LED Summit & IALD Knowledge sessions

Lighting Heritage Buildings – Delicately balancing art, culture, design & technology


Lighting technologies available today provide a variety of choices for lighting heritage buildings to express their cultural, historical, and visual importance. However, the appropriate application of these technologies has to be thoughtfully navigated keeping in mind their context and significance, especially with respect to colored and dynamic light. When urban architecture became more influenced by these technologies, the key issue that surface is to strike the delicate balance between aesthetics of design and ethics of heritage conservation and professional conduct. This session critically addresses the role of good design practices when lighting heritage buildings.

Key Takeaways:
1. Identify the challenges involved in lighting heritage buildings
2. Evaluate the benefits of technology and use of colour in lighting heritage buildings
3. Understand the subtle nuances of balancing art, culture, design, and technology while lighting heritage buildings
4. Apply best practices for the sensitive use of light for heritage buildings

Light Pollution – Time to mitigate its impact


Pollution is the excessive or inappropriate use of artificial light at night (ALAN) that can have serious environmental consequences for animals, humans, plants, and our climate. Its sources include exterior and interior lighting that is inefficient, overly bright, poorly targeted, improperly shielded, and in many cases, completely unnecessary. This session focused on the ways of mitigating the impact of light pollution, and simple steps to start minimizing the use of artificial light at night.

Key Takeaways:
1. Identify how artificial light at night (ALAN) affects animals, humans, and plants
2. Understand the adverse impacts of excessively or inappropriately planned ALAN
3. Analyse how to mitigate the adverse impacts of ALAN
4. Apply best practices for the controlled use of ALAN for environmental wellbeing

Women & The Lighting Profession – Understanding their role


What is it about the lighting profession that has helped women to succeed? It could be argued that in lighting, unlike other design disciplines like architecture or interior design, women have played a greater role in shaping the profession. This session provides a deeper understanding of the role of women and their experiences in the Indian lighting industry.

Circular Economy Lighting – India’s Readiness


Increasing energy demands and rapidly declining natural resources require transitioning from a linear to a circular economy, which ensures creating, using, and reusing rather than wasting, owning, and disposing. This session explores India’s readiness to upgrade and reuse, or repurpose and recycle materials and parts when lighting products come to the end of their lifetime.

Design and manufacture of lighting equipment - India's Challenges


With the Indian economy gearing towards self-reliance prompting Made-In-India products, a key question to ask is whether the Indian lighting industry is ready for the challenges ahead. This session addresses some of the challenges related to specifying Indian brands such as research and development, customized requirements, intellectual property, BIS, and imports, etc.