NGLS Competition Webinar: What Have We Learned So Far?
February 13, 2018
The Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) competition kicked off last year, and indoor competitions 1 and 2 are already in full swing. A total of 12 different connected lighting systems marketed as being easy to install and configure have been installed in a “living lab” at The New School, Parsons School of Design, where they’ll undergo extensive evaluations over a two-year period. Seven of these (competition 1) are LED luminaire systems, and five (competition 2) are LED troffer conversion (retrofit) kits with luminaire-integrated sensors and controls.
On Tuesday, February 13, DOE will host a webinar to share lessons learned to date from NGLS competitions 1 and 2. You’ll get an inside look at the challenges encountered in the installation and configuration of these lighting systems in working classrooms. How did specifier, manufacturer, and installer preconceptions create delays? How did issues related to user interfaces and conflicting control strategies cause confusion? And what can we learn from feedback from lighting experts and users in the classrooms?
Presented by Ruth Taylor of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the webinar will be held on February 13 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST, and will include a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute live Q&A session.