7 Basic Rules for Successful Lighting Integration to the BMS

“Realize a positive experience connecting with BACnet”

Scott Ziegenfus, Current Lighting


March 14, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Credits 1 LU | Elective


Many large projects place an importance on Integrating lighting to a Building Management System (BMS) using BACnet. However, for so many lighting professional’s integration may not have been a pleasant experience. Lighting is a subsystem to the BMS and are not in charge so when integration goes awry what do you do? Having personally been involved with hundreds of BACnet projects I realized issues could be avoided by following 7 basic rules. This course is not a technical presentation about BACnet like I have presented in the past but how we can set BACnet integration projects for success.

If you have a desire to have a successful integration experience, this session is for you


  • Upon completion the participant will be able to elevate some of the fears of integration and leaving with a sound plan for success
  • Upon completion the participant will be able to understand what resources and remedies they should put in place and to allow for quick remediation of site issues
  • Upon completion the participant will have the knowledge to make informed decisions on companies and personnel required for a successful integration
  • Upon completion the participant will have a better understanding of what’s needed provide in their role as manufacturer or specifier for a successful BMS integration


Scott Ziegenfus
Scott Ziegenfus
VP Customer Experience, Controls and Software
Current Lighting

Scott Ziegenfus is Vice President of Customer Experience, Software and Controls for Current Lighting. Scott has spent 30 years in the lighting industry, mostly with controls, working for Current Lighting, Hubbell Lighting Inc., and Lutron Electronics Inc., Scott also spent the last 15 years on ASHRAE’s SSPC135 BACnet Committee writing the BACnet Standard and only person from the lighting industry to hold an officer position presently serving as Vice Chairman. He is also a past chair of BACnet International’s Education committee and a past recent recipient of BACnet International’s “Leader of the Pack” award. He has written multiple articles about BMS Integration and BACnet for publications like Consulting Specifying Engineer, Electroindustry, BACnet Foundations, BACnet Journal, and ASHRAE Journal.

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