Join the IES Raleigh Section, Thursday, January 28th at noon as we learn about Luminaire Level Lighting Controls from our guest speaker Chris Wolgamott.
As LEDs become more and more standard, the industry is turning its eye to next generation lighting technologies to uncover new opportunities for energy savings. Currently, connected lighting comprises less than 1% of all luminaires in the United States, but the Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that it can provide up to one quad of energy savings by 2035. That’s equal to one-fifth the U.S. commercial sector energy use.
A new research study from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and DesignLights Consortium (DLC) details how Networked Lighting Control Systems both with and without LLLC (luminaire level lighting controls) can create truly smart buildings with enhanced flexibility and deliver significant energy savings. The 1-year study updates and expands upon previous 2017 research by evaluating nearly 200 systems in building types from educational facilities to warehouses, office buildings and more.
Luminaire level lighting control (LLLC) systems have made significant advancements in recent years as a lighting solution that integrates daylight harvesting and occupancy sensing controls into individual LED luminaires. Having a sensor in each luminaire simplifies installation and programming, providing versatility and expanded potential design solutions for new construction, existing building renewal, and lighting retrofits. A new study from NEEA and the University of Oregon shows have the potential for big energy savings and high quality of light – but without the big price tag.
About the Speaker:
For over 23 years Chris Wolgamott has worked in the utility business in the Pacific Northwest, as a program manager, energy efficiency engineer and product manager. Mr. Wolgamott is recognized as a subject matter expert for LLLC (Luminaire Level Lighting Controls). His work in the utility business has allowed him to gain vast knowledge on how incentive programs are developed and run. As the Senior Product Manager for Commercial and Residential Lighting with NEEA, Chris leads all emerging tech research on lighting products to support transformation of the commercial and residential lighting markets. He works extensively with lighting manufacturers on were the future of lighting and controls are headed.
We hope you’ll join us for this one hour of continuing education.