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Register for the Next DOE R&D Workshop

You can now register for the 15th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, where experts and thought leaders from universities, labs, and manufacturers come togther to share the latest on SSL technology advances and explore new directions in lighting. The event will be held January 29–31, 2018 in Nashville.

You can now register for the 15th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, where experts and thought leaders from universities, labs, and manufacturers come togther to share the latest on SSL technology advances and explore new directions in lighting.

The event will be held January 29–31, 2018 in Nashville.

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NAILD Announces Conference Program

The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) recently announced its 2018 conference program. NAILD Innovation 2018, “Unlocking the Future of Lighting,” will be held Feb. 13-16, 2018 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.

The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) recently announced its 2018 conference program. NAILD Innovation 2018, “Unlocking the Future of Lighting,” will be held Feb. 13-16, 2018 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.

The 2018 educational sessions include:

Who Moved My Light Bulb: Adapting Your Business for the Future: Industry consultant Paul Hafner will moderate an interactive attendee workshop, featuring four industry practitioners who have adapted their businesses to face the new realities of lighting and emergence of controls.

The Lighting Industry: Today’s Landscape and Tomorrow’s War for the Ceiling: Jack Curran of the U.S. Department of Energy will highlight changes that have rocked the lighting industry during the past decade and the revolution still looming.

Lumens as a Service: Iain Campbell of the Rocky Mountain Institute will explain how to develop relationships with the specialized financiers behind this innovative new model to deliver significant value to clients and secure market advantage.

Indoor Horticulture: Learn How to Navigate This Budding Market: Dave Inman of ProGrowTech will outline the growing market for indoor horticulture lighting—from biofuel to row crops to vertical farming and cannabis. Learn the lighting design differences for greenhouse and warehouse cultivation, what makes a quality horticulture fixture and tips to effectively sell to the cannabis market.

Light and Health: What We Know, What We Don’t Know and What We Need to Know: Mariana Figueiro of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will explain how light isn’t just for vision. When lighting throws off circadian rhythms, the effects can be detrimental to human health. Hear about the Center’s latest research and how to improve living environments with healthy lighting.

The Rise of Autonomous Buildings: How AI and Sensors are Transforming Buildings: Dan Ryan of VergeSense will discuss how a combination of technologies—from intelligent sensors to connected Internet of Things devices to edge computing and artificial intelligence —is laying the foundation for the buildings of the future.

Removing Barriers to Market Adoption: A representative of the DesignLights Consortium will discuss efforts to provide greater transparency and predictability for future requirements and specifications for color tuning, field adjustable products, replacement lamp form factors, horticultural lighting, networked lighting controls and flicker.

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IES Issues Call for Posters for 2018 Research Symposium

The Illuminating Engineering Society has issued a call for posters for the 2018 IES Research Symposium, which will explore how light affects human health. The deadline for abstract submissions is December 15, 2017.

The Illuminating Engineering Society has issued a call for posters for the 2018 IES Research Symposium, which will explore how light affects human health.

The deadline for abstract submissions is December 15, 2017.

The symposium will be held at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, April 8-10, 2018.

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Presentation Proposals are Being Accepted for LEDucation 2018

LEDucation 2018 planning is in full swing and you are invited to share your knowledge and expertise on subjects related to and about LED Lighting. Speaking proposals are due November 19, 2017.

LEDucation 2018 planning is in full swing and you are invited to share your knowledge and expertise on subjects related to and about LED Lighting.

Speaking proposals are due November 19, 2017.

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LightShow West Registration is Open

LightShow West recently announced the opening of online registration for the trade show and conference at Kentia Hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Oct. 11-12, 2017. The biennial event…

LightShow West recently announced the opening of online registration for the trade show and conference at Kentia Hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Oct. 11-12, 2017. The biennial event is geared toward professionals seeking relevant education and the latest solutions from leading manufacturers of lighting, controls and related technologies.

Attendees will be able to participate in a selection of more than 50 peer-reviewed educational sessions, including six free on-floor workshops, 27 free seminars, 16 fee-based roundtable sessions and a new Control Systems Summit on October 12 (sessions scheduled throughout the day). Led by the industry’s top speakers, the sessions will cover subjects pertinent to professionals in the fast-changing world of commercial lighting. Of special interest to the California market will be the numerous Title 24 seminars covering codes, controls, retrofit and new manufacturing testing requirements. LightShow West is a registered education provider will offer a variety of learning units, including AIA, IDCEC, ASLA and NCQLP.

LightShow West 2017 will also feature some 300 lighting manufacturers showcasing their newest products.

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LIGHTFAIR Issues Call for Speakers

LIGHTFAIR has issued a call for speakers for 2018. The submissions process launched July 11 and closes August 11 (they sent out the announcement July 26). Click here to submit…

LIGHTFAIR has issued a call for speakers for 2018. The submissions process launched July 11 and closes August 11 (they sent out the announcement July 26).

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Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy 2017 Courses – September 28 to October 1

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy (RMLA) recently announced two lighting courses. The RMLA Technical Course and the RMLA Design Course will be offered concurrently from September 28 to October 1….

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy (RMLA) recently announced two lighting courses. The RMLA Technical Course and the RMLA Design Course will be offered concurrently from September 28 to October 1.

While participants in both courses will learn some basics of light and vision, visual perception, the IES TM-30 color metrics, light and health, LED systems, the lighting design process and the aesthetics of light, each course will also offer opportunities for in-depth learning in specialized break-out sessions.

