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Making sure the lighting at the three main arenas reaches the demands of television broadcasting

Mike Simpson, Technical & Design Director, Philips Lighting

From: Lighting the Olympic Games, 27 February 2012, London

27 February 2012  Power channel

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About the presentation

With renewable powering methodologies close to the centre of the lighting programmes, briefings will be received on the lighting design (including mini wind turbines and photo voltaics implementation, lux levels, lamp types, energy consumption and generation, impact on wildlife) and lighting towers by prefabrication at ground level and lifting in place to avoid working at height.

Scope of presentation:

* The broadcasting requirements for Cameras and how these were represented in the specifications
* The positive effect of working with the structure designers at the early stages
* The challenges of HD and Slow Motion and how these were
* The challenges the different venues presented for commissioning

About the speaker

Mike has been in the lighting profession for over 30 years in a variety of technical and design roles. He has worked with the professional institutions and CEN in developing lighting guides and codes on sports lighting technology and its application. He teaches on the MSc in Light and Architecture at the Bartlett and on the undergraduate lighting programme at Rose Bruford. In 1994/95 he was President of the Institute of Lighting Engineers and 2001/2002 was President of the Society of Light and Lighting and was President of CIBSE 2009/2010. He is Technical & Design Director for Philips Lighting UK.

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