As connected lighting systems are becoming more prevalent, the primary question for lighting designers is how to specify these types of systems to get the intended results. Is a new method of communication needed or can old approaches still work? To help answer this question, join this session for a frank discussion of lessons learned from the evaluation of connected lighting installations at the Parsons School of Design. The installations, which include 12 systems from leading manufacturers, are installed in functioning classrooms. In addition to lighting and control performance, judges are evaluating installation, configuration, and continuing user interaction. The presentation will also include video footage from the evaluations so participants can see for themselves some of the issues first hand.
- Apply lessons learned from the NGLS evaluations to current projects with connected lighting.
- Develop critical communications for specifying connected lighting systems.
- Specify documentation for successful connected lighting systems.
- Recognize key limitations of “easy-to-configure” connected lighting systems.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Ruth Taylor, Advanced Lighting Team project manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) contributes to several projects focused on the application and development of solid-state lighting. Her PNNL career began in 1984, where she has managed a variety of US DOE projects including Building Energy Codes Program outreach and deployment, Commercial Lighting Solutions web tool design, and the Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting program. Currently, Ms. Taylor manages the Next Generation Lighting Systems competition, a highly successful, nationally recognized program which encourages technical innovation and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires and connected lighting systems.