Recent years have seen an explosion in both the number and complexity of lighting controls applications. With new products and control methodologies entering the market at an increasing rate, and the emergence of more stringent energy codes, it can be a challenge to keep up to date. Coupled with the rapid adoption of LED lighting and converged solutions, the result is a complete shift in the way lighting projects are implemented. This session will walk through the evolving state of lighting controls, defining the current state and providing some insight into what is still to come. Whether for a single room or a multi-building campus, the topics discussed will cover a wide range of options and present them in an accessible way for all levels of experience in lighting controls.
Presenter: Derek Zwiep
Derek has spent his entire career focused exclusively on lighting controls products and applications. As one of the early members of the team at Fifth Light Technology, he contributed to the success of this pioneering digital, web-based lighting controls company. Two acquisitions later, he is now the Controls Specialist for Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Business in the Greater Toronto Area, representing the largest controls product offering by any single manufacturer. Derek holds degrees in engineering and global development from Queen’s University.