2024 Presentations

No matter your interests or level there is something for you at the LEDucation 2024 Conference!

  • All LEDucation seminars will be held Eastern Standard Time (EST).
  • Seminars are currently being reviewed for AIA CES approval.

Micro Lens Arrays (MLAs) and Grey-Scale Photolithography

Andrew Finch, Brightview Technologies

Thursday
March 14, 2024
7:00 am - 8:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

Gain a comprehensive grasp of MLAs’ impact on function and performance, as we examine their ability to finely control light emission and distribution, optimizing energy efficiency and illumination quality. Discuss real-world applications and use cases that harness the power of MLAs, from architectural projects to industrial environments.

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Why are PK-12 schools choosing to install tunable lighting?
Are they still happy with their choice?

PANEL DISCUSSION

Sarah Safranek, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Andrea Wilkerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Alexandra Gadawski, HMFH Architects

Thursday
March 14, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

Some of the earliest adopters of tunable lighting systems were schools, installed with much fanfare. But how is it going nearly a decade later? This presentation will review feedback gathered by PNNL from adopters of tunable lighting past and present, exploring adoption trends over the past decade as well as what the future may hold for tunable lighting in schools. The presentation will take a closer look at tunable lighting installation just completed in 30 special needs and preschool classrooms to understand the current opportunities and challenges.

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The A,B,C’s of PoE

The Emergence of Power over Ethernet for Lighting Control, Daylighting and other Operational Technologies
PANEL DISCUSSION

Harry Aller, Innovative Lighting | David Robinson, Mecho Shading Solutions | Kim Johnson, MHT Technologies | Tyler Andrews, PoE Texas

Thursday
March 14, 2024
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

This expert panel discussion will enlighten architects, consultants, contractors, and integrators about the multi-faceted potential of Power Over Ethernet [PoE] to universally deliver Operational Grade DC-power and data- communications through essential building systems on a unified network. Listen and learn from the perspectives of PoE-lighting, automated shading/daylight management and intelligent network-switching experts about the benefits PoE — as a single platform for Power + Data — brings to building developers, business owners facility managers and occupants as a future-proof, holistic and sustainable Operational Technology [OT] platform for the 21st century and beyond.

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Better Than Blue Light

Jay Neitz, PhD, University of Washington

Thursday
March 14, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

Research carried out at the University of Washington has demonstrated that the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells get significant input from the red, green and blue cones involved in color vision. Research shows that under the right circumstances, signals from the cones can be much stronger than those generated by Melanopsin. The body clocks of our Paleolithic human ancestors were synchronized by light from colorful sunsets and research shows that patterns of color and intensity similar to dawn and dusk have more powerful effects on ipRGCs than simple blue lights. Understanding the role of patterns of light on cones in driving ipRGCs will lead to much better ways of controlling circadian rhythms than is possible with current technologies.

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Horticultural Lighting​ for Architectural Spaces

Yan Ren-Butcher, RAYN | Mike McGrew, Rayn Growing Systems

Thursday
March 14, 2024
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

This presentation will address how horticultural lighting applies to architectural spaces in today’s modern buildings and the type of light that should be used—followed by an introduction to fundamental photobiology for advanced learning purpose.

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Unveiling Potential: Bridging Gaps in Circadian Lighting Design Guidelines

Levent Sahin, CCNY

Thursday
March 14, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

Integrated lighting for circadian entrainment offers proven lab and field benefits, but gaps remain in understanding human-light interaction. While current guidelines provide value, consensus is lacking among key organizations for designing lighting that accounts for the human circadian system. These criteria are limited to only day-active individuals, overlooking nighttime-active populations. This oversight is worrisome, as these vulnerable individuals are at a higher risk of circadian disruption and related health problems. This presentation addresses this gap by proposing solutions informed by both lab and field studies.

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7 Basic Rules for Successful Lighting Integration to the BMS

Scott Zigegenfus, Current Lighting

Thursday
March 14, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

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.

