Lighting is rapidly becoming available for integration with Power over Ethernet (PoE) platforms that have been evolving for some time from their initial foothold in phone, security, fire and safety systems. PoE platforms offers the ability to deliver power and high-bandwidth network connectivity to end-use devices over a single cable using technologies that are standardized and steadily improving over time. Many technologies are available for networking lighting devices. However, they all have various pros and cons. Review the history of PoE and its intersection with lighting, and learn ideas on what applications and spaces it might strongly impact.
- Understand key existing and in-development PoE standards and their impact on power delivery to lighting devices, and lighting system energy efficiency.
- Explore approaches for comparing PoE solutions with others, including predicting energy performance and life-cycle impacts from real-world installations.
- Describe how a PoE installation differs from an AC mains or more traditional low-voltage installation, and the impacts on design-build considerations.
- Discover how to continuously learn, and adapt, to a world where lighting systems are increasingly integrated using PoE or other technologies.
Cree LED Lighting
Eric is the Director of Product Technology for Cree Lighting. His career of 32 years includes positions primarily focused on advanced lighting systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, with Post-Baccalaureate Program studies completed at NASA/Ames Research Center. He holds 64 patents related to lighting technology.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Michael joined PNNL in 2009 as a Senior Engineer following twelve years in the commercial semiconductor industry. He leads the Connected Lighting System research program for the Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting, serves on multiple standards development committees; and consults with numerous energy efficiency organizations, specification bodies, and early adopters.