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Join Us for “Light Fight” Tuesday, April 13

park lighting night eveningAhead of next Tuesday’s panel discussion Light Fight: What’s Effective, Sustainable & Affordable? in which she will feature as a panelist, internationally-renowned lighting designer Denise Fong talks to Tamara Coombs of MAS about the challenges and complexities of what is a fundamental issue of urban livability and public safety: street lighting. Selecting the best street lighting for the “City That Never Sleeps” might seem to be a straightforward task of choosing what costs least and illuminates most, but the question is more complicated. How do you factor in energy efficiency and sustainability? Do laboratory measurements of light sources accurately reflect the way light is perceived on the street? What are the advantages and disadvantages of high pressure sodium and metal halide lights? New York City is participating in a pilot project using LED-technology. Is LED technology the certain way of the future or does it have its own drawbacks? What choices have other cities made—and why?
Light Fight: What’s Effective, Sustainable & Affordable? Tuesday, April 13, 6:30–8:00 p.m. At French Institute Alliance Française, 22 E. 60th St. MAP $15, $10 MAS members. Please note that as of 4.30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, pre-registration for this event is closed. You may show up at the event and pay at the door. Moderator: Randolph Sabedra, RS Lighting Design, chair, NYC public outreach committee, Illuminating Engineering Society New York City. Panel: Howard Brandston, Brandston Partnership, Inc.; Denise Fong IALD, LC, LEED AP, Candela, Seattle; Peter Morante, director of energy programs, Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and, Margaret Newman AIA, LEED AP, chief of staff, DOT.