CEDIA is aiming to “illuminate” the industry about the “glowing” opportunities in the lighting category with a slate of courses at CEDIA Expo in Dallas. The lighting sessions all take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, starting on Wednesday, September 28, which is the day before the trade show floor opens, and continuing into Friday, September 30.
Topics broadly cover control options, human-centric lighting, sales techniques, LED lighting technology, and how to create lighting plans/designs. To sign up for these courses, register for the show and select either an all-access pass or individual sessions.
Wednesday, September 28
The Future of Lighting Is Low Voltage, Tunable, Dimmable, and Controllable
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Room D 174
Mike Teolis, president of Colorbeam Lighting, will review why a single Cat 6 network cable replaces a 130-year-old line voltage infrastructure. The session will also review connectivity and connectors between infrastructure and luminaires in low voltage lighting, and the value of tunability in overcoming the impact of changes throughout the construction cycle. Attendees will learn about the transition to low-voltage lighting in the industry and the reasons why low-voltage lighting is the future. Attendees will learn about the infrastructure that powers and controls luminaires over a single Cat 6 network cable, as well as understand the key value propositions to specifiers and end users such as tunability, RGBW lighting, circadian rhythm/ wellness lighting applications, and flicker-free dimming technology.
Thursday, September 29
Understanding, Selling & Implementing Human-Centric Lighting
10:00 am to 11:30 am, Room D 163
Andy Bull, Director of Design, Lead Speaker, Lighting Audio Video Projects, will offer a review of the latest science behind Human Centric Lighting -Learn how to sell and implement it into projects. The products and tools to deliver Human Centric Lighting are now a mature technology in the CI industry. Bull takes a look at where the CI industry is with Human Centric Lighting and where it can go in the future.
The Future of Lighting Design
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Room D 171
Noted lighting designer David Warfel of Light Can Help You will be sizing up the opportunity in lighting fixtures, exploring the future of controls architecture, and catching up on the science, technologies, and techniques that will change the way customers live and work – and even change the very nature of the integration industry. For example, can you imagine a future when dimmers are relics, 3000°K LEDs are only found in parking garages, and the entire wiring infrastructure for lighting has changed? Lighting design is a rapidly evolving field and each of those claims could be true today, but traditions and fear are holding us back. So what will the future bring?
The Business of Selling Lighting and Lighting Systems
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Room D 174
This panel discussion includes Steve Burke, CEO and Founder, Texadia Systems; Ken Erdmann, Director of Technical Education Programs, CEDIA; Mike Libman, DMF Lighting Systems; and Andy Bull, Director of Design, Lighting Audio Video Projects. Attendees will understand the value and profitability of adding lighting system design and installation to the company offerings as these industry-leading lighting experts share their experience concerning the value of integrators adding lighting to their offerings and how to work with specifiers, manufacturers, and associated trades to sell, design and manage lighting systems.
Friday, September 30
Specifying the Proper Luminaire-Creating a 3-Dimensional Illumination Plan
10:00 am to 11:30 am, Room D 170
Ken Erdmann, Director of Technical Education Programs at CEDIA, will review how lighting can set the mood in an occupancy. Proper illumination renders colors, reveals textures, and enhances architectural details. Selecting the correct luminaires is much more than just installing a bunch of light fixtures, the light must enhance the look and feel of the space.
The session will review how the intended use of the space must be considered when specifying the light sources that will be tailored to the space. Erdmann will list the common specifications of the many different types of luminaires, and he will cover the definitions of commonly used terms that define those specifications. He will discuss luminaire types and how they can be selected to meet the needs of the space. Control of these luminaires is important to the success of any illumination plan, we will look at features like tunable white, dimming, and scene setting.
Finally, and very importantly, Erdmann will look at the role of the integrator in specifying luminaires and the implementation of a lighting plan. This will include a discussion concerning the potential pitfalls and challenges of adding lighting design to dealers’ offerings. He will also discuss the resources available and how the integrator might work with a professional lighting designer.
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