Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

Virtual Monday March 6th
In-person March 7–8, 2023
New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

2022 Democratizing Lighting Controls to Meet Global Sustainability Targets

Democratizing Lighting Controls to Meet Global Sustainability Targets

Rafal Han, CEO, Silvair

Virtual Monday
March 14, 2022
12:30PM - 1:30PM EDT


1 LU | Elective

We’ve seen a tremendous technology shift taking place across the lighting industry. First, we had to identify the real value behind wireless controls. Then, we had to learn what it takes to deliver that value. Finally, we had to find out how to overcome multiple technical barriers.

We know the benefits are real and achievable. It's the potential to increase lighting efficiency and thus reduce energy consumption in commercial spaces the world over. This can be achieved through global democratization of lighting controls. Democratization that leads to reduction of technical and economic requirements for implementing sensor-driven control strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn how technology enables low-effort implementation of advanced control strategies.
  • Participants will get an introductory understanding of the Bluetooth mesh technology.
  • Participants will learn how they can integrate Bluetooth mesh technology with lighting products and how they can deploy it in buildings.
  • Participants will learn how Bluetooth mesh supports advanced control strategies, shortening the path to energy savings and energy code compliance.


Rafal Han
CEO, Silvair

CEO and co-founder of Silvair, leading provider of lighting control solutions based on Bluetooth mesh. Rafal is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and advisor specializing in cutting edge technologies for a connected world. In the past, he was involved in multiple successful technology startups, including one of the world’s leading beacon makers Estimote. He believes wireless technologies will drive the global shift towards truly sustainable, high-performance buildings.