On Tuesday, March 12, Kate Sweater of Dwaal Lighting Design, and Ute Besenecker of DesignLights Consortium, co-presented a session at the 2019 LEDucation Trade Show and Conference at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in New York City.
The session, titled Lighting Quality Metrics for Products and Projects, focused on quality-of-light metrics currently available to evaluate and predict the lighting quality characteristics of luminaires, including color quality, distribution, and glare performance.
Kate and Ute discussed quality metrics at both the luminaire and the project level using several lighting project examples including retrofit and new construction. They illustrated the value of quality-of-light metrics both as tools for evaluating the potential lighting quality of a product, and for achieving good quality of light through lighting design and application. The discussion also covered when the use of specific quality metrics are appropriate, and where the limitations are.
LEDucation is the largest LED-only trade show and educational forum in the U.S. Organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation is the ultimate marketplace for solid-state lighting innovations, giving industry professionals a chance to experience new technologies as well as continue their education through a wide range of accredited seminars. LEDucation is a non-profit event, and its proceeds help stimulate future LED advancements by supporting a variety of grants, scholarships, and lighting programs.