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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)
1:00–5:00 p.m. Informal Sessions  Workshops  CEU Courses
1:00-2:00 p.m. The Role of The DLC
  • Fritzi Pieper, DLC
  • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC
Too Much of a Good Thing - Why More Lumens Are Not Always Better
  • Jim Benya, Benya Burnett Consultancy


2:00-2:30 p.m. Break  Break  Break
2:30-3:30 p.m. DLC Solid State Lighting QPL
  • Irina Rasputnis, DLC
  • Jenna Winer, D+R International
Measuring Flicker
  • Jim Gaines, Philips
3:30-4:30 p.m. DLC Networked Lighting Controls
  • Gabe Arnold, DLC
Understanding TM-30
  • Michael Royer, PNNL
6:00-8:00 p.m. On Site “Happy Hours” 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!
  • Christina Halfpenny, DLC Director
  • TBD, Xcel Energy
  • John Massey, Eaton
8:30–9:15 a.m. Keynote 
  • Dr. Chuck Kutscher, NREL
9:15–10:15 a.m. Industry Collaboration and Market Opportunities

Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, more can be achieved through collaboration among communities in the energy efficiency and lighting markets than they can accomplish on their own. There is especially great potential for new stakeholders within the supply chain to provide their perspective and help inform program designs. In this session, a manufacturer rep agency, a national distributor, and a national lighting maintenance organization will have a meeting of the minds to identify innovative ideas for stronger partnerships and discuss the impacts of changes in technology and DLC specifications.

  • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC (moderator)
  • Carlos Alonso-Niemeyer, Reflex Lighting
  • 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

DC and PoE based lighting systems hold tremendous 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 lighting technology, the system efficiency concerns of DLC and their Members, and set the stage for ensuing discussions about how DLC and Member energy efficiency programs may support this technology going forward.  

  • Nicholas Case, D+R International (moderator)
  • Adam Klein, Philips
  • Tom Herbst, Cisco
  • TBA, Nextek/EMerge
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch
1-2:30 p.m. Strategic Development of SSL and Networked Lighting Controls Specifications

Ever wonder what goes into creating and revising DLC specifications to keep pace with technology? This session will provide a deep dive into the considerations that go into defining specifications for DLC's SSL QPL and brand new Networked Lighting Controls QPL. Hear from DLC members on the impact of V4.0 on their programs and how they and other stakeholder will use new DLC resources to accelerate the adoption of Networked Lighting Control Systems.


  • Irina Rasputnis and Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderators)
  • Jackie Ducharme, Xcel Energy
  • TBA
  • TBA
2:30-3 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. The DLC Brand: Use of Logos & Trademarks    
4:00-4:30 p.m.
Family Grouping - What is worst case? Updating Products
4:30-5:00 p.m.
Supporting Documentation TBA
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
  • Christina Halfpenny, DLC
8:30–10:00 a.m. New Partnerships and Business Models of Lighting

The convergence of LEDs, networking, and data 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
  • TBA
10:00–10:30 a.m. Break sponsored by  
10:30–12:00 p.m. Discussion Sessions 

This new format of conversation is a continuation of the DLC policy development discussions and will be held in facilitated medium-sized groups. Attendees will be able to choose between the following topics:

  • SSL Spec Development: Hazardous Environment Lighting & Higher Lumen Output
  • SSL Policy Development: Color-Tuning
  • DC & POE Lighting
  • Allowances For Unique Applications
  • Controls Spec Development: 2017
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  
2:00–2:30 p.m.
Family Grouping - What is worst case? Updating Products
2:30 –3:00 p.m.
Supporting Documentation TBA


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

From Edison bulbs to smart bulbs, the lighting industry has seen it all over the last decade. Or has it? In the format of short TED talks, this panel explores the future of lighting through data collection over networks, impacts of lighting on human health, flexible photometric control unconstrained by luminaire shapes, and ubiquitous integrated controls that are “as easy as screwing in a lightbulb.” What can we expect in the future?

  • Levin Nock, DLC (moderator)
  • Karyn Gayle, Acuity
  • Kelly Sanders, Next Associates
  • Louis Lerman, Quarkstar
  • TBA
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. 




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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