Speakers Forum Discussion

 

Mr. Mark Halper
Freelance Journalist, Author, Broadcaster, Speaker

 

 
Moderator Forum Discussion
Day 2   08:450-12:45

Business, energy and technology journalist Mark Halper has long spotted emerging forces that transform industries. An early prognosticator of the Internet's intrusion into telecommunications and media, Mark sees the same seismic shift now shaking the lighting world. He wonders how long before the likes of Google own the industry. Mark writes about everything from media moguls to subatomic particles, with a flair for identifying inertia swings and the maverick individuals that make them happen. His incisive stories have appeared in TIME, Fortune, the Financial Times, The Guardian, the New York Times, CBS, Wired, The Hollywood Reporter and many other leading publications. Mark was one of the first journalists to write that Google and Apple would become car companies, having first predicted it years ago. He has pioneered coverage of alternative, superior forms of nuclear power such as those that China is developing, a subject on which he has spoken for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He has written about manufacturing, antimatter, quantum computing, landmines, surfing, medicine, patents, venture capital, you name it. Mark has reported from around the world in too many places to list here but including London, New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, Warsaw, Prague, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Cairo, Cannes, a frozen lake in Lapland and a dusty pistachio farm in the middle of nowhere. His prescient articles on the lighting industry have appeared regularly in LEDs Magazine and Lux Review. He is an American living near Bristol, England. California apparently wasn't sunny enough for his English wife.

 

Mr. Jeroen Rijswijk
GM Head of Digital Systems EMEA, Global Product Director LMS
Osram GmbH.

 

 
Forum Discussion
Day 2   08:450-12:45

 

 

Mr. Stefan von Terzi
Marketing Director Zumtobel Group

 

 
Forum Discussion
Day 2   08:450-12:45

Stefan von Terzi, has been responsible for the marketing of the premium brand Zumtobel and the Zumtobel Group, one of the world’s leading providers of professional interior and outdoor lighting, since May 2011.
He recently got appointed Vice President Atelier of Light taking care of the Zumtobel Group B2C business. Prior to that he was the marketing director for Steelcase Werndl AG for several years. Following his studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, he began his professional career as a manager in the field of brand diversification for Philip Morris/IDE.

 

 

Mr. Dominiek Plancke
EVP, CEO Professional, Philips Lighting BV

 

 
Forum Discussion
Day 2   08:450-12:45

Dominiek Plancke is responsible for Philips Lighting’s global professional lighting business including luminaires, systems and services.

Prior to this role, Dominiek was appointed in 2009 CEO of the BG Automotive. Over a period of 6 years he successfully steered the business during the global crisis and industry transformation to LED, putting it on a solid profitable growth trajectory. His other global leadership roles include management of Philips’ High Intensity Discharge lamps portfolio, and overseeing Philips Lighting’s international key accounts.

Dominiek’s 26 years of experience in lighting has also included responsibility for commercial operations at both a regional and market level, as well as R&D and industrial management.

 

 

Mr. Carmelo Papa
Managing Director, STMicroelectronics Srl

 

 
Forum Discussion
Day 2   08:450-12:45

Carmelo Papa is President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as General Manager of STMicroelectronics s.r.l., the Group’s Italian subsidiary, and has held this role since April 2016.

Papa started his professional career with International Computers Limited. He joined SGS Microelettronica, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1983, and three years later was promoted to Director of Product Marketing and Customer Service for Transistors and Standard ICs. In 2000, Papa was appointed Corporate Vice President, responsible for ST’s sales and marketing in Emerging Markets. In 2005, he was chosen to lead the Micro, Power and Analog Group and his mandate was expanded in 2007 as head of the Industrial & Multisegment Sector. In January 2012, Papa was appointed General Manager of ST’s Industrial & Power Group.

Papa is currently serving his second term as Chairman of the European Platform on Smart Systems, an industry-driven initiative focused on innovation in nanotechnologies and smart systems integration.

Carmelo Papa was born in Castiglione di Sicilia, Italy, in 1949, and graduated with a degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Catania.

 

 

Mr. Steve Corkin
Chief Innovation Officer Smart Cities and buildings London, City of London, Senzo IT

 

 
Forum Discussion
Day 2   08:450-12:45

Born in Belfast and raised in Durban, Steve has diversified experience of living and working in Africa, Europe and USA, mainly serving the technology and telecoms sectors. He has also been involved with self-starter companies from IT incubators, construction and a side passion of his - Sports, Health & Fitness for which he earned achievement awards for introducing healthier ways of working in the public sector.

He has held pinnacle roles in major events such as Nelson Mandela’s Presidential inauguration ceremony; 1995 Rugby World Cup; Cape Town’s Olympic bid 2004, and in 1996 hosted Hillary Clinton and Al Gore at a banquet in Dar-es-Salaam for US companies operating and investing in the East African region.

Over the past 5 years, Steve has been focusing on workspace innovation and technologies, providing consultancy expertise on workplace transformation for the digital age, as well as the influence and adoption of “The Internet of Things” into our living and working environments. He has also been appointed by Senzo IT, a Finnish based sensor technology solutions company, to manage new business growth across the UK And Ireland markets.

 

 

Dr. Silvia Mioc
Director of Industrial Collaboration and Innovation
Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States

 

 
Forum Discussion
Day 2   08:450-12:45

Dr. Silvia Mioc is the Director of Industrial Collaboration and Innovation at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In this role, she drives strategic partnerships to establish the ERC as the longer-term research arm of industry, commercialize ERC technologies, as well and develop an entrepreneurial mindset in students. 

Her professional experience spans displays, medical devices and optical technologies, in settings ranging from academia and national labs to startups, large companies and non-profits. Prior to RPI, she spent three years at Corning, Inc., as a Business Development Manager in the Display Future's Emerging Markets and Technologies group. There, she was a key player in bringing the understanding of the latest developments in the display industry to the corporation, in order to feed and support early R&D projects in the pipeline. The previous eight years were spent in the medical devices industry in both technical and business development roles. She worked in Colorado for the pulse oximetry division of Datex-Ohmeda, a Finnish company that became part of GE Healthcare in 2003. In addition, she has been involved in working with state, local and regulatory agencies, and has lobbied federal legislators for sustained increased funding for R&D and Math and Science Education. She speaks 5 languages, and has done business in Europe and Asia. She has received her PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

 

 

Speakers Business & Application sessions

 

Mr. Kari Kananen
Valopaa Ltd, Finland

 

 
Intelligent lighting management with cloud service and local sensor control
Day 1   13:00-13:30

Intelligent lighting management with cloud service and local sensor control

Valopaa develops and sells iLUMNET intelligent lighting control products and services providing energy efficiency and effectiveness for industry, commerce and outdoor lighting solutions. iLUMNET is an IoT based lighting management system where each luminaire, sensor and device has own IP address with central control in cloud service.
iLUMNET system intelligence is distributed meaning that all system management is centralized in cloud service and all lighting control is done locally. Central cloud based management provides efficient lighting management and connectivity to internet for Smart City and Sensor applications. Sensors also report collected data to the cloud in addition to controlling the local lighting. Intelligent sensors are controlling luminaires directly, so response is always instantaneous. Sensors are configured and its parameters are managed through cloud service for flexibility and ease of use.
Presentation will discuss the intelligent cloud based system with intelligent local sensors, its advantages and future potential in Smart Lighting solutions. Examples of practical intelligent lighting applications benefitting the sensor solutions are presented. Presentation explores ways to provide new services with intelligent lighting control and sensors, also for other Smart City applications than lighting.

