Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 17-18, 2020

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

Seminars

Design

Exterior

Health

Controls

Code

Docent Tour

Horticulture

Acoustics

Other

Tuesday, March 12

Tuesday, March 12
8:00am – 9:00am
Room: Nassau West

Note: This presentation has been changed to Tuesday, March 12

Beginner
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Design with LED Technology for Interior Designers
Andrew Shabica, Modulightor and Paris Kostopoulos, Paris K Interior Design
This unit will discuss LED technology from the point of view of an Interior Designer and a custom LED lighting fabricator. LED lighting technology applications will be showcased in a variety of Interior Design projects, residential and commercial, by Paris K Interior Design. They will be analyzed for their availability, affordability and applicability in various design scenarios. A discussion will follow to help audience understand the difficulties still to be surpassed, but also abundance of available custom led light options an Interior Designer or Architect has in the market place today. More >

Tuesday, March 12
9:00am
Where: Meet Outside Nassau West

Docent Tour
A guided tour of LEDucation with an industry professional. The tour last approximately 60 minutes. All attendees welcome.

Tuesday, March 12
9:00am – 10:00am
Room: Nassau East

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Assessing Connected Lighting Systems: What Works and How Do We Know?
Ruth Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Dan Blitzer, The Practical Lighting Workshop

For the last two years, The Next Generation Lighting Systems program has been assessing the actual installation, commissioning, and performance of “easy to install” connected lighting systems. This year, we report on observed and measured lighting and control performance, as well as user operation of the controls, for twelve systems installed in New York City.  More >

Tuesday, March 12
9:00am – 10:30am
Room: Gibson

Introductory
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION – In the Dark: Emergency Lighting Requirements
Anne Cheney, MFLD; Kyle MacKenzie, Thomas Polise Consulting Engineer P.C.; Steve Terry, ETC;
Steven Zirinsky, Zirinsky Architecture
This presentation will discuss the current emergency lighting requirements in the NYC Building Code, including egress illumination, options for emergency power systems (generator, inverter, battery pack, EM lights), challenges when combining an architectural dimming system with an emergency power system, and the issues that LEDs present for emergency lighting. After the presentation, the panel will take questions from the audience. More >

Tuesday, March 12
10:00am – 11:00am
Room: Nassau West

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

The Poetics of Darkness
Monica Llamas, IES Member; Florencia Castro, FLUX Studio
Darkness has a transcendental and unique presence in the way we understand our world. Today our practice has stepped away from dim environments, increasing by all means the amount of light provided to achieve highly functional spaces through brightness. With this presentation, we aspire to reconcile the lighting design process with the ‘Poetics of Darkness’ by re-defining how designers might approach spatial solutions in today’s restrictive lighting environment of energy regulations. More >

Tuesday, March 12
10:30am – 11:30am
Room: Nassau East

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Beyond Lighting: Challenges and Success from Integrating Lighting Controls, HVAC, & Plug Loads
Michael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Lighting controls are becoming more advanced and are interfacing with other building systems including HVAC, plug loads, and other non-energy systems. However, as the system becomes more complex, unique challenges occur for designers, installers, and commissioning agents.
Attendees will hear about multiple field evaluations of different levels of advanced lighting controls and learn about the challenges with those installations. A shocking number of fixtures have to be rotated in the space because the integrated sensors are in the wrong location.
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Tuesday, March 12
11:00am – 12:30pm
Room: Gibson

Introductory
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

Community Friendly Lighting Training 101
Bob Parks, Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA)
Community Friendly Lighting Training 101 is the first course in a series required to meet the Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA) Outdoor Lighting Best Practices Certification.
Community Friendly Lighting best practices focuses on public lighting in residential neighborhoods and promotes pedestrian safety, visibility, and visual comfort while maximizing energy efficiency. Community Friendly Lighting best practices also minimizes glare, light trespass, skyglow and ecological disruption.
This introductory session covers the practical application of Community Friendly Lighting, which includes Public outreach; Stakeholder engagement; Fixture Evaluation/Selection; Lighting design, Controls; Pilot testing; and Public Surveys. More >

Tuesday, March 12
11:30am – 12:30pm
Room: Nassau West

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Transcending the Bowl – Stadium Lighting Beyond the Field
Stacie Dinwiddy,  IALD, LC, LEED AP BD+C, ASSOC, IIDA, KGM Lighting
As with the retail industry, there is a growing trend in sports hospitality that places emphasis on the guest experience and the celebration of the community and locale. Sport venues and stadiums are being redefined as central elements within a city, surrounded by hotels, apartments, theaters, and restaurants. Within the venue itself, added amenities include dining options featuring top chefs and the best in local cuisine, entertainment for the whole family, a walk back in time for the nostalgic, and retail fare beyond your basic jersey and fitted hat.
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Tuesday, March 12
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room: Nassau East

