OpenITU: Adaptive Lighting - The Future of Lighting Design
What is adaptive lighting and how will it change the future of architecture? Join us for a discussion at ITU on October 23.
A new paradigm of lighting design is emerging that focuses on creating lighting systems that continuously adapt to the user.
Until recently, most artificial lightning tended to be static - it was either on or off. But with the development of LED lights and the emergence of Smart Home technologies and the Internet of Things, it is now possible to create dynamic lighting systems that adapt to the user. This means that you can create environments where the light changes in color, intensity and direction according to how people behave in the room.
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This has great implications for how new buildings are being designed, as there are great benefits in incorporating these technologies – for humans as well as the environment. Companies such as Apple, Google and Samsung are all working to become central players in this new field.
The challenge for these future lighting systems is not what is technologically possible, but rather how such systems are to be designed and how the user is incorporated in the development.
In this OpenITU debate, Associate Professor Kjell Yngve Petersen and Allan Ruberg, Head of ÅF Lighting, will introduce examples of novel intelligent lighting designs. Join them for a discussion of the adaptive lighting systems of the future.
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Kjell Yngve Petersen
Kjell Yngve Petersen received his PhD at CAiiA – Center for Advanced Inquiry in Integrative Arts, Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK, 2009. He is trained as actor and theatre director, and has produced theatre, opera, performance art, installations arts and media arts since the early 1980’s. His research has specific focus on the development of new compositional models that integrate telemedia technology, and utilizes emergent and performance-based methods to explore new performance forms and expressions. His research engages with telepresence and tele-ecologies, and involves the design of dynamic adaptive architectural light, textures and acoustics. His research often involves close cooperation with industry sectors, and international partners within research, arts and industry.
Allan Ruberg is the Head of ÅF Lighting and the founder of this business area within the ÅF Consultancy Group. Allan is a leading driver in the continuous development of ÅF Lighting and has been a leading force in developing lighting consultancy as a profession in Scandinavia. With more than 18 years of experience in the field of lighting consultancy and design he has been working with all aspects of lighting from functional road lighting to scenographic lighting designs. Allan ensures a positive development by working closely together with architects, public contractors and industry partners. ÅF Lighting has under Allan’s leadership created many award-winning lighting projects. He is always eager to debate lighting issues and is a sought after lecturer internationally.
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