, and light pollution
can have an immediate impact.
This paper, with the assistance of a little audience participation, explores
common causes of light pollution and highlights simple measures we can all
take to reduce or eliminate excessive lighting.
Along the way we’ll also look at way in which we can measure and monitor the
quality of our night sky.
Ian Darlington – St Helens Council (with Frank Stevens – Merseyside Police)
Kelly Smith – WLP/Designs for Lighting
Jackie Brown – Eon/Arco/ProGARM (with Chris Roe)
3.00pm – Close
Kindly sponsored by Thorn Lighting & Penny Clark Lighting Design