I see that the professional organisation to whom I pay an annual wedge ï¿½ thatï¿½s the Society of Light and Lighting ï¿½ have produced a new Handbook. Now Iï¿½ve always presumed that SLL is there to look after my interests, being a professional kind of chap, and perhaps also generally to promote good lighting design practice. How wrong can I have been ï¿½ and Iï¿½ve paid my subs!
According to a co-author of the Handbook, one Peter Raynham, only about 5% of lighting schemes are produced by people who know what theyï¿½re talking about; the rest are done by the usual bunch of schmoes ï¿½ the poor sods who werenï¿½t paying attention when the jobs got handed out and ended up with the lighting brief. So what better than to produce a Handbook to justify someone totally ill-equipped to do the job and give them ï¿½a genuine handbook that will fit easily into a briefcaseï¿½!
Great thinking guys ï¿½ and what a wonderful advertisement for a professional organisation. And nothing to do with the fact that if you scratch the paintwork of the SLL you find the CIBSE colours underneath ï¿½ and what organisation might these unfortunate schmoes belong to ........ hmmmmm?
But hey, letï¿½s go with the flow here. Perhaps I can look forward to the RIBA producing a RIBA Architects Handbook for those of us in the building design industry who donï¿½t know an atrium from a teapot. Let me through! Iï¿½ve got an architects Handbook in my briefcase!
And Iï¿½m sure that Iï¿½ll be returning to this topic once I can actually get my hands on a copy of the damned book.
When there's nothing in the catalogue
When is a chandelier not a pendant? When its a lantern!
When clients learn too much . . .
One of our details is missing
Where will light fittings come from?
The end of the light bulb?
Always something new . . . again
Always something new . . .
Combining old and new
Lighting Design - going FURTHER
On being in the dark . . .
Riffing The Internet of Things
Designing Without Downlights - redux
Who's been giving Luddism a Bad Name?
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