Advanced Lighting Controls Systems
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
1 slot available
Training Overview:

Advanced Lighting Controls Systems (ALCS) are not what they used to be.  Manufacturers have invested in making lighting controls easy to install and commission.  New features like Luminaire Level Lighting Control (LLLC) and re-imagined software interfaces are encouraging ALCS usage in more buildings than ever before.  Through this course, participants will be equipped to explain to their customers the features and benefits that ALCS offer and how to configure them to maximize the benefit for any given situation. 

Event Benefits:

After completing this class, you will have experience in

  • Understanding the lighting needs of building owners, managers, and occupants and translating that to functional specification of lighting controls
  • Comparing and contrasting the varying types of ALCS by complexity, wiring methods, and application
  • Commissioning (and re-commissioning) an example ALCS in minutes with nothing more than your smartphone or tablet
Who Should Attend:

Managers, Consultants, EVERSOURCE Engineers, NGRID Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Utlity Vendors,  and all those interested in Advanced Lighting Systems.

1.   Introduction                  
  a.   Learning objectives              
  b.   Review of lighting controls’ prevalence          
  c.    Historic barriers to adoption            
  d.   How the industry has adapted to these barriers          
    i.    Integrated sensors and controllers          
    ii.    Wireless communication            
    iii.    Improved user interfaces            
    iv.    Integrated power metering          
  e.   How the utilities are addressing the "project cost" barrier        
    i.   Mass Save Energy Efficiency: Review of incentives      
    ii.  Mass Save Energy Efficiency: Trainings        
2.   Control Strategies                
  a.   Time scheduling                
  b.   High-end-trim                
  c.    Daylight harvesting              
  d.   Occupancy / vacancy sensing            
  e.   Personal control                
  f.     Demand response              
  g.   The accumulated effects of combining control strategies        
3.   Types of Lighting Controls and their Pros/Cons            
  a.   Stand-alone controls              
  b.   Low-voltage relay panel systems            
  c.    Stand-alone fixture-integrated sensors          
  d.   Room-based controllers              
  e.   Simplified networked systems            
  f.     Comprehensive networked systems            
4.   Networked Lighting Controls              
  a.   Floor plan and project estimation implications of varying networked control systems, including
    i.    Simplified networked, wireless, fixture-integrated sensors    
    ii.    Simplified networked, wireless, fixture-integrated sensors and BACnet connection
    iii.    Simplified networked, wired, zone-based sensors      
    iv.    Comprehensive networked, local server, wireless, fixture-integrated sensors  
    v.    Comprehensive networked, cloud-based server, wireless, integrated sensors  
    vi.    Comprehensive networked, local server, wired, zone-based sensors  
    vii.    Comprehensive networked, local server, wired, zone-based sensors with DALI bridges
  b.   Labor, termination count, and wiring feet required for each ALCS type in a reference design
5.   Application Guidance                
  a.   How to find and search the DLC QPL            
  b.   General criteria for choosing among ALCS          
6.   Application Workshop                
  a.   Floor plans and customer-intent descriptions for five different situations, from new-build Class A office space to retrofit of cold-storage      
  b.   Discussion prompts based on these situations          
Lunch break                  
7.   Hands-on workshop                
  a.   Identifying components of the ALCS            
  b.   Commissioning ALCS components            
  c.   Adjusting ALCS settings via software            
  d.   Observe and consider ALCS interactions with emergency lighting provisions    
  e.   Reset ALCS components back to factory default mode        
Tools & References:

All materiales will be available in class.

Steven Mesh, LC, IESNA
Workshop Cost:
Registration Details:

Payment by credit card online or by check at door.

Checks will be accepted at the door.
Make checks payable to: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts Department of Mach. & Ind. Engineering
160 Governors Dr. Amherst, MA 01003-9265
Attn. Alberto Morales

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