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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 
  WORKSHOPS WORKSHOPS CONTROLS TRAINING
     1:00pm - 2:00pm PDF 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 PDF 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 PDF 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
PDF 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  Intertek / ETL  and  Philips 



DAY 1  •  Tuesday, July 10

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

PDF Welcome to Boston, MA!
   • Christina Halfpenny, Executive Director, DLC
   • Carlos Nouel, Vice President of New Energy Solutions, National Grid
   • Tilak Subrahmanian, Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Eversource
   • Brad Swing, Director of Energy Policy and Programs, City of Boston

We are thrilled to host this year's conference in Boston, MA - our hometown! Representatives from the City of Boston, Mass Save, and the DLC 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

PDF The Future of Lighting Efficiency
   • Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderator)
   • Dan Mellinger, Senior Consultant, Energy Futures Group
   • Kelly Seeger, Technical Policy Manager, North American Building Codes and Standards, Philips Lighting
   • Tanner Smith, Director, Business Development, 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 sponsored by   
10:45am - 12:00pm PDF 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 PDF 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 PDF 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. PDF 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 PDF 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. PDF 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

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:

  • PDF SSL V5.0: Quality of Light 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.
  • PDF SSL V5.0: Lighting Controllability 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.
  • PDF 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.
  • PDF 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?
6:30pm Off-Site Reception @ The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum sponsored by Acuity Brands 



DAY 2  •  Wednesday, July 11

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast sponsored by   
8:00am - 9:00am PDF Leading the Way to the Smart Building Future
   • Christina Halfpenny, Executive Director, DLC (moderator)
   • Barry Coflan, Chief Technology Officer - EcoBuilding Division, Schneider Electric
   • Alecia Ward, Leader, Program and Business Development, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
   • Brian Swett, Director, Cities and Sustainable Real Estate, Arup
   • Abigail Anthony, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commissioner


Smart/connected buildings are the future. In addition to energy savings, the value propositions for demand response, integrated system management, energy monitoring, and even things like plug load control with networked lighting creates a compelling infrastructure that will get us closer to the smart building future. How can we build a gateway with SSL retrofits to get to intelligent buildings? What are the market mechanisms and the use cases for this approaching future? 
9:00am - 10:15am PDF Outdoor Lighting: Filtering Facts from Fiction
   • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC (moderator)
   • Jane Slade, Consultant
   • Naomi Miller, Senior Lighting Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Lab
   • Ute Besenecker, DLC


With the onslaught of information about how lighting may affect health, it is becoming more difficult to distinguish facts from unfounded claims. This panel explores how outdoor lighting affects animals, plants and people to determine whether we are doing enough to ensure exterior lighting quality, and identify what more can be done to minimize negative impacts.
10:15am - 10:45am Break sponsored by  Philips
10:45am - 12:00pm PDF NLCs in Action: The Good, The Bad, and the Awesome
   • Kandice Cohen, President, Bright Light Energy Consulting (moderator)
   • Ruth Taylor, Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
   • Rahul Shira, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Philips Lighting
   • Elijah Ercolino, Director of Building Automation, 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 sponsored by   
1:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
     1:00pm - 2:00pm PDF Reducing Delays in SSL Application Reviews In this breakout, review the most frequently-encountered application issues in the SSL application process with a DLC application reviewer. Topics include missing information on spec sheets, incomplete model number descriptions, and insufficient scaling methodologies. Attend this session to learn how to avoid the problems that cause delays in the review of SSL applications. 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 PDF 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. PDF 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 PDF 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. PDF Navigating the DLC Website and Application Portal The DLC website is full of key information for users of the QPL and automated prompts leading 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 Horticultural Lighting: The Root of New Industrial Infrastructure
   • Damon Bosetti, DLC (moderator)
   • Tessa Pocock, Senior Research Scientist, RPI
   • Edward Bartholomew, Commercial Lighting Program Manager, National Grid
   • Roger Buelow, Chief Technology Officer, 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 evaluating these new applications. 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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