2023 LEDucation Presentations

2022 Sleep Math = Better Daytime Light = Better Nighttime Sleep

Mariana Figueiro, Light and Health Research Center at Mount Sinai TuesdayMarch 15, 20222:00PM – 3:00PM Location: Gramercy Intermediate Credit1 LU | HSW We will discuss the results of the field study conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic showing how important light exposure during the day is for better sleep at night. Learning Objectives SPEAKERS Mariana FigueiroProfessor and Center Director, Light and Health Research Center at Mount Sinai Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, is Director of the Light and Health Research Center and Professor at the Department of Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine. She is well known for her research on the effects of light on human health, sustainability, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. Dr. Figueiro conducted field studies examining the impact of circadian-effective lighting in office spaces with the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings at the U.S. General Services Administration, and in […]

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2023 Beyond Melatonin – Dynamic Lighting Systems for Light and Health

Paul Pickard, Korrus, Inc. TuesdayMarch 7, 20234:00pm – 5:00pm EST Room Location: Gramercy IntermediateCredit: 1 LU / HSW Light is the primary input to our Circadian Clock – but are we ignoring the potential of light to impact our health and wellness beyond Melatonin suppression? This presentation examines the limitations of current Circadian metrics, explores the other ways in which spectra impacts human physiology, and concludes with a review of color systems that allow for sufficient flexibility to accommodate the science of Light and Health new discoveries and research becoming available. Course participants should have a basic understanding of SPDs, the CIE diagram and metamerism. Learning Objectives SPEAKERS Paul PickardCSO – Lighting Technology, Korrus, Inc. Paul Pickard is a 24-year veteran of the lighting industry, having held technical leadership positions at Acuity Brands, LED Lighting Fixtures, Cree Lighting, and is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Korrus, Inc. He led development

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2023 Deciphering the Art and Science of Backlighting

Charlene Song, LEDCONN Corp TuesdayMarch 7, 202312:30pm – 1:30pm EST Room Location: Nassau IntermediateCredit: 1 LU / Elective Our popular backlighting course allows you to gain knowledge and inspiration by studying the basics of backlighting. You can also process and review backlight applications by taking a deep dive into successful case studies. Learning Objectives SPEAKERS Charlene SongMarketing Manager, LEDCONN Corp. Charlene Song is an experienced marketing and advertising professional who currently serves as Marketing Manager for LEDCONN Corp. Her background in marketing includes managementin both the consumer housewares and lighting industries. Charlene holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of California, Davis. Her foray into the lighting industry began over 5 years ago when she joined LEDCONN in a management position. Charlene is experienced in all aspects of marketing with strengths in creative branding and marketing operations. She manages a growing LEDCONN marketing department which includes

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2023 Designing the Perfect Uplight

Donald Peifer, Smash the Bulb Virtual MondayMarch 6, 20235:00pm – 6:00pm EST IntermediateCredit: 1 LU / Elective From initial photometry to application analysis, we walk through what it takes to create the perfect uplight for semi-indirect luminaires and how to achieve the desired distribution. A basic understanding of intensity distribution curves and lighting layouts is recommended if attending this session. Learning Objectives SPEAKERS Donald PeiferChief Data Officer, Smash the Bulb Don began working with light by designing lighting for Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein and a variety of award-winning cinematographers. He received his Masters of Science in Lighting from the Lighting Research Center at RPI. Upon graduation he designed the lighting for the Nike Media Store in NYC. He founded Lunera Lighting, a VC-backed start-up, which provided lighting for the fleet of Apple Stores and a host of Fortune 500 companies. A seasoned executive, he is now a consultant to the

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2023 Emergency Egress Lighting and LED Lighting

Jamie Eck, O’Blaney Rinker Associates WednesdayMarch 8, 202310:30am – 11:30am EST Room Location: Nassau Introductory1 LU / Elective All projects need to include lighting along the path of egress, exit pathways and signs illuminating exits out to a safe space. There are specific codes and guidelines required to be adhered too when selecting the components for your emergency lighting. This presentation will cover minimum light level requirements along the path of egress, governing codes and agencies, and the different types of systems and components that can be incorporated into your specific design. Learning Objectives SPEAKERS Jamie EckSales Representative, O’Blaney Rinker Associates Jamie brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the lighting industry. In that time, Jamie has worked several markets and verticals in multiple sales positions. Starting in lighting distribution in 1989, Jamie moved over to the manufacturer side, working as a sales rep for Philips Lighting