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Feng Shui and Lighting

Deborah Khorsandy, Luminostri Lighting Design Studio

Friday
March 15, 2024
7:00 am - 8:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

What is Feng Shui? It’s science, physics, thought and philosophy. In other words, it is life. In relation to science and lighting it can be considered the electromagnetic spectrum of the Orient. This presentation will explain how to define our surroundings and spaces by using the visible and invisible light emissions in the electromagnetic spectrum to further enhance the power and substance of Feng Shui techniques and practices. Attendees will learn how to to introduce and discuss incorporating Feng Shui into lighting projects.

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Frontiers of Sustainable Lighting

PANEL DISCUSSION

David Bergman, David Bergman Eco | Shaun Fillion, RAB Lighting | Chelsea Kreielsheimer, Atelier Ten | Alessa Aguayo, Coronet LED

Friday
March 15, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

As efficacy reaches the theoretical limit, carbon footprint reduction from energy savings is also topping out. We are now looking at dematerialization and design for disassembly as trends a trend, as well as embracing more sustainable materials in the luminaires. Control systems also help to whittle away at the kWh. Declare and the efforts of LBC/LPC are also providing details on the origin of our luminaire to help designers and owners understand the impacts of the luminaires on a project. What’s next?

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Designing Lighting to Enable Workplace Equity and Performance

PANEL DISCUSSION

Jose Dos Santos, Signify | Meg Smith, LWLumens | Tony Esposito, International Well Building Institute

Friday
March 15, 2024
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

Return-to-office surveys have revealed that environmental conditions, specifically lighting and the lack of flexible, accessible lighting controls, contribute to workplace inequity and impede employee performance. We intend to provide clear lighting design guidance to better accommodate a changing, diverse workforce and their space use needs. Presenters will review findings from two research studies involving a diverse group of users – one with participants with self-identified, functional visual limitations, and another group representative of 2020 US Census workplace demographics – and apply designing to the edges principles to help our industry deliver a better lighting and controls experience for all.

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Beyond the Visible

The proven effects of near-infrared light on our health and well-being

Dr. Anne Berends, Seaborough BV

Friday
March 15, 2024
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

The insights of visible light effects on human health have led to the emergence of ‘human-centric’ lighting. The health effects of far-red or near-infrared (NIR) light are less known (in the lighting community). These effects, called ‘photobiomodulation’ are mostly employed in therapeutic devices for wound healing or pain relief. However, a double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical study shows that photobiomodulation is a systemic effect: generally healthy people that are exposed to NIR light benefit from improved health and well-being. Unfortunately, indoors we are deprived of NIR light. Consequently, there is a need for NIR light sources that provide people indoors with the right dose of NIR light in an energy-efficient way to improve their health and well-being.

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Scalable Energy-Efficient Lighting

Harnessing Fault Managed Power and X-PoE for cost effective Low Voltage DC Lighting

Luis Suau, Sinclair Digital

Friday
March 15, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

Explore advanced lighting solutions and learn how Fault Managed Power (FMP) and X-PoE enhance lighting effectiveness and well-being. Gain insights into practical applications, inspiring a more sustainable, safer, and energy efficient lighting landscape.

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Taming DMX

Understanding DMX controls systems and their integrations, and setting the behavioral narrative of your dynamic Lighting Design

Sahil Lotia, Mulvey & Banani Lighting

Friday
March 15, 2024
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

The presentation aims at demystifying basic DMX concepts and terminology and provides an overview of the existing architectural DMX controls systems and their ability to seamlessly integrate with electrical and electronic devices such as emergency lighting circuits, occupancy sensors, exterior weather and motion sensors and utilizing music as well as ambient sounds to generate dynamic lighting patterns through a number of existing projects. In this presentation we’ll explore the importance of setting a behavioral narrative for the client through lighting by incorporating elements like flow riser diagrams, scene lists, and scheduled lighting scenes based on astronomical and real-time clock triggers.

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Perfecting Light for Improved Wellbeing

A Quest to Minimize Glare

Henri Uutela, Ledil

Friday
March 15, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all in workplace lighting, it is a balancing act of different factors and requirements. As many embark on the quest to minimize glare, it is important to understand the underlying theory and standards and come to understand what UGR means, how it works, and how it can be effectively reduced. Join us in exploring how quality optics and different lighting concepts help you to avoid glare. Get these right and experience a world where functionality, visual comfort, well-being, and productivity unite seamlessly for perfect workplace lighting that goes beyond the ordinary.

