Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

2021 Virtual Educational Conference
AUGUST 17–18, 2021
SAVE THE DATE MARCH 15–16, 2022

2021 August Conference

Welcome to the LEDucation August Virtual Educational Conference

Hosted by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY)

The LEDucation Presentation Committee expresses their appreciation to the outstanding speakers and panel participants who will present, and to the entire lighting community for their support of digital LEDucation events.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH SESSION

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tuesday
August 17, 2021
8:30am – 9:30am ET

Introductory

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

Code Compliant Emergency Lighting Solutions

Mitch Hefter and Tom Stoll, Signify

Emergency lighting is not just vital but required in all commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. Codes and regulations establish guidelines for emergency lighting equipment — it's key to incorporate the right combination of elements into emergency lighting design for a higher degree of safety. The interior details, including ceiling height, wall colors and textures; number and placement of exits; intended use of a building; and expected number of occupants all must be considered when selecting and applying emergency lighting. This presentation will go through codes and regulations by application, and highlight the range of solutions to meet and exceed these requirements. More >

Tuesday
August 17, 2021
10:00am – 11:00am ET

CANCELLED

Zoomed Out: The Digitization of the LED Specification Market / Covid and Beyond​

Tuesday
August 17, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

Introductory

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

A Holistic Approach to DC Lighting

Zachary Ingalls and Chris Sorensen, Architectural Lighting Solutions; Acuity Brands Lighting

Improvements in luminaire efficacy have led to varying approaches to low voltage DC power systems like PoE that offer easier/faster installation, lower system cost, and improved environmental sustainability. Once we start seeing lighting fixtures as solid-state digital devices, we can imagine advanced solutions that are holistically designed to improve our lighting experience. What is the key to wide-spread adoption of these systems and what is the greater impact in the built environment? We will review what the future of these systems might look like and how they could fundamentally change how we design office and commercial environments. More >

Tuesday
August 17, 2021
1:30pm – 3:00pm ET

Intermediate

Credit
1.5 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

PANEL DISCUSSION: Metrics and Methods for Assessing Luminaire Uniformity

Belal Abboushi, Lia Irvin, and Eduardo Rodriguez-Feo Bermudez, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Luminaire luminance uniformity is an important aspect that can affect visual comfort and lighting energy. Previous studies suggested that non-uniform luminaires with small high luminance sources were perceived glarier, compared to uniform luminaires. In this presentation, we will discuss the results of a recent study that examined perceived uniformity of different luminaire apertures in relation to commonly used and evolving metrics. Additionally, a method for measuring the uniformity of luminaire apertures has been developed and will be discussed. By effectively quantifying the uniformity of luminaire apertures, there is an opportunity to reduce discomfort from glare and improve luminaire energy efficacy. More >

Tuesday
August 17, 2021
3:30pm – 4:30pm ET

Introductory

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

Quality Outdoor Lighting: Principles and Practice

Bob Parks, Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA)

As part of the Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance, Community Friendly Lighting Certification (CFLC) training series, this session will examine best practices for quality outdoor lighting of communities with lecture and hands on demonstrations. Topics will include visibility, glare, CCT, light trespass, visual comfort and safety. While many have read articles or attended presentations on what quality outdoor lighting is or should be, it is far better to have these discussions combined with actual demonstrations.
Participants will receive extensive training on selecting the best lighting fixtures using the BUG rating system and how to choose fixtures that will provide maximum visual comfort while enhancing the ambiance of the community. Fixtures with various optical design and CCT will be used to demonstrate the principles of Community Friendly Lighting. Attendees will be prepared to take the CFLC test when the session is completed. More >

Tuesday
August 17, 2021
5:00pm – 6:00pm ET

Introductory

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

Energy Efficient Lighting & Controls for Code Compliance

Paul Farris and Bill Kressler, Leviton

Understanding and implementing lighting and control strategies for building energy codes doesn’t have to be complicated. Join Leviton Lighting & Controls and Viscor for an in-depth discussion on understanding LED lighting, lighting controls and energy code strategies with real world examples. More >

