Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

August 18–19, 2020

LEDucation 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBIT HALL.

2020 Seminars

2020 Webinar Schedule August 18–19, 2020

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Lighting Design

Case Study

Human-centric

Controls

Code

IoT/PoE/BT/Tech

Outdoor Lighting

Other

Tuesday, AUGUST 18

Tuesday, August 18
8:30am – 10:00am

Intermediate
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION – Wireless, POE, or …BOTH?
Carol Jones, Axis Lighting; Dwight Stewart, Igor; and John Romano, Enlighted

Connected Lighting technology options thus far have been a patchwork of "either/or's," with little overlap or interoperability. This session will objectively cover the pros and cons of both POE and wireless solutions. We will provide a framework for actionable decisions about how to achieve the true spectrum of lighting design, configuration, and IoT project goals, for multiple stakeholders. The near-term future for hybrid systems and interoperability will be covered, offering hope for specifiers and clients who want the best of both options and future proof solutions that aren't restricted by specific brands.  More >

Tuesday, August 18
9:30am – 10:30am

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU

The World of Illusion vs. Allusion
Abhay Wadhwa and Justin Moench, AWA Lighting Designers

While exploring and analyzing design solutions, there is often an important distinction that needs to be made pre-facto. Shall we pursue options that allude to the architecture, or willfully create illusions that are superimposed on a willing architecture? Through this analysis arise two distinct visual worlds— a world of illusion or a world of allusion. The appropriate choice of direction for the project is then a mirror to the cultural and historical context, through the prism of illusion or allusion. We will present two projects, Soularium (as illusion) and Ismail Building (as allusion), highlighting and relating to real-life designing. More >

Tuesday, August 18
10:30am – 12:00pm

Intermediate
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU HSW

PANEL DISCUSSION: Lighting for Outdoor Pedestrian Spaces
Nancy Clanton, Clanton & Associates Engineering; Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Randy Burkett, Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc. and Shirley Coyle, Cree

There is a new IES Lighting Practice document in town, with art, appearance, environment, reassurance, and comfort in its soul. This workshop will take you through the design recommendations that are unique to pedestrian areas in parks, civic squares, along waterways, in plazas, restaurants, areas around sports fields, and sculpture gardens. Focal points, color, safety, visibility of others, consideration for critters, minimizing intrusive light and skyglow — all these issues are covered in a practical yet poetic way. The members of the committee will guide you through the recommendations, illustrative photos, and supportive tables. More >

Tuesday, August 18
11:00am – 12:00pm

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Drivers: Impossible. Your Mission...
Tom Shearer, Lutron and Kenneth Schutz, Focus Lighting

LED drivers are critical to the performance of LED lighting systems, and yet hardly anyone knows what they really do, or what is important to specify about them. All you need for better outcomes is to write a tight spec, to defend it, and some coordination. In this presentation, a lighting designer and an engineer will reveal all you need to know to write better specs, save time and heartache, and care for your designs and clients. More >

Tuesday, August 18
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Introductory
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION: A Lighting Designer, a Component Engineer, and an Integrator Walk Into a Bar — DMX512 for LED Control in Architectural Applications
Shoshanna Segal, Luminous Flux and Nick Gonsman, ETC

Instead of the beginning of a bad joke, its a discussion about the who, the what, & the why (and even an occasional why not) involved in successfully specifying and using DMX-512 as a control method for architectural lighting design. We will talk about things you should know before you start, and things you need to make sure everyone else knows as well. We'll also try to dispel some of the stranger, fiction-based misconceptions around what can be a useful tool for controlling LED loads when used properly.  More >

Tuesday, August 18
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Intermediate
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU HSW

PANEL DISCUSSION: What's The Deal with Healthy/Circadian/Human-Centric/WELL Lighting? And How Does It Impact Design?
Dorothy Underwood, KGM Architectural Lighting; Kassandra Gonzales, RAB Lighting and Lesa Lorusso, Gresham Smith

This course takes an overview of the various conversations, recommendations, and certifications around the idea of healthy lighting, and distills what the audience needs to know as an industry. The presentation will delve deeper into the science behind all these conversations to see where they come from, and where they overlap. Finally, the focus will shift to what everyone really wants to know: How does this affect us? What is the impact of healthy lighting for designers, manufacturers, clients, and end users? More >

Tuesday, August 18
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Intermediate
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION: Lighting and Media: A Convergence Conversation
Jeanne Angel, Local Projects; Shaun Fillion, NYSID|RAB Lighting; Shan Jiang, Tillotson Design Associates; and Matthew Schreiber, Schreiber Studios

As technology progresses and becomes more accessible and scalable, trends are in evidence which merge the digital and architectural spaces. Light, video and soundscapes are harnessed to redefine the relationship between occupant and space.