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3 Times Square / Touro College Lobby and the Creative Process

Anita Jorgensen, Anita Jorgensen Lighting Design

Location: Nassau
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

This discussion will focus on the feature lobby of 3 Times Square and the collaborative process necessary to achieve the final lighting design concept.

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Creative and Practical Design Strategies for Delivering Visual and Non-visual Benefits of Lighting

PANEL DISCUSSION

Daniel Frering, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | Mariana Figueiro, Mark Rea, and  Jennifer Brons, Light and Health Research Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Location: Gramercy
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

Lighting isn’t just for vision anymore. The lighting design process to address the non-visual effects of light can seem like a complex and complicated struggle, navigating the various metrics and balancing these with traditional lighting design objectives and standards. This presentation will cut though the complexities and focus on two non-visual design objectives, circadian-effective lighting and alertness. Based on results from laboratory and field research, the presenters will discuss various strategies they have used that might assist specifiers in generating attractive, cost-effective, energy-efficient lighting designs that support visual as well as non-visual design objectives.

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Game On: Lighting Your Way to an Energy Code Win!

PANEL DISCUSSION

Harold Jepsen, Legrand / Wattstopper | Michael Jouaneh, Lutron | Julie Donovan, Horton, Lees Brogden Lighting Design

Location: Murray Hill
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

Let’s beat the code compliance game! As ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, Title 24 continue to update requirements, projects must keep pace to win the game. Learn what’s coming fast and furious for lighting design, how they will impact your projects and what design options can be applied to keep projects energy efficient and compliant.

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Deciphering Code Updates for IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting and Control Requirements

PANEL DISCUSSION

Mike Lehman, ConTech Lighting, a Leviton Company | Joe Briscoe, Leviton

Location: Nassau
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

IECC or ASHRAE 90.1? What’s the difference? What are the lighting and control requirements? What version of the code do I need to comply to? What do the changes mean? So many questions! Leviton has answers. We simplify the code language and help make it easier to understand how to meet code compliance. With different states and municipalities adhering to different versions of IECC and ASHRAE 90.1, gaining an understanding of what’s required and how to adjust plans and systems to address the needs of each unique space can have a huge impact for all stakeholders involved.

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Recommendations vs Reality

3 million eye-level spectral measurements taken in factory and office spaces have a thing or two to teach us about lighting for human health
PANEL DISCUSSION

Wendy Luedtke, ETC | Andrea Wilkerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Jessica Collier Kelly, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Location: Gramercy
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

PNNL collaborated with ETC Inc. to capture light exposure variation at factory, manufacturing, and office employee workstations at ETC’s Headquarters in Middleton, WI. Employee surveys requested data on daylight exposure, motivation, alertness, and lighting satisfaction. This session examines the lighting measurements and survey data to highlight the complexity of lighting for healthy workplaces. The magnitude and duration of light exposure in relation to occupant outcomes will be discussed in the context of current light and health research and recommendations such as WELL. This session is for anyone interested in learning more about the variability of the human experience in buildings.

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A Brighter Tomorrow

Lighting for the Workplace of the Future
PANEL DISCUSSION

Jessica Smith, Stantec | Alison Fiedler, Stantec | Rachel Fitzgerald, Stantec

Location: Murray Hill
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

Since the onset of the global pandemic, the workplace has undoubtedly gone through significant changes over the past three years. We’ve seen changes to where people work, how people work, and our engagement in work. This session will discuss lighting trends for ‘Workplace Next’. These trends include flexible solutions, new ways to foster collaboration and social engagement, making the hybrid workplace more successful, and mental health as it relates to lighting design. Please join us for a collaborative discussion of solutions, ideas, and inspiration for future designs that make the places we work at more effective and enjoyable.

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Specifying Outdoor Lighting That Enables Decarbonization and Minimizes Light Pollution Doesn’t Have to be a Headache

Leora Radetsky, DesignLights Consortium | Tony Esposito, Lighting Research Solutions LLC

Location: Nassau
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

Communities and local governments want lighting solutions that allow them to meet outdoor lighting ordinances and achieve their decarbonization goals while juggling challenges associated with inconsistent lighting nomenclature and performance metrics. Concurrently, LEDs with non-standard chromaticities —especially phosphor-converted Amber LEDs—are gaining popularity as a strategy for mitigating light pollution, and do not have standard lighting specification language. In this talk, we will discuss the importance of reducing light pollution, describe a specification structure for non-white LEDs, provide an LED performance comparison, give an update on the ANSI C78.377 chromaticity standard, and describe additional resources for evaluating outdoor luminaires.

