The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is presenting an event about the future of lighting controls. The presenter is Sophie Parry of the Zumtobel group.

Lighting controls have been in existence for many years now, and can comprise anything from a manually operated one way switch to an external sensor array that monitors the position of the sun; adjusting internal lighting to mimic its colour temperature and harness natural light levels. Artificial light output is reduced to ‘blend’ both components to meet the lighting performance objective.

Electric lighting control will, in the next few years, change profoundly as new technologies and concepts such as the Internet of Things, Li-Fi and PoE lighting appear.

So, as designers and specifiers, we must be aware of the current thinking for the specification and validation of lighting controls, readying us to understand and assess the next generation of lighting control technologies that are just over the horizon.

This talk is designed to benchmark current thinking and best practice as a foundation and then to look at the future and what that might bring in the form of new lighting control technology.

About the speaker

Sophie Parry is a qualified electrical engineer and after initially working in general building services, specialised in low voltage/ digital control systems, smoke/fire detection and emergency lighting for many years before re-visiting lighting in 2010, just as the LED lighting revolution started to gain momentum.

She is a member of the Society of Light & Lighting and also a member of the SLL technical & publications committee.

She is a published author on the subject of lighting control and speaks on lighting and lighting controls at regional, national and international events.

Sophie works for the Zumtobel group and develops specifications for lighting schemes that typically require an integrated approach to lighting solutions, including luminaires, controls and interfacing to other services.

Programme details:

Date:                     Wednesday, 7th June 2017

Time:                     19:15 Arrival and registration

                                19:30 Start

Location:             The Adelaide pub, Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AU

Registration information

Please visit this link to register online and reserve your free place.