 

Mr. Alan Sarkisian
Senior Software Engineer, Osram Sylvania, Germany.

 

 
OmniPoint - A Wireless, Array-Based LED Lighting Solution
Day 1   13:30-14:00

Alan Sarkisian is a Software Engineer in the Corporate Innovations – Advanced Technology – Applications & Solutions (CI AT APP) group at OSRAM SYLVANIA, where develops and evaluates software control platforms for wirelessly controlled smart lighting systems. He joined OSRAM SYLVANIA in 2013, and he holds Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.

His areas of interest include: user experience’s impact on control, human factors studies on human-computer-interactions, sensor fusion, natural language processing and understanding, image and signal processing, wireless communications, novel UI design, and tactical resource management games.

OmniPoint - A Wireless, Array-Based LED Lighting Solution

This talk will describe a novel lighting solution, OSRAM OmniPointTM, which makes use of a software controlled LED array to adjust light output location, beam and intensity. The solution is controlled through a wireless device, allowing for a flexible and reconfigurable light output.

 

Dr. Dee Denteneer
Secretary General
The Zhaga Consortium

 

 
Zhaga meets IoT: standardizing a versatile connector for outdoor luminaires
Day 1   14:00-14:30

Zhaga is an open industry consortium that standardizes LED light engines and associated components such as LED modules and drivers. Its members aim to simplify design and manufacturing of LED luminaires, and accelerate the adoption of LED lighting solutions. This goal is realized via interface specifications that limit arbitrary variation in nuisance parameters: physical dimensions, and photometric, electrical and thermal behavior.

Although commonly associated with the cost-down road map for LED lighting, Zhaga is also positioning itself as a driver for smart lighting: the high penetration rate for connected lighting in the IoT era can only be achieved through developments in high volume electronics. Standardizing of mechanical parameters, here, plays a servient, but key role.

An example of Zhaga meeting IoT is the new specification proposal “Versatile connector for outdoor luminaires.” This proposal targets the global market for street lights (~300Mpcs), which is currently undergoing a major transition during which the (conventional) installed base is being replaced by LED-based light sources. In parallel, control functions are being added to further improve the efficiency, maintenance and running cost. The proposed specification aims to define a luminaire interface that can hold a range of sensor and connectivity functions. Such an interface will enable intelligent, easily-upgradeable luminaires, in turn helping to propel the global smart luminaire market.

 

Mr. Han Bak
CEO
Chess Wise BV, The Netherlands.

 

 
Light as a Service: Why and how to switch to this fortunate business model
Day 1   14:30-15:00

Han joined Chess Wise as a co-owner at the beginning of 2014. He has a strong background in Engineering Consultancy as the former managing director and owner of Verebus Engineering BV, a Dutch engineering agency. His vision is that wireless mesh networks are the enabler of service environments, which in effect will compliment the advancements towards a circular economy. Led Lighting infrastructures offer the perfect carrier for such networks. Han has an entrepreneurial, inspiring spirit and is a true people’s person. His presentation just ranked number one most popular break out session at the 2015 FHI Led Event 2015 in the Netherlands.

Light as a Service: Why and how to switch to this fortunate business model

Ever since the introduction of led lighting we have seen a decrease in its pricing. And rivalry between suppliers based solely on price usually ends up in a tiresome race. However, led lighting offers very promising opportunities to escape this zero-sum game by looking closely at a customer's actual needs; light as service as opposed to ‘disposable’ products.

In comes Smart Lighting, simultaneously providing a gateway to the Internet of Things, along with new revenue streams. Light-as-a-Service is the driver for new networks, offering manufacturers of lighting the opportunity to compete with traditional networking giants and create their own service environments. This presentation will highlight the necessary steps to switch to this favorable and disruptive new business model based on delivering services.

 

Dr. Jan Denneman
President, LightingEurope
Vice President Industry Associations, Philips Lighting BV.

 Strategic Roadmap of European Lighting Industry
Day 1   15:30-16:00

Since 1976 he has been working for Philips Lighting in several roles within product development, business development, product management, marketing and sustainability. In his current role, he manages Philips Lighting worldwide activities in industry associations and consortia.

In 2001 he became a member of the Board of Directors and President of the European Lamp Companies Federation - the major discussion partner for the European Union on all issues concerning light sources. In 2015, he was elected as President of LightingEurope.

Because the huge changes in the lighting world of LEDs and Connectivity require also new approaches in standardization, he took the initiative to create new alliances like Zhaga and The Connected Lighting Alliance in which he serves as Board member.

In 2007 Jan took the initiative to create the Global Lighting Forum and in March 2012, he has been elected as President of the Global Lighting Association, a cooperation between peak lighting industry associations worldwide, like CALI, NEMA, LightingEurope, ELCOMA, JLMA, Lighting Council, TLFEA, ABILUX, KILT, MELA etc.

Strategic Roadmap of European Lighting Industry

The European Industry Association, LightingEurope, has published its long term Strategic Roadmap. This roadmap describes the road towards a healthy growth of the European Lighting Industry based on four growth drivers:. LEDification, Intelligent Lighting Systems, Human Centric Lighting and Circular Economy

 

Mr. Alan Sarkisian
Senior Software Engineer , Osram Sylvania, Germany.

 

 
User-Interface design and control for smart and connected lighting
Day 1   16:00-16:30

Alan Sarkisian is a Software Engineer in the Corporate Innovations – Advanced Technology – Applications & Solutions (CI AT APP) group at OSRAM SYLVANIA, where develops and evaluates software control platforms for wirelessly controlled smart lighting systems. He joined OSRAM SYLVANIA in 2013, and he holds Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.

His areas of interest include: user experience’s impact on control, human factors studies on human-computer-interactions, sensor fusion, natural language processing and understanding, image and signal processing, wireless communications, novel UI design, and tactical resource management games.

User-Interface design and control for smart and connected lighting

Smart and Connected Lighting opens new possibilities for integrating Lighting contextually into our lives, and it reshapes the way we experience and take control of its rich features and capabilities. However, with more control comes greater system complexity, and we must reevaluate our approach towards controls development at all levels. Whether it’s from the high-level GUI-based immersive control, to the low-level communication structure and access controls, to the middle-level control of sensors and responsive environmental information. Data acquisition, remote system monitoring and the role of semi-autonomous intelligence in these new systems, play an equal role to lighting command control. Altogether, these layers guide the overall User Interface and User Experience of this promising new platform.

