DLFNY Announces Educational Sessions at LEDucation

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) announces a record number of educational sessions and panel discussions will be offered during LEDucation to be held in New York City in March. LEDucation will offer a selection of more than 30 educational sessions and three panel discussions that cover various aspects of LED lighting, design, controls and technology integration and application. The annual event offers attendees a versatile array of educational sessions to attend for continuing education credits (CEUs).

“With the move to a larger location, we not only were able to expand the expo floor for more manufacturers to participate but more importantly increase the number of educational sessions that we offer our attendees. This move and expansion has enabled us to provide LEDucation attendees with a expansive selection of over 30 sessions from introductory sessions for new attendees to advanced topics,” comments speaker co-chair, Craig Fox of ETC Architectural. “To help us celebrate our 10th anniversary, we wanted to provide LEDucation attendees with more options than ever. We are proud to have secured some of the industries most accomplished and well-known industry experts that will be sharing their expertise in sessions spanning controls, design, technology, application and innovation.”

Celebrating its 10th year as the premier lighting event dedicated to advancing the education of the lighting community, the annual event is scheduled to take place in New York City on March 29-30, 2016 at the NY Hilton Midtown hotel. Special sessions and events have been designed to meet the needs of specific industry areas, such as Interior Design and Controls. The opening CEU sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings are both designed specifically to meet the needs of the interior designer, architect and student. These sessions offer attendees the opportunity to become more familiar and comfortable with the new LED technologies and controls; and to learn the basic terminology, light sources, how to evaluate a sample, and write a specification. Directly following these morning sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in small group docent tours of the LEDucation Expo with a dedicated guide available to answer specific questions regarding the technologies.

The annual educational expo, hosted by the DLFNY, is one of the industry’s longest running events dedicated solely to LED Technology. It attracts record crowds each year with an attendance of more than 3,200 in 2015. All sessions are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) and are scheduled starting at 8:30 a.m. each day. Access to all CEU sessions is available for $50 or individual sessions can be purchased for $10 per session. Expo passes to view the latest LED luminaires, controls and energy-efficient designs and advancements from more than 260 LED manufacturers may be purchased for $25 or are free for all DLFNY and IESNA members with advanced registration. Students are also encouraged to attend as a complimentary guest with valid identification.

LEDucation Speaker Line-up of Educational Programming on LED Technology


 Speakers   Company   Session 
Paul Taylor
Jake Dyson Light
Are Lighting Industry Metrics

Fit for Purpose?

Natalia Lesniak and

Kate Sweater Hickox

Cooley Monato Studio
Stroboscopic Flicker
Michael Royer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
IES TM-30-15,

Introduction and Latest Updates

John Schippers
John Schippers, AIA
BIM and the Lighting Industry
Craig Bernecker and Naomi Miller
The Lighting Education Institute / Parsons
The New School for Design and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Shedding Light on Lumens:

Capturing The True Efficiency
of White Light

Eric Haugaard
Cree LED Lighting
Light, Color and Improved Color Quality Possibilities with LED

Health Care

 Speakers   Company   Session 
Lauren Roberts
Visa Lighting
Lighting for Elders and the Aging Eye
Graham Whittaker
Zumtobel Lighting
Limbic Lighting Laboratory Study


 Speakers   Company   Session 
Bob Parks
Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance


Measuring Light Pollution:

How New Technology Is Making It Possible

Rita Renner
Echelon Corp.
Bringing Intelligence to Outdoor Lighting:

Which Is Better? Wired vs. Wireless Solutions



 Speakers   Company   Session 
Peter Ngai
Acuity Brands
Task – Surround – Ambient Lighting

Benz Roos and
Ron Steen


Speirs and Major Cooledge Lighting

Must Light Continue to Take the Form

of Yesteryear? Let’s Explore the Next
Phase of LEDs and How Light Can Be
Integrated with Buildings and the Use
of Luminous Surface

Jana Owens and

Brienne Willcock

Henderson Engineers Illuminart
Collaboration Efforts with LED Specification:

Reducing Confusion during Construction

Angela Matchica
Ewing Cole
Museums to Net-zero Buildings –

Lessons Learned with LED Lighting

Steven Klein
Klein Lighting
Get Blue and Go Home –

The Practical Application of Neuroscience at Home

Brett Anderson and

Paul Gregory

Focus Lighting
Designing for the Skyline


 Speakers   Company   Session 

David Crookham



LED Is in the House –
An In-depth Look at Developing
Bespoke Lighting Solutions
for the Iconic Sydney Opera House
Concert Hall


 Speakers   Company   Session 
Michael Shulman
Safety and Code Compliance
Considerations for PoE (Power over
Ethernet) Lighting Systems
Jack Bailey
OneLux Studio
Speaking in Code:
Demystifying the 2016 New York Energy Code
Randy Sabedra
RS Lighting
Navigating the Codes on
Lighting Design in New York City


 Speakers   Company   Session 
Diana Mesh
High Tech Applications
LEDs Demystified for Interior Designers
Joe Rey-Barreau
School of Interiors, University of Kentucky
Residential Application for LED Lighting


 Speakers   Company   Session 
Ross Eberlin
OSRAM – Encellium
Wireless vs. Wired Lighting Controls or Both?
Richard Radke
Smart Lighting Engineering Research at RPI
Lighting Systems That Think
Dan Nichols
Starlite Productions
Lighting Design Begins and Ends with Control
Andrea Hartranft
ADH Lighting
Lighting Controls for Dummies
Ruth Taylor and
Dan Blitzer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
and the Practical Lighting Workshop
Evaluating Lighting Controls –
Results from the Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition
Randy Thomas
Wattstopper High Performance Building Controls
When LEDs Are Acting Up
Instead of Dimming Down


 Speakers   Company   Session 
Megan Carroll
Jeff Saake
Ron Steen
Tom Hamilton
Matt Franks
Cooledge Lighting

LED Industry Roadmap

Chris Ripman
Matt LaRue
Chin Lin
Ripman Lighting Consultants
HMFH Architects
HMFH Architects

Lighting the Way to Net Zero

Alfred Borden
Kevin Willmorth
Willem Sillevis Smitt
Naomi Miller
The Lighting Practice
Lumenique LLC
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What Color Is White Solid State Lighting?


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