Registration is now open for the DesignLights Consortium’s (DLC) two-day Controls Summit in September. Convening in Detroit, “Unlocking the Potential of Networked Lighting Controls” is an opportunity for utility executives, energy efficiency specialists, lighting controls manufacturers and installers, decarbonization advocates, and other industry professionals to collaborate on ways to break down market barriers and speed wider adoption of networked lighting controls (NLC).
The Summit will take place from Tuesday, September 26, through Wednesday, September 27, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Register for the Summit here, and make hotel reservations here. (Please note that an Early Bird rate is available through September 5. In addition, since space is limited, registration is restricted to no more than two attendees per company or organization.)
Although research shows that NLCs can increase energy savings of commercial lighting projects by an average 49 percent beyond LED savings alone, various challenges have kept market penetration of NLCs at less than one percent. The DLC Controls Summit will gather professionals who design, promote, install, and incentivize lighting controls for networking, education and collaboration on ways to get NLCs into more commercial buildings of all sizes. See the full meeting agenda here.
“Hurdles to greater NLC adoption include lack of education and sales training, inadequate incentives and low device interoperability,” DLC Executive Director and CEO Christina Halfpenny said. “The DLC looks forward to joining a variety of lighting and efficiency stakeholders in Detroit this fall to tackle these issues together.”
Pointing out connected lighting’s potential for enabling greater savings, demand controls, and a grid-enabled future, the DLC encourages a wide range of industry stakeholders to attend the Summit, including:
- DLC members;
- Utility energy efficiency program staff and efficiency program implementers;
- Lighting controls manufacturers and representatives;
- Lighting controls installers and other trade allies; and
- Decarbonization advocates.
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