In this new world, what distinguishes between designing architectural lighting and designing narrative light? What common language can be established for collaboration, when architectural space is augmented by media? How do we work together to tell the story of a space? This seminar will leave participants with a better sense of the narrative storytelling and cross-platform collaboration and design. More >

Tuesday, August 18
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU HSW

Light and Health...And Energy Efficiency?
Robert Soler, BIOS Lighting

As we begin to understand that light does more than just support vision, "lighting what we want to see" becomes an antiquated philosophy. But how do we light for wellbeing with energy constraints becoming more stringent? This presentation will explore what additional design strategies we should strive for in the future, including a powerful visual effect known as color constancy. More >

Tuesday, August 18
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU

LED Fundamentals for Interior Designers
Charles Pavarini III, Pavarini Design

Geared to Interior Designers, it will provide an overview of LED technology. It will explain the pros/cons of LED’s as well as terms including Lumen output, Color Temperature (measured in degrees Kelvin), and CRI in order to identify their strength and coloration. Designed to help designers better understand how to utilize and specify LED technology, the course will reduce confusion in understanding LED Lighting Facts found on packaging and in specifications to give confidence in knowing how LED lighting can be integrated. It is essential for professionals to know about LED’s advantages and disadvantages as other lighting types are phasing-out. More >

Tuesday, August 18
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU

PoE Lighting - Ins and Outs
Bill Ellis, Candela Controls

This seminar will leave participants with an understanding of what Power over Ethernet (PoE) means in its practical uses in today’s and future lighting systems. Explore both the hardware and software needs of the system from the design of a system, the selection of components, through the installation needs in the field to allow for better understanding of this new and engaging technology for lighting control. More >

Tuesday, August 18
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Introductory
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management from a Woman's Perspective
Andrea Hartranft, Hartranft Lighting Design; Kelly Roberts, WALD Studio; Shayna Bramley, Stantec; and Robert Bazan, Chelsea Lighting

Join the Women in Lighting and Design roundtable as we discuss navigating project management from design development through commissioning. At this roundtable we’ll discuss our unique experiences, from finding a seat at the table with architects, engineers and developers to maneuvering the construction site with contractors and distributors. We’ll explore how to build a project powerhouse team, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to strengthen your voice as a woman from any field in the design and construction industry. This session welcomes and encourages all lighting industry professionals to participate, regardless of your role, sex, or profession. More >

Wednesday, August 19

Wednesday, August 19
8:00am – 9:00am

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Take Me to the Bridge
Graham Whittaker, Zumtobel Group

Before we focus on the bridge, we should focus on the light and what light bring to bridges and their surrounding space, whether that is a built up urban space or a simple woodland - Lighting can turn spaces into experiences.

By using the captivating power of light we can change the way people see and react to bridges in context with the environments and space around them. By lighting a significant structure such as a bridge we can make the normal interesting, we begin to make icons iconic. More >

Wednesday, August 19
8:30am – 9:30am

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Decorative Lighting in a SSL World
Dirk Zylstra, TLG Acuity Brands and Francois Renaud, Eureka Lighting (An Acuity Brands Co.)

The role of decorative lighting is evolving with the advent of Solid-State lighting. From colorful, decorative elements to fully functional architectural IoT devices, we will explore the fixture design process as it has evolved in the last 10 years and finish with a discussion on how we can best serve the lighting, interior and architectural design communities with relevant and innovative lighting. More >

Wednesday, August 19
9:00am – 10:00am

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Designing with Luminance and Exitance
Craig Bernecker, Parson School of Design, The New School

This session explores approaches to design using metrics other than illuminance, as well as several studies that make the case for exitance rather than illuminance for establishing the level of lighting in an environment. It will also demonstrate tools that can help analyze and assess luminance and exitance criteria from a pragmatic standpoint, demonstrating the use of some of these tools real-time. Finally, the session will illustrate how High Dynamic Range Imaging using digital photography and apps for cell phones and tablets can be incorporated for measuring luminance and exitance for commissioning a lighting system. More >

Wednesday, August 19
10:30am – 11:30am

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU HSW

Light Art for the Masses
Golsana Heshmati, The Seed and Maria Dautant, CD+M Lighting Group

He’e Nalu is a light art installation inspired by waves, that was presented at the Sydney Botanical Gardens, as part of Vivid Sydney in 2018. This case study explores the challenges and successes of designing and producing an original and interactive light art piece, suitable for outdoors, for one of the largest light festivals in the World.

