Future of Lighting Controls | HSW


Although LEDs have shown, they are a big game changer in the commercial lighting realm; lower lighting power density is not the only area of value when considering lighting. We can further increase savings from these highly efficient lighting systems by introducing control systems that collect data and user input to create an evolving feedback loop that seeks peak system operation. While LLLC’s (Luminaire Level Lighting Control) use this feature, they still use the same infrastructure as the lighting and control system that have come before it, which can be a limitation for expanding the systems efficiency and integration to other building systems. We believe the internet of things (IoT) will change the lighting and controls industry, providing an excellent medium for an integrated, multi-service IoT platform. Why? Where there are people, there are lights; where there are people, there will also be the need for connectivity. New and connected lighting controls provide a means to deliver valuable IoT services and increased energy savings.

Learning Objective 1: 
Participants will be able to describe the internet of things, power over ethernet, and internet of lighting as well as their networking relationships to improve efficiency and information sharing.
Learning Objective 2: 
Participants will be able to discuss the impact on the industry or lighting value chain that the internet of lighting will have as well as any additional links/jobs it will add to the value chain.
Learning Objective 3: 
Participants will be able to identify the pros and cons of the internet of lighting as well as recommendations to balance design and control strategies in order to achieve occupant comfort and energy savings.
Learning Objective 4: 
Participants will be able to illustrate the benefits to clients or building owners for deploying the internet of lighting but also, emphasize the importance of additional security and privacy concerns that come with the new technology.
Learning Units: 
1 LU | HSW
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Dylan Agnes
Research Scientist II
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Dylan studied the science and engineering of building design, completing a Master's in Architecture with an emphasis in urban planning and net-zero/energy efficiency building design. 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. Since graduation, Dylan has been working as a Research Scientist at the IDL and has been working on a wide range of projects from Energy Modeling to Daylighting Design.