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PRE-CONFERENCE  •  Monday, April 1

8:00am - 12:00pm DLC Members-Only Meeting and Breakfast (by invitation only)
9:00am - 12:00pm DLC Industry Advisory Committee Meeting and Breakfast (by invitation only)
12:00pm - 5:00pm Conference Registration
  WORKSHOPS AND STRUCTURED NETWORKING
1:00pm - 2:00pm PDF Introduction to Flicker Metrics In this workshop, you’ll learn about common flicker metrics. With its V5.0 revision, the DLC has proposed minimum flicker thresholds that all products must meet based on the Short Term Flicker (Pst), Stroboscopic Visibility Measure (SVM), and Percent Flicker, as well as reporting requirements for Flicker Index. Learn about why these metrics are important, how they are determined, and how they will be used by the DLC.
  • Naomi Miller, Senior Lighting Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PDF Applying IEC 62443 Standards to Protect Against Cyber Threats It is appropriate that Automation OEMs in many different industries are successfully getting their products and systems certified to IEC 62443 standards. The IEC 62443 automation cybersecurity standards provide a solid framework to improve cybersecurity strength of any automation product or system. Different parts of the standard cover OEM products and systems, integrator engineering processes and systems, and system operation. This workshop will introduce the various parts of IEC 62443, how each part can be applied by manufacturers of networked lighting control systems, and the IEC 62443 certification infrastructure.  
  • Bill Goble, Principle Partner, exida 
 
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 - 3:00pm PDF Introduction to Spectral Power Distribution This workshop will provide an introduction into the metrics that can be derived using the spectral power distribution (SPD) of a light fixture, such as, for example, the emitted light’s color appearance, color rendering properties or its capability to impact alertness. With its V5.0 revision, the DLC has proposed that SPD information will be reported for each DLC qualified product. In this workshop you will learn why SPD information is important to be reported, how SPD information is collected, and what metrics are based on SPD information.
  • Michael Royer, Lighting Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm PDF Introduction to Product Glare
Metrics 
This workshop will provide an introduction to the Unified Glare Rating (UGR) metric and IES BUG (Backlight, Uplight, Glare) luminaire classification system. With its V5.0 revision, the DLC has proposed that UGR and “G” metrics will be reported for each DLC qualified product to assist QPL users in identifying products that may contribute more or less to discomfort glare. In this workshop you will learn what these metrics are based on, how they are determined, and how they can be used in a meaningful way.
  • Naomi Miller, Senior Lighting Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
6:00pm - 8:00pm Evening Networking Reception sponsored by Acuity Brands



DAY 1  •  Tuesday, April 2

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30am Welcome to St. Louis!
  • Christina Halfpenny, Executive Director, DLC PDF
  • Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director, City of St. Louis PDF
8:30am - 10:00am PDF Solutions-Based Lighting
When harnessed, high quality, controllable, and efficient lighting can provide more comfortable, productive, and safer environments for customers alongside energy savings. Conversely, when quality of light is not addressed, lighting can be uncomfortable and even negatively impact customers. Hear from leading experts on the latest research on lighting’s impact on human physiology, health, and productivity, and how we can harness these benefits to achieve more energy savings and provide greater benefits to our customers.
  • Moderator - Gabe Arnold, DLC
  • Panelist - Robert Soler, VP Human Biological Research and Technology, BIOS: Biological Innovation & Optimization Systems 
  • Panelist - Carol Jones, VP Integrated Systems Development, Axis Lighting 
  • Panelist - Naomi Miller, Senior Lighting Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:00am - 10:15am Discussion Session Commercial Break 
We'll tee up what to expect from the following discussion sessions to help you choose which to attend.
10:15am - 10:30am Break sponsored by Signify
  CONCURRENT DISCUSSION SESSIONS
10:30am - 12:00pm PDF Interactive Discussion:  Controllability
Weigh in on the latest draft of the V5.0 revision and help us narrow in on the best outcome for controllable products.
  • Damon Bosetti, DLC
PDF Interactive Discussion: 
Cybersecurity

Discuss cybersecurity as it relates to the adoption of networked lighting controls. 
  • Levin Nock, DLC
PDF Interactive Discussion:
Glare and Distribution

Discuss and give feedback on the V5.0 glare and light distribution policy proposal. 
  • Ute Besenecker, DLC
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch sponsored by Eaton
1:00pm - 2:30pm Lighting and the Smart Building
We often hear about smart buildings, but what does that really mean? What benefits can they provide? And which benefits are most compelling for the asset manager, the utility provider, or the occupant? What is the role of lighting in smart buildings? Is lighting a backbone of smart buildings or a participant on the sideline? Join us for an engaging discussion of lighting's roles in the smart building's future. 
  • Moderator - Christina Halfpenny, Executive Director, DLC
  • Panelist - Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) PDF 
  • Panelist - Darlene Pope, Smart Building Expert, Independent Consultant
  • Panelist - Beatrice Witzgall, Founder and Creative/Product Director, LumiFi
  • Panelist - Mike Skurla, Director of Digital Strategy, BitBox USA 
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break sponsored by Acuity Brands
  BREAKOUT SESSIONS AND STRUCTURED NETWORKING
3:00pm - 3:30pm PDF The DLC SSL Review Process: A Look Behind the Curtain A presentation of a visual timeline of the steps involved in the review process, when and why they happen, and some “behind the scenes” explanation of how and why DLC performs specific product validation.
  • Bernadette Boudreaux, DLC
PDF DLC SSL Qualification: Quantifying the Value This presentation provides direct correlation between qualification/QPL listing with the downstream commercial impacts of utility rebate programs including examples of listed products and actual rebates they have received.
  • Matt Rusteika, DLC
PDF Submitting a Successful Networked Lighting Controls Application This session will review the application process for networked lighting controls, including listing fees and the annual re-application process. The session will also cover ways to avoid issues frequently encountered such as incomplete references, interviews with field sites, and scheduling delays for webinars and invoice payment.
  • Levin Nock, DLC
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)
3:30pm - 4:00pm PDF Fast Five: Tips for Fast and Painless SSL Product Qualification This session will  review a simple  checklist of  extra steps to  take to make  sure your application  is prepared and  submitted  correctly to ensure  smooth and fast  processing.
  • Brady Nemeth, DLC
PDF Office Hours: The DLC is IN This breakout provides an opportunity to discuss program questions, concerns or ideas with DLC team members in a small group or individual setting.
  • Paul Ayers, DLC
PDF Submitting a Successful Horticultural Lighting Application This session will review the application process for Horticultural fixtures, and highlight frequently asked (and resolved!) questions. We will use input this session for planning future work on our application management IT systems, so be prepared to think creatively!
  • Damon Bosetti, DLC
4:00pm - 5:00pm PDF Reconvene and Report
We will reconvene in a full-conference session to report out on the most important insights distilled from each discussion session.
6:30pm Off-Site Reception @ The City Museum sponsored by Eaton