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Light Me The Way Home

Residential Lighting Design

Deborah Gottesman, Gottesman Associates

Location: Gramercy
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

The most beautifully designed homes need good light to be able to fully appreciate them. What makes residential lighting “good”? It is much more than selecting a pretty fixture; we have all experienced washroom lighting that shadow our faces, and kitchens with poor or no task lighting. How do we ensure good visibility for all tasks and create beautiful spaces? Good lighting design starts with visual programming of each space, and then incorporates the individual needs and wants of the clients. Residential lighting is personal, diverse, flexible, and must reflect the homeowners. This seminar will explore important lighting principles, and demonstrate their application through case studies of various residential projects. Join award-winning lighting designer Deborah Gottesman as she teaches us how to turn a house into a home through good lighting design!

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Facade Lighting

Reducing Its Contribution to Skyglow

Craig Bernecker, The New School, Parsons School of Design | Ajin Cho, Domingo Gonzalez Associates

Location: Murray Hill
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

As there is no method to quantify the adverse effects of facade lighting, lighting designers should assess direct upward light and reflected light during the design process to reduce facade lighting’s contribution to skyglow. This paper proposes a new methodology that utilizes the existing widespread photometric calculation tool in the lighting design industry.

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Adapting to the new requirements of UL 924 Emergency Lighting

Challenges and New Opportunities

Eric Miller, Avi-on Labs, Inc.

Location: Nassau
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

In 2022, UL dramatically changed the requirements for detecting normal and emergency power for emergency lighting. This change has obsoleted many common methods of compliance, and at the same time has opened up new opportunities for simplified and lower cost compliance. Today there is significant confusion about the new standards, and many manufacturers products have not yet caught up to the new standards. This presentation explains the changes, how to comply with the new standard, and outline new methods to comply that can reduce the cost of emergency lighting compliance significantly.

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A Refined Approach to Exterior and Landscape Lighting within DarkSky Recommendations

Kathryn Toth, Theia Lighting Design

Location: Gramercy
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

The current approach to exterior lighting has failed. DarkSky compliance is a great improvement to exterior lighting, however, we need to look beyond the traditional solutions for exterior and landscape lighting to improve safety, visibility, and utilization of exterior environments. Learn about glare and safety, reduced light levels, the impacts of lighting on wildlife, neighboring light trespass, and approaches to dramatically improve the lit exterior spaces of your projects.

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Specifying Sustainable Luminaires

Scott Roos, Acuity Brands

Location: Murray Hill
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

This fact-filled presentation provides an overview of the elements of sustainability and how to best specify sustainably designed luminaires. By providing an in depth understanding of what each element is and how it can be best assessed, evaluated and compared, a blueprint will be provided for how to identify, select and apply the most sustainable luminaires in your projects. The presentation will highlight gaps and emerging solutions in the design, application and assessment of sustainable luminaires. Be prepared, some of the material may challenge your thinking as to what aspects of a luminaire really have the biggest environmental impact!

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Specifying for Success with Today’s Wireless Mesh Controls

Rita Renner, McWong International | C. Webster Marsh, Penumbra Controls

Location: Nassau
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

There are many reasons why one would want to design wireless mesh lighting controls, but how do you make sure that the project meets the owner’s budget, preserves a flexible system, and gains the approval of the project team? Then, how do you specify and document these systems? Presenters Rita Renner and C. Webster Marsh will provide guidelines for a successful wireless mesh specification package, with a detailed look at project design goals, technology evaluation, and equipment selection. Join them as they review lessons learned from wireless mesh control projects in operation and best practices for project execution.

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Architectural Case Study

Bold Exterior Choices at the Gershwin Theatre

Christien Methot, Design One Lighting Design

Location: Gramercy
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

In this presentation, designer Christien Methot takes us on a concept-to-completion case study of an iconic recent project: The bold architectural lighting on the new facade of the Gershwin Theater.

