At the end of September, Hotbeam traveled to Dusseldorf to attend the LED Linear Global Sales Conference with participants gathering from 37 different countries. The future of linear lighting was a recurring theme in the workshops and presentations over two days. Many inspiring project were presented from leading lighting designers, discussing the challenges and possibilities in linear lighting technology.
The following excerpt is from the Arup presentation delivered to an appreciative audience of specifiers and architects in Perth recently.....
Understanding Materials - Steel, Aluminium & New Material technologies
In creating the buildings we inhabit, designers, builders and engineers are increasingly taking a more sophisticated approach to their use of materials.
We now see huge developments in metals, glass & innovations in new technologies in industries such as lighting & electronics as well as manufacturing processes and product design.
By better understanding the form and function of materials and where and when certain materials can/cannot be used, building professionals can:
- Ensure buildings are fit and safe to occupy
- Expand the boundaries of their designs and offer better outcomes for clients
- Minimise ongoing and costly refit and/or maintenance issues
This seminar, to be presented by Arup will consider our most important building materials that occupy 90% of a buildings volume.
Melbourne is a different place after dark. Good lighting transforms the city at night, it produces positive changes that enrich people’s experiences and enhance their understanding of the city.
Public lighting plays an important role in Melbourne's bustling Docklands, enhancing the city’s image and delighting tourists. Outdoor lighting shows off Melbourne - Docklands’ distinctive buildings and public spaces.
The City of Melbourne’s Lighting Strategy (2013) consolidates the experience gained from a decade of successful public lighting projects in the city. Its four themes are:
- Designing the Luminous City: reinforcing perceptions of Melbourne’s physical form
- Safety and Amenity: improving pedestrian safety and amenity
- Attracting the Evening Crowd: bringing more activity into Melbourne’s public spaces
- Designing the Sustainable City: minimising the negative environmental impact of outdoor lighting
This has produced a public realm that is simple and low-key, but also elegant and clearly structured. The strategy emphasises good functional lighting rather than elaborate decorative installations or ostentatious special effects.
Council is also committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions with efficient lighting playing an important role. It has three key management strategies that influence the management of public lighting: City Plan 2010; Sustainable Public Lighting Action Plan 2005-2010 and Zero Net Emissions by 2020.
We invite you to join City of Melbourne’s award winning industrial designer on an illuminating evening walk around Melbourne - Docklands, as he shares transferable expert knowledge and experiences in transforming Melbourne’s night image and identity.
Urban Discovery Walk
Designing the Luminous City
Tour guide: Ian Dryden
Team Leader Industrial Design, City of Melbourne
On a wintery Hobart evening, around two dozen specifiers and architects gathered to listen to this interesting presentation on materials. Hotbeam presented the LED Linear range of products at this networking and learning experience. The main event, the seminar, presented by Arup considers our most important building materials that occupy 90% of a buildings volume.
Hotbeam first partnered with LED Linear back in 2007 when it was a fledgling startup. From three people working from a garage to the innovative global leader in the linear lighting sphere, LED Linear has built a formidable portfolio of linear lighting products and design awards. Over the ten years, we have worked together on some great projects such as SAHMRI in 2012, ANU NCI in 2013, UTS FEIT in 2015 and GatewayWA 2016 with major projects underway. Continuing innovation and a passion for lighting technology allow this relationship to grow and prosper.