 

Dr. Bianca van der Zande
Senior Scientist / topic owner Human Centric Lighting
Philips Lighting, The Netherlands.

 

 
Human centric lighting in open plan offices
Day 1   16:30-17:00

Bianca van der Zande is a Senior Scientist at Philips Research leading research in the area of human-centric lighting: evidence –based lighting solutions for optimum vision, wellbeing and performance.

Bianca has over 10 years of experience in the area of lighting research. She has translated scientific knowledge about the biological effects of light into new lighting systems for a broad range of application areas including nursing homes, schools, offices and homes. Her work includes early validation of the ideas and solutions with consumers as well as validation of the product in the field with professional lighting customers.

Bianca holds a doctorate in Physical and Colloid Chemistry from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands.

Human centric lighting in open plan offices

It’s a fact. Organizations have to do more with less. They want to save money, trim staffing levels, cut back on office space and reduce their carbon footprint. At the same time, they want to increase productivity and boost people’s well-being. These changes mean that employers have to focus on the ergonomic design of our workplaces if they want to maximize their human resources. Conditions at work affect our physical and mental well-being. These in turn are believed to have an impact on our work capacity, productivity, sick leave, job satisfaction and company loyalty.
But what makes for an optimized work environment and what is the value for investors? Human-centric design goes beyond ergonomic furniture and equipment, comfortable room temperatures and acceptable noise levels. The lighting in the work environment is important as well. It has a significant effect on how we think and feel at work. As such, lighting influences us functionally, physiologically and emotionally and with that the organization’s productivity. In this presentation the role artificial light can have on people’s performance and wellbeing in office will be discussed by presenting an open plan field study.

 

Mr. Catalin Prahase M.Eng.
Head of Marketing and PM
Smart Lighting Engineering SLE, Slovakia.

 

 
Human Centric Lighting for Offices
Day 2   14:00-15:00

Human Centric Lighting for Offices

Human Centric Lighting solutions simulate the realistic spectrum of sunlight over the course of the day. SLE developed an extensive intelligent lighting system built around human needs: by enabling the regulation of light direction, colour temperature and level according to need and desire, we positively influence visual acuity, alertness and relaxation, mood, and productivity in the office.

Daylight simulation is achieved by the gradual change of the spectral qualities and the colour temperature as the day progresses. Advanced control system and luminaires with appropriate qualities support the daylight sensor to automatically balance between daylight and the artificial light in an optimum ratio.

Premium solutions (PI-LED) enable the precise simulation of daylight according to the Planckian Curve, in addition to a daylight-similar quality of light (Ra>90), which means that we are able to simulate the natural light conditions perfectly.

Use of a slowly developing continuous pre-set sequence, which simulates natural daylight, supports people’s productivity and energy level as it stimulates the human body. Adding motion and lighting intensity sensors to this system increases energy saving potential and the autonomy of the system.

White light with a slight blue tinge activates the senses during working hours, just like a natural daylight cycle, hence has a positive influence on concentration. Comforting warm white light during breaks and in the evening encourages relaxation and assists regeneration.

Advantages of Human Centric Lighting by SLE for offices and workplaces: • Positive ergonomic effects • Biorhythm-friendly • Easy to control • Low maintenance requirements
• Low energy consumption

SLE applies real time CCT sensing to enable daylight-like conditions in the office, with all its benefits. Lighting control sensors are controlling various types of Tunable White luminaires, monitoring CCT and light intensity to match light with the needs of the user. Influenced by outside sources of light, CCT should be maintained at the desired value.
SLE developed the SLE Central Management System (CMS) for real time monitoring and controlling of office building lighting. The CMS is effective, intelligent, and enables the owners and users to benefit from the quality illumination and to save time, energy and costs for maintenance.

 

Ir. Frank van Tuijl
Secretary General of The Connected Lighting Alliance

 

 
The Connected Lighting Alliance: Providing industry guidance in the complex landscape of open wireless connectivity standards for residential and professional indoor lighting
Day 2   14:30-15:00

Ir. Frank van Tuijl is the Secretary General of The Connected Lighting Alliance. He is a PgMP credentialed program manager at Philips Lighting and holds a MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He joined Philips in 1987 and worked in wide range of positions in the Research organisation and in the Business Groups including R&D project management in both publicly and privately funded projects, program management and new business development.

From 2011 he worked as the project manager of EnLight, in the three-year program on the next generation Intelligent and Energy efficient Lighting beyond retrofit and won the 2014 ENIAC Innovation award for that. Next to his Secretary General role, he is currently project manager of the H2020 OpenAIS project aimed to define an open system architecture for ‘Internet of Things’ connected professional Lighting with an industry consortium of 8 leading European companies.

The Connected Lighting Alliance: Providing industry guidance in the complex landscape of open wireless connectivity standards for residential and professional indoor lighting

The Connected Lighting Alliance, a non-profit initiative founded by leading companies in the lighting industry, aims to provide a clear direction to the lighting industry as we undergo the transition towards wireless lighting connectivity and smart controls. TCLA’s mission is to promote the global adoption and growth of wireless lighting solutions by supporting open standards. In this complex landscape of wireless control protocols, TCLA provides guidance to the lighting industry to help the industry to converge and to reduce confusion and uncertainty. Deliverables of the alliance include market requirement documents, open standard analysis and evaluation, and technical position papers.

In this presentation, we will look back at the endorsement of ZigBee Light Link (later updated to ZigBee 3.0) as common open wireless connectivity standard for the residential lighting market, and analyze how this recommendation has played a pivotal role in converging the entire industry behind a common format thereby allowing this emerging market to flourish. We will then review the most recent activities of the alliance and its members, as TCLA extended its scope to include indoor professional lighting applications as well. The alliance has worked on the definition of requirements for an IP network layer of a wireless connectivity protocol for use in professional buildings. After thorough analysis and careful consideration of multiple candidate technologies, TCLA has identified the Thread Network stack as the most promising solution. TCLA and the Thread Group have announced a collaboration aimed at closing the few remaining requirements gaps for the Thread stack to be fit for purpose for the indoor professional domain.

 

Dr.-Ing.. Erwin A. Plett
CEM, Director
Alfa Lux, Chile.

 

 
Smart Lighting for a not-so-clever Society
Day 2   15:00-15:30

The author is a Chemical Engineer from Universidad de Chile with a PhD in Process Engineering from KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and a post-doctoral fellowship in Thermal Engineering at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, USA. Dr. Plett managed large international engineering and processing plant design and sales activities in the fields of food-, chemicals- & minerals-production with mechanical and thermal processing equipment, machines and whole manufacturing plants (Alfa Laval Food Engineering GmbH, GEA Wiegand GmbH, Babcock BSH AG). He had production management responsibilities in the plastics, pharmaceuticals, dry natural products production & vegetable oil industries.

