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2014 DLC Stakeholder Meeting Agenda

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Monday, July 28, 2014 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Monday - July 28, 2014 (pre-conference workshops)

12:00–5:00 p.m. Registration opens (On-site registration available)
1:00–5:00 p.m.

Informal Sessions/Workshops:
(room may be limited; first come first serve)

CEU Courses:
Sponsored by Eaton's Cooper Lighting

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Efficiency Programs 101
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  • Kyle Hemmi, CleaResult
  • Liesel, Whitney-Schulte, WI Focus on Energy

SSL 101

  • Jack Curran, LED Transformations


2:30-3:30 p.m.

DLC 101
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  • Irina Rasputnis, NEEP
  • Fritzi Pieper, NEEP

Advanced SSL

  • Jack Curran, LED Transformations

The Language of LEDs and Color

  • Rebecca Hadley-Catter, Eaton's Cooper Lighting
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Advanced DLC
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  • Dave Ryan, D&R International

Future of SSL

  • Jack Curran, LED Transformations

Improving Energy Efficiency with Addressable Lighting Control Systems & DALI

  • Douglas Crumlich, Eaton's Cooper Lighting 
6:00 p.m. On Site “Happy Hours” Reception
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Tuesday - July 29, 2014

7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m.

Welcome To San Diego!

  • Susan Coakley, NEEP
  • John Massey, Eaton's Cooper Lighting
  • Brandi Turner, SDG&E
9:00–10:00 a.m.


  • Michael Siminovitch, California Lighting Technology Center, University of California, Davis
10:00–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

DLC Value to Manufacturers: The Benefit and the Burden
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DLC listing distinguishes LED luminaire manufacturers from competitors, and opens the door for utility program support. But testing and applying take time and money. Is it worth it? And can it be done better? Hear from the lighting community on DLC’s value.

  • Chris Cloutier, D&R International (moderator)
  • Mark Komanecky, Digital Lumens 
  • Chad Stalker, Phillips Lumileds
  • Bob Smith, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Commercial Lighting Efficiency Programs
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Utility programs are bound by mandated energy savings goals and by public funding limits. But they are ultimately responsible to their customers to assure quality and performance. LED lighting, paired with DLC tools and resources, serve both sides of the equation. Hear what utilities need from both the DLC and manufacturers, and what how we will evolve the technology grows and matures.

  • Irina Rasputnis, NEEP (moderator)
  • Brian Haines, SDG&E
  • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, WI Focus on Energy
  • Derek Kirchner, DTE
2:30-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

Structured Networking (By invitation only)

3:00–4:00 p.m.

The DLC Web Portal and Submission Process
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4:00-4:30 p.m.

DLC Lumen Maintenance Requirements: ISTMT and TM-21
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 What is Worst Case?
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4:30-5:00 p.m.

Common Application Pitfalls 
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Private Labeling Applications

6:00 p.m. Offsite Reception @ PETCO Park - Padres Hall of Fame
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Wednesday - July 30, 2014

7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00–9:15 a.m.

Restructuring the DLC Technical Requirements Table
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Should DLC add a ‘super DLC’ qualification at a performance level beyond the current minimum threshold? Will that push the market to higher levels? Will it distinguish the best players? Can this be done without causing confusion? Hear where DLC stands and share your opinions.

  • Dave Ryan , D&R International (moderator)
  • Irina Rasputnis, NEEP
  • Dan Mellinger, Efficiency Vermont
  • Cristian Suvagau, BC Hydro
9:30–10:45 a.m.

DLC Product Verification Testing 
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How do we protect the integrity of a list of over forty thousand luminaires? Let’s talk about a program to verify product performance. Hear what DLC has learned about other verification programs and help us understand what we can do to protect the QPL.

  • Jenna Winer, D&R International (moderator)
  • Kyle Hemmi, CleaResult
  • Michael Doucette, UI
  • Ruth Taylor, PNNL
  • Irina Rasputnis, NEEP
10:45–11:15 a.m. Break
11:15–12:15 p.m.

Dimming and Beyond: Opportunities and Challenges of Reporting Product Features
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DLC receives requests to report product features beyond the performance metrics in the Technical Requirements such as dimming capability, safety certification, commercial availability, and IP rating. Reporting product features can add value for manufacturers and members, but also presents challenges for verifying performance. Hear about lessons learned from the approach to reporting dimming capability, and potential approaches to other features that may be of interest in the future.

  • Nicholas Case, D&R International (moderator)
  • Chris Corcoran, PG&E
  • Levin Noch, Aerotek/BPA
  • Michael Poplawski, PNNL
12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–3:15 p.m. Breakout Session:  Structured Networking (by invitation only)
1:15–2:15 p.m.

DLC Logo Guidelines and Violation Rules

2:15 –3:15 p.m. Technical Breakout Sessions: Structured Networking (by invitation only)
2:15-2:45 p.m.
DLC Lumen Maintenance Requirements: ISTMT and TM-21 What is Worst Case?
2:45-3:15 p.m.
Common Application Pitfalls  Private Labeling Applications
3:15–3:30 p.m. Break
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Future of Lighting and the DLC
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As the lighting industry evolves, NEEP is investigating options to keep the DLC current and relevant. Hear about the course of commercial lighting and energy efficiency opportunities from multiple perspectives.

  • Jon Linn, NEEP
  • Mark Lien, Director, Osram Sylvania
  • Robert Karlicek, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
4:30 p.m. Wrap and Adjourn 
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Thursday - July 31, 2014    (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
View the 2013 DLC Stakeholder Meeting Agenda.



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The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a project of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), a regional non-profit founded in 1996 whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. The DLC promotes quality, performance and energy efficient commercial sector lighting solutions through collaboration among its federal, regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency program members; luminaire manufacturers; lighting designers and other industry stakeholders throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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