Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 19–20, 2024
New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

2022 PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating Control Clarity: How to Write Control Intents & Sequences

PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating Control Clarity: How to Write Control Intents & Sequences

Harold Jepsen, Legrand  |  Shoshanna Segal, Luminous Flux  |  Lyn Gomes, DPR Construction

March 15, 2022

9:00AM - 10:30AM EDT

Location: Murray Hill


1.5 LU | Elective

Advances in lighting, controls, codes, operations, IoT, integration, and other building factors have increased the capability, options and complexity with designing and implementing building lighting and controls. This course highlights a new IES Lighting Practice document which articulates how to create lighting Control Intent Narratives and Sequences of Operation that makes sense of complexity, clarifies owner and operational intent and produces contractually viable documentation to stand behind.

Learning Objectives

  • From a new IES Lighting Practice, review and understand why lighting control intent narratives and sequence of operations will document an owner’s operational intent, a designers specification requirements and how it can deliver clear guidance to contractors, integrators and commissioning agents.
  • Apply documentation tools, control matrixes and guiding questionnaires from the Lighting Practice that assist a designer in creating solid, contractually enforceable language that gives an owner what they want, specifies what a contractor installs, directs integrators what to program and identifies what a commissioning agent must verify.
  • Know the difference between Control Intent Narratives and Sequence of Operations and break specification “writers block” by reviewing ready-made application examples inside the Lighting Practice document.
  • Learn the role each professional discipline plays in correctly creating, documenting and implementing lighting control operation including the deliverables needed in each phase of the construction documentation process.


Harold Jepsen
VP Standards & Industry Relations, Legrand

Harold has been a product design and applications engineer in the energy efficiency, lighting and building automation industry for over 30 years. He is a specialist in energy efficiency code compliance and lighting control and electrical system design. He is a regular presenter on energy codes and lighting control technology while leading Legrand’s standards and industry association work for the lighting and controls businesses.

Shoshanna Segal
Principal, Luminous Flux

Shoshanna A. Segal is the Founder and Principal of Luminous Flux, LLC – an architectural lighting design studio in New York City. Ms. Segal is among the first lighting professionals in the world to receive the international certification, CLD having demonstrated mastery in seven domains of lighting design as established by the CLD Global organization and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Shoshanna is an active participant in the IES Lighting Controls Committee and is currently serving as the IES NYC Section vice-president.

Lyn Gomes
Commissioning Coordinator, DPR Construction

Lyn is an MEP Coordinator for DPR Construction. She uses her 20+ years of experience to start up integrated systems for HVAC, electrical/lighting, control systems, fire protection, backup power, and technology. In her spare time (lol), she’s on the board of the Building Commissioning Association as well as co-chair of the annual conference, teaches classes through the PG&E Pacific Energy Center and Lightfair, co-chair for an upcoming standard on control sequences for lighting control systems, and is a longtime supporter of Techbridge, an after school STEM program for girls.