Have a Light-Bulb Moment at the 5th Annual Australian Lighting Summit: 13th-14th September 2017

The Australian Lighting Summit 2017 is back in its 5th year and will be held on the 13th and 14th of September. The Summit is a platform for delegates to learn from, meet and brainstorm with some of the lighting sectors’ best national and international minds.

>> Register before 5th September with Ironbark discount code AUBKS48 and get 10% off!

The 2017 Summit’s agenda features lighting experts from across the Australian Government, major city and local councils, a range of universities, associations, public and private companies and international specialists.

Ironbark Sustainability representatives that attended last year’s summit are glad to see a growing trend of Australian councils are finally moving away from early learning phases and into more serious discussions about installing smart street lighting. Improved guidelines, policies and strategies have been put in place to seamlessly integrate improved technology, evident through the tens of thousands of smart street lights that have been installed in Australian in the last 12 months.  

The cutting-edge event is endorsed by City of Melbourne, supported by IES The Lighting Society and features NECA as its Association Partner.

Local, National, International Experts A'Plenty!

This year’s agenda includes presentations from a range of international and national experts. Joe Hancock from Florida Power & Light Company, who are responsible for the largest smart street lighting retrofit in North America, will talk on how the entity planned and installed 75,000 energy efficient LED lights in the Florida area, focusing particularly on the development of adaptive lighting. Louise Rathleff and Stine Ellermann will discuss the case study Intelligent Street Light Procurement: The Story of Copenhagen; Denmark’scapital city is a leader in the smart lighting industry and is aiming to become the first carbon neutral city in the world. Supercharging of Technology Change – What it means for Australian Councils and DNSPs, Paul Brown’s presentation will outline what trends will emerge in the Australia lighting market over the next 5 years and how councils can more easily deal with commercial and regulatory changes. Dr. Paul Cozens will discuss the topic Street Lighting, Crime and the Fear of Crime regarding how smart street lighting can improve the safety of residents in cities that are becoming more economically active at night, and many more informative topics.

Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss these topics with their presenters at networking events over the two-day period. The Summit will not only look at what other countries are doing to create cities featuring smart lighting, but also what Australian governments and councils are doing to lower energy prices and increase sustainability.

City of Ryde’s Smart City Infrastructure Projects Manager, Anthony Ogle, commented on how facility managers can more easily incorporate smart street lights into neighbourhoods. A major part of this integration was the planning stage. Ogle found that a more incremental approach bought less disruption to Ryde residents, it was also important that throughout the process, administrators check with the selected lighting company if technology has advanced whilst the project is being carried out. Lastly, Ogle also explained that sometimes a semi-customised light selection is best opposed to a generic system. This way, councils are able to properly and strategically plan what areas have specific requirements.

Whatever aspect of the lighting industry you are interested in your curiosity will be fulfilled at the 5th Annual Lighting Summit.

The Where, When and How

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
When: Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September 2017
Register: Here! Register with Ironbark and the discount code AUBKS48 and get 10% off!
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Key Themes

The 2017 line-up includes:

  • Florida Power and Light’s Smart Street Lighting Program: Building North America’s largest Street Light Control Network
  • Intelligent Street Light Procurement: The Story from Copenhagen
  • Reality Bites – The Lived Australian Council Experience of Smart Lighting: Governance and Ownership
  • Supercharging of Technology Change – What it Means for Australian Councils and DNSPs
  • Overview of City of Ryde’s LED Retrofit projects with Smart Controls
  • Street Lighting, Crime and the Fear of Crime – Are you in the Dark?
  • Street Lighting and Smart Controls Road Map for Australia
  • Trans-Tasman Perspectives: Energy efficient Street lighting implemented by Auckland Transport
  • Smart Street Lighting for Visible Light Communications: Separating the potential from the hype
  • Streets Ahead: Smart lighting upgrades in South Australia
  • Designing Public Lighting for the Public: The Community Friendly Lighting Program
  • Beyond Peak Light Pollution

Hope to see you there!