Session Synopsis

Lighting choices are constantly evolving. New products regularly arrive to market with promises of improved performance and expanded aesthetic possibility.

Changes, in the form of new finishes, age-resistant materials, LED technology deliver measurable improvements in terms of durability, light spill, colour, safety, corrosion protection and more. Real progress is taking place, particularly at the high end of the market.

Aesthetics and functionality aren’t the only criteria by which lighting should be evaluated. The increased environmental awareness of recent times, combined with much discussed net zero carbon emission targets and so forth, mean that specifiers need to consider the sustainability of lighting products. (‘Sustainability’, that is, in terms of not just energy efficiency, but also things like manufacturing processes and associated waste).

How are specifiers to navigate their way through all these developments and find the right lighting products for their specific applications? This CPD Live session is the place to start.




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Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Identify the latest developments in lighting technology and materiality.
  • Outline the ways in which these products can expand the design possibilities available to specifiers.
  • Outline the functional benefits of various lighting technologies and products.
  • Identify lighting technologies that can help reduce energy consumption.
  • Identify the various other variables involved in assessing the sustainability of lighting products.

AACA Competency Standards

Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.4
Design: Conceptual Design 3.3
Design: Schematic Design 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.7  
Documentation: Detailed Design 5.5


Tom Stevens, National Sales and Marketing Manager, Light Culture

After graduating as an Electrical Engineer Tom practiced as an Electrical Building Services Engineer for 3 years before completing a Master of Design Science in Illumination Design and practicing as a Lighting Designer for the next 5 years. Tom has worked on a wide range of projects, including Bath Abbey, York Minster, the V&A London, and Stargroves (a country mansion once owned by Mick Jagger). Tom has been working with Light Culture for 3 years, and is now the National Sales and Marketing Manager.

Dr. Emrah Baki Ulas, Associate, Steensen Varming & Senior Lecturer, UTS

Dr. Emrah Baki Ulas is an internationally established lighting designer and academic.

Michael Richards, Lead Lighting Designer, Aurecon

Michael Richards is an architectural lighting designer and Asia Pacific lead for Aurecon specialist lighting.