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SLL Masterclass - Lighting Knowledge Series

Maggie's Centre, Lanarkshire. Lighting design by Speirs + Major
Photo by Dave Morris

We are delighted to announce that the new lighting knowledge series will focus on Human Responses to Light.

The Masterclasses will be held at the following dates and locations:

20 October 2016 - The College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, Dublin

30 November 2016 - The Leeds Club, Leeds

26 January 2017 - Library of Birmignham, Birmingham

23 February 2017 - The Lowry, Manchester

30 March 2017 - M-Shed, Bristol

27 April 2017 - The Lighthouse, Glasgow

18 May 2017 - St. Martin in the Fields, London

Speakers include Chris Wilkes (Holophane), Peter Thorns (Thorn), Helen Loomes (Trilux) and Roger Sexton (Xicato). Guest speakers will be announced shortly.

Quality lighting is key to our experience of a space, as well as our health and well-being. Within the new series, speakers will be discussing case studies and current research that relates to psychological, physiological, emotional, cultural and visual responses to light in a variety of environments.

Topics for discussion include

  • Circadian rhythms and the potential benefits of dynamic lighting, with particular reference to shift workers and industrial environments.
  • Lighting in the exterior environment and the potential impacts of light pollution and sky glow.
  • How the application and control of lighting within cultural spaces such as galleries can effect an individual’s experience, as well as the conservation of cultural items.

There will be examples taken from the latest research, as well as case studies throughout the presentations.

Click here to view the full 2016-17 Masterclass brochure

This series will also see the continuation of Lighter’s Question Time, giving the audience an opportunity to interact with the panel of experts.

All of the presentation are brand new and peer reviewed, providing the opportunity to add 4.5 hours to your CPD.

The Masterclasses are designed to present the most current information on topics relevant to the lighting industry and those within related industries. As a learned Society, we also aim to provide public benefit through lighting education.

The Masterclasses are sponsored by:
Holophane Thorn
Trilux Xicato

The Masterclasses are supported by:


The Society of Light and Lighting Masterclasses were introduced in 2004 in response to demand for provision of lighting events regionally in the UK. Each series comprises of seven or eight one-day seminars, plus a shortened schedule which is held at the LuxLive exhibition every November. 

Each Masterclass venue around the UK and Ireland is of high quality and interest. The overall theme and paper topics for each Masterclass series is agreed at the start of the year between the Society and the Sponsors. Each sponsor provides a ‘Master' to give their peer reviewed presentation and the Society provide a guest speaker at each event.

Past topics include:

Inside Out: Light & Architecture
Light for Life
Quality UP, Energy DOWN
Beyond the Code
One Building a Minute
Low Carbon Challenge
Lighting for the Future
The Drivers of Design
Update on legislation and case studies
New Technology, New Legislation, New Opportunities
Lighting Design
The Realities of Lighting