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A Five-Step Human-Centric Lighting Design Process for Your Next Project

Tony Esposito, International WELL Building Institute | Kevin Houser, Oregon State University

Location: Murray Hill
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

Human-Centric Lighting (HCL) is an idiom intended to describe lighting design that considers the traditional elements of lighting quality rooted in human vision while simultaneously incorporating new insights about the non-visual effects of light. Humans have a wide range of visual and non-visual responses to light, so there is much to consider. We will synthesize key insights from the neuroscience and photobiology communities, summarize how such findings have been operationalized into lighting recommendations by organizations that include CIE, WELL, and UL, and detail a 5-step lighting design process that supports the development of defensible design criteria and informed design decisions.

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Not All RGBW Is The Same

Challenges of designing RGBW luminaires

David Grassi, Lumenpulse Lighting Inc.

Location: Nassau
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

This presentation goes into the specifics of designing a color changing luminaire, such as LED selection and tradeoffs, optical design, maintaining balance of the different colors (Red, Green, Blue, and White) and what happens behind the scenes.

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Illuminating Illusions

The Art and Science of Artificial Windows

Jonathan Clark, Innerscene

Location: Gramercy
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

In the intersection of technology and design lies the art of artificial window creation, a solution for spaces craving natural light. This presentation delves into the complexities of simulating authentic windows. We’ll explore human depth perception, light distribution, and the challenge of replicating the ever-changing hues of the sky, including blue light seen from the sky. By understanding color perception and visual cues, we aim to perfect the experience of artificial windows and skylights. Join us in this enlightening journey, redefining the boundaries of interior illumination.

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Connected Emergency Lighting

Tom Stoll, Bodine Emergency Lighting | Dave Bratt, Bodine Emergency Lighting (Signify)

Location: Murray Hill
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

The need for connected emergency lighting stems primarily from the time, labor, and cost savings of completely automating the testing and reporting process to ensure the emergency lighting system remains fully operational and ready to perform when it is needed. The time and cost required to perform the testing and reporting becomes exorbitant even for moderately sized facilities. Using the technology now available to connect the emergency lighting system so the testing can be completed automatically at a time when it is convenient for a particular facility, can dramatically reduce the time and money needed to keep the system in tip-top condition.

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Lighting and Control Design to Promote Health and Well-being in Healthcare Spaces

Christian Groom, Legrand | Stacey Kennedy, Focal Point | Tom Kaczkowski, HOK

Location: Nassau
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

The advancement of lighting and lighting control integration is enabling more comfortable space which have traditionally been viewed as sterile environments. Good lighting solutions on the market today enhance healthcare facilities while simultaneously meeting application requirements and elevating occupant experience. Whether the occupant is a tenured surgeon or a traveling nurse, when they walk into the room, they’ll easily turn the lights on and off or push a button to enable a specific scene. In addition to meeting recommended illuminance levels, helping with wayfinding, and making interiors feel welcoming and comfortable, installed luminaires also support the stringent maintenance and cleanability requirements of healthcare buildings. Lastly, integrated lighting and control systems can improve building efficiency, contribute to attaining WELL Building certification, and improve healthcare facilities overall ratings by patients – known as the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

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Decarbonization in Lighting – the Hotspots

Leela Shanker, GreenLight Alliance | William Paddock, WAP Sustainability | James Salazar, WAP Sustainability

Location: Gramercy
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

In New York City, 2024 marks the introduction of financial penalties under Local Law 97 for exceeding building C02 emission limits; providing legislative and commercial imperatives for carbon footprint measurement. How does lighting contribute to achieving decarbonization goals of governments and corporate entities under legislation and “Net Zero” challenges set by construction partners in other disciplines, such as Architecture 2030 and MEP2040? This session presents the first results of the Life Cycle Assessment Incubator of the GreenLight Alliance and IALD, an industry-led pilot to develop a consistent framework for measuring embodied and operational carbon of five key architectural luminaires.