He has lectured at technical and college levels at Universities in Chile, Germany and USA. He published over 40 technical papers in journals, authored and edited several books and handbook chapter publications in various process engineering fields, where he has done research, developed practical applications, and helped in marketing efforts to promote the new technologies. He as presented these findings in numerous congresses at country and world levels.

Dr. Plett is founder and currently director of Alfa Lux, involved in research and development, design, construction and delivery of lighting systems, chronobiology medical applications of lighting, delivery of photovoltaic and thermal solar systems aiming at harvesting the free energy which the sun provides with daily free home delivery. Dr. Plett is a member of aee as CEM, Vice-President of the KIT alumni association in Chile, 1st Vice-President of the aee Chile Chapter, and a member of Human Centric Lighting Society, among other professional activities.

Smart Lighting for a not-so-clever Society

When homo erectus needed illumination, 1.6 million years ago, they lit a fire or a torch, obtaining illumination with lighting efficacy of 0.05lm/W. Before 15.000 BC homo sapiens invented oil lamps for illumination, obtaining 0.1lm/W. T.A. Edison’s brilliant light bulb, obtained 15lm/W during 135 years, “brilliant idea” that died last year, when Incandescent bulbs finally were banned worldwide for being a huge waste of energy. Fluorescent lamps (tubes and CFL) brought 70lm/W using mercury, which compares with clean modern Light Emitting Diodes (LED) reaching astonishing 300lm/W.

Since 1880, if you needed light, you bought a simple bulb, screw it on, and it worked perfectly on and off. Suddenly scientist declare “luminaire is a machine to convert electricity into visible radiation for humans”, and state that “they must be efficient to be economic”. Today’s illumination got so much complicated than in those good old times, because advances in human physiology, as recent as 2007, allowed scientific explanation of the huge influence of illumination on humans: visual effects, non-visual (biological) effects and emotional effects. Today we have to differentiate day light photopic vision (red, green and blue colors by cones, with highest sensitivity in greenish-yellow), scotopic vision (night vision by rods, with highest sensitivity in greenish-blue), and light brightness and light temperature sensed by the newcomer in human eye physiology “ipRG Cells” with highest sensitivity in violet-blue.

But today’s “lighting revolution” not only brings large hard-saving in energy with LED technology and ecology (avoiding mercury of fluorescent lamps, burning less fossil fuels, with less ambient night glare), but we are seeing interesting soft-savings in improving wellbeing for humans, and hence higher productivity of employees, higher academic scores in students. The soft-savings yet to come, applying the principles pursued by the Human Centric Lighting Society will be a blessing for all humans. As in every revolution, these fundamental changes are hard to understand, because it takes engineers and architects out of their comfort zone, treating lighting for so long as simple commodity. Now is the time for practitioners to take this amazing new technology and physiology knowledge into practical solutions everywhere.

There are marvelous practical modern lighting examples that are shown in this presentation, which are inspiring for everybody, starting from architects to designed illumination for human purposes, followed by engineers designing smart automated lighting systems, physicians using light instead of pharmaceuticals for improving health, and general managers to monitor online the astonishing ecological, human well-being, and economical results of this lighting revolution.

 

Dr. Richard Sims
Business Manager, Connected Devices
TTP, United Kingdom

 

 
Smart Street Lighting as the backbone for the Smart(er) City
Day 2   16:00-16:30

Smart Street Lighting as the backbone for the Smart(er) City

The UK South Coast PFI (private finance initiative) contract has involved the replacement of around 150,000 street lights and the installation of a smart control system based around the ZigBee open wireless protocol. This is the largest of its kind in the world, and since 2010 has reduced the local authority’s street lighting energy consumption by 21GW/hr per annum.
The system (operated by Mayflower) offers a cloud-based back office system to manage street lighting installations. This includes flagging of faults, inventory management and variable lighting control with the capability to predict and model energy savings.
Recently, TTP and Mayflower have been working to extend the applications of the wireless networks into other sectors. As an example, in Southampton the same radio network is being used to send data back from a range of solar powered environmental sensors.
As part of the presentation we will talk through the technology, the business case behind the installation, the savings generated and the future applications of the network. This will include some of preliminary results from the environmental monitoring network. We will also cover why we believe that Smart Lighting should form the backbone of any Smart City installation.

 

Dr. Kjell Yngve Petersen
Associate Professor
IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 
Adaptive integration of daylight and artificial lighting
Day 2   16:30-17:00

Adaptive integration of daylight and artificial lighting

Daylight is dynamic and dependent upon weather conditions; unfolding with both subtle and dramatic variations in qualities of light. Through a building’s apertures, daylight creates a connection between the space inside and the world outside. The aperture or window itself constitutes the frame that simultaneously separates, and connects us to our surroundings.
One can say that the world outside projects itself into the interior space, essentially as diffused illuminating reflections. As figuratively abstract and blurred phenomena, these diffused luminous reflections rouse us into interactions with the world.
In contrast to fluctuating daylight, a specific distinctive feature of artificial light has been – until very recently – its constancy in colour and intensity. However, by virtue of the technological convertibility of LEDs in concert with digital control systems, LEDs are capable of dynamically producing variations in colour and intensity in ways that correspond to our experiences of the daylight. Daylight and artificial lighting are thus positioned in a new relationship to one another.
Metaphorically, one can think of the adaptive software as ‘digital weather’ – as a self-generating and shifting cloud, with which to determine dynamic compositions of colour temperatures and luminous intensities.
The presentation will demonstrate a fully functional adaptive lighting design system, which enables sketching from user experience in full-scale participatory lighting design encounters.

 

Mr. Weijian Huang
Founder & CEO C.Smart
Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Home Electronics Association Member of Hangzhou IoT Association, China.

 

 
All Roads lead to (Smart) Home
Day 3   08:30-09:00

All Roads lead to (Smart) Home

1. Everywhere from Nowhere
Thousands of smart lighting & smart home firms are popping up in China in 2015! Where do they come from? What do they want to do & what do they actually do? What’s the state of art & how’s the market?
2. Hot N Cold
Smart lighting & Smart home was one of the hottest topic within the industry and capital market in China. Meanwhile on the consumer side, people “keep calm and carry on with the traditional lifestyle”! How come?
3. Eco-System
Almost every player claims to build its own eco-system within smart home industry in China, No one is satisfied by being part of the eco-system. Camera makers, TV makers, IC designers, even factories wants to have its own eco-system. How’s the smart lighting/home eco-system in China 2015, and how will it evolve in 2016?
4. Standardization
Apparently standardizing China is a mission more impossible than standardizing the world. There are mature standards in NA & Europe, but China is more passionate in making its own standards. But the question is, who will unit China? Lenovo? Huawei? Or a name unknown yet?
5. Internet Plus
“Internet Plus” is a national strategy of China, and it’s been reconstructing almost every industry in China. Local super-stars are popping up by using Internet tools or so-called Internet tactics. However, they are winning customers and losing money. They are making a living by investments. Will they survive in future? What role Internet plays in smart lighting/home industry? How to be sustainable?
6. A Million Ways to Die in China
China market is more a jungle than a forest. It’s more complicated & unpredictable. None international players (even Philips, Siemens, Control4 and etc. ), have yet win its fair share in China. What are the problems?
7. Challenges & Opportunities
Combined with my working experience in Philips & Europe, and my entrepreneurial experience in China, I will pinpoint the main challenges and opportunities in China market of smart lighting and smart home.

