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Meeting Agenda


*Subject to change until the Stakeholder Meeting.

PRE-CONFERENCE  •  Monday, July 9

8:00am - 12:30pm DLC Members-Only Meeting and Breakfast (by invitation only)
12:00pm - 5:00pm Conference Registration
1:00pm - 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops
  WORKSHOPS WORKSHOPS CONTROLS TRAINING
     1:00pm - 2:00pm ANSI/IES TM-33: A New Standard for Luminaire Optical Data For the past three decades, the lighting industry has relied on two photometric data exchange formats for characterizing luminaires: IES LM-63-02 in North America and the ad hoc EULUMDAT in Europe. Today, it is becoming increasingly difficult for luminaire manufacturers, lighting designers and specifiers, and lighting design software companies to deal with the complexities of modern luminaires. A short list of issues includes: spectral power distributions, color-changing luminaires, color rendering indices, scotopic-photopic ratios, melanopic lumens, radiant intensity distributions, ultraviolet and infrared radiation sources, photon flux density and application-distance radiometry for horticultural luminaires, and multi-channel theatrical lighting. More than photometric data, the lighting industry needs an international standard for luminaire optical data.

In response to these issues, an international effort over two years has resulted in the development of ANSI/IES TM-33, Standard Format for the Electronic Transfer of Luminaire Optical Data. This document, currently in the final stages of publication, has been adopted by the Italian national standards organization as UNI 1603054, and has been provisionally accepted by the Brazilian (ABNT) and Spanish (UNE) national standards organizations. Further, the CIE is currently considering establishing a technical committee to maintain the document as a joint CIE/ISO standard.

This workshop will review the features of TM-33 / 1603054, with attention given to applications such as circadian, horticultural, and theatrical lighting.

   • Ian Ashdown, Helios32
Lighting for Health and Energy Savings For over a decade, the LRC has been a leader in researching how light can be used to promote health and wellbeing. Now, many of the techniques developed by the LRC and others are being implemented in practice. This workshop provides an overview of this work, and includes topics such as circadian rhythms, circadian entrainment, using light to provide circadian stimulus, applications (e.g. offices, schools, senior living facilities, etc.), and the resources available for implementing these strategies. Additionally, the LRC is currently conducting a research project on how to provide health benefits while minimizing energy use, and this workshop includes a discussion of strategies for achieving both health benefits and energy savings.
   • Jeremy Snyder, RPI 
Advanced Lighting Control Systems (ALCS) Training Course For the first time this year, the DLC is offering a condensed version of its highly-rated Advanced Lighting Control Systems (ALCS) Training Program during the Stakeholder Meeting pre-conference. The course will start with an overview of the different types of ALCS, from traditional to new and innovative. The instructor will then compare the complexity and wiring requirements of each type while providing new tools for selecting the right system for a given customer and application. Though this version of the course will not include the hands-on training portion, through this course, participants will be equipped to explain to their customers the features and benefits that ALCS offer and how to configure them to maximize the benefit for any given situation.

The course will be held on Monday, July 9 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm ET and online registration is available to all Stakeholder Meeting attendees for an additional $50 fee. Please register for the training course SEPARATELY from your regular conference registration using the form linked here. Due to space constraints at the meeting venue, the training will be capped at the first 100 course registrants.


 
 for this course ($50 fee)
     2:00pm - 2:30pm Break
     2:30pm - 3:30pm Flicker
   • Naomi Miller, PNNL
Cybersecurity / UL 2900: Practicing, Testing, & Approvals
   • Eaton
     3:30pm - 5:00pm Energy Monitoring: Considerations, Challenges, & Reality
   • Jeremy Yon, Current Powered by GE
TBA
6:00pm - 8:00pm Evening Happy Hour Reception sponsored by  Intertek / ETL  and  Philips



DAY 1  •  Tuesday, July 10

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am

Welcome to Boston, MA!

We are thrilled to host this year's conference in Boston, MA - our hometown! Representatives from the DLC and Mass Save will share the city's recent successes in energy efficiency and what lies ahead for the top-ranked state for energy efficiency.
9:00am - 10:15am

The Future of Lighting Efficiency
   • Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderator)
   • Dan Mellinger, Energy Futures Group
   • Kelly Seeger, Philips Lighting
   • Matt Bosch, Sparkfund

What's next in lighting efficiency? Where are the greatest opportunities? And how will utility programs and business models evolve to capture them? This panel makes a compelling case for continued savings opportunities for lighting and networked control technologies. We’ll learn how industry is evolving to capture these opportunities in a changing landscape, and discuss how technology subscriptions and as-a-service business models can be leveraged to accelerate sales and adoption.
10:15am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm DLC V5.0: What to Expect
   • Gabe Arnold, DLC
   • Damon Bosetti, DLC