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Darkness by Design

Jane Slade, Speclines

Location: Murray Hill
Tuesday
March 19, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

In this experiential presentation, attendees will be taken through a series of live lighting demonstrations regarding the perception of light, the adaptation of the eye, appreciation of scotopic vision, lighting for safety, and the importance of the natural daylight cycle. Demonstrations will showcase lighting strategies currently in practice that have caused light pollution, the relativity of light levels within public spaces, the perception of light by flora and fauna, the impact that the lack of darkness has on the daily life of humans, and improved lighting strategies to reduce planetary light levels.

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What If We Thought of a Lighting System as a Teammate?

PANEL DISCUSSION

Andrea Wilkerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Corey Fallon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Rachel Fitzgerald, Stantec

Location: Nassau
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

Have you ever thought of your phone or watch as a teammate? What about a lighting system? Or are you more apt to think of lighting controls as a foe? This presentation will explore the interaction between humans and lighting systems through the lens of human-machine teaming. We propose that human-machine teaming research can serve as a useful guide for design and improved interaction with lighting systems. Join a human factors psychologist, lighting researcher and lighting designer to consider how thinking of a lighting system as a teammate may change the way we design now and in the future.

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Catching Up with Bluetooth® Technology and DALI

Advances in Interoperability, Technology and Applications
PANEL DISCUSSION

Carol Jones, DALI Alliance | Henry Wong, Bluetooth Special Interest Group | Stephen Zhou, McWong International

Location: Gramercy
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

Bluetooth® technology and DALI both offer evolving capabilities for wireless, intelligent lighting control infrastructures to meet current and upcoming needs. Since Bluetooth technology introduced its mesh network standard in 2017, there has been continued development including the introduction of a standard Bluetooth mesh interface for D4i intelligent luminaires and most recently, the introduction of Bluetooth® NLC. Session presenters will share these developments in detail with attendees as well as how field projects using interoperable capabilities of both Bluetooth technology and DALI continue to evolve. The session will be highly interactive to allow sharing of lessons learned and attendee Q&A.

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POE Past–Present–Future

PANEL DISCUSSION

Farukh Aslam, Sinclair Holdings | Mitchell Bloomberg, International Lights | Michael Baudo, Zumtobel | Jay Wratten, WSP

Location: Murray Hill
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
Credits: TBD
Advanced

POE Past – Present – Future. Has anything changed? Can it be a cost effective solution and does it deliver real cost savings?

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Circularity and Digital Transformation

Zhaga-D4i Platforms

Dr. Mark Duffy, MD35 Consulting

Location: Nassau
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

The Zhaga Consortium is committed to developing standards that enable reduction of consumption for a circular economy and provide platforms supporting the digital transformation of lighting systems. In cooperation with the DALI Alliance, an eco-system of Zhaga-D4i certified products from multiple vendors gives specifiers and users confidence of plug-and-play interoperability. The Zhaga Book 18 platform for smart cities is expanded to include heritage and decorative luminaires in the newly released Edition 4.0. Zhaga Book 20 standardizes the mechanical interface, intra-luminaire communication protocol and power budget for control devices creating new opportunities for smart indoor sensors, the backbone of smart buildings.

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Value Driven Innovation: Targeting Equity

Meg Smith, lwlumens

Location: Gramercy
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

Most people can effectively process and respond to the sensory stimuli of daily life. Those who have sensory processing disorders struggle to form meaningful responses to sensory stimuli resulting in under-responsiveness, over-responsiveness or variously both types of responsiveness to environmental stimuli. Visual hypo- or hypersensitivity may be caused by neurological diversity, Vitamin D deficiency, migraines, functional visual limitations, side effects of medications, or brain injury. Recent research documenting the combined incidence of these causes and failure to deliver appropriate public health care in underserved communities highlights the urgency of responding to sensory sensitivities with appropriate stimulus and level of control.

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Lighting Design and AI – The Future is Here

Lisa J. Reed, Reed Burkett Lighting Design | Carla Bukalski, Current

Location: Murray Hill
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

Ask ChatGPT ‘How will AI affect the future of lighting design’ and you’ll get an answer, “AI is poised to have a significant impact on the future of lighting design,” followed by a long list of what AI is expected to influence. ChatCPT concludes with “Overall, AI has the potential to revolutionize lighting design by making it more adaptive, energy-efficient, personalized, and human-centric. By leveraging AI technologies, lighting designers can create more dynamic and responsive environments that enhance well-being, sustainability, and user experience.” Is AI truly able to assist with design, or is it on the brink of taking our jobs?

