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Light and design

Light – whether natural or artificial – helps us to focus on colour, form and texture. The following CPD materials draw their inspiration from that connection. All have been produced by members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network, a group of construction industry manufacturers and service providers committed to best practice and raising standards. Most seminars are now available online, but this is not always shown so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Eat, Sleep, Work and Repeat: Circadian Disruption and Human Centric Lighting
Seminar, by Dyson
Embark on a journey to understand how humans have evolved to depend on light and how we now understand more about artificial light and its effects on circadian disruption.

For technology to have a positive effect, it must work properly. By solving problems and relentlessly innovating, Dyson strives to set new standards for performance and wellbeing in business and leisure environments.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Light: Unlocking the Code of Colour
Seminar, by Atrium Ltd
A lot is known about the properties of colour and their effect on human behaviour, but what of the medium that transports colour to us – light? This presentation details the advantages and disadvantages of the LED revolution, and includes useful information on: the non-visual effects of colour; the beneficial and detrimental physiological and health effects of lighting systems; the relationship and use of the non-visual effects of colour in the built environment; and, how to evaluate a lighting fixture in terms of quality of light, and how that quality affects design.

Atrium is one of the UK’s largest independent lighting specialists. With a reputation for enhancing client projects through the skilful application of artificial light, Atrium adds value through outstanding service, support and a unique portfolio of products for the retail, commercial, hospitality, residential and public sectors.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Lighting for Historic Buildings
Seminar, by Llumarlite Ltd
Historic buildings may range from ten year-old offices to heritage buildings, landmarks and sites. This presentation answers questions such as, ‘Should I repurpose, re-use or replace lighting?' It also discusses how to balance current needs with often older surroundings, as well as examining bespoke versus ‘on site’ upgrade solutions.

The Llumarlite team of experts supports clients and end-users with safe, suitable and sustainable solutions, and supports specifiers by sharing its extensive lighting expertise.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Luxury Residential Lighting
Seminar, by Homeplay Ltd
A comprehensive overview of how to design a lighting system for a luxury residence that covers all aspects of residential lighting, from design to luminaire selection and control systems. Includes practical advice on: the basics of good lighting design, the drawbacks of LED and how to overcome them, why documentation is important (and what's required), zones, scenes and dimming technologies, and how control systems make lighting easier to use.

Transform how you live. Discover sound you can feel, home cinema that transports you to another world and lighting that brings living spaces to life. This is Homeplay, the expert in beautiful home technology and designer of simple stylish systems that seamlessly integrate into the fabric of your home.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Roof Windows in Modern Construction
Seminar, by Fakro GB Ltd
A practical discussion on why roof windows are useful in modern construction and the benefits they can bring to a project. Topics covered include types of roof windows and their positioning on the roof, safety and security, ventilation and glazing, thermal performance, flashing kits for roof coverings and flat roof windows.

FAKRO is one of the world’s leading innovators, manufacturers and distributers of pitched and flat roof windows, rooflights, sun tunnels, wooden and metal loft ladders, and associated accessories. From its UK head office in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, FAKRO operates a team of business development and specification managers covering the whole of the UK, offering support and advice to architects and designers.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Using Rooflights to Unlock Light, Air and Space
Seminar, by Glazing Vision Ltd
Covers the classification and standards relevant to rooflights, glass considerations and some specialist glasses that can be used in rooflights, testing requirements and thermal performance, various rooflight opening options, and installation and maintenance considerations.

Technical experts in the design, manufacture and supply of engineered, architectural glass rooflights for residential and commercial buildings. Glazing Vision is a UK manufacturer that has invested heavily in new technologies, equipment and expertise. It manufactures all of its rooflight products at its own 65,000 sq ft factory in the heart of rural England. Since 2009, Glazing Vision has expanded internationally, and now services mainland Europe and the USA. The company offers a comprehensive range of rooflights to help bring light, air and space into the home, from simple fixed rooflights to more complex sliding rooflights and access configurations. As well as stock products, Glazing Vision will custom-build rooflights to order to ensure a perfect fit with any architectural design. Its state-of-the-art rooflights are manufactured with a sleek, minimal framework to meet building regulations. The company has also produced a series of technical whitepapers to clarify how approved documents may affect the specification of rooflights and how building design considerations can improve compliance with the Building Regulations.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A