October 5th - Luminaire Level Lighting Controls Training

Upcoming Training - Update

Luminaire Level Lighting Controls

Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists


Date and Time:

October 5th – Noon to 2:00 p.m. MT




Idaho Water Center - Suite #360

322 E. Front Street Boise, ID 83702




Parking is available underneath the building or in the adjacent parking garage.

The first hour of parking is free, each subsequent hour is $1.00.




IN-PERSON Registration Click Here;

*FREE LUNCH provided to in-person attendees registered 24 hours in advance


The Integrated Design Lab is hosting a Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLCs) training session to showcase the technology to Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. We hope to demonstrate the benefits of adopting LLLCs will have for your future projects, addressing client concerns and questions, and energy/cost impacts. The training session is broken into two parts with the first hour being a lunch and learn on LLLCs. Lunch will be provided while you are presented with the latest research, cost estimates, and features of LLLCs. Afterwards, a demonstration of the LLLC technology at the IDL where we have installed (15) lights. Following the demonstration there will be several hands on exercises for participants to complete interacting with the LLLCs at the IDL. Exercises for the training will include but is not limited to creating a lighting scheme using control software, tuning lights to be various space type scenarios, calibrating lights for occupant comfort, and completing a quiz that will demonstrate the minimum and maximum requirements for control strategies. This will require you to download and install an app for your smart phone to participate.

LLLCs have sensors and controls within individual fixtures that enable them to be controlled remotely or on a case-by-case basis. Remote control allows users to adjust the programming criteria or illumination levels without replacing the fixtures. In conventional lighting systems, lighting zones are defined as a collective unit and thus are centrally controlled. LLLCs however, incorporate sensors into each fixture, such as occupancy, daylight, temperature or receive/broadcast signals. Each fixture has the potential to become a semi-autonomous zone that is capable of responding to small changes in the area under each fixture. Furthermore, individual fixtures can communicate with other fixtures, using wireless or infrared signals, to share data for an even greater potential to increase energy savings and user satisfaction. Some LLLCs can be connected by gateway to transfer information collected. This data is analyzed, usually through manufacturer’s software, to provide a user interface different from a typical text editor. From there users are able to identify trends in occupancy and lighting energy consumption that can then be used to refine the building schedules for occupancy and lighting and, if applicable, for the buildings’ HVAC schedule programming


Dylan Agnes

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Dylan studied the science and engineering of building design by completing a Master's degree in architecture. As a student he worked at the Integrated Design Lab and gained hands-on experience in the practice of Integrated Design. As an IDL Research assistant, Dylan worked with both the architectural and engineering side of integrated design, providing a broader opportunity to cross over fields of study. He started working on real world projects at the Lab in the spring of 2015 and, graduated with a Master's of Architecture in Fall of 2017 with an emphasis in urban planning and net-zero/energy efficiency building design. Shortly after graduation Dylan began working as a Research Assistant at the IDL and has since been working on a wide range of projects from Energy Modeling to Daylighting Design.