SLL Presents Awards & Welcomes New President
The Annual Awards of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) were presented in May at the London Zoo, with the Society also welcoming the SLL’s new President, Iain Macrae, who is head of global lighting applications management at Thorn.
Delivering his inaugural address to members and echoing the sentiments of CIBSE’s President David Fisk, SLL’s Iain Macrae called for the Society to encourage those who deal with engineering the built environment to be clear, to be seen as knowledgeable and expert, and to work to get their message across clearly in today’s multimedia driven world.
Guides such as the Code of Lighting, he suggested, were acknowledged as the leading publications on such subjects. But in a global market, where standards move closer they needed to attract a wider audience and become more international in focus.
Awards for 2012
The expertise of a number of individuals and members of the SLL were recognized in by Awards presented at the event.
The Lighting Award was given to John Mardaljevic, Reader in Daylight Modelling at De Montfort University, acknowledging his long-term and significant contribution to the research, understanding and metrics around daylight, and his role in education and debate for better daylight design.
Brendan Keely who heads BDP Lighting’s Manchester office and represents the SLL in the North West region received this year’s Regional Award. Recipients of this Award are acknowledged as having made a continued and significant contribution to the success of SLL around the UK.
Recipients of the Leon Gaster Award were Alice Agogino and Yao-Jung Wen for their paper on the control of wireless-networked lighting. The Walsh Weston Award was given to Mark Rea, John Bullough and Leora Radetsky for their paper on modelling outdoor lighting scene brightness.
About CIBSE and The Society of Light and Lighting
The Society of Light & Lighting is the senior and largest professional body representing the interests of those involved in the art, science and engineering of light and lighting. The SLL welcomes all those who are interested in any aspect of the world of light, lighting, and its applications. The Society is part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.