Lighting Control: To Infinity and Beyond Presented by IES Toronto

January 11, 2024

lighting control: to infinity and beyond
Despite the growth and improvements of lighting controls, designers and contractors frequently associate them with necessary evils, and do the bare minimum to meet code. Why? Because they can be expensive, complicated to design, install, and program if done incorrectly.

During this presentation we will discuss the latest in lighting controls, from Networked lighting Controls (NLC) to Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC). We will learn how lighting controls today do more than just turn lights off, how non-energy benefits or business benefits can be the thing that makes the ROI on a project I will share quantifiable and easy to implement methods to simplify and cost-effectively deploy the latest lighting controls. We will discuss case studies on lighting projects that have been installed and we will go over the learnings from those case studies.

Learning Objectives:

1. Utilize simple strategies to implement successful lighting control projects
2. Learn how to determine the appropriate lighting controls system
3. Implement simplistic design approaches following the LLLC model
4. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of wireless controls (Bluetooth, WiFi, Dali etc)
5. Implement strategies that will help save time and money on programing

This course will qualify 1.5 CEU.

About the Presenter

Chris Wolgamott CEM, CDSM

For over 25 years Chris Wolgamott has worked in the utility business in the Pacific Northwest, as a program manager, energy efficiency engineer and product manager. Mr. Wolgamott is recognized as a subject matter expert (SME) for LLLC (Luminaire Level Lighting Controls). He works extensively with lighting manufacturers on were the future of lighting and controls are headed. His work in the utility business has allowed him to gain vast knowledge on how incentive programs are developed and run.

As the Senior Product Manager for Commercial, Residential Lighting and Commercial HVAC including Efficient Rooftop Units (eRTU) and Very High Efficient DOAs (VHE DOAs) with NEEA, Chris works with manufacturers on increasing the efficiency of lighting, lighting controls and commercial HVAC units and controls. Chris leads all emerging tech research on lighting products to support transformation of the commercial and residential lighting markets, as well as emerging tech research for all aspects of commercial HVAC.

Chris started his energy efficiency career at NW Natural Gas Co. working with residential and commercial customers to find ways to more efficiently use natural gas. After 6 years in the natural gas industry he decided to fuel switch and went to work for Eugene Water & Electric Board, a local public utility.

Chris worked with the commercial energy efficiency department to promote electric conservation. It was during this time that he found his passion for lighting. 7 years later he moved to Portland OR to work as a contractor for Bonneville Power Administration. During his 3 years at BPA Chris was the commercial lighting energy efficiency engineer for the Energy Efficiency department. His time as the lighting engineer was spent working with the utilities of the Northwest to promote high quality and efficient lighting.

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