Shedding Light: Non-compliance is not an option – monthly column featured in Sparks Electrical News


Shedding Light by Philip Hammond is a monthly column featured in Sparks Electrical News by Crown Publications, we he discusses a variety of  industry topics from the world of lighting such as standards and compliance, lighting applications, the role of light in our lives and more…

The first month of the New Year is already behind us, and I am sure that we all ask ourselves what the year 2023 has in store for us. I am sure that despite the predictions of some economists, 2023 will be a good year, better than 2022 and more like the business as we knew it pre-pandemic time.

The first BHA School of Lighting webinar that I presented on 26 January 2023 was titled: “Standards and Compliance: The Consequences of Non-Compliance”. It is regrettable that many professionals simply pay lip service to standards when it comes to lighting.

I am well-aware that our SANS 10114-1: 2020 for Interior lighting falls short on detail when compared to EN 12464-1:2021 on the same topic. Similarly, SANS 10389-1: 2003: Exterior lighting Part 1: Artificial lighting of exterior areas for work and safety are very outdated when compared to EN 12464-2: 2014 with a similar title.

Continue reading the full monthly column of Shedding Light: Lower lighting loads in times of loadshedding by Philip Hammond on Sparks Electrical News HERE.

BHA SCHOOL OF LIGHTING – 10 February 2023

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