This presentation will tell the story of how both NYC lighting designers – Golsana Heshmati and Maria Dautant – were able to overcome the distance and create an experience that allows a person to “ride” a wave of light and sound. More >

Wednesday, August 19
11:00am – 12:30pm

Intermediate
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU HSW

PANEL DISCUSSION: Compassionate Lighting for the Future Urban Night
Francesca Bastianini, Sighte Studio; Alex Pappas-Kalber, Sighte Studio; Jane Slade, Speclines; and Shaun Fillion, NYSID|Rab Lighting

By 2050, two-thirds of the world population will reside in cities. The life of a city does not stop at dusk, but continues through the night. Lighting establishes an identity for the city skyline that can unite residents and drive tourism. Yet if improperly applied, lighting can blanket the surrounding landscape with light pollution, impacting both natural ecosystems and the well-being of the population. Our panel will discuss current studies on light's impact on biology, look at lighting as part of a city's identity, and formulate action plans for municipalities to shape a compassionate night experience for all city life. More >

Wednesday, August 19
12:00pm –1:30pm

Introductory
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

Stretch Codes Putting a Squeeze? Energy Code Yoga and Updates
Harold Jepsen, Legrand/Wattstopper and Marty Salzberg, NYSID

New York State and New York City have adopted more efficient energy codes, including stretch code requirements in NYC, mandated by NYC Local Laws. This course will provide both an overview, and specific details on the impact on lighting and control project designs. The codes are based on IECC 2018 and ASHRAE 90.1-2016, which are also being adopted by neighboring states. NYC is going further through Local Laws and incorporating the new NY Stretch code. This course reviews these code changes, shares compliance helps and looks to coming future energy code trends. More >

Wednesday, August 19
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Intermediate
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION: Transforming the Game-Time Experience: LED Sports Lighting and DMX Controls Case Studies
Christy Rogers, EwingCole; Dan Nichols, Diversified and Richard Garman, EwingCole

When combined, LED sports lighting and DMX control systems can create an immersive, elevated game-time experience through dynamic lighting shows. We’ll review the methods and strategies that elevate the fan experience to major league status, including new LED sources. We will discuss DMX control system design, techniques for developing programming content and communicating design goals with end users. Discussions will include design, budgetary constraints, integration, programming, commissioning, and training including how these issues evolve throughout the course of large-scale projects. Case studies will include the recently completed updates to Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park and the Villanova Wildcats’ Finneran Pavilion. More >

Wednesday, August 19
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Lighting Design: Bridging the Gap between LEED and WELL
Reiko Kagawa LC, LEED AP, BD+C, Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting

Lighting is a major component to achieve LEED and WELL. If the correct approach is taken from early stages of planning and design both standards can work hand-in -hand. While LEED focuses on environmental sustainability and WELL focuses on a building occupants’ wellbeing, there are parameters the team must understand and follow to create a truly sustainable building. This session includes an introduction to WELL V2 and compares and contrasts lighting design criteria for LEED and WELL. Bridging the gap between the two can elevate your current and future projects to be environmentally responsible and mindful of human health benefits. More >

Wednesday, August 19
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Advanced
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION: Lighting Controls — By Others?
C. Webster Marsh, Horton Lees Brogden; Carl Camenisch, CC & A International; Chuck Cameron, Stan Deutsch Associates; Gary Dulanski, The Dulanski Group; Paula Martinez-Nobles, Fisher Marantz Stone; Shaun Fillion, NYSID|Rab Lighting

A panel discussion of how technology and user expectations have changed the process of designing lighting controls. How often does this phrase appear in contract documents for projects, and how do we collaborate to realize the goals of the design? Our panel considers lighting control scope from the initial narrative, to whole building networking, to individual luminaire controls and what happens between drivers and the LEDs that they control. This scaled approach will focus on the teamwork involved in turning on and tuning a light in a connected building. More >

Wednesday, August 19
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU HSW

New Developments in Emergency Lighting Control
Mitch Hefter, Signify and Steve Terry, ETC

New additions to the 2020 NEC and UL924 standard mean new possibilities and requirements for the design of a compliant emergency control system. In addition, new technologies such as Power Over Ethernet emergency systems must be designed in a compliant manner. More >

Wednesday, August 19
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Introductory
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION: Wireless Control Systems: If Only You Could Get Them to Work
Craig Bernecker, Parson School of Design, The New School; Dan Blitzer, Practical Lighting Workshop; Ruth Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Melanie Taylor, WSP

Controls can do so much. If only you could get them to work! The Next Generation Lighting Systems Living Lab in New York is working to realize the promise of simpler, more economical wireless lighting control systems.

This seminar takes on challenges of specifying, installing, and configuring these systems so they deliver the results you want. Common issues with wireless controls will be address, offering approaches gleaned from experiences at the Living Lab, including recently installed systems. Since many problems begin with the specification, examples of how to a document desired performance will be discussed.  More >

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