November 2014 / #21
International Year of Light – Global Open Lab Days (IYL-GOLD)
The International Year of Light is an initiative of a large consortium of scientific bodies together with UNESCO. It will bring together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions; educational institutions; technology platforms; non-profit organizations; and private sector partners. The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) is proud to support this endeavour. CIE is the premier global organization in the science and art of light and lighting and it has an immense wealth of expertise: people and networks in a variety of disciplines, brought together nationally, regionally, and globally. CIE plans different activities at global and national level, and a central event will be the Global Open Lab Days (IYL-GOLD):
Change in Executive Management at Instrument Systems
28 years after establishing Instrument Systems, Richard Distl left the company at the end of May. Dr. Markus Ehbrecht succeeded him in the position of CEO.
A project that Richard Distl started in 1986 in a spirit of the German youth science competition “Jugend Forscht” has been transformed into a successful global enterprise. Today, the company is the market leader for light measurement with a workforce of 148 employees and two sites in Germany. Major companies throughout the world and leading research institutes rely on measurement equipment from Instrument Systems for testing LEDs, displays and other optical light sources and components.
In December 2012, Richard Distl sold his company to Konica Minolta, Inc. After the transition phase came to an end he left the company on 31 May 2014. He thanked all his employees, customers and partners at a farewell celebration and presented the most important milestones in the company’s history.
Dr. Markus Ehbrecht was appointed to the position of CEO. The graduate physicist has been working in the executive management of Instrument Systems since January of this year. “We have found an experienced and capable successor in Dr. Ehbrecht, who is ideally qualified to direct the company into the future,” summarized Richard Distl. He himself will continue to remain associated with the company and the LED and display industry, and he will continue to play an active role in a number of scientific bodies and committees, such as the CIE Chair of TC2-50.
Call for Experts for CIE Technical Committees
(in case you like to contribute to one of the below, please revert directly via email to the TC Chair).
JTC 6 (D3/D1) Discomfort caused by glare from luminaires with a non-uniform source luminance
Terms of Reference:
1. To review the literature on glare from non-uniform light sources to identify the parameters that influence the discomfort prediction (UGR) and define limits to the applicability of the UGR formula.
2. To propose a correction to the UGR formula that takes into account the non-uniformity of glare sources.
Chair: Naomi Hara
TC 2-80 Spectroradiometric measurement of light sources
Terms of Reference:
To specify current procedures for the spectroradiometry of continuous, line and mixed sources of optical radiation. Such procedures apply to measurements of irradiance, radiance and radiant flux in the near ultraviolet, visible and near infrared regions of the spectrum.
Chair: Richard Young
Change of TC Chair TC 2-57 Revision of CIE S014-2
Old TC Chair: Balasz Kranicz
New TC Chair: Peter Csuti
Change of TC Chair 2-67 Photometry of Lighting and Light-Signalling Devices for Road Vehicles
Work in Progress
CIE Approval Draft Technical Report in BA and Division voting stage:
TC 3-51: CIE Standard General Sky Guide