A new series of high-profile, ‘big-name’ events aimed at UK-based lighting design and consultants promises to fill a major ‘content-gap’ in the lighting industry.
The first of these events – conceptualised, organised and hosted by leading UK manufacturer Tamlite – offered attendees a deeper understanding of the far-reaching impacts of intelligently considered light and lighting. The company says that based on extremely positive feedback from around 60 guests, this thought leadership forum at London’s iconic venue The Shard, will be the first in a series of events.
The event was chaired by Work in Mind’s founder, Joanna Watchman who is an advocate and champion for the healthy buildings movement.
“There is clearly an appetite to hear from the leading experts and leaders in our sector,” said Darren Taylor, National Specification and Projects Manager. “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.”
Thanks to an impressive line-up of speakers included Ridge and Partners LLP’s 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.
Attendees included representatives from Hoare Lea, Ridge & Partners LLP, Buro Happold and Elementa Consulting. An invite-only event – attendees were treated to a full programme 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.
Sharing best practice
“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.”
Farhad Rahim, Associate Director at Buro Happold (Lighting) who attended the event 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.
Find out more about Tamlite’s Let’s Talk About Light.
To register your interest in attending future Let’s Talk About Light Thought Leadership events, click here.
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