2016 DLC Stakeholder Meeting Agenda

The agenda is subject to change.


Monday, August 1, 2016 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Monday - August 1, 2016 (pre-conference workshops)

12:00–5:00 p.m. Registration opens (On-site registration available)
  Informal Sessions Workshops CEU Courses
1:00-2:00 p.m.

The Role of The DLC 
[ Download]

  • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC
  • Kyle Hemmi, CLEAResult

Too Much of a Good Thing - Why More Lumens Are Not Always Better [ Download]

  • Jim Benya, Benya Burnett Consultancy

Specifying a Networked Lighting Control System [ Download]

  • Shayna Bramley, RAB Lighting
2:00-2:30 p.m. Break  Break  Break
2:30-3:30 p.m.

DLC Networked Lighting Controls [ Download]

  • Gabe Arnold, DLC

Measuring Flicker [ Download]

  • Jim Gaines, Philips

Indoor Positioning with IoT [ Download]

  • Mark Hand, Acuity Brands
3:30-4:30 p.m.

DLC Solid-State Lighting QPL [ Download]

  • ​Irina Rasputnis, DLC
  • ​Jenna Winer, D+R International

Understanding TM-30

  • Michael Royer, PNNL

The Value of Color Tuning [ Download]

  • Jeff Shuster, Eaton
6:00-8:00 p.m.

On Site Happy Hour Reception, sponsored by:    


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Tuesday - August 2, 2016

7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by  
8:00–8:30 a.m. Welcome To Denver, CO! [ Download]
  • Christina Halfpenny, DLC Director
  • Priya Burkett, Xcel Energy
  • Imran Ahmad, Eaton
8:30–9:15 a.m. Keynote [ Download]
  • Dr. Chuck Kutscher, NREL
9:15–10:15 a.m. Industry Collaboration and Market Opportunities [ Download]
Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, more can be achieved through collaboration between energy efficiency and lighting communities than each can accomplish on their own. In this session, new perspectives from within the lighting supply chain will be shared to help inform program designs. A manufacturer’s rep agency, a national distributor, and a national lighting maintenance organization will identify innovative ideas for stronger partnerships and discuss the impacts of changes in technology and DLC specifications.
  • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC (moderator)
  • Jason Solis, The Lighting Agency
  • Randy Breske, NALMCO
  • Evan Kirk, Graybar
10:15- 10:45 a.m. Break sponsored by: 
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. DC/PoE Lighting Systems [ Download]

DC- and PoE-based lighting systems hold huge promise for the future with the potential for high-bandwidth data transmission, enhanced interoperability, integration with DC grids, and reduced installation costs. Yet DLC and Member energy efficiency programs currently do not support or qualify DC- or PoE-based luminaires. Why not? This session will provide an overview of DC- and PoE-based technology and the system efficiency concerns of DLC and their Members, and set the stage for discussions about how DLC and Member programs may support this technology going forward.  

  • Nicholas Case, D+R International (moderator)
  • Tom Herbst, Cisco
  • Chris Andrews, Eaton
  • Paul Savage, EMerge Alliance
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m. Strategic Development of SSL and Networked Lighting Controls Specifications [ Download]

DLC’s specs and technical requirements are designed to accelerate market adoption of energy efficient lighting technologies. With the rapid advances in technology, program strategy, and market acceptance of products, both Member and industry needs from the DLC are evolving. Hear DLC Members from across North America discuss the impact of recent DLC specs on their programs and offer their perspectives on the future direction of the SSL and Networked Lighting Controls QPLs.

  • Irina Rasputnis and Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderators)
  • Jackie Ducharme, Xcel Energy
  • Rishi Sondhi, Eversource
  • Chris Wolgamott, NEEA
2:30-3:00 p.m. Break sponsored by:  


3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions Structured Networking
    (By invitation only) Learn more.
3:00-4:00 p.m. Using DLC Logos to Get the Most Out of Your Qualified Products [ Download]    
4:00-4:30 p.m. Solid-State Lighting: Family Grouping - What is Worst Case? [ Download] Solid-State Lighting: Updating Products [ Download]  
4:30-5:00 p.m. Solid-State Lighting: QPL Supporting Documentation [ Download] Networked Lighting Controls - QPL Application Process [ Download]  
6:00 p.m.