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2023 Emergency Lighting is Not One-Size-Fits-All – How to Design and Deploy Emergency Lighting for Each Project

Meghan McDonnell, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. TuesdayMarch 7, 20239:00am – 10:00am EST Room Location: Nassau IntroductoryCredit: 1 LU / Elective Depending on the project location, controls and fixtures in the space, individual project needs, and the type of backup power used, emergency lighting requirements vary, and design can be complex. We help simplify the process by exploring key considerations such as whether the project uses a generator or an inverter, the benefits of standalone vs. a centralized emergency lighting control that’s part of an integrated lighting solution, and how to determine the appropriate sequence of operations for each space. You will learn how to approach emergency lighting design to deliver the best value, longevity, and performance for each project. Learning Objectives SPEAKERS Meghan McDonnellSenior Systems Applications Engineer, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Meghan McDonnell is a Senior System Sales Engineer at Lutron Electronics. She is focused on supporting the commercial sales

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2023 Fundamentals in Backlighting Design

Thomas Lawrence, GPI Design Virtual MondayMarch 6, 202312:30pm – 1:30pm EST AdvancedCredit: 1 LU / Elective This presentation will take you through how to design a system with backlighting. Discussion will explore surface selection and examine the lighting approach. Attendees will learn about diffusion techniques, how to create the structural design, and the thought process before the build. A basic understanding of design fundamentals and basic knowledge of lighting is recommended for this session. Learning Objectives SPEAKERS Thomas LawrenceFounder + Principal, GPI Design Northeast Ohio born and raised, Thomas Lawrence is the Founder + Principal of the Cleveland based design-build firm, GPI Design. With extensive experience and leadership in the integration of translucent surfaces, structural framing and complex lighting systems, GPI Design has been the recipient of the most prestigious awards and mentions throughout the architectural design community over the last 15 years. Thomas’ knowledge in natural stone extraction and

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2023 Get Real

Coffield King, CannonDesign WednesdayMarch 8, 202311:00am – 12:00pm EST Room Location: Gramercy IntermediateCredit: 1 LU / Elective Video game engines have seen substantial advancements in the last few years and with the advent of realtime raytracing they can be a useful tool in lighting design. This session will compare traditional workflows against realtime rendering workflows. Thanks to new technologies and increased access to higher computing power accurate lighting design can be shown earlier in the project. This more collaborative design process offers higher levels of trust and accuracy in the visualizations and design documentation leading to better project outcomes for all shareholders. Working knowledge of lighting calculations, BIM, photometric characteristics, and digital representations of light is recommended to attend this session. Learning Objectives SPEAKERS Coffield KingSenior Lighting Designer, CannonDesign Coffield began his career working in architecture firms with a strong focus on 3D visualization and custom detailing. Projects included larger

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2023 How Lighting for Circularity Delivers Economic, Environmental and Social Value

Thomas Marinelli, Signify Virtual MondayMarch 6, 20238:00am – 9:00am EST IntroductoryCredit: 1 LU / Elective Today, we use 1.6 times the volume of resources that our planet can sustain. Our outdated linear model of ‘take-make-dispose’ continues to be increasingly wasteful and challenging to source. This session will explore the alternative, circular model and how the industry can transition to this more sustainable approach. Thomas Marinelli will provide a comprehensive overview of how circular products, systems and services maximize the (re)usability, serviceability and upgradability of lighting to preserve value and minimize waste. He’ll also explore how specifiers and end-users can achieve their visions and goals with circular lighting. Learning Objectives SPEAKERS Thomas MarinelliHead of Sustainable Innovation & Design, Signify Thomas Marinelli has been in the lighting industry since 2004. Over the past 18 years, he’s been responsible for multiple sustainability projects across the Royal Philips business before transitioning into his current

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