The 48th annual conference of the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan (IEIJ) will be held in Fukui University Bunkyo Campus from 27th to 29th August 2015. Hokuriku Branch of IEIJ planned the special issue. The title is "Hokuriku-Branch shall bridge light and lighting refined through a long-established tradition to the future!". This article describes the editing background of this special issue, also introduce contents of articles.
The future idea introduction of "Consilience design" that it is like the design semiotics to illumination studies ; a proposal theory of the technical term designing language and designed language as the product semiotics. I insist on proposal a Consilience design, which creates to be solving a problem for construct crisis and risk in our life and health.
Of note, display lighting in the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum plays important roles in illumination balance and stage effect. Forty two mounted dinosaur skeletons in the permanent exhibition gallery are installed in the inside of an oval dome which is column-free space. The gallery is owed an architectural constraint that is not able to install ceiling lightings. This constraint is overcome by using spot and fluorescent lights effectively, making the exhibition spectacular and giving deep impressions to visitors.
The series E7/W7 of Hokuriku Shinkansen is a new rolling stock that East Japan Railway Company (series E7) and West Japan Railway Company (series W7) jointly developed aiming at the Kanazawa opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen. Our company developed the LED interior light to the green car and the ordinary car of the series E7/W7. The light is a semi-indirect lighting of unique skills that combined an indirect lighting with the direct lighting and we create a soft lighting environment without glare that matched to the concept of the series E7/W7. The illuminance fills the standard of JIS. The brightness equally obtains an illuminance in any seats. The correlation color temperature of the green is 3000K to create a relaxing atmosphere, and the ordinary car is 5000K to create a vivid bright cabin. Power consumption can be reduced by 40 percent compared with a past fluorescent lamp.
The feature of the lighting of the galleries of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa is light ceiling using natural light. The exterior wall is made of transparent glass and the corridor are filled with natural light. It brings free feeling to the visitors. The lightning plan is closely connected to the architectural plan and the visitors' mind.
This is a map where introduce the locations to enjoy illumination such as lighting-up spots, nice night views, and illumination events in Hokuriku District. If you access using the QR codes on the map, you can get the details of information about the location from the special site. Please enjoy it!
Lighting Seminar in Hokuriku Branch is held once in every year from October to November of autumn. This seminar consists of two parts since 2005. One is to give the Excellent Student Award in Hokuriku Branch and the other is the lectures from the experts in related field. This is the report from the Lighting Seminar in 2014.