Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 16–17, 2021
Virtual Conference and Online Marketplace
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2021 March Webinar Schedule

2021 Virtual Conference Schedule March 16–17, 2021

All Webinars Free of Charge
Registration Required

CERTIFICATES
LEDucation will provide certificates post-event to attendees that attend the entire session(s) they registered for.

Lighting Design

Controls

Sustainability

Health

Other

TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
9:00am – 10:00am EST

Intermediate
Credit
1 LU – Elective

DC and PoE Lighting: Opportunities and Benefits
Gabe Arnold, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Direct current (DC)-powered lighting technologies including Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) are rapidly gaining steam in smart building applications. More than 25 lighting manufacturers now offer a wide range of luminaires that accept DC or PoE input as a standard option. Vendors of these technologies claim benefits including improved energy efficiency, reliability, and reduced installation costs. But how efficient are these technologies really and under what conditions are these benefits realized? This presentation will share findings of new research by the US Department of Energy into the DC and PoE lighting markets and provide an objective assessment of the technology benefits. More >

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
10:30am –11:30am EST

Introductory
Credit
1 LU – Elective

Specifying Lighting for Residential Projects
Stephen Bernstein, CBB Lighting Design

Specifying lighting for residential projects has become very complicated. Selections must be made based on color, color consistency, tunable white, dim-to-warm, colored lighting. Add to the mix, issues with retrofit lamps, dimming and dimming protocols and associated cost implications, the choices can make the design team’s head explode!

This talk will outline the different choices available and discuss the pros and cons for each item. It will give a designer a way to approach specifying lighting that is appropriate for their clients needs, aesthetically, functionally and financially. More >

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Introductory
Credit
1 LU – Elective

Transforming The Oculus
Bernie Erickson, Facility Solutions Group, Inc

The Oculus opened in March, 2016, and is the centerpiece of the World TradeCenter Hub. Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava at a cost of 4+ billion dollars, the complex is a unique blend of rail station, pedestrian hub, and 75,000 square feet of enclosed shopping center space. The original lighting design was created by Fisher Marantz Stone NYC before LED lighting solutions were a viable technology for the complex architectural space. A lighting upgrade project offered an opportunity to upgrade the main concourse lighting to an RGB system. This presentation will cover the design challenges to implementing a working solution worthy of the space, the emotional and social implications of working in such a sensitive location, the challenge to remain true to the original design intent, and the challenges of implementing the solution in one of the busiest transportation hubs in the world.  More >

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
1:30pm – 3:00pm EST

Intermediate
Credits
1.5 LU – Elective

PANEL DISCUSSION: Steal That Detail
Rachel Gibney, Available Light; Lillian Knoerzer, The Lighting Practice;
Ilva Dodaj, Domingo Gonzalez Associates; and
Jessica Krometis, Hartranft Lighting Design

This presentation will feature four senior lighting designers that will each discuss a project with one particularly challenging lighting detail. Each panelist will review the detail and how it attributed to the overall design concept. From there they will walk the audience through the collaboration process between many different trades but how it ultimately came together and proved to be critical to the success of a project. The purpose of this panel is to spread knowledge, experience, critical thinking and lesson learned while taking a custom/specialty lighting element from initial design through installation and on to the final end product. More >

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
3:30pm – 4:30pm EST

Intermediate
Credit
1 LU – Elective

Standardizing Lighting Controls and Sensors for Upgradeability
Gabe Arnold and Michael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The lack of standardization of lighting control systems can lock customers into proprietary solutions and prevent upgradeability and futureproofing benefits. This panel will discuss new standardization efforts to standardize driver information (ANSI C137.4, D4i) and control sensor shapes & sizes (Zhaga Books 18 & 20, NEMA). Standardized drivers and shapes and sizes of sensors can enable upgradeability and futureproofing benefits while allowing for interchangeability across manufacturers to support the growth of smart lighting + IoT. This panel will discuss the basis of these efforts, the user’s perspective, & programs supporting both standardization and upgradeability in more products.  More >

