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SLL & CIBSE North West - Red Shift: The Growth of Red Saturated Light since 2000

23 May 2019 18:00 - 20:00

BDP Manchester

M1 2JB

SLL & CIBSE North West: Red Shift Seminar £0.00


CPD Hours


Red light has powerful properties – it has no effect on peripheral vision, it maintains maximum iris width, it’s well-suited for night vision, and it makes us look younger. This fascinating lecture will explore the use of saturated red lighting in relationship to art, culture, history and neurobiology, and illustrates why it should be a tool in all lighting designers’ palettes. Demonstrations will be given during the talk to demonstrate the effects of red light and explore its use.

Colin Ball and Lora Kaleva from BDP will be delivering this talk.


About the speakers:


Colin leads the London office of BDP’s award winning lighting team. His current work involves developing innovative techniques for lighting within world heritage venues plus carbon exemplary projects for cutting-edge science institutes. These new lighting techniques involve influencing the daylighting condition of the architecture and detailed studies of occupants to save large amounts of energy.


From a background education in Architecture, Colin has worked as a lighting designer for 20 years, with nine years’ experience at Speirs + Major and six years at Isometrix Lighting + Design prior to joining BDP in 2011.


Colin has developed a series of lectures that look at how light in faith is represented from historical, religious and psychological perspective in architecture and contemporary art, and has delivered these lectures across UK, Europe, and North and South America.


As an organiser of a London Light & Film Festival, Colin also delivers talks on parallels of lighting in films, theatre and architecture, and has authored a number of articles for national and international professional lighting magazines on this topic.


Lora joined BDP in 2011. She is a new class of lighting designer, fully educated through her Bachelor’s and Master’s qualifications in Lighting Design. She has worked on a variety of projects across the workplace, retail, healthcare and academic sectors throughout Europe, China and the Middle East. Her recent experience includes the Wilkins Refectory and Terrace for University College London and PWC More London, Cambridge Assessment Headquarters, Paddington Lawn. Lora was shortlisted for Young Lighter of the Year in 2012 and is the winner of the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers Best Exterior Project award in 2010. Her team was awarded the Technical Award in Ready Steady Light in 2011. She has created numerous temporary light installations including IALD 100W challenge, Maggie’s Cultural Crawls and an exciting façade installation incorporating art, light and technology which transformed the Guildhall in Cambridge as part of the E-Luminate Festival in 2017.


She presented her MSc thesis on Saturated Coloured Light at the Professional Lighting Design Convention in Madrid where she won the Vox Juventa Award for best presented paper. She subsequently developed this theory as a series of talks which she presented with her colleague Colin Ball at several international conferences, including the IALD conference Enlighten Americas in San Diego in 2014 and at IALD conferences in Barcelona and Seattle in 2018. Lora sits on the editorial board of Lighting Journal.


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Society of Light and Lighting

SLL & CIBSE North West: Red Shift Seminar £0.00