Driving deeper understanding of the far-reaching impacts of intelligently considered light and lighting is more important than ever. Recognising there was a clear appetite to hear from experts on key themes in our sector we brought our industry together for a highly successful one-day thought leadership event at London's iconic venue The Shangri-La The Shard in October 2022.
With a clear gap in the market for quality thought leadership events, such was its success we will be facilitating similar events in 2023 and beyond.
Inaugural event in October
With a prestigious line-up of speakers, including the current and past President of the CIBSE’s Society of Light & Lighting, our Let’s Talk About Light event played host to nearly 60 of the UK’s leading lighting designers and consulting engineers. With everyone gathered at The Shard, it gave people the chance to relax, catch up, make new acquaintances, and start conversations about light, lighting, and everything in between!
A wide range of topics were covered, with environmental and sustainability issues, as well as human health and wellbeing, and the power of light - both natural and artificial, being the connecting theme running across all four sessions.
On the day
There is no doubt that the industry values the opportunity to learn and share best practice. Attendees were treated to outstanding talks delivered by some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry.
- Dark Sky - Andrew Bissell FSLL MILP MCIBSE. President of Society of Light and Lighting
- Lighting for People and Planet - Ruth Kelly Waskett PHD CEng MCIBSE FSLL. Immediate Past President of Society of Light and Lighting
- The Value of Lighting - Dr Shelley James DipENSAD, MA, PhD. The Age of Lighting Innovation
- Sustainable Product Development - Eduardo Oliveira MDes (Hons). Product Development / Tamlite
What the attendees had to say
"Tamlite’s thought leadership event was inspiring and informative, with an engaging line-up of expert speakers. It also provided an opportunity to meet up with people in the same industry and share our thoughts and best practice on common issues such as the circular economy and sustainability, providing a lot of food for thought." - Farhad Rahim, Associate Director at Buro Happold (Lighting).
"Events like ‘Let’s Talk about Light’ are a great way to keep up to date with the latest lighting trends. The guest speakers covered a variety of important topics and were very enlightening and informative." - Kimberly Bartlett, Head of Lighting at Elementa Consulting.
“There is clearly an appetite to hear from the leading experts and leaders in our sector. We were absolutely delighted to see so many new faces from across the specification sector at Let’s Talk About Light. It was wonderful to be face-to-face once again with so many industry colleagues.” - Darren Taylor, National Specification and Projects Manager.
As one of the largest privately-owned UK manufacturers, we have a responsibility to ensure our processes, technologies and products are in line with our commitment to ensuring a healthy planet for all.
Sustainability is core to our company ethos, winning awards for our circular economy initiatives and ethical manufacturing practices. We champion retrofit as a route to decarbonisation and offer a waste recycling service across our lighting projects. And as a member of Made in Britain, Tamlite offers assurance of being a high quality UK manufacturer of outstanding luminaires and lighting systems, using local suppliers and materials whenever possible in order to reduce freight and emissions.