In the age of smart buildings, intelligent systems and smart homes, the central element is a control system that performs one or more functions to increase the flexibility of systems used, including lighting. With such an emphasis placed on functionality that can ultimately reduce energy costs and improve sustainability, it’s no wonder lighting controls are at the forefront of the minds of many in the California market.

For the first time, LightShow West will focus a full day of education on these lighting systems on Thursday, October 12. The inaugural Control Systems Summit: A Lighting Revolution features four 60‑minute seminars (see below for session descriptions) as well as a show floor tour – led by James Benya, principal of Benya Burnett Consultancy – to visit many of the controls companies exhibiting at LightShow West.

These seminars, which carry a number of continuing education credits, will cover many aspects of the controls revolution currently upon us, including wireless controls, occupant sensing and the Internet of Things (IOT).

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You must register before August 25, 2017.
CONTROL SYSTEMS SUMMIT SESSIONS
9:00 – 10:00 am
This session will explore how to design, specify, install and commission lighting control systems that are occupant friendly and are easily maintained by the end user. The goal is increased productivity, comfort and energy savings, while limiting Occupant Revolt.
SPEAKER: Shannon Markey, Wattstopper / Legrand
10:00 – 11:00 am
This session examines the many wireless protocols lighting control manufacturers are implementing today along with their benefits and detriments to our already crowded wireless atmosphere. These new technologies, along with their communication, are becoming vastly more popular and well adopted in the commercial space; one strictly dictated by a constantly evolving energy code. This presentation explores these protocols and offers helpful compliance paths to ease the daunting task commercial consultants face with the newest release of ASHRAE 90.1 2016.
SPEAKER: Michael Block, Crestron
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Commercial buildings today are a combination of many subsystems all working traditionally in relative autonomy. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has given buildings intelligence that is highly beneficial when leveraged across these systems. This seminar strives to cut through the hype and buzz surrounding the emergence of IoT by introducing how interconnected technology enabled by IoT can be leveraged to make tangle improvements to building operation and efficiency through collective use of information. Starting with a foundation in the concept of a Synergistic Buildings, the attendees will gain a conversational understanding of the five technological elements required to design and implement a practical information-based building solution. Careful analysis will be given to the associated advantages and tradeoffs of these synergistic style systems.
SPEAKER: Mike Skurla, Acuity Brands Inc.
2:30 -3:30 pm
This course will explore how we use wireless controls to meet controls strategies and how wireless controls can provide a stepping stone into the connected world of the Internet of Things. We will look at the history that has brought lighting and controls to the point we are at today and discuss why wireless is now being seen as a leading solution. We will cover the most commonly used wireless technologies and the basics of how they work in order to understand proper application and design. We will look at triggers in our controls application that may require IT involvement as well as what information IT may need to assist with addressing access and security concerns. Finally we will discuss the role that wireless connected lighting is playing in the Internet of Things with real-world examples of how it is being used today.
SPEAKER: Douglas Crumlich, Eaton Lighting Solutions

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