What's so smart about Smart Lighting Control Systems?



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Description

This presentation will explore the many different options for dimming LEDs. We will start by explaining common terms and metrics that are often used to discuss dimming LEDs and will then discuss a few of the different analog and digital methods of dimming. How does each method work, what are the pros and cons, and what do you need to know and consider when specifying a fixture.


Objective

  • Learn the common terms and metrics associated with dimming LEDs

  • Identify the different analog and digital methods of dimming

  • Understand the key considerations when specifying a fixture

  • Understand the important trade-offs to consider when choosing the control for a job 

Connected Lighting Systems: How Easy is Easy?

Ruth Taylor Co-Presenter
Project Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Portland , OR 

Ruth Taylor currently serves as a project manager on the Advanced Lighting Team at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where she contributes to a number of projects focused on the application and development of solid-state lighting (SSL).  Currently, Ms. Taylor manages the Next Generation Lighting Systems competition, a highly successful, nationally recognized program which encourages technical innovation and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires and connected lighting systems. 



Melanie Taylor, CLD, IALD, LEED BD+C Co-Presenter
National Practice Leader for Architectural Lighting Design
WSP, New York

As the WSP USA Practice Leader for Architectural Lighting Design, Melanie brings with her over 25 years of lighting design experience. Melanie has designed lighting systems for a variety of projects including airports, 5-star hotels, corporate headquarters, mixed-use complexes, and healthcare environments. Melanie has been a Lighting Design Instructor at the Seattle Art Institute and the New York School of Interior Design Masters in Lighting Design program. Melanie is a Certified Lighting Designer and a professional memebr of the IALD.  She also has been steering a committee member and judge for the Next Generation Lighting Systems Competition sponsored by the DOE since 2008.



Daniel Blitzer Presenter
Principal
The Practical Lighting Workshop

Dan Blitzer is Principal of The Practical Lighting Workshop, a consultancy in lighting marketing and education.  Dan serves as Faculty at the Philips Lighting Application Center and as a continuing educator for the American Lighting Association.  In his consulting, communications, and educational practice, he brings over 35 years of experience to issues of lighting application, product evaluation, energy effectiveness, and sustainability.

Dan is Lighting Certified and serves on the Steering Committee of the U.S. Department of Energy's Next Generation Lighting Systems design competition. He is a board member and past president of the Designer’s Lighting Forum of New York, a director and Treasurer of The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education, and a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Wednesday, March 14: 1:00 PM  - 2:30 PM 


Conference Session 

Description

Many connected lighting systems of luminaires and controls are marketed as "easily installed and commissioned". But how easy is easy?


This presentation discusses the recently completed installation and evaluation of thirteen different connected lighting systems in New York City. Each system was designed to meet lighting and energy code requirements for power and control. Each was installed to fully light its own space, making this the most robust evaluation of its kind. The evaluated systems that will be covered in the presentation include troffers, pendants and conversion kits, with luminaire-integrated and external control approaches.
Using evaluation notes, direct installer feedback, "action" photography, and video clips, members of the Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) evaluation team discuss how easy it was for contractors to install and configure the systems and how well those systems actually performed once the process was completed. Panelists will also share thoughts for improving the specification and communication process.
Objective

  • Compare connected lighting systems for ease of installation, including time and difficulty

  • Evaluate how effectively actual systems are commissioned, including difficulty and success

  • Assess how well the completed systems perform, including operation, illumination, sensors and dimming

  • Acquire suggestions for improving the specification and communication process 

Using LED lighting for video in conference and other spaces with cameras.



Jim Yorgey Co-Presenter
Technical Applications Manager
Lutron, Allentown , PA 

Jim Yorgey is Technical Applications Manager with Lutron Electronics Co., having held positions in quality control, engineering, marketing, and sales.

Jim’s current role as System Sales Engineer, provides technical support to sales teams, specifiers and contractors in the mid-Atlantic on the design and installation of lighting, lighting controls, and window treatments.

Jim is a member of IEEE, IES, INFOCOMM and NSPE.  He serves on various IES committees. He is a board member and past-chair of the National Lighting Bureau.

Jim has a Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree from Penn State, is a registered Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania and is lighting certified (LC).

  

Brooke Silber Presenter


Principal
Jan & Brooke, Luminae.com

C. Brooke Silber, IES, LC, LEEDAP


Principal, Jan & Brooke, Luminae LLC

 

In 2014, Jan Moyer and Brooke Silber founded lighting design firm Jan & Brooke, Luminae.  Brooke’s current projects include multiple videoconferencing facilities for the CoStar Group and interior and exterior lighting for high-end residences and hotels. Before partnering with Jan, Brooke was a senior associate at Domingo Gonzalez Associates, where her projects included the award-winning New York State Capitol and Thurgood Marshall Courthouse. She teaches at Parsons The New School for Design and is co-chair of the joint IES/InfoComm Lighting for Videoconferencing and Multi-Media Committee. Brooke received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in interior design and a Master of Science in lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.



Tuesday, March 13: 1:30 PM  - 2:30 PM 
Conference Session 




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