The Technical Course offers an intensive hands-on exploration of photometry, optics, and luminaire design software.

The Design Course emphasizes how to develop strong design concepts for interior for lighting applications and how to integrate daylighting with electric lighting.

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DOE to Host Webinar on Impact of LED Streetlighting on Sky Glow

DOE’s SSL Program is hosting two upcoming webinars to present and discuss the results of a recently released investigation of LED streetlighting’s impact on sky glow. Both webinars will start…

DOE’s SSL Program is hosting two upcoming webinars to present and discuss the results of a recently released investigation of LED streetlighting’s impact on sky glow.

Both webinars will start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time) and last one hour.

Thursday, July 20. “The Impact of LED Street Lighting on Sky Glow.” Presenter Bruce Kinzey of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will provide a high-level overview of the study and its findings, to put them into a context of typical street lighting conversions taking place in the U.S. today. Register for the July 20 webinar.

Thursday, July 27. “A Technical Discussion of DOE’s Sky Glow Study, Modeling Methods, and Key Variables.” In this follow-on webinar, presenter Tess Perrin of PNNL will provide a deeper dive into the modeling effort as well as the influence of individual variables. Register for the July 27 webinar.

Each webinar will be followed by a live Q&A session.

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Jim Brodrick on LIGHTFAIR 2017

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy The DOE SSL team was out in…

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program

by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

The DOE SSL team was out in full force at LIGHTFAIR, where we offered a wide range of educational sessions in our booth, which was jam-packed with people seeking more information about what’s going on at DOE’s connected lighting test bed (CLTB), how to apply TM-30, how to interpret news stories about LED street lighting’s effects on sky glow and health, what we’ve learned from studies of tunable lighting, and other hot topics. But when we weren’t busy educating there in Philly, we took the opportunity to walk the show floor, and I thought I’d share some observations with you.

One clear trend at this year’s LIGHTFAIR was connectivity, which seemed to be everywhere you looked, with the major manufacturers continuing to round out their connected-lighting portfolios. More of these manufacturers are offering cloud or enterprise-level energy-management platforms and software, although some are still at local-network level. But almost without exception, the connected lighting products we saw in Philly are using proprietary communication protocols, and are not making serious commitments to interoperability.

Similarly, it seemed that nearly every manufacturer was offering some kind of white-tunable lighting, and claims of circadian benefits were flying every which way — although, unfortunately, the claims didn’t always reflect a solid understanding of how to achieve those benefits. Still, it’s clear that LEDs can now be engineered to emit pretty much any spectrum desired, and to work with any control technology, even though the application understanding for this functionality hasn’t fully materialized just yet.

It was evident that horticultural lighting is on the increase. It’s clearly a new revenue-growth stream for package manufacturers, who are increasing their portfolios around it accordingly. It will be fun to watch how horticultural products evolve to reflect ongoing research in terms of what lighting suits them best for productivity and quality.

Another thing that caught our eye at this year’s LIGHTFAIR was a trend toward curved luminaires — including rings, ovals, complex non-orthogonal links of rings, and curved recessed luminaires — that take advantage of the flexible LED form factor. And more companies were showing recessed downlights with LED modules that need no housing “can” above the ceiling to meet UL requirements. These products have aluminum heat sinks exposed to the plenum, anodized in nifty colors to help improve the heat dissipation.

There was a noticeable emphasis on building integration. Chip-scale packages were still heavily advertised, but the growth in their use remains slow. We saw sensors of all kinds — including CO2 and cameras — being promoted, and those sensors seem to be getting markedly smaller. There were more power over Ethernet-ready fixtures compared to last year, and many outdoor lighting products had 3000K options. However, TM-30 metrics were infrequent on the show floor; almost everyone is still using CRI.

Compared to what we’ve seen in previous years, flicker was much reduced, with far fewer products exhibiting any flicker — especially in the ubiquitous vintage LED “filament” lamps, but also in decorative fixtures. However, some decorative residential products we saw did flicker to some extent. Glare control, too, seems to be on the rise, with more manufacturers touting low-glare luminaires that utilized a range of different techniques, such as diffusers and better shielding from direct view.

It seems as if SSL has entered a “digestion” period, in which multiple advancements in the technology and in manufacturing are showing up in a wide variety of products. Overall, the products we saw at LIGHTFAIR displayed improved efficacy, color, and connectivity, and touched on exciting new “human-factor” value propositions.

But it’s also clear that, even with all of this progress, we’ve barely scratched the surface. SSL’s potential — not only to save energy, but to transform what lighting can be and do — is enormous, and there’s a long way to go, and much to be accomplished, before it’s fulfilled.

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Lighting Research Center Accepting Registrations for Light and Health Institute

The Light and Health Institute will be held on September 26-27, 2017 at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) in Troy, NY. This two-day, hands-on seminar for industry professionals will cover…

The Light and Health Institute will be held on September 26-27, 2017 at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) in Troy, NY.

This two-day, hands-on seminar for industry professionals will cover the latest research as it can be applied, and the knowledge necessary to improve modern living environments with circadian-effective lighting to support human health and well being.

The seminar is led by LRC Light and Health Program Director Dr. Mariana Figueiro and LRC Director Dr. Mark Rea.

Participants will earn 13.25 AIA Health, Safety, Welfare Learning Units (LUs/HSW) for attending the seminar and will receive a Continuing Education Certificate in light and health from the LRC.

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