LightBytes events offer a day of peer-reviewed, bite-sized presentations, focusing on key issues relating to lighting professionals and those within related industries. And jolly good value they are, too!
I was invited to go along to the Bristol Lightbytes and it was a great day. There’s not much to beat in a working day spent in the company of professionals – experts at their trade, both at the front of the room – and in the audience.
The model for Lightbytes is also one to admire; four presenters each offering a micro-talk across four topics. Do the maths – that’s 16 talks in all. – and all from the same four heroes. For the Bristol session we had:
Richard Caple FSLL, Marketing and Lighting Applications Director of Thorlux Lighting . . .oh, yes, and ex-president of SLL
Roger Sexton MSLL, VP Specifier Service at Xicato
Graeme Shaw MSLL, Technical Application Manager at ZG Lighting
Les Thomas MSLL, technical Manager at Fagerhult Lighting
Working seamlessly, like a lighting industry Brains Trust, the four speakers provided oversight on four crucial issue of the day:
How to Specify a Luminaire
Retrofit and Upgrade
The Internet of Things
You’d have to travel a long way to get a better format than this – take it from someone who’s chaired a lot of conferences for the past few years. The very idea of getting four different aspects on a single topic really brings matters into sharp relief and opens up the floor to in-depth conversations once you get to the Q&A.
But here’s the thing; while there were nealrly 50 lighters in the audience . . .there were ONLY 50 lighters in the audience. Given that this is a free event, apart from losing a day’s work and the cost to get to the venue, this deserves far better attendance from an industry that usually complains about not knowing enough about what’s going on.
Remaining dates in the 2018-2019 series:
That’s TWO WHOLE capital cities. How good does this have to get?!?!?