As connected lighting systems become more prevalent, lighting designers need to understand not only how to specify them, but how to hand off these systems. Do installers really know how to configure the system to perform as intended? Do they understand the zones you have specified and why? How will you know if the daylighting system is working? Can the installers verify performance, and if so, how? To help answer these questions and more, join this session for a frank discussion of lessons learned from the evaluation of connected lighting installations at the Parsons School of Design.
- Apply lessons learned from the NGLS evaluations to current projects with connected lighting.
- Understand practical steps to make sure connected lighting systems perform as anticipated.
- Learn how to specify documentation for successful connected lighting system installation.
- Recognize key steps in handing off connected lighting systems to facility staff.
Ruth Taylor, Advanced Lighting Team project manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) focuses on the application and development of solid-state lighting. Currently, she manages the Next Generation Lighting Systems competition, a highly successful, nationally-recognized program which encourages technical innovation and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires and connected lighting systems.