Wednesday August 18, 2021

Wednesday
August 18, 2021
8:30am – 9:30am ET

Intermediate

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

Lighting Control for Health and Safety

Gary Meshberg, OSRAM

This seminar describes the emerging trend of lighting and health, taking note of new developments in lighting used for disinfection. Categorizing these measures as 1) occupant satisfaction and wellbeing, 2) circadian lighting, and 3) COVID mitigation and disinfection lighting, the seminar identifies all the ways lighting controls can support these strategies to ensure the most effective result. More >

Wednesday
August 18, 2021
10:00am – 11:00am ET

Intermediate

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

Good LED Dimming Ain't Brain Surgery, So Get It Right!?!

Manny Feris, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Today, nearly all types of architectural lighting use LEDs—with a driver as the interface between 120V/277V power and the solid-state module that produces those lumens we count so carefully. Nearly every driver can be dimmed and dimming meets client needs, code requirements, energy saving and human needs design.
Good dimming is self-evident based on what good incandescent dimming has offered for 60 years! LEDs are more efficient and easier to dim than fluorescent or HID as long as you pay attention to basics. It takes a bit of effort, but since a dimmed LED will last for 10-15 years, there's a great return on the investment. More >

Wednesday
August 18, 2021
11:30am – 12:30pm ET

Intermediate

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

Engaging Integrative Design to Create Healthy, Engaging and Attractive Environments

Meg Smith, Signify and Chad Groshart, Atelier Ten

Integrative Design is a process to engage those who own, manage, design, build and occupy a space as co-creators, to discover synergies and produce building and human performance, environmental benefits and other efficiencies.
Chad Groshart will share Integrative Design best practices and lessons learned from two recent projects targeting WELL Platinum certification: Delos Headquarters, New York City and WorkBar, Boston.
He will be joined by Meg Smith, who will offer examples of innovative, spectrally engineered LED platforms that provide design flexibility, to cost-effectively satisfy co-created project requirements and deliver evidence-based and quantified health and well-being benefits. More >

Wednesday
August 18, 2021
1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Introductory

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

Digital Interactive Placemaking

Robb Pope, Digital Ambiance and Nick Moser, One Hat One Hand

The practice of architectural placemaking through lighting has transformed dramatically in recent years, with technology such as addressable LED, sensors, projection, and advanced digital control systems pushing the boundaries of what is possible. A new industry is emerging that combines innovative lighting and fabrication techniques with new technologies traditionally used on the stage. The combination results in dynamic architectural centerpieces and interactive "light-art" installations that are being integrated into public and private spaces around the world. Two speakers, Robb Pope and Nick Moser, will speak about the topic from two perspectives. Nick comes from a background of complex fabrication, and Robb from a background in creating innovative digital installations. More >

Wednesday
August 18, 2021
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Intermediate

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

The New Age of Circadian Lighting Design

Robert Soler, BIOS Lighting

Light has a profound impact on physiology. This talk will cover the latest in the science, with supporting clinical data, as well as simple and pragmatic design considerations to meet new recommendations for circadian health as well as energy efficiency requirements. In addition, this talk will cover design concepts for taking circadian lighting to the next level, including taking advantage of a visual phenomenon known as color constancy. More >

Wednesday
August 18, 2021
5:00pm – 6:00pm ET

Intermediate

Credit
1 LU Elective

Max Attendees 500

How Green Light Can Maximize the Quality of Tunable White

Neil Cannon, LEDdynamics, Inc.

The evolution of LED technology and human health & wellness is coalescing into a shift from monochromatic light to tunable white. Using green correction in a tunable white system can replicate the Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Spectral Power Distribution (SPD) and Color Rendering Index (CRI) of ideal sunlight over the course of a day to help keep the human body synchronized to the time of day when not being adequately exposed to actual sunlight. More >

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