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Speaking Engagements

Look for Lutron experts as they participate in speaking engagements at industry tradeshows and conferences around the globe.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

NALMCO 2017 Spring Seminar   ( March 28th, Cincinnati, Ohio )
Topic: New Technologies in Controlling LEDs and Deep Energy Retrofit Presenter: Mike Matour, National Energy Manager

With new LED technologies sweeping across the energy retrofit landscape, advanced controls are required to maximize energy savings and provide occupant comfort. Deep Energy Retrofit requires the synergy between major Energy Conservation Measures including Lighting, HVAC and Fenestration to exceed Net Zero goals. This session will review the new lighting control options; good, better and best that will meet any ROI requirements. We will discuss the benefits of each solution, review case studies of each type of solution, review the integration of Lighting into Building Management Systems and the energy benefits of having a fully integrated solution.

LEDucation   ( March 29th, New York, NY )
Topic: Tunable White Lighting Control With LEDsPresenter: Tom Shearer/Craig Casey, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

As LEDs continue to increase performance and reduce cost, the control of Color Temperature (CCT) and Spectrum brings compelling features and challenges to the market. A discussion of fundamental features with a focus on Tunable White control is presented.

Lightfair International 2017   ( May 9th, Philadelphia, PA )
Topic: 3 codes, 2 perspectives, 1 hour: Commercial lighting controls in ASHRAE 90.1-2016, IECC 2015, and Title 24, Part 6 2016Presenter: Michael Jouaneh, Manager of Sustainability and Energy Standards

As the commercial building industry moves toward Zero Net Energy goals, it is increasingly recognized that lighting controls play a significant role in energy use reduction. The current versions of three well-known (and possibly notorious) energy codes, ASHRAE 90.1-2016, IECC 2015, and Title 24, Part 6 2016, all contain significant lighting controls measures using similar strategies. As widespread adoption of energy codes takes place, the use of lighting controls becomes the norm rather than the exception. This session will offer background on the three standards and offer tools and resources to comply with, or exceed, the requirements.

Lightfair International 2017   ( May 10th, Philadelphia, PA )
Topic: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Swedish Ballard Behavioral Health Unit: Design and Implementation of Circadian Lighting StrategiesPresenter: Brent Protzman, Manager of Energy Information and Analytics

Architecture and design goals for behavioral healthcare facilities typically have the same universal thread: create a space that is safe, calm and inviting for patients and their families. But the way those goals are achieved can vary greatly based on project location. Circadian lighting design is a geographically contingent design strategy that can have a considerable impact on the well-being and health of behavioral health patients. Here, we’ll present how the Swedish Ballard Behavioral Health Unit in Seattle and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia use circadian lighting with other biophilic design strategies to improve patient care.

Smart Lighting Conference   ( May 30th, Hamburg, Germany )
Topic: Design for people: why it is critical for human centric lighting to be both holistic and personalizedPresenter: Brent Protzman, Manager of Energy Information and Analytics

Why is human centric lighting a new industry buzzword? The concept has been around since humans started constructing buildings and the value this provides has not changed. What has changed is the ability to (1) automatically adapt to the dynamic needs of users and (2) to go beyond best practices that work for the “average” person.

Past Speaking Engagements

Strategies in Light 2017  ( March 1st, Anaheim, California )
Topic: Wireless Technologies for Indoor Lighting Control and Lighting-based IoT: What is Needed and What is PossiblePresenter: Ethan Biery, LED Design and Development Leader

This session will be information rich, and will include demonstrations of multiple technology approaches. Users will learn about IoT applications, and the inherent capabilities and limitations of different wireless technologies, including Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wifi, Thread, 802.11ah, cellular, and low-frequency proprietary solutions.

Strategies in Light 2017  ( March 1st, Anaheim, California )
Topic: The Past and Future of Measuring FlickerPresenter: Ethan Biery, LED Design and Development Leader

There are several existing measurement metrics and recommended practices that attempt to quantify the very difficult-to-describe phenomenon commonly referred to as flicker. This presentation will review the existing state of the industry, including the benefits and drawbacks of common methods. Better, but less well known, methods for measuring flicker will be presented. The presentation will conclude with an update on forthcoming work from a NEMA technical group describing a formal method of measurement for flicker.

