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Lighting: The retrofit revolution

The move to LEDs has been a major disruptive technology shift for the lighting industry, which has opened up new opportunities as light source efficiency has rapidly increased. It is now entirely feasible to consider retrofitting luminaires that may only be a few years old, and those luminaires that are ripe for refurbishment could even include early LED versions, given the pace of improvement. This CPD examines the benefits and pitfalls of retrofitting luminaires with the latest LEDs, focusing on the key factors to be aware of.

We will look at the cost of lighting, how technology has made luminaires more efficient and the current opportunities for retrofitting.

The CPD explains the case for saving energy, examining photometrics, maintenance factors and colour temperature. We also look at operational life and LED compatibility in existing fittings.

We focus in-depth on the regulatory framework governing the retrofitting of luminaires. Areas include:

• Relevant directives (LVD, EMC, ErP and RoHS, WEEE).
• How to maintain the original CE mark
• Remaining compliant with the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)
• Satisfying your Construction Design and Management (CDM) responsibilities
• Warranty and service
• Best practice

The CPD concludes with an examination of other LED retrofit opportunities. This includes lighting controls and future ways of buying lighting products.

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Robust Lighting

This CPD looks at how challenging environments are illuminated. We examine vandal resistance, adverse weather conditions, ease of maintenance and through life costs.  Product standards are explained including IK (EN 62262) and IP (EN60529) ratings. We explain the manufacturing processes used to ensure luminaire durability and analyse the light source, dispelling the myths surrounding the use of LEDs. We focus on the transport, social housing, custodial secure healthcare and urban exterior. Applications are identified and the market specific standards for robust anti-ligature luminaire, together with advice on reducing the cost of ownership and ensuring technology upgrades are sustainable.

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Emergency Lighting

This CPD looks at why we need emergency lighting and who is responsible for ensuring compliance.  We examine specifics including typical applications, system definitions and exit sign requirements. We analyse the pros and cons of different system types and examine changes to BS5266-1:2016. Best practice tips will be provided regarding battery management and lighting design. The CPD concludes with case studies identifying specific emergency lighting requirements in social housing, custodial, secure healthcare and transport applications.

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You will receive two hours of your CIBSE CPD requirements for attending one of our CPDs.

To arrange one of our CPDs, either at your premises or at our factory in Sutton, Surrey please contact our Marketing Department at marketing@designplan.co.uk or 020 8254 2020