 

Ms. Tatiana Lashina
Sr. Scientist
Philips, The Netherlands.

 

 
Lighting Personal Control for offices
Day 3   09:00-09:30

Tatiana Lashina Senior Scientist at the Smart Professional Spaces department at Philips Research, Group Innovation. Her passion is to empower people and improve their life with technology.

Lighting Personal Control for offices

Sufficient evidence shows that in private offices controls improve lighting and environmental satisfaction, mood, motivation and even people’s productivity. Nowadays the office is changing and many companies adopt open office as part of their work place innovation. Customers like Deloitte, who recently constructed their highly sustainable The Edge building, ask for innovations like lighting controls in office spaces. The focus question of the work we want to share is whether control could be introduced in an open office sustaining positive benefits of controls that are known for private offices. The challenging factor in an open office is people having different light level preferences share controls and influence the lighting conditions of each other. We conducted an experiment to explore whether the benefits of having control would outweigh the drawback of sharing control. So far two field studies were conducted in which personal control was made available to office workers for more than three month. Our research has shown that people reported higher satisfaction with lighting quantity and quality. At the same time the majority of the study participants preferred shared control to no control. We will share our study results and insights related to the business case of the proposition.

 

Mr. Bastiaan de Groot
Director Smart Lighting and Controls
Feilo Sylvania, United Kingdom.

 

 
Utilising presence sensing data from the lighting system to optimise building operation
Day 3   09:30-10:00

Bastiaan de Groot has end-to-end responsibility for the smart lighting business within Feilo Sylvania. Bastiaan is an expert in building new ventures within industries that are facing major disruption. He has built and launched new business for the likes of E.ON, Airbus, Vodafone, British Telecom, Philips and La Poste working on topics including smart homes, internet of things, augmented reality and other major industry disruptions. Before joining Feilo Sylvania, Bastiaan worked as a Growth and Innovation consultant at Inzenka and within Philips Corporate Technologies on connected lighting. Bastiaan is a regular speaker on the management of disruptive innovation and the transformation of the lighting industry.

Utilising presence sensing data from the lighting system to optimise building operation

After being disrupted by the introduction of LED, the lighting industry is now facing a disruption that is multiple times larger. With the introduction of LED, the industry has become a semi-conductor industry which not only means that the prices are dropping according to Moore's law, but also that the additional cost of adding sensors and communication technology will become nearly zero. Our vision is therefore that in the future the biggest value that luminaries will deliver will no longer be the light, but it will be the data that they can gather. This will change the industry fundamentally, selling a completely different proposition, to a completely different customer base. This is not a far away future, but something we are working on today. In this speech I will present how we are using our smart lighting portal to make the presence data of our connected lighting system available to our customers, generating 7-10x more value per m2 then our most efficient traditional lighting control solutions. I will illustrate this with concrete examples of the value that we created in the first building in which we installed our connected lighting portal on a commercial basis.

 

Mr. Steve Paolini
President
Telelumen LLC, United States.

 

 
Time varying illumination content and color tunable luminaires
Day 3   10:30-11:00

Steve joined Hewlett Packard, Optoelectronics Division in 1981. While at HP he held a variety of engineering and management positions in California, Japan, and Malaysia. In 2000 he joined Philips Lumileds as a founding member. In 2007 he founded Telelumen, where he is currently the President. He was the CTO at Lunera Lighting, a manufacturer based in Santa Clara, CA and was the CTO of NEXT Lighting, based in San Francisco. He speaks frequently on a variety of topics related to solid state lighting and holds 15 issued patents.

Time varying illumination content and color tunable luminaires

Color tunable lamps and luminaires suitable for illumination have been on the market for several years now. They range from simple 2-channel systems of warm-white and cool-white to lab-grade 16-channel systems. The typical user interfaces range from color wheels to elaborate instrument oriented input screens. For end user control of color tunable luminaires we believe both professionals and consumers of tunable lights will prefer to select content, like one does with a music player, rather than create content. Beyond a fixed color temperature on the blackbody locus, time varying illumination content off the blackbody such as daylight may be desirable. In fact, many illumination scripts could be created by artists to soothe the soul, energize our day, help prepare for sleep, accent merchandise, and so on. In the past year many spectrometer recordings have been made from Sweden to the USA to Malaysia which can be used as inputs for content creation. This talk will discuss some of the products on the market, their capabilities, the basic algorithms used to match the target SPD with source SPD, and the ecosystem to enable content creation and playback.

 

Professor Dr. Thomas Hubertus Römhild
Professor
Hochschule Wismar, Germany

 

 
Dynamic Lighting in Public Spaces
Day 3   11:30-12:00

Dynamic Lighting in Public Spaces

Right Lighting and Energy Efficiency:  Cost effectiveness of lighting installations, Related control systems, Light and Architecture, Lighting Design
The paper will show the development of a forward looking project with a great relevance for the development of public lighting.

The Dynamic Light project focusses on reduction of CO2-emissions and enhancement of energy efficiency in public lighting. Public lighting causes ca. 6% of the global CO2-emissions. Many conventional lighting fixtures need to be changed to energy efficient lights. However, public authorities lack a strategic approach to convert their lighting infrastructure.

The uprising topic of light pollution and a necessary improvement of quality of public lighting bring dynamic lighting on the agenda, which can contribute to both: increase of energy efficiency AND quality of stay in city areas.

The expected result is to get the best relation between highly energy efficient public lighting infrastructure and the quality of stay in urban areas through better light quality.

The quality of stay in public spaces of a city is important to the quality of life of inhabitants and also for the attractiveness of the city towards visitors. Public lighting serves security and orientation purposes and it can positively influence personal perception and experiences.

Public acceptance of energy efficient lighting solutions strongly depends on how they are implemented. Light spill, glare, bad light intensity or inadequate light colour irritate, disturb and might even let you feel uncomfortable. Implementing dynamic lighting adapted to social needs however reduces light pollution to a great extent and makes people be connected to their environment reducing energy consumption at the same time.
The presentation will show the structure of a research project, which will start this year. Therefore some existing projects will be shown and critically discussed.