This panel will outline the key areas of focus for the DLC's next iteration of Technical Requirements: SSL V5.0.  Members of the panel will discuss the requirements being developed, which will help users better differentiate products with the quality characteristics they value, continue to focus on efficacy improvements at the luminaire and application level, and enable continued adoption of NLC systems.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
     1:00pm - 2:00pm DLC Program Update: Surveillance Testing 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 The DLC Networked Lighting Controls Application Process What's New in Lamp Primary Uses?
     2:30pm - 3:00pm Dial in to the New DLC Color-Tuning Policy Verifying Safety Documentation
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Discussion Sessions

This format of conversation will be held in facilitated medium-sized breakout groups. Attendees will have the opportunity to select one of the following sessions:

  • SSL V5.0: Lighting Quality The DLC's forthcoming SSL V5.0 revision will include new requirements and reported information to support the differentiation of products that deliver better quality of light. The DLC is considering several new metrics in the areas of color quality, glare, and flicker, along with ways to measure the application performance of listed products. This interactive workshop will break audience members into small groups to explore opportunities and challenges with this next evolution of lighting.
  • SSL V5.0: Lighting Controls Accelerating controls adoption and improving controls performance remains a top priority for energy efficiency programs; however, program administrators report a high proportion of the lamps and luminaires installed under their programs are not incorporating networked lighting controls, a significant lost opportunity. Meanwhile, new product innovations and standards make it easier than ever to incorporate controls and control capabilities into lamps and luminaires. This session will explore new requirements and potential reported information regarding the control capabilities and performance of listed products to be included in the DLC’s SSL V5.0 revision.
  • Horticultural Lighting Requirements The DLC's new horticultural lighting requirements will be about to enter its second round comment period during the Stakeholder Meeting. This discussion session will provide a review of the drafting and revision process so far, and an opportunity to add your voice to the stakeholder feedback process.
  • Component and Module Qualification The DLC has historically based its program on assessing a complete, discrete product, whether it be a lamp, luminaire, or retrofit kit. Over time, the way in which industry manufactures and upgrades product lines has changed. Stakeholder comments indicate an interest in an approach that would allow for the qualification of subcomponents (such as drivers, light engines, optics, etc.) and the qualification of more modular, scalable lighting solutions. Modular design drives simplification in the supply chain and also unlocks opportunities for field serviceability, reuse, scalability and upgradability. This will be a high-level discussion session asking questions such as: What defines a module or subcomponent? What testing should be required to characterize performance, and how should that testing be applied? What benefit would module or subcomponent qualification bring to the program? To the application process? To the manufacturer? How would this change the data displayed on the QPL?
6:00pm Off-Site Reception @ The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum sponsored by Acuity Brands



DAY 2  •  Wednesday, July 11

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am Leading the Way to the Smart Building Future
   • Christina Halfpenny, DLC (moderator)
9:00am - 10:15am Outdoor Lighting: Filtering Facts from Fiction
   • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC (moderator)
   • Jane Slade, RAB Lighting
   • Naomi Miller, PNNL


Outdoor lighting affects all of us. With the onslaught of information about how lighting may affect health, it is becoming harder and harder to distinguish real facts from unfounded claims. This panel explores whether we are doing enough to ensure exterior lighting quality and what more can be done to address glare and other characteristics that will improve people's experience with outdoor lighting.
10:15am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm NLCs in Action: The Good, The Bad, and the Awesome
   • 
Kandice Cohen, Bright Light Energy Consulting (moderator)
   • Ruth Taylor, PNNL
   • Rahul Shira, Philips Lighting
   • Elijah Ercolino, Boston University

Thanks to rapid advancements in technology, NLCs, or networked lighting controls, have the potential to transform the lighting industry by revolutionizing the way we use buildings. As adoption of this technology accelerates, the ability to capture energy savings and capitalize on non-energy benefits grows radically. NLCs aren’t as straightforward as a simple fixture replacement, so what do we need to be aware of to ensure seamless installation, programming, and operation? What are some remarkable examples of well-implemented systems, and what does the future hold? This panel will discuss the good, the bad, and the awesome outcomes that industry experts have seen as we’ve explored these issues.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
     1:00pm - 2:00pm Reducing Delays in SSL Application Reviews 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 The DLC Networked Lighting Controls Application Process  What's New in Lamp Primary Uses?
     2:30pm - 3:00pm Dial in to the New DLC Color-Tuning Policy  Verifying Safety Documentation
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm Horticultural Lighting: The Root of New Industrial Infrastructure
   • Damon Bosetti, DLC (moderator)
   • Tessa Pocock, RPI
   • Brendan Giza-Sisson, Eversource
   • Roger Buelow, AeroFarms


Horticultural lighting is at the root of a newly emerging industrial infrastructure. However, the complex nature of lighting for plant biology has led utility programs to struggle with incentivizing these products accurately. Nonetheless, new energy loads from this category are ripe for energy savings harvests if we can establish best practices. Learn about the basics of horticultural lighting applications and how stakeholders are overcoming complexity paralysis.
5:00pm Wrap and Adjourn



*What is 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.


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