WestCoast Lighting Insider asked some of this year’s speakers at LightShow West what they were most looking forward to at the show on September 25 and 26, 2019. Besides their own presentations, of course, some spoke about networking opportunities and the high caliber of manufacturers exhibiting. Reviewing the array of vital topics and the impressive roster of colleagues presenting, several speakers were generous enough to call out and recommend specific seminars and workshops.
Gregg Mackell, principal lighting designer and founder of 186 Lighting Design Group, is presenting on color tuning in residential lighting on Wednesday morning, September 25. That afternoon, he’ll attend a seminar by Addie Smith and Maddy Halpern, both of AE Design: Budgets and Lighting Design.
Riley Rose, lighting engineer at Clanton & Associates, will discuss circadian entrainment at Seriously, How Well Do You Sleep? He anticipates learning a lot on Thursday as Lawrence O. Lamontagne, Jr. presents an overall survey of wireless lighting controls.
Speaking on the relatively new field of energy-efficient LED horticultural lighting, Axel Pearson is a technical manager at the DesignLights Consortium. He sees building codes evolving and will hear what Jon McHugh, McHugh Energy Consultants; Bernard Bauer, Integrated Lighting Concepts; and Lorne Whitehead, University of British Columbia, have to say on the topic.
Clifton Stanley Lemon, CEO of Clifton Lemon Associates, will present a forward-looking lighting seminar by unpacking lessons from the history of our industry. Check out Lightbulbs, Luminaires, Lifetime – Scenarios for the Future of Lighting on Wednesday afternoon. Lemon recommends Ruth Taylor’s session on contractor installations of connected lighting, based on her research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Lawrence O. Lamontagne, Jr. is a lighting controls specialist at Graybar, and will present the Thursday seminar on wireless lighting controls. He has been working with Rita Renner and the California Energy Alliance, and he enthusiastically recommends their panel discussion on the present and future of Title 24.
One of the presenters on effective budgeting strategies, Addie Smith, will definitely be in the audience for the presentation on color tuning by Gregg Mackell of 186 Lighting Design Group and Anne Kustner Haser of AKLD Lighting Design. Smith is a senior lighting designer at AE Design.
Maddy Halpern, lighting designer at AE Design, is Addie Smith’s co-presenter exploring lighting budgets and value engineering. She expects to learn the latest on circadian lighting at Seriously, How Well Do You Sleep?, presented by Riley Rose of Clanton & Associates:
Solar generation and circadian lighting produce interesting impacts on the electrical grid’s load profile. Javid Butler, senior engineer at HDR Consulting, will get out his charts and show this synergy in an on-floor workshop, Lighting and the Duck. Butler will attend some seminars, but most looks forward to spending lots of time on the exhibit floor (opening at 11:00 am on both Wednesday and Thursday).
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