Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

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

2022 PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Lighting in the Post-COVID Era

PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Lighting in the Post-COVID Era

Carol Jones, Axis Lighting  |  Shoshanna Segal, Luminous Flux  |  Casey Diers, Morlights

March 15, 2022

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Location: Murray Hill


1.5 LU | Elective

Owners, managers and tenants have more reasons than ever before to need real-time information about their buildings, for safety-driven use cases like flexspace reservations, hybrid schedules, reduced worker density, contact tracing, wayfinding and more. How does lighting contribute? And how can lighting integrate with other high value digital technologies? This session will provide an updated and agnostic overview of the most relevant options, along with a methodology to help specifiers navigate and stay competitive with beyond lighting features. Special attention will be paid to protect lighting quality with specifics about interoperability and Controls Intent while meeting Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR).

  • Learn how to parse through Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) to know how to refine lighting and digital integration requirements into Controls Intent Narratives (CIN).
  • Understand how to carefully evaluate different digital and IOT technologies and determine what will genuinely support the OPR, CIN, interoperability and lighting quality.
  • Provide successful examples for multiple applications and building types, ranging from common to customized options.
  • Summarize how these methods, technologies and criteria will deliver solutions that meet the needs of post-COVID owners, operators and occupants.


Carol Jones
VP Integrated Systems Development, Axis Lighting

Carol Jones has been a visible, published and active leader in the transformation of the lighting industry for 3+ decades. Her wide experience includes lighting design, standards development, emerging technologies, human factors research, energy efficiency, customer insights and system innovation. Carol has long been at the forefront of bringing higher value intelligent lighting into reality and is enthusiastic about how it will change our world for the better.
She has been tangibly involved in the role of lighting in the Internet of Things, working to create a deeper understanding of how lighting can enable high value use cases for owners and users, without sacrificing lighting design and controls intent. Prior to joining Axis, she worked at Enlighted, Philips Lighting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and HLB Lighting Design.

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 NYC Section vice-president.

Casey Diers
Senior Designer, Morlights

Casey has created hundreds of architectural spaces and interactive environments, as well as live performance, film, television, and music video lighting. With experience as a lighting controls system integrator, Casey serves as lighting controls designer for Morlights complex and varied projects. Casey's reputation for meticulous attention to detail and his knowledge of both the art and science of light, combined with a willingness to speak up when a detail can be just a little better, make him a valuable resource on any project. Casey has a degree in Lighting Design from The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society, the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, and holds a Certified Lighting Controls Professional certification from the International Association of Lighting Management. Casey has contributed to industry standards via the ESTA Technical Standards Program and the IES Standards program and sits on the IES Lighting Control System Committee.