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CIBSE and SLL seek bids for project on perception of flicker from LEDs

Organisations are invited to pitch for a ground-breaking research project into the perception of flicker by humans and to ascertain if there are detrimental effects on performance.

The Knowledge Management Committee of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), are inviting researchers to submit proposals for a project which will carry out a series of controlled experiments on men and women of a range of ages in order to investigate the impact of flicker on their health and comfort.

The work follows on from a report published last year by Public Health England, the SLL and CIBSE into the effects of artificial lighting on humans. This new project will aim to confirm whether people of a range of ages are affected adversely by flicker from modern LED lamps.

Dr Anastasia Mylona, Research Manager at CIBSE, said “There have been reports of the adverse effects of flickering LED lights in the media, so this is not a new phenomenon, but there has never been any peer-reviewed research carried out on the subject before”.

“This research will back up the speculation and anecdotal evidence with solid data, which will inform how we use LED lights and design lighting systems for decades to come.”

Tenders for this project are invited from 08.12.16, and must be submitted by the deadline on the 15.01.17. Requests for clarifications of the ITT documents must be made in writing, preferably by email, not later than midday on 15th January 2017.

Interested parties should provide fully costed tenders addressed to Dr Anastasia Mylona (CIBSE Research Manager) by email, by noon on 15th January 2017.  Should you have any questions regarding this ITT then please contact Dr Mylona, amylona@cibse.org  

A full description of the project and the tender process can be found HERE

Annex A (Draft Research Agreement) can be found HERE

Annex B (CIBSE Terms and Conditions for Knowledge Contracts) can be found HERE

Annex C (Contract Procedure Note) can be found HERE