Speakers Technology sessions

 

Mr. Moritz Graf zu Eulenburg
CEO
InovisCoat GmbH, Germany

 

 
New continuous Production method of large area EL-Systems
Day 1   13:00-13:30

 

 

 

Mr. Fabio Galasso
Head of the Sensors Department
OSRAM GmbH, Germany

 

 
True occupancy detection: computer vision meets smart lighting
Day 1   13:30-14:00

Dr. Fabio Galasso heads the Sensors Department, responsible in OSRAM for R&D in computer vision and multimodal computing, in relation to smart lighting applications. Fabio holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Signal Processing from RomaTre University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He was previously post-doctoral research associate in the Computer Vision Laboratory in Cambridge and at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany. Fabio is an active member of the computer vision research community, reviewer at mainstream conferences and journals, part of the academic committee of the ICVSS summer school since 2013, co-chair of the International Workshops on Video Segmentation at ECCV since 2014, area chair at VISAPP'15,'17.

True occupancy detection: computer vision meets smart lighting

In the coming era of smart lighting, humans play a central role. Goals of the new technologies target their needs (optimal pattern of illumination around the persons and their actions) and offer them improved quality (customizable color and intensity, adaptive across changes). This defines a first challenge for smart lighting to address: the detection of occupancy. We review current available technology and illustrate how this is limited to the detection of motion. This limits the applicability of today’s devices in e.g. office scenarios, where people generally seldom move.

Thus motivated, we introduce our recent research in computer vision. This novel research field has progressed fast and recently empowered industry with autonomous vehicles and the internet-scale understanding of images and videos. We describe in particular the relatively new topic of top-view people detection and localization for lighting control. We emphasize the importance of data, data labelling, system geometry and the choice of a suitable machine learning model, to realize robust and fast presence detection.

 

 

Dr. Dieter Lang
Principal Key Expert
Osram GmbH, Germany

 

 
New daylight-oriented metric for assessment of non-visual effects of light on humans
Day 1   14:00-14:30

 

New daylight-oriented metric for assessment of non-visual effects of light on humans

For smart lighting solutions in indoor lighting the effects of light on humans need to be considered in lighting design. Next to design guidelines and recommendations how to realize human centric lighting which meets the user needs by support of smart solutions, it is essential to provide a suitable metric to assess quantity and quality of light.
A new approach for a daylight-related metric for artificial light has been developed by standards committee FNL 27 in Germany and in parallel other standards committees are working on it. In the EU project SSL-erate this new metric has been used and applied for the assessment of light with respect to its non-visual effects.
The presentation will introduce this new metric which allows the assessment of light by setting it in relation to natural daylight. This is achieved by introduction of new photometric quantities. These so called “daylight equivalent” quantities allow to stay in conformity with existing metrics and avoid contradictions to internationally accepted and mandatory metrics for light. Comparison to existing and proposed metrics like “melanopic lux” will be discussed. Easy approaches how users and lighting designers can use this metrics in practical applications will be demonstrated.

 

 

Dr. Tobin J.M. Richardson
President & CEO, ZigBee Alliance, United States.

 

 
Next evolution of Interoperability Standards for the Lighting Industry
Day 1   14:30-15:00

Tobin serves as President and CEO of the ZigBee Alliance, leading the Alliance’s efforts to develop and promote world-leading open, global IoT standards. In this role, he works closely with the Alliance Board of Directors to set strategy and to advance the adoption of ZigBee standards around the globe.

Tobin has two decades of experience in strategic leadership and marketing for technology firms and organizations. His experience spans large-scale technology implementations, new service and product rollouts, and transformational change in Fortune 500 companies and world-leading organizations.

Tobin currently serves in a number of industry leadership roles, including Co-Chair of NAESB's Energy Usage Information standard committee, and participates actively on NEMA's Smart Grid Task Force and the CEA's Smart Grid Working Group. He holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis.

 

 

Dr. Silvia Mioc
Director of Industrial Collaboration and Innovation
Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States

 
Sensorized Lighting Systems
Day 1   15:30-16:00

Dr. Silvia Mioc is the Director of Industrial Collaboration and Innovation at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In this role, she drives strategic partnerships to establish the ERC as the longer-term research arm of industry, commercialize ERC technologies, as well and develop an entrepreneurial mindset in students.

Her professional experience spans displays, medical devices and optical technologies, in settings ranging from academia and national labs to startups, large companies and non-profits. Prior to RPI, she spent three years at Corning, Inc., as a Business Development Manager in the Display Future's Emerging Markets and Technologies group. There, she was a key player in bringing the understanding of the latest developments in the display industry to the corporation, in order to feed and support early R&D projects in the pipeline. The previous eight years were spent in the medical devices industry in both technical and business development roles. She worked in Colorado for the pulse oximetry division of Datex-Ohmeda, a Finnish company that became part of GE Healthcare in 2003. In addition, she has been involved in working with state, local and regulatory agencies, and has lobbied federal legislators for sustained increased funding for R&D and Math and Science Education. She speaks 5 languages, and has done business in Europe and Asia. She has received her PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

 

Mr. Davide La Piano
TALQ Consortium, United States
General Manager / Direttore Generale UVAX Italia

 

 
Standards will futureproof smart outdoor lighting networks
Day 1   16:00-16:30

 

Standards will futureproof smart outdoor lighting networks

The way street lighting systems are operated and managed has changed greatly over time. Recently concerns about global warming and rising cost of energy have incentivized utilities and municipalities to deploy new solutions addressing these issues. Intelligent outdoor lighting helps to drastically reduce energy consumption. At the same time it increases safety and reduces maintenance costs. Together with the deployment of more efficient luminaires the operators have to think about outdoor lighting networks using a standardized management interface. This guarantees interoperability of heterogeneous systems and lower operational and purchasing costs. Professional management of street lighting control systems is the first step towards Smarter Cities and reducing energy consumption. A standardized management interface for street lighting networks and luminaire controllers enables interoperability and futureproofs the systems The presentation will be illustrated with best practice examples.

 

 

Mr. Andreas Manser
CEO
Mivune AG, Switzerland

 

 
Which use cases do accurate indoor localization and IOT sensor systems offer in the business sector
Day 1   16:30-17:00

 

Which use cases do accurate indoor localization and IOT sensor systems offer in the business sector

Precise indoor localization systems will transform our communication in and with the building.
In the last 15 years, a variety of indoor localization solutions have been developed by universities and companies. However, to date, the systems have not been successful throughout the breadth of the business customer market. They are used in expansive, complex buildings such as airports, trade fairs or museums for guidance purposes, similar to GPS technology for outdoor applications. Since these systems are still too imprecise, thus partly or completely limiting the benefits of localization, they have not been able to prevail in office environments until now. With new indoor localization systems that can accurately measure down to a centimetre and be combined with the existing intelligent building technology systems and new IOT sensor systems, a variety of useful applications for business customers can be created.
In our presentation based on new indoor localization and IOT systems, we would like to introduce innovative use cases, which provide significant added value for the control of lighting systems. With this, we are convinced that we can offer a future-oriented contribution to the Smart Lighting 2016.

