LEDucation, presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), will feature a series of lighting controls seminars as part of its overall line up of more than 30 education sessions.

The Lighting Controls Seminar lineup is as follows:

Mixed Signals: Animating Lighting with Different Protocols
Tuesday, March 13 | 9:00am-10:30am
Panel Discussion: Shaun Fillion, NYSID; Chuck Cameron, Stan Deutsch Associates; Jeff Hoenig, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design; and Ted Hayes, RAB Lighting
This discussion will compare mesh networks with traditional controls protocols like DMX and DALI, and will look at linear and non-linear dispersion of lighting cues and the effect this can have on an animated facade. A live demonstration will be displayed.

Bridging the Uncanny Valley - Enhancing the User Experience of Smart Lighting
Tuesday, March 13 | 9:30am-10:30am
Brent Protzman, Lutron
Learn how daylighting and electric lighting technologies must work in tandem to deliver a holistic approach to improving well-being, social connectivity, and enhancing productivity.

Challenges of Connected Lighting and Sensor Integration
Tuesday, March 13 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Panel Discussion: Kevin Martin, William Mills, and Justin Cathey, from Northern Illinois University
This presentation will discuss issues related to proper LED lighting measurement, sensor connectivity/interoperability and security and will include current research from the Building Energy Efficiency, Ergonomics and Management (BEEEAM) laboratory at Northern Illinois University (NIU).

What's So Smart About Smart Lighting Control Systems?
Tuesday, March 13 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Anne Cheney, Lighting Design Consultant
This session will review the components, organization, and standards for smart lighting control systems from a specifiers perspective (Lighting Designer, Electrical Engineer, Architect...).

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dimming LEDs
Wednesday, March 14 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Tom Shearer and Ethan Biery from Lutron
This presentation will explore the different options for dimming LEDs. Discussions will begin with explanations of common terms and metrics that are often used to discuss dimming LEDs, and followed by a few of the different analog and digital methods of dimming —how does each method work, what are the pros and cons, and what you need to know and consider when specifying a fixture.

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Lighting — Enabling Integrated, Automated Buildings
Wednesday, March 14 | 10:30am – 11:30am
Randy Jones, Engineering Manager, H.E. Williams, Inc.
This session will present how PoE lighting can be a fundamental platform for smart environments. Discussions will include, the relationship between Division 25 Integrated Automation and PoE Lighting, how a PoE lighting system is a scalable and adaptable building connectivity platform, the differences between full interoperability protocols and APIs and how each facilitates building system integration, and how the end-user can realize additional value propositions through data collection.

The Presidents Get Connected — A Smithsonian Case Study in Connected Lighting
Wednesday, March 14 | 11:00am – 12:30pm
Panel Discussion: Alexander Cooper, National Portrait Gallery The Smithsonian; Ken Kane, Lighting Services Inc; Ron Steen, Xicato
Do wireless, connected, IoT ready devices actually add value or do they create complexity? This presentation will describe a live case study in the implementation of Smart Lighting Technologies at one of the most prestigious institutions in the USA. The talk will touch on each of the technologies utilized, how they were integrated into light fixtures, how and where each of the devices were integrated into the space, problems encountered along the way and the actual outcome.

Applying Wireless Technologies in Smart Buildings
Wednesday, March 14 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Michael Lunn, Eaton
This HSW-certified course will explore how we use wireless controls to reduce energy waste, and how wireless controls can provide a stepping stone into the connected world of the Internet of Things.

LEDucation takes place March 13 – 14 at the NY Hilton Midtown. Show hours on March 13 are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on March 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required for the show as well as seminars via the LEDucation website.