PRE-CONFERENCE • Monday, July 9
|8:30am - 12:00pm||DLC Members-Only Meeting and Breakfast (by invitation only)|
|12:00pm - 5:00pm||Conference Registration|
|1:00pm - 5:00pm||Pre-Conference Workshops|
|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, SunTracker Technologies
|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.
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||Break|
|2:30pm - 3:30pm|| Flicker: How to Avoid It, Test for It, and Fix It LEDs are more likely to produce distracting flicker than the light sources of yore. However, it is still very difficult to anticipate which products will flicker, which luminaire-control pairings could be problematic, and once you have flicker on a jobsite, how to fix it. This session will answer questions such as: are there standard flicker metrics yet? Are there meters we can use? How do we spot flicker? Why is it so hard to make flicker-free dimming? Is it the fault of the dimmer or the driver? How many people does this affect? Where do we need to pay careful attention to this issue, and where is it far less likely to cause concern? This talk is intended to arm specifiers with tools to fight flicker on their projects. They will learn how to spot and measure flicker, which populations are most affected, and they will see through demonstrations what the different ranges of flicker look like.
• Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Lab
|[CEU] Cybersecurity / UL 2900: Practice, Testing, & Approvals Advances in technology have driven increased connectivity and capability in connected lighting systems. As demonstrated by recent cyber attacks, this has increased the attack surface and risks of cybersecurity compromises. Cybersecurity risk exposure for connected lighting systems can be managed through the selection of secure components, secure deployment, and secure maintenance practices based on industry standard best practices. By reviewing a real cybersecurity incident, participants in this CEU course will learn about cybersecurity risks in control systems (e.g. a lighting control systems), gain an understanding of the differences between a traditional Information Technology (IT) system and Operational Technology (OT) networks (e.g. a connected lighting system), learn what standards and best practices are applicable to connected lighting systems, including awareness and applicability of the UL 2900 cybersecurity standards, and learn secure product (e.g. supply chain), secure deployment, and secure maintenance considerations for deploying connected lighting systems.
• Anthony Ciccozzi, Eaton
|3:30pm - 4:30pm|| Standardizing Energy Measurement: Considerations, Challenges, & Reality Is energy measurement a key puzzle piece to unlocking the data potential of NLCs? This workshop provides an up-to-date progress report from the ongoing activities meant to provide an answer to this question. Workshop content includes a discussion of why energy monitoring is so challenging, the pitfalls of getting it wrong, and an opportunity to provide live feedback on its direction.
• Jeremy Yon, Current Powered by GE
| IoT Ready™: What You Need to Know The recently-introduced IoT-Ready™ Interface Specification V1.0 defines a socket that allows any type of Internet of Things (IoT) sensor or control module to connect seamlessly to a luminaire or other building system. This network protocol-independent standard ensures that new LED lighting fixtures be shipped with a standard socket so that intelligent IoT sensors can be easily added to the fixture after installation. This workshop will cover fundamentals and benefits of IoT Ready; IoT Ready connectivity profiles and mechanical requirements; the purpose and benefits of the optional Smart Module Interface (SMI); scalability of IoT Ready and how it can work with legacy systems, stand-alone sensors, and any wireless protocol; and the difference between IoT Ready and Powered DALI.
• Karl Jonsson, Tridonic
|6:00pm - 8:00pm||Evening Happy Hour Reception sponsored by and|
DAY 1 • Tuesday, July 10
|7:00am - 8:00am||Breakfast|
|8:00am - 9:00am||
Welcome to Boston, MA!
|9:00am - 10:15am||
The Future of Lighting Efficiency
|10:15am - 10:45am||Break sponsored by|
|10:45am - 12:00pm|| DLC V5.0: Taking on Controllability and Quality of Light
• Gabe Arnold, DLC
• Damon Bosetti, DLC
• Ute Besenecker, DLC
• Paul Ayers, 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 sponsored by|
|1:00pm - 3:00pm||Breakout Sessions|
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||DLC Program Update: Surveillance Testing This breakout session will provide stakeholders with the latest updates to the DLC Surveillance Testing program. The first rounds of testing are in the books, and the lessons learned are being incorporated into the newest policy draft. With stakeholder comments due on July 3rd, come hear some of the major takeaways and where the program may be headed.||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 This session will review the application process for Networked Lighting Controls, including listing fees and the annual re-application process. Join this breakout for tips on how to avoid frequently-encountered application issues, such as incomplete references, interviews with field sites, and scheduling delays for webinars and invoice payment.||3ft, 8ft, and 2G11 Lamp Requirements and Testing Attend this breakout for a review of the new Primary Use Designations (PUDs) introduced in Technical Requirements V4.3. Attendees will learn the specific testing requirements for 3ft, 8ft, and 2G11 lamps, dig into policy nuances, and participate in Q&A at the end of the session.|
|2:30pm - 3:00pm||Tune In to the New DLC Color-Tuning Requirements The DLC now accepts SSL applications for color-tunable products. Attend this session to learn about the new policy, what types of color-tunable products are currently eligible, and how to submit a complete and accurate color-tuning application.||Navigating the DLC Website and Application Portal The DLC website is full of key information for users of the QPL and automated prompts that lead submitters through the application process. This session will show you how to effectively navigate the site to find requirements, eligibility information, and FAQs that can be used to efficiently submit applications as well as tips for finding products on the QPL.|
|3:00pm - 3:30pm||Break|
|3:30pm - 5:00pm||
|6:30pm||Off-Site Reception @ The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum sponsored by|
DAY 2 • Wednesday, July 11
*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.