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Bridging the Concept and Content of Lighting Design
Adam Carangi, Lumenetix, Inc. and Cy Eaton, Lumenetix, Inc.
Beyond the familiar framework of a ‘Lighting Concept,’ projects are now considering ‘Lighting Content’ as a basis of design. This is not just a matter of changing lexicon, it is an indicator of how Design is evolving in an era of rapid technology integration. This integration leads to the next layer of lighting design composition. Just as the world of media once grew from newspapers to radio to television, and more recently from static page websites to streaming on mobile devices, lighting is intersecting with the Internet of things, becoming digitized, and evolving into something more than serviceable, static, mass-produced illumination. More >

Tuesday, March 12
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: Nassau West

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Lighting Quality Metrics for Products and Projects
Ute Besenecker, DesignLights Consortium and Kate Sweater, Dwaal Lighting Design
Quality-of-light metrics are available to evaluate and predict the lighting quality characteristics of luminaires, including color quality, distribution, and glare performance. Achieving high quality of light in the actual built environment, however, depends both on the quality of light delivered by the luminaire and the overall design and application of the project.
In this session the presenters will review and discuss a selection of quality metrics both at the luminaire and at the project level using several lighting project examples including retrofit and new construction. More >

Tuesday, March 12
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Room: Gibson

Intermediate
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION – IoT Connected Lighting: A Design Guide
Jered Widmer, The Lighting Practice; Paula Ziegenbein, Hartranft Lighting Design; Ardra Zinkon, Tec Studio
IoT Connected lighting systems provide challenges as well as opportunities for the Design Team and Owner. The IES has recently formed a new IoT Connected Lighting Committee to create a Design Guide to assist with planning. Lighting has the ability to take on a key role in developing a connected space. This session will review opportunities for connected light in typical project environments; discuss the lighting designer’s enhanced role as well as providing a knowledge base on technology options and features. Additionally, we will uncover steps to take in the planning process, discuss potential pitfalls and include a case study on a realized project. More >

Tuesday, March 12
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room: Nassau East

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Integration of Acoustic Control in Lighting Fixtures
Francois Renaud, Eureka Lighting and A-Light; Dirk Zylstra, The Luminaires Group
Contemporary commercial and office environments are an evolving landscape that have tended towards an increase in open concept design that promote flexible and dynamic work spaces. Collaborative work spaces combined with an aesthetic that features unfinished ceilings, hard surfaces and an increased use of glass panels lead to an increased noise management problem. We see this as an opportunity for new and innovative lighting fixture design that can help attenuate this problem. More >

Tuesday, March 12
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room: Nassau West

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Introduction to LiFi
Randy Reid, LumEfficient
LiFi allows devices to connect wirelessly to the Internet using light spectrum offering unprecedented data and bandwidth.
WiFi systems have speeds from 54 Mbps to 1 Gbps. LiFi has been tested up to 11 Gbps from a single LED. LiFi opens up spectrum 10,000 times greater than WiFi. The LumEfficient ORES is one of the first LiFi enabled fixtures in the world.  More >

Tuesday, March 12
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Room: Gibson

Introductory
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION – Lighting Art
Rachel Gibney, Available Light; Ted Mather, Available Light; Anita Jorgensen, Anita Jorgensen Lighting Design; Rick Shaver, Edison Price Lighting; Amy Nelson, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A panel discussion addressing the age-old question; should art be lit in the same light conditions that the artist created the piece, or should it be lit to look as good as it can? A panel made up of four diverse panelists from different backgrounds and all currently involved with the lighting design around art will share opinions revolved around this question. We will explore the philosophy as well as the technical aspects of lighting pieces ranging from ancient to modern art. More >

Tuesday, March 12
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room: Nassau East

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Starving for Darkness – How Light Pollution Impacts Wildlife
Jane Slade, Speclines
Since the industrial revolution, natural ecosystems spend more and more time bathed in artificial light within a 24-hour cycle. How does this lack of darkness impact wildlife? How does the obstruction of the night’s sky impact bird migration and whale migration? Much of the study of light and health has been dedicated to the impact of light upon humans, however animals and plants are also intrinsically photosensitive. How can we rethink design and codes to alleviate some of the harmful effects? More >

Tuesday, March 12
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room: Nassau West

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Integrating Circadian/WELL Simulation into Lighting Design Decisions
Mike Thai, Lumen Architecture and Natalia Lesniak, Lumen Architecture
With the increasing interest in Circadian and WELL building standards for Lighting Design, we are often asked to quantify our metrics. ALFA, a program designed to develop and test circadian lighting strategies has been recently released. This presentation offers insight to how our office (Lumen Architecture) has implemented ALFA as a tool to guide design decisions to meet WELL standards and Circadian Lighting metrics. More >