DAY 2  •  Wednesday, April 3

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 10:00am PDF The Hort Report
LED-based horticultural lighting is a new and rapidly evolving aplication, so let's collect the data and see what it can tell us. Get the scoop on the initial product, market, and utility programs as DLC staff discuss the trends and pinch points they've been seeing in product application and program policies. 
  • Moderator - Damon Bosetti, DLC
  • Panelist - Lauren Morlino, Emerging Technologies & Services Manager, Efficiency Vermont
  • Panelist - Corinne Wilder, Director Global Business Operations, Fluence Bioengineering 
  • Panelist - John Wilson, Strategic Products Manager, Lighting Design Lab
10:00am - 10:15am Discussion Session Commercial Break 
We'll tee up what to expect from the following discussion sessions to help you choose which to attend.
10:15am - 10:30am Break sponsored by Satco
  CONCURRENT DISCUSSION SESSIONS
10:30am - 12:00pm PDF Interactive Discussion:
Efficacy and Flicker

Discuss DLC’s upcoming efficacy update and proposed flicker policy to better understand our comprehensive approach to V5.0.
  • Axel Pearson, DLC
PDF Interactive Discussion:
Color and Spectral Quality

This session will provide the opportunity to discuss and give feedback on the V5.0 color quality and light spectrum policy proposal. 
  • Ute Besenecker, DLC
PDF Interactive Discussion:
Energy Monitoring

Discuss how networked lighting controls capture data to allow further exploration of products and NLC adoption.
  • Levin Nock, DLC
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm - 2:15pm PDF Light, Health and Energy: A Balancing Act for Wellness and Efficiency
As we gain a better understanding of how light affects our health, wellness, and productivity, more specific information about product performance is needed in order to select light sources that will promote wellness and minimize negative impacts. At the same time, best practices that include boosting or reducing light (and energy) at the right times present an opportunity to manage energy use with proper product selection and more sophisticated lighting controls. We will discuss these considerations, some of the tools being used to predict non-visual impacts of light, and identify resources available to help align with human-centric lighting project goals. 
  • Moderator - Ute Besenecker, DLC
  • Panelist - Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D. and Director, Lighting Research Center 
  • Panelist - Gayathri Unnikrishnan, Director, Standard Development, Light Concept Lead, International WELL Building Institute
  • Panelist - James Benya, Principal Illuminating Engineer and Lighting Designer, Benya Burnett Lighting Design
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break sponsored by Thailight
  BREAKOUT SESSIONS AND STRUCTURED NETWORKING
2:30pm - 3:00pm
 
PDF The DLC SSL Review Process: A Look Behind the Curtain A presentation of a visual timeline of the steps involved in the review process, when and why they happen, and some “behind the scenes” explanation of how and why DLC performs specific product validation.
  • Bernadette Boudreaux, DLC
PDF DLC SSL Qualification: Quantifying the Value This presentation provides direct correlation between qualification/QPL listing with the downstream commercial impacts of utility rebate programs including examples of listed products and actual rebates they have received.
  • Matt Rusteika, DLC
PDF Submitting a Successful Networked Lighting Controls Application This session will review the application process for networked lighting controls, including listing fees and the annual re-application process. The session will also cover ways to avoid issues frequently encountered such as incomplete references, interviews with field sites, and scheduling delays for webinars and invoice payment.
  • Levin Nock, DLC
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)
3:00pm - 3:30pm PDF Fast Five: Tips for Fast and Painless SSL Product Qualification This session will  review a simple  checklist of  extra steps to  take to make  sure your application  is prepared and  submitted  correctly to ensure  smooth and fast  processing.
  • Brady Nemeth, DLC
PDF Office Hours: The DLC is IN This breakout provides an opportunity to discuss program questions, concerns or ideas with DLC team members in a small group or individual setting.
  • Paul Ayers, DLC
PDF Submitting a Successful Horticultural Lighting Application This session will review the application process for Horticultural fixtures, and highlight frequently asked (and resolved!) questions. We will use input this session for planning future work on our application management IT systems, so be prepared to think creatively!
  • Damon Bosetti, DLC
3:30pm - 4:30pm PDF So, What's Next?
Where do we go from here? We will reconvene in a full-conference session to report out on the most important insights distilled from each discussion session and outline future direction based on two days of intensive workshopping.
4:30pm 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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