Energy Exchange 2016  ( August 11th, Providence, Rhode Island )
Topic: Advanced Lighting and Lighting Controls TechnologiesPresenter: Andy Wakefield, Senior Sales Director of Building Solution and Services at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Are you having trouble keeping up with the latest developments in lighting technology and advanced lighting controls capabilities? Lighting technologies continue to rapidly change and evolve. Learn about the latest in LED lighting, new advanced lighting controls innovations, and when LED and advanced controls make good, financial sense for your facility.

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference  ( May 25th, San Francisco, California )
Topic: Smartphone Apps and APIs: Lifeline for the Connected Consumer Presenter: Matt Swatsky, Director of Product Management at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

This session examines the consumer relationship with the smartphone and its growing functionality.

Lightfair 2016  ( April 27th, 29AB-Upper Level (4:30 PM-6:00 PM) )
Topic: Dial in the spectrum: Exploring tunable white lighting for a 911 call centerPresenter: Brent Protzman, Manager-Energy Information & Analytics at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Optimizing the environment is critical to comfortably complete stressful tasks. As such, significant investment has been made into the ergonomics of 911 call centers, which include sit-to-stand desks, personalized HVAC, and customized user interfaces. However, lighting has remained essentially unaddressed until now. This session will report the results of a two-part study of the lighting in a 911 call center in Longmont, Colorado, which included the subjective assessment of glare, comfort, and preference using four different tunable white lighting applications.

Lightfair 2016  ( April 27th, 29CD - Upper Level (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) )
Topic: Measuring What's Hard to Describe: The Latest Research on "flicker"Presenter: Ethan Biery, Design and Development Leader at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Temporal Light Artifacts (TLA) —or more informally, flicker—is an often undesirable characteristic of lighting, whether visible or experienced as headaches and reduced productivity. With SSL lighting, and the near‐instantaneous reaction of LEDs, TLA is easier to generate than ever. Causes include fluctuations in the mains voltage, driver design, and control compatibility issues, such as dimming with phase cut dimmers. Customer demand and recent industry work has brought this issue to the forefront of SSL designs. This lecture presents the current state of TLA research, and proposes a new method to quantify this elusive characteristic.

Lightfair 2016  ( April 27th, THE HUB, Sails Pavilion (3:00 PM - 3:45 PM) )
Topic: Oh to Be Young and in the Lighting Industry!" Panel moderated by Paul Tarricone, Publisher and Editor, LD&A magazinePresenter: Craig Casey, Senior Building Science Engineer at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Panel discussion on emerging professionals in the lighting industry.

Lightfair 2016  ( April 26th, 29AB - Upper Level (4:30 PM-6:00 PM) )
Topic: Keeping up with Change: Annual Update on Industry, Technology, and SystemsPresenter: Eric Lind, Vice President of Global Specifications at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Developments since Lightfair 2015 in LED light sources, LED replacement lamps, integrated LED luminaires, wired and wireless control systems, and applications where new technologies are gaining traction will be discussed in this session. We will look at the changing lighting marketplace and share some future projections for SSL market penetration, review the latest happenings with standards and codes that affect new technologies and address topics such as reliability, color, interchangeability, and controls. This panel features several major manufacturers to review new products and trends, with a moderator from lighting design firm.

Lightfair 2016  ( April 25th, 28D - Upper Level (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM) )
Topic: Design and Assessment of Daylit Spaces and Integrated Photocontrol using STADICPresenter: Craig Casey, Senior Building Science Engineer at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

The free STADIC utilities (Simulation Tools for Architectural Daylight and Integrated Control) permit designers to conduct comprehensive full-building or single space daylight modeling using Radiance. Model complex shading devices using BSDF's, and assess performance by studying sunlight penetration, daylight autonomy, sDA, and lighting energy savings with photocontrol. An overview of the process for creating and running a simulation will include a hands-on software session that addresses model development, shading device control, electric light zoning and control, and performance analysis through the interactive output viewing tool.

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