Tuesday, March 12
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room: Nassau East

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Open Light Source: A Path Toward Lighting Design Activism
Nathalie Rozot, PhoScope
Imagine lighting practice as activism. In this presentation, Nathalie Rozot will explain what differences rule project processes and product specifications in humanitarian actions versus typical lighting design projects, and how the nonprofit PhoScope proposes to scale-up humanitarian lighting design and education.
Light poverty is highly relevant to our field because it also starves populations from the qualities that result from lighting expertise, but social engagement in lighting lags behind other design and engineering fields and part of the problem is unfamiliarity. Ms. Rozot will explain how the off-grid market, product selection and QAQC processes differ from the commercial-grade architectural lighting market since solar-powered fixtures are often part of the solution in the absence of electricity, and she will show how successful projects result from community ownership and require strong local community organizations and effective team collaboration between designers and all local stakeholders. More >

Wednesday, March 13

Wednesday, March 13
7:30am – 9:15am
Room: Nassau West

Note: This presentation has been changed to Wednesday, March 13

NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Women and Leadership Presented by WILD - Women in Lighting + Design

Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy a welcoming breakfast, and connect with peers from across the country to start your day. While learning about women leaders in lighting of yesterday and today, engage in a lively, strategic discussion of the opportunities and challenges currently facing women in the industry. This informal conversation will provide networking opportunities and encouragement for the leaders of tomorrow. All members of the community are invited. Breakfast sponsored by Axis Lighting. More >

Wednesday, March 13
8:30am – 9:30am
Room: Nassau East

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Deciphering IECC, ASHRAE 90.1 and Title 24, Part 6: Lighting and Lighting Control Requirements
Michael Lehman, Leviton and Paul Farris, Leviton
Deciphering IECC, ASHRAE 90.1, and Title 24, Part 6 lighting and lighting control requirements and determining how to meet compliance can be challenging. All three energy codes and standards share similar requirements and have become more complex over time. Add to that the complexity of different states and municipalities adhering to different versions of IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 and it can be even more confusing.
Join this presentation to compare the similarities and differences between IECC, ASHRAE 90.1, and Title 24, Part 6 and how they have evolved with each revision. More >

Wednesday, March 13
9:15am
Where: Meet Outside Nassau West

Docent Tour
A guided tour of LEDucation with an industry professional. The tour last approximately 60 minutes. All attendees welcome.

Wednesday, March 13
9:00am – 10:30am
Room: Gibson

Intermediate
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION – Lighting in an IPD Process
Sara Gally, NCDIQ; Daryl Bodewin, HDR; Paul Daniel, HDR
The IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) describes a new trend in Architecture which reminds us of the traditional Gothic Architecture. The panel consisting of a discipline leader, a lighting designer and an interior designer, will discuss the process for the New Pavilion for the University of Pennsylvania in detail. The discussion will include how it involves the client, the designers and the construction team. More >

Wednesday, March 13
9:30am – 10:30am
Room: Nassau West

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Design Implications of Circadian Lighting
Dorothy Underwood, KGM Lighting
Our understanding of the effects of lighting on human health and our circadian systems is constantly advancing. There are many scientific discoveries happening, but as designers, how does this affect our decision making? This presentation will take a look at various aspects of lighting, and the ways that circadian lighting can influence design decisions, from high level decisions concerning building use, occupant health goals, and the mood of the space, to nitty gritty decisions concerning CCT, SPD, and controls. More >

Wednesday, March 13
10:00am – 11:00am
Room: Nassau East

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Guidelines for Specifying Light Fixtures in WELL Projects: What to Consider and What to Avoid
Shahrzad Abtahi, Lightcraft (Division of AKF Group)
As members of the lighting community, we keep hearing about WELL standard everywhere. There has been an explosion of interest in the idea of buildings as health intervention tools. The new standard focusing on human health crossed the 205 million square feet threshold for registered and certified projects in 39 countries around the world and it is becoming a popular trend in the building industry. More >

Wednesday, March 13
11:00am –12:00pm
Room: Nassau West

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Designing Supportive Environments for Low Vision: Effective Tools and Techniques
Greg Guarnaccia, DoublEdge Design
As a member of both the IES RP-28 Lighting for the Aged and Partially Sighted Committee, and the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Low Vision Design Committee, Mr. Guarnaccia will explore a multidisciplinary approach to empower those with low vision in their quest to lead independent and fulfilled lives. This presentation will share basic principles and some evidence-based guidance developed for IES/ANSI RP-28-16 and the NIBS Low Vision Design Guidelines that designers can employ as they integrate lighting systems into supportive environments for the 17 million Americans who live within the spectrum of low vision. More >

