There’s been a great deal of lighting regulatory development activity just lately, at the GRE meeting held online at the end of October. Important decisions were made on ADB, road projections, lit logos, new photometric grids, and looking at ways to reduce power consumption and to prepare for the arrival of autonomous vehicles. All these decisions will help the lighting community to propose new functions to improve safety and to open the door to design features. And looking ahead, we’re optimistic the regulation on automatic aiming will move forward at the next GRE session, next April.
At the same time, regulations are still on everlasting hold in the USA, and aggrieved reactions within the lighting community are certainly understandable, even if I can’t necessarily adopt all of them as official DVN positions. See, for example, this week’s analysis by Daniel Stern, whom I consider one of the greatest American experts in lighting. Whether you agree or disagree with him, we can all hope something new and productive will arrive on the US regulatory scene in the coming months. Either way, let’s resolve to talk about it at our next DVN Workshop this coming February in Paris!