 

 

Mr. Patrick van der Meulen
Business Development Manager
Xicato, United States

 

 
It’s the end of “the light” as we know it - Transforming value chains in commercial lighting environments
Day 2   14:00-14:30

 

It’s the end of “the light” as we know it - Transforming value chains in commercial lighting environments.

Smart, connected lights with integrated or associated sensors and controls can reduce energy cost but require lower cost of control with simpler configuration tools to be attractive. They can reduce maintenance by monitoring runtime of lights and report when repair or replacement is needed, but require maintenance tools and services to be developed. They can improve sales and profit by helping to create better lit products and help to increase perceived value of commercial services, but need easy to use lighting design and configuration tools. Beyond illumination, they can accelerate internet of things services by connecting low energy sensors, controls, and radio tags. And last but not least, they can broadcast their locations, and help provide and improve indoor positioning and building management services.
Key enablers for these opportunities are software, services, interoperability, and last but not least, change in the way products are developed and sold. Instead of a transactional sale of a device, services such as software updates, security & license management, quality monitoring of connected devices, network provisioning and data management will need to be developed. These are big challenges for the industry, but also a great opportunity to add value, especially in commercial markets.

 

 

Dr. Wouter Soer
Senior R&D Manager
Lumileds, United States

 

 
Integrated tunable LED light engines
Day 2   14:30-15:00

 

Integrated tunable LED light engines

The ability to dynamically tune the emitted spectrum of an LED luminaire can add tremendous value to many general lighting applications, ranging from scene setting and highlighting retail merchandise to productivity and circadian entrainment. Tunable LED luminaire products are starting to emerge in the market to address these opportunities, but they remain a novelty and do not yet materially contribute to the adoption of solid-state lighting. This is to a large extent due to the complex system designs that are used to control the LED primaries such that the emitted spectrum is consistent between products and over a wide range of operating conditions.
An integrated light engine manufacturing process with direct access to LED production test data enables a drastic simplification of the design of tunable LED luminaires. Smart pick-and-place algorithms leverage the data to enable narrow distributions in LED parameters without sorting and binning, while final calibration can be realized using simple feed-forward control programmed inline based on the test data. This integrated light engine concept enables excellent color control at strongly reduced system cost for a wide range of tunable white and full-color tuning applications.

 

 

Mr. Robbie Grigg PhD.
Senior Lecturer and Games Programming Coordinator
NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

 

 
Interactive Virtual Prototyping Architecture applied to Lighting Design
Day 2   15:00-15:30

 

Mr. Rik Beyen
Games Programmer
NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences & Philips, The Netherlands

 

 
Interactive Virtual Prototyping Architecture applied to Lighting Design
Day 2   15:00-15:3

 

Interactive Virtual Prototyping Architecture applied to Lighting Design: a Developmental Case-Study

The conceptualization and communication of an interactive product plays a crucial part in the creation of a satisfactory product. Virtual prototyping helps with this by decreasing iteration time, reducing cost of prototyping, and potentially increasing the quality of the product; however, existing virtual prototyping software does not work effectively on interactive products due to the separation of virtual and physical iteration cycles. To solve this problem, a novel architectural model is proposed which incorporates these two iteration cycles in one. This is accomplished by using a client-server architecture where the server handles the hardware logic and the clients, comprised of physical and virtual clients, communicate changes to the server for synchronisation. This paper evaluates the proposed model on both work efficiency and quality in lighting design substituting a virtual client for the physical. It was found that the the proposed architecture has a 2% difference from the server output and decreases the time spent prototyping to approximately half over that of traditional methods.

 

 

Prof.dr. Jan Vanfleteren
Principal Scientist
Imec, Belgium

 

 
2.5D Free-form Circuit Board Technology for Lighting Applications
Day 2   16:00-16:30

Prof. Dr. ir. Jan Vanfleteren received the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, in 1987. He is currently a principal scientist with the Center for Microsystems Technology (CMST) of imec, the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre, based in Leuven, Belgium. Jan Vanfleteren is involved in the development of novel interconnection, assembly, and polymer microsystem technologies, especially for wearable and implantable electronics, biomedical, microfluidics, cell culturing, and tissue engineering applications. In 2004, he became a part-time Professor with Ghent University. He is the co-author of over 200 papers in international journals and conferences. He holds 14 patents and patent applications. He is a member of IEEE, IMAPS and MRS.

2.5D Free-form Circuit Board Technology for Lighting Applications

Recent trends in smart lighting require evermore challenging placement of light sources on every imaginable surface. Of particular interest are double-curved surfaces, which are traditionally difficult to handle using standard flexible and flex-rigid circuit board technology. However the desire to use circuit board technology in these difficult cases remains due to its ability to produce high volumes at a competitive price point. Presented within this paper is a method for the production of free-form 2.5D lighting devices using standard industrial circuit board equipment. Production starts from a conventional flexible copper clad laminate (FCCL), where the copper layer is etched into a meandering shape. This flexible foil is then attached to a reusable carrier on which the polyimide is cut into the desired shape to define its outline. The residual flex foil parts are removed from the carrier board, leaving only the circuit behind, before assembly takes place using conventional planar pick-and-place lead-free reflow soldering. Afterwards the device is transferred from the carrier into a thermoplastic laminate using a vacuum press. The final desired shape is reached using vacuum forming of this laminate. Combining the fact that all processing steps until the deformation take place in a flat state together with the ability to use thick copper layers this technology is able to handle applications where 3D-MID or printed electronics are no longer suitable.

Authors: Bart Plovie, Sheila Dunphy, Steven Van Put, Kristof Dhaenens, Bjorn Vandecasteele, Thomas Vervust, Frederick Bossuyt, Jan Vanfleteren.

 

 

Speaker to be announced shortly
Zumtobel Group, Austria.

 

 
Light management systems
Day 2   16:30-1700

 

 

 

Dr. Walter Werner
CEO
Werner Management Services e.U., Austria

 

 
Future embedded lighting controls: Requirements and Solutions for an IoT based Architecture
Day 3   08:30-09:00

 

Future embedded lighting controls: Requirements and Solutions for an IoT based Architecture

When Lighting Controls goes IoT many things are said to change. But what does „going IoT“ really mean? The lecture will focus on the following issues:
- What additional requirements are linked to the full internet connection of a luminaire?
- Lighting has tight timing requirements (action to light change). How can they be met?
- How to set up such a system?
- What happens to the system when the internet connection breaks?
- How will such systems integrate into Building Management and Automation?
- How can heritage systems like DALI be integrated?
- Will the business models for lighting controls change?
- Reference is given and discussion will be focused an the Architecture solution the EUHorizon 2020 partly funded Project OpenAIS published.