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Lighting the Way Responsibly

Safeguarding your well being

Wojciech Kryspin, MSc, Vizulo

Location: Nassau
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

This presentation addresses lighting manufacturers’ social responsibility for CO2 emission reduction both in production (using sustainable and recycled materials) and luminaire lifespan (lower power consumption). Objectives include:
1. Protecting wildlife and human well-being at night.
2. Mitigating intrusive lighting.
3. Achieving optimal lighting results via photometry mixing.
4. Bio-based raw material alternatives.
Real-world examples illustrate these goals. Gain insights into how Vizulo, as a lighting manufacturer, embraces responsibility for greener solutions, promoting safety and well-being, potentially inspiring others.

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A Path Through the Wilderness of Lighting Control Specification

Shoshanna Segal, Hartranft Lighting Design

Location: Gramercy
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

With so many different types of systems and requirements, how do you get what you really want from lighting controls? Designers and architects need to consider the visual environment they are creating as well as the operational characteristics of the systems being installed. Design teams now often find themselves faced with questions of how to create a level of interoperability and digital integration with adjacent building systems that was not so commonplace in the recent past. Fortunately, the tools exist to articulate both the designer’s intent and the specific steps required to achieve that intent. By examining the development process behind the Control Intent Narrative and the Sequence of Operations, this seminar will provide guidance for assembling these documents and specific examples of language that is both clear and contractually enforceable.

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Light + Justice in Practice

Edward Bartholomew, Bartholomew Lighting | Lya Osborn, Unolai Lighting Design

Location: Murray Hill
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

Light Justice is the practice of planning, designing, implementing, and investing in lighting for historically neglected communities through a process of stakeholder respect and engagement. But how does light justice impact our design practice? This presentation will demonstrate through case studies and research how lighting designers can provide equitable good quality lighting for all occupant spaces, regardless of status or building location. This presentation will interrogate the present practice of lighting design and show a better more just way to provide quality lighting that equally impacts and improves the environment for all occupants.

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Bursting the Melatonin Bubble

New Perspectives for Human-Centric Lighting

Dr. Shelley James, Age of Light Innovations

Location: Nassau
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

The sector has focused on melanopsin and blue-enriched lighting for daytime-active people, while melatonin regulation has become a proxy for sleep, health and happiness. New evidence suggests the reality could be more complex and interesting: cones make a significant contribution to non-visual response, while the direct link between melatonin and sleep is under the microscope. Food, temperature, visual comfort, cultural norms, and critically, darkness, are in the spotlight as critical mediators of physical and mental health. I will review research and examples that suggest the need for a more integrated — and ultimately more ‘human-centric’ — approach to lighting.

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The Perfect Fit!

NY Times case study on sustainability

Graham Whittaker, Zumtobel | Attila Uysal, Lumenarch

Location: Gramercy
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Intermediate

When Renzo Piano’s glass-clad The New York Times Building opened, it featured cutting edge integrated building technologies. Shadow-free illumination in the main newsroom came from custom T5 fluorescent fixtures with superb glare control. The NY Times tested a number of LED upgrades. But in the end, the lighting designers and luminaire manufacture developed a custom refurbishment kit with a proven optical design even superior to the original fixture—an affordable refurbishment offering a minimum 50% energy savings, plastic free packaging, and super-fast installation. A truly sustainable luminaire begins with a timeless design and ends with the reusability of all its parts. Over 80% to 90% of the NY times fixtures were reused. Truly sustainable buildings are those that people will enjoy using for decades to come.

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Confessions of an Old School Lighting Auditor

Frank Agraz, Eco Engineering

Location: Murray Hill
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Credits: TBD
Introductory

When upgrading a facility or exterior space with a new lighting system, capturing the existing conditions is absolutely fundamental to the success of any retrofit project. Without an accurate assessment, lighting practitioners cannot possibly deliver a confident retrofit cost and savings proposal. Join us as we explore the proven process of collecting existing conditions and maximizing the chances for a successful project.

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