|7:00am - 8:00am
||Breakfast sponsored by
|8:00am - 8:30am
||Welcome to Portland, Oregon!
• Christina Halfpenny, DLC
• Susan Stratton, NEEA
• Chip Taylor, Eaton
|8:30am - 9:00am
|| Keynote: Potential and Opportunity for Lighting in the Energy Revolution Mark Lien brings decades of experience and forward thinking to discuss the future of lighting. How does innovation change the way we use lighting and what opportunities exist for industry collaboration to integrate with advanced energy solutions?
• Mark Lien, IES
|9:00am - 10:15am
|| Efficacy vs. Lighting Quality: It Doesn't Have to be a Trade-off
• Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC (moderator)
• Edward Bartholomew, National Grid
• CJ Brockway, SparkLab
• Mark Lien, IES
DLC Technical Requirements help define the highest-performing SSL products, but certain lighting quality features make the DLC efficacy standards a challenge for manufacturers who want to provide their customers a product they’ll love. After all, you can see lighting quality, but you can’t see efficacy. Join a lighting designer, a DLC efficiency program Member, and an IES representative to discuss how the DLC can objectively define and incorporate lighting quality features into future versions of the Technical Requirements.
|10:15am - 10:45am
||Break sponsored by
|10:45am - 12:00pm
|| Prospecting for the Value of Energy Data
• Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderator)
• Teddy Kisch, Energy Solutions
• Jim Edelson, New Buildings Institute
• Lee Featherstone, Schneider Electric
Building and lighting system energy data holds a wealth of untapped potential for the lighting industry. Here’s the short list: energy data can expand business models, eliminate cost barriers, improve system performance, and save utilities millions in M&V costs. Discuss the opportunities and challenges of standardizing and scaling this data in order to harness its tremendous potential.
|12:00pm - 1:00pm
|1:00pm - 3:00pm
| 1:00pm - 2:00pm
|| Col-LAB-boration with Labs DLC review staff will discuss common issues they encounter within laboratory test reports as well as issues that arise when laboratories submit applications on behalf of manufacturers. You will then participate in a group discussion about ways the DLC can best work with accredited laboratories to ensure the integrity of the data on the QPL.
||Structured Networking Structured Networking offers a unique opportunity for your business to meet with DLC Member programs. The goal is to increase understanding between individual manufacturers and utility and energy efficiency programs, in order to maximize the value of incentive programs as well as leverage market opportunities. Participation in the small group meetings is open to all attending manufacturers, but it not guaranteed as space is limited. Conference sponsors receive preference in the selection process.
(by invitation only)
| 2:00pm - 2:30pm
|| Supporting Documentation for SSL Applications Familiarize yourself with the issues that DLC reviewers commonly encounter with solid-state lighting supporting documentation during the application review process. This session will provide you with information on what the DLC evaluates when reviewing product specification sheets, safety certifications, self-certification statements, and the solid-state lighting application form.
|| Common SSL Application Questions Join the DLC application review team lead to learn about the most common questions that arise for both applicants and reviewers during the solid-state lighting application process. This session will provide guidance to ensure that you provide as much relevant information as possible in your product applications in order to expedite the review process and get your products listed on the QPL quickly.
| 2:30pm - 3:00pm
|| DLC Website Updates and Searching the SSL QPL The DLC Solid-State Lighting QPL has undergone many changes in the past year. DLC staff will discuss the new QPL functionality, tips and tricks for finding products successfully, and what additional features you can expect on the QPL in the future. This session will also provide an opportunity for you to see and ask questions about the DLC’s new Application Portal for submitting product applications.
|| V4.2 Category Nuances and Allowances This session will dig into the details of various new elements of the V4.2 Technical Requirements for solid-state lighting, including the new T5 and T5HO categories, rules for Hazardous Location Lighting, and the application of Allowances. Transition guidance and examples for applying Allowances will also be discussed.
|3:00pm - 3:30pm
|3:30pm - 5:00pm
This format of conversation will be held in facilitated medium-sized breakout groups. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose between the following topics:
- Digging Deeper into Horticultural Lighting Horticultural Lighting is a different animal from existing DLC categories – from metrics and testing, to performance needs, to end use and form factor. This discussion session will solicit audience input on the direction that the DLC is taking in developing Technical Requirements for horticultural lighting products. Some of the questions we will dive into are: What are the applications? Which metrics should DLC be looking at? Where should DLC set the thresholds? How should DLC address quality performance?
- Color Tuning: Assessing Performance Color tuning offers a huge range of benefits: with a color-tunable product, end-users can customize lighting to the needs of individual spaces, enhance an environment for maximum comfort, productivity, and employee satisfaction, improve aesthetic, and even adjust for circadian rhythm. There are a number of critical questions that must be resolved before the DLC can create a suitable policy and provide a pathway to qualification for these products. Participants in this session will provide input on which color tuning capabilities (dynamic RGB, dim-to-warm, saturated) should be included in a draft policy and how products should be tested. Come prepared to discuss determining worst-case efficacy, lumen maintenance, and LM-80 considerations.
- The Five W's of Energy Monitoring Some of the most interesting data we receive from our new classes of lighting control systems have to do with energy consumption. Continuous device-level metering used to be impossible. With it, there is potential to dramatically simplify M&V, or try entirely new classes of incentive programs. But to gain traction via widespread adoption, we need to precisely define the usage scenarios and describe how they shape requirements for the data. In this session, we'll use the “5Ws” approach to brainstorm specific needs for several different usage scenarios and share our output with the ANSI C137 committee. Bring your thoughts on the Who, What, Where, When, Why, (and bonus How) for specific uses of energy data: resolution, accuracy, precision, latency, and beyond.
- Field-Adjustable Products The ability to adjust SSL products outside the factory offers many benefits if done correctly, but runs the risk of negatively impacting energy savings and user experience when done improperly. This discussion session will explore the opportunities for developing a DLC policy to qualify field adjustable products, and tackle the main challenges to implementation. Be ready to discuss the defining the type(s) of features that are commonly field adjustable, who typically makes adjustments, the effect of field adjustable features on product quality and energy savings, and how these products should be identified on the QPL.
||Off-Site Reception at the Oregon Zoo sponsored by