Videoconferencing technologies are constantly changing and our lighting needs adapt.
This is a two part presentation. Through the combination of seminar and live demonstrations each participant would increase their understanding of the fundamentals of LED sources and compatibility with cameras and current AV technologies.
The presentation will cover various luminaire types that are appropriate for these applications. This will include discussing and demonstrating their effectiveness in lighting video conferencing environments, including the video technology requirements, illuminance and luminance ratios and importance of lighting controls. Additionally, appropriateness of luminaires and details of using LED sources and drivers in videoconferencing environments. Direct distribution parabolic troffers, indirect luminaires, White Tuning fixtures and specialty LED video conference luminaires will be evaluated.
Demonstrated will be the importance of balancing multiple lighting elements for good video imaging. Participants would be able experience the value of controlling the lighting positions, light levels and evaluating the images produced by a camera over a video conferencing system.
The presentation will review the new ANSI Standard IES/InfoComm RP- 38 presents performance standards including luminance performance criteria for key elements of the videoconference room such as participants, work surfaces, and walls, and additional requirements for displays, light sources, and shades.
• The participants will be able to evaluate when and where to employ particular LED luminaires for videoconferencing needs.
• Participants will become familiar with the interaction of the camera capabilities and LED sources, drivers and controls.
• Develop an appreciation of the use of Luminance criteria instead of Illuminance criteria to qualify adequate lighting
• Participants will become familiar with the new ANSI Standard IES/InfoComm RP- 38 standard for videoconference lighting.
Bridging the Uncanny Valley -- Enhancing the User Experience of Smart Lighting Control
Director, Building Science and Standards Development
Coopersburg , PA
Brent has a Ph.D in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nebraska and is the author of numerous published articles on building science. Brent is a former professor and researcher in the Building Systems Program at the University of Colorado where he focused on human factors in lighting, daylighting performance, and energy audits and simulations. With this expertise, he has unique understanding of the interactions between human-centric design, operational efficiency, and sustainability. Brent serves on the IES Daylighting and Papers Committees, on the Board of Directors for the AERC (Attachment Energy Ratings Council), and is often a peer reviewer for journals and grant reviews. At Lutron, Brent is the director of Building Science and Standards Development. This team’s research and collaborations are often at the forefront of engineering, design innovation, and market growth.
Tuesday, March 13: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The idea of designing lighting to accommodate the needs of the people in a space is not new – it's been around since people have been designing buildings. What is new is the ability for lighting to automatically adapt to the dynamic needs of users and to go beyond best practices that work for the "average" space occupant.
Automated building systems help create the "right environment." When properly designed and implemented, lighting control systems are capable of adapting to the specific needs of the individual, and to continuing to adapt as needs change over time. This is essential because people, and they way they react to and use their building environments are constantly changing. The lighting system has to be flexible, scalable, and responsive as well.
This presentation will illustrate how daylighting and electric lighting technologies must work in tandem to deliver a holistic approach to improving well-being, improving social connectivity, and enhancing productivity. It will describe the benefits of lighting control solutions that put people first, and capitalize on the opportunities to improve building value. And, finally, the presentation will address the potential for data analytics that can enable ongoing personalization of the environmental experience from the home to the office and beyond.
As owners and occupants begin to embrace the possibilities of smart lighting control, they will also increasingly expect these systems to be more adaptable, more flexible, and more in tune with their individual needs.
• To illustrate how daylighting and electric lighting technologies must work in tandem to deliver a holistic approach to improving well-being, improving social connectivity, and enhancing productivity
• Describe the benefits of lighting control solutions that put people first
• Address the potential for data analytics that can enable ongoing personalization of the environmental experience from the home to the office and beyond.
• Identify a lighting control sequence of operations
Chad Groshart Co-Presenter
New Haven , CT
Chad Groshart, IALD, LEED AP BD+C, WELL Faculty/AP is an Associate Director and Global Lighting Practice Leader with Atelier Ten, an international Environmental design consulting firm. Mr. Groshart, has extensive experience with high performance lighting design for public and institutional projects both in the US and overseas. He is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He holds a Masters in Architectural Lighting Design from Parson’s the New School for Design in New York and is an adjunct instructor in that program. In 2016 and 2017 Chad donated, delivered and installed solar lighting systems in rural Haiti graduate students from his class on “Lighting in the Developing World” at Parson’s.
Chad has been involved with the WELL Standard since 2014 He has been a peer reviewer, a designer of the Delos headquarters and is a member of WELL Faculty. His project experience includes a WELL Platinum/LEED V4 Platinum office building in New York City, and several large WELL Silver projects on the West Coast and Boston.
From Lighting Design Program Manager and Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI’s) Lighting Research Center to Senior Lighting Applications Developer at Philips Lighting Research North America, Patricia’s role these last 17 years has been to bridge lighting research and design practice; and implementing circadian-supportive lighting in healthcare environments, from memory care centers to ICUs. She currently collaborates with a team of lighting applications designers, scientists, and optical engineers to develop new lighting system propositions that embody the core principles of lighting for health and well-being. Patricia holds a Master of Science in Lighting degree from RPI’s Lighting Research Center.
Meg Smith Presenter
Lighting Applications Philips Lighting Research