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
5:30pm – 6:00pm EST

Credits: N/A

Nuckolls Fund Lighting Education: The Progression to Online Learning
Robert Davis, Ph.D., FIES, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Lighting education requires hands-on work and actually seeing things for yourself, right? How can that possibly happen with online education? Bob Davis, on a team at the University of Colorado Boulder that recently received a grant from The Nuckolls Fund, will describe their project focused on delivering high quality online lighting education. Additionally, the Fund’s 2021 Grant Recipients and Awardees will be announced. More >

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
9:00am – 10:00am EST

Introductory
Credit
1 LU – Elective

LED Lighting Design Essentials
Eileen Pierce, Pierce Lighting Studio

The presentation aims to demystify LED lighting for architects and interior designers by outlining the core principals of lighting design and LED design specification criteria. More >

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
10:30am – 12:00pm EST

Introductory
Credits
1.5 LU – HSW

PANEL DISCUSSION: Greenish
Yuliya Savelyeva, Arup; Jimalee Beno, OCL Architectural Lighting; Renee Borg and Jennifer Lavins, from Sixteen5Hundred

The designer, manufacturer, and agent all have a role in sustainable solutions but there is little consistency in communicating and evaluating sustainability. We will explore the 17 UN Sustainability Goals and discuss how the lighting ecosystem can contribute to their attainment. Attendees will be guided through a project case study and their targeted SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Manufacturing will discuss materials evaluation and product transparency, waste diversion, new product development & UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights. Each topic will be related to an SDG. The agent will provide insight into training, awareness, and responsibilities as well as tools for evaluation. More >

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm EST

Introductory
Credit
1 LU – HSW

Embodied Carbon in Lighting
Leela Shanker, The Flint Collective and Elaine Cook, Moxie Lighting

New York’s 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act introduced ambitious emissions targets set for 2050. To date, the lighting industry has focused on reducing emissions by retrofitting LED lamps and thereby operational energy consumption. However, considering the full life cycle of production and disposal of lighting fixtures would allow further action addressing the embodied carbon impact of fixtures as well.

Currently, there are significant data gaps that prevent accurate measurement and comparison of the embodied carbon impact of different fixtures. Industry-wide standards are needed for consistent analysis. Referencing international developments, the session will conclude with a forum to outline industry participation in such research. More >

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
2:00pm – 3:30pm EST

Intermediate
Credits
1.5 LU – Elective

PANEL DISCUSSION: Raising the Stakes for Presence Detection
Ruth Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Dan Blitzer, Practical Lighting Workshop; and Craig Bernecker, Parsons School of Design

Sensors for presence detection have been around for more than 50 years, initially for security and then for energy conservation. Now, research is moving beyond detecting humans to protecting them.

Advances in dimmable LED lighting have increased interest in deploying sensors for lighting human/traffic interactions outdoors. Indoors, using germicidal UV radiation to fight life threatening pathogens while maintaining human safety presents new opportunities for sensor technology and deployment.

Nevertheless, critical questions of sensor effectiveness, reliability and deployment need to be addressed as sensors move into applications with significant human risk. This presentation discusses how The Next Generation Lighting Systems program is evaluating various sensor technologies with implications for interior and exterior applications. More >

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
4:00pm – 5:00pm EST

Introductory
Credit
1 LU – HSW

Light-Based Disinfection: How to Safely Improve The Environment
Clifford Yahnke, Kenall Manufacturing

COVID-19 has changed our lives and it will create a “new normal” for the foreseeable future. This presentation will provide an overview of various light-based disinfection technologies (UV and visible) with a comparative focus on efficacy, safety, total cost of ownership, environmental impacts and operational considerations. Further discussion will be provided for both continuous and episodic disinfection. Publicly available clinical data (including CoV-2) and applicable safety standards will be reviewed to give lighting professionals evidence-based guidance on how to select and apply various light-based disinfection technologies. More >

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