Wednesday, March 13
11:00am – 12:30pm
Room: Gibson

Introductory
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION – Time is Money: Examining the Lighting Design and Manufacturer Relationship
Brienne Willcock, Illuminart (Division of Peter Basso Associates); Angelica Santana, CM Kling + Associates; Lisa Reed, Envision Lighting Design; Peter Hugh, Hugh Lighting Design; Jana Owens, Fluxwerx
Our time is a scarce resource as lighting designers. We do our best to stay in the LED & controls loop — we join IALD, write IES RP’s, go to LightFair. When manufacturers consume even more billable time to show us the latest and greatest, we end up in a repetitive blur of technology instead of creating memorable experiences. So, how do we make the sales and design relationship more effective? More enjoyable? In this panel, we’ll discuss vendor trips, lunch and learns, and office visits to inspire a new way of thinking about the value of time. More >

Wednesday, March 13
11:30am – 12:30pm
Room: Nassau East

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Rethinking The Ceiling: A Lighting Perspective
Clara Powell, Cooledge Lighting
This session poses the question: instead of being one of the final components added to the ceiling, what if lighting was the base element around which all other parts were added? Explore how the intersection of layered lighting, tunable color, acoustics, controls, integration, and human factors will revolutionize the way spaces are illuminated and the subjective experiences that can be created. What are the characteristics of integrated ceiling illumination systems? What benefits will they bring? Who will be responsible for specifying them? Where will the revolution start? And where will it end? More >

Wednesday, March 13
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room: Nassau West

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Get a Grip On Color Science
Wendy Luedtke, ETC and Tony Esposito, Lyralux
What is ‘white’ light? How is it defined? What is Duv? How can products with the same CCT appear different? What exactly are MacAdam Ellipses? What is color rendering, holistically, and what are the drawbacks of CRI? What is a multi-metric system and what is IES TM-30-18? These questions, and many more, will be addressed in this comprehensive talk about color science. This session is designed for the lighting professional who finds it difficult to navigate the current state of color science and is looking to cut through the fog.  More >

Wednesday, March 13
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: Nassau East

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Why “Compatibility” is the Magic Word in Controlling LEDs
Manny Feris, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Controlling LEDs today means dimming. Dimming LEDs is only easy when "Compatibility" is 100%, and that is either a magical or an exacting process. This presentation will include a list of the basic requirements to succeed in dimming LEDs, as well as advanced techniques that can be simply defined to allow a better chance of success in meeting design expression, code requirements and client expectations. More >

Wednesday, March 13
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Room: Gibson

Intermediate
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

PANEL DISCUSSION - The Era of Smart Buildings: The Internet of Things and the Adoption of Power over Ethernet
James Pirot, Cresa; Peter Jacobson, Con Edison; Mitchell Bloomberg, International Lights, Inc.; Ronald Zeccardi, The Monian Group; Carol Jones, Axis Lighting; Dario Gristina, CPL Group USA

Power Over Ethernet has evolved beyond a mainstream topic of conversation for commercial properties. Customer demand for PoE lighting platforms is increasing as products, software, installation and service costs offer a dramatic competitive value compared to traditional lighting solutions. Combined with cumulative energy cost savings and incentive programs, end-users and property owners are embracing the implementation and integration of PoE technology as it gains momentum throughout commercial real estate. More >

Wednesday, March 13
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room: Nassau West

Intermediate
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Spec It Like You Mean It: How to Make Sure You Get What You Want and What You Need
Shoshanna Segal, Luminous Flux
The transition to LED’s has dramatically changed our workspace. This is not news. The original value proposition of more light, for less power has been fulfilled, but not uniformly, and not always with design utility as the driving force. With the number of manufacturers promising a “spec grade downlight at <$200 DN” increasing on a daily basis, it’s becoming harder and harder to marry luminaires from different lines into a coherent specification package. One means of correcting for the eccentricities of differing priorities is through a well thought out, thorough control specification. More >

Wednesday, March 13
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room: Nassau East

Advanced
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Humble Street Lights No More – LED and Smart City Case Study
Ed Ebrahimian, ENE-HUB
Mr. Ebrahimian will present the overview of Street Lighting in the City of Los Angeles including Modern and Decorative LED Conversion Programs. His presentation will include deployment of Controls and Smart City Initiatives and how in recent years, streetlights have become desirable for deployment of new technologies and various cutting edge and revenue generating opportunities. More >

Wednesday, March 13
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room: Nassau West

Introductory
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Horticulture LED Lighting Solutions
Greg Alaura, Barron Lighting Group
For over a hundred years plants have been grown indoors; to cook with, to purify the air, for medicinal purposes or just for pleasure. While the methods have changed, the need to provide food and medicine for an expanding population is becoming even more pronounced today. Combined with a sharper focus on organically grown materials, non-GMOs and the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis business, you get an understanding of how much this market is worth to the electrical industry. More >

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