Networked Lighting Controls for Installers
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
38 slots available
Training Overview:

Networked Lighting Controls (NLCs) 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 NLC usage in more buildings than ever before. Through this course, participants will be equipped to explain to their customers the features and benefits that NLC 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 but not limited to:
• Understanding the lighting design needs of building owners, managers, and occupants and translating that to functional specification of lighting controls
• Comparing and contrasting the varying types of NLCs by complexity, wiring methods, and application with design goals
• Design Commissioning (and re-commissioning) an example NLCs in minutes with nothing more than your smartphone or tablet

Who Should Attend:

Building Owners, Managers, Consultants, EVERSOURCE Engineers, NGRID Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Utlity Vendors, and all those interested in NLC.


8:00-8:30 am 0.50 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
8:30-9:00 am 0.50 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
9:00-9:45 am 0.75 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
9:45-10:00 am 0.25 4. Application Guidance
a. How to find and search the DLC QPL for NLC systems and functions
b. General criteria for choosing among NLC
c. How to think about payback on an NLC project
10:00-10:15 am 0.25 Break
10:15-11:30 am 1.25 5. Networked Lighting Controls application examples
a. Floor plan and project estimation implications of varying networked control systems, including
i. Simplified, wireless, LLLC sensors
ii. Simplified, wired, standalone sensors
iii. Comprehensive, wireless, LLLC sensors
iv. Comprehensive, wired, standalone sensors
b. Labor, termination count, and wiring feet required for each NLC type in a reference
11:30 am-Noon 0.50 6. Application Workshop
a. Floor plans and customer-intent descriptions for five different situations, from
b. new-build Class A office space to retrofit of cold-storage
c. Discussion prompts based on these situations
Noon-12:30 pm 0.50 Lunch break
12:30-3:30 pm 3.00 7. Hands-on workshop
a. Identifying components of the NLC
b. Commissioning NLC components
c. Adjusting NLC settings via software
d. Observe and consider NLC interactions with emergency lighting provisions
e. Reset NLC components back to factory default mode
3:30-5:00 pm 1.00 8. Q/A

Tools & References:

All materials will be available in class.

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

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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