Offsite Reception @ Denver Aquarium, sponsored by:     


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Wednesday - August 3, 2016

7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00–8:30 a.m. State of the DLC [ Download]
  • Christina Halfpenny, DLC Director
8:30–10:00 a.m. New Service-Based Business Models of Lighting [ Download]

The convergence of LEDs, networking, and IoT has created new opportunities to change the way lighting is sold, financed, managed, and used. New business models and new partnerships have emerged to leverage these new opportunities. From lighting-as-a-service, to new financing and ownership models and new partnerships with the IT industry, innovative companies are paving the way to a new lighting future. This diverse panel of experts and innovators will shed light on these exciting new opportunities.

  • Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderator)
  • Ben Freas, Navigant
  • Virginia Hewitt, Sparkfund
  • Benjamin Buchanan, Daintree Networks
10:00–10:30 a.m. Break sponsored by  
10:30–12:00 p.m. Discussion Sessions 

This format of conversation is a continuation of the DLC Strategic Development Panel and will be held in facilitated medium-sized groups. Attendees will be able to choose among the following topics:

  • SSL Category & PUD Development: Current Drafts for Comment and Future Evolution of Technical Requirements [ Download]
  • SSL Policy Development: White Color Tuning
  • DC & PoE Lighting [ Download]
  • Allowances For Unique Applications [ Download]
  • Networked Lighting Controls Spec Development: 2017 [ Download]

Download full Discussion Session topic descriptions.

12:00–12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions Structured Networking
    (by invitation only) Learn more.
1:00-2:00 p.m. Transition to Technical Requirements Table V4.0 [ Download]  
2:00–2:30 p.m. Solid-State Lighting: Family Grouping - What is Worst Case? [ Download] Solid-State Lighting: Updating Products [ Download]  
2:30 –3:00 p.m. Solid-State Lighting: QPL Supporting Documentation [ Download] Networked LIghting Controls: QPL Application Process [ Download]


3:00-3:30 p.m.   Break   
3:30–4:45 p.m. The Future of Lighting [ Download]

In a series of short, engaging talks, this panel explores the future of lighting as new technologies expand value propositions and opportunities to save energy. Luminaires will deliver glare-free light more efficiently. Networked Lighting Controls will optimize light delivery for human health and productivity. Data services will support asset tracking, interior wayfinding, space utilization, and energy performance monitoring. Enterprise solutions will support integration across platforms and applications. Attend this panel for expert perspectives on the major opportunities and challenges likely to transform the industry in the coming years.

  • Levin Nock, DLC (moderator)
  • Karyn Gayle, Acuity Brands
  • Kelly Sanders, Next Associates
  • Eric Bretschneider, QuarkStar, Inc.
  • Joe Costello, Enlighted
4:45 p.m. Wrap and Adjourn 
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Thursday - August 4, 2016    (DLC Members Only)

7:30–8:00 a.m. Breakfast/Opening Remarks
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. DLC Member Meeting
12:00 p.m. DLC Member Meeting Ends

DLC Members are regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency programs throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Structured Networking

Structured Networking offers a unique opportunity for your business to meet with DLC member programs. The goal is to increase understanding between individual manufacturers and utility and energy efficiency programs, in order to maximize the value of incentive programs as well as leverage market opportunities. Participation in the small group meetings is open to all attending manufacturers, but it not guaranteed as space is limited. Conference sponsors receive preference in the selection process. In order to be eligible for selection in Structured Networking, manufacturers must register by 12pm EST June 15th, 2016. 



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About DLC

The DesignLights Consortium™ (DLC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of high– performing commercial lighting solutions. The DLC promotes high–quality, energy–efficient lighting products in collaboration with utilities and energy efficiency program members, manufacturers, lighting designers, and federal, state, and local entities. Through these partnerships, the DLC establishes product quality specifications, facilitates thought leadership, and provides information, education, tools and technical expertise.



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