 

 

Mr. Edwin Melenhorst B.Sc.
Cyber Security & Communication Protocol Specialist
Dekra The Netherlands

 

 
Cyber Security for Smart Lighting and Smart Sensors
Day 3   09:00-09:30

 

Cyber Security for Smart Lighting and Smart Sensors

Our world is changing fast. Communication and information are more important than ever. With the Internet, wireless communication technologies and ever smaller and cheaper hardware the Internet of Things has become a reality. The possibilities are endless and we have not even seen the tip of the iceberg. In lighting too, the developments have resulted in Smart Lighting and together with integration of sensors, cameras and displays a whole new field of business is emerging. All these technologies and the current infrastructure for lighting seem to go in perfect harmony. And it can be all that good if the reliability and availability have been taken care of as well. Because the use of all these new technologies has also increased the so-called 'attack surface'; there will be more successful penetrations of computer hackers into Smart Systems. So everybody is talking about cyber security: the new buzz word, a container concept, a hype? With this paper we will explain that it is all about reliability and availability of products and that these become more important for large scale Smart Lighting systems. In the end you want to be sure that the chance of unauthorized access to communication and abuse of information is reduced to an absolute minimum. DEKRA Certification has developed services for manufacturers and asset owners to support them in the processes of optimizing reliability and availability.

 

 

 

Mr. Christos Malavazos PhD, Dipl-Ing.
Co-founder & CTO
Grindrop, United Kingdom.

 

 
Human-Centric Lighting: The only Path to People’s Mind and Daily Lives
Day 3   09:30-10:00

Dr. Christos Malavazos is a co-founder and CTO of Grindrop, a London based startup, member of the Google Techhub community, offering innovative Internet of Grid (IoG) solutions for homes and offices. Christos, studied Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and received his Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Multilingual Knowledge Management. He spent his early career years as a software engineer at ICCS (Institute of Communications & Computer Systems) and later as a researcher and scientific project manager at ILSP (Institute For Language & Speech Processing) working on various Semantic Technology Application fields. From 2002 to 2008 he served as the head of the IT Unit of TREK Consulting leading large scale national and international IT projects. In 2009 he joined Hypertech and established the Energy Labs Unit. He was a member of the board of Hypertech SA and the director of the Energy Labs Unit until 2014. The Energy Labs Unit performed intensive research at the intersection of IoT & Smart Grids, developing cutting-edge Demand Side Management solutions for Consumers, ESCOs and Utilities. The Unit’s research activities received the highest rank at the EU competitive R&D framework for many consecutive years leading to continuous successful awards of multi-million euro contracts from the European Commission in the area of ICT for Energy Efficiency. In 2014, Christos co-founded Grindrop. Grindrop brings into the market a revolutionary Lighting as a Service (LaaS) solution that offers a truly human centric and ambient building automation experience for homes & offices, redefining the way people interact with their buildings and buildings interact with the grid.

Human-Centric Lighting: The only Path to People’s Mind and Daily Lives

Conventional lighting technologies have reached their limits on satisfying user requirements for visual ergonomics and savings, albeit with limited success in massively penetrating the building stock. They tend to be intrusive, failing to grasp the diversity of individual human preferences, often leading to occupant complaints, that deliberately bypass automated controls and ultimately abandon lighting control systems’ operation. There’s still limited understanding of human behavior and the ways to introduce truly personalized experience and ambient intelligence into our indoor environment. We are presenting DOME, a new generation Lighting-as-a-Service framework, which is the only product today that places both sensing and control alongside the occupants. Due to its unique approach, DOME perceives ambient luminance with unparalleled precision. By employing distributed intelligence it dynamically discovers personal preference profiles through automated analysis of individual user actions under varying ambient conditions. By exploiting the collective intelligence of personal profiles it offers automated adaptive and personalized control to cover all building needs (from dedicated to open plan spaces and others). DOME built on the findings of an early experiment on a large population of over 10 thousand users around the world and was successfully validated on several pubic and commercial buildings and business applications around Europe.

 

 

Mr. Juan José González Méndez
Smart Systems Division Manager
ELT - Especialidades Luminotécnicas, Spain

 

 
Street data-enabled lighting
Day 3   10:30-11:30

 

Street data-enabled lighting

Today’s Smart City is a city seeking to address public issues via ICT‐based solutions on the basis of a multistakeholder, municipality based partnership. Smart cities provide public services to their citizens in a more convenient way, are more responsive and citizen‐centered, provide the right information in real‐time to allow for better everyday and business decision‐making and achieve all this in an economically viable way so as to improve environmental sustainability. Smart street lighting networks have become the entry point and key service for many Smart City projects.
STELARIA™ is an avant‐garde remote wireless Street Lighting CMS solution by ELT, which provides lighting managers the ability to improve the performance of urban and street lighting installations while saving costs by lowering energy usage, optimising operation and reducing carbon emissions.
STELARIA™ technology makes possible a Smart Lighting by integrating a.o. sensor and control technology, as well as (ICT) information & communication technology in combination with enhanced intelligent functionalities and interfaces of lighting in field applications.
STELARIA™ provides a software, hardware and wireless mesh networking solution to control and operate outdoor lighting installations of every single luminaire of multiple installations at once. STELARIA™ has a friendly and secure web‐based user interface which can be operated anywhere and anytime from any web connected device such as computers, smartphones, tablets providing real time and accurate control of the lighting infrastructures.
ELT will explain technical aspects of STELARIA™ system, focus on:

  • ELT eSMART LED Driver, with fully programmable functionalities, connectivity of lighting sensors and notification of alarms.
  • Robust link, multi‐hop wireless mesh network, 6lowPAN-based IPv4/IPv6 protocol, broad coverage, automatic neighbour discovery, self‐organization, ad‐hoc configuration. Redundant mesh network 2G/3G/LTE gateway, telco operator agnostic.
  • Central host and database, local or cloud hosting. Business intelligence and data analytics, app interfaces. Multi‐layer data interchange and process capabilities, Smart City and other horizontal city management platforms integrability.
  • Management Software Suite, for lighting configuration, management and maintenance, and reports, statistics and data visualization tools. Data network management and configuration. App-supported system startup process, test capabilities. Multi‐device, user profile management.
  • Privacy and security commitment, end‐to‐end secured system.

 

 

Mr. Mathias Burger
Program Manager IP-Connected Lightingy
Tridonic, Austria

 

 
Connected Lighting Solution for commercial applications based on Open Standards
Day 3   11:00-11:30

Mathias Burger, Program Manager IP-Connected Lighting at Tridonic, drives smart connected lighting solutions and works closely with international customers. He studied economics & technology management at the TU Munich and has more than 10 years of experience in the lighting industry. At Tridonic, he is one of the driving forces to create the future-proof hard- and software platform net4more.

Connected Lighting Solution for commercial applications based on Open Standards

While the world is getting more and more connected light can play an important role of it. Introducing Internet protocols into lighting controls opens up exciting new possibilities. The Internet of Things (IoT) respectively IP connectivity delivers the promise of one common network and lean interoperability. This kind of solution also ensures scalability from room to building level. In a common network, lighting can deliver a further benefit: due to the dense granularity of luminaires and sensors, lighting can form the wireless or wired backbone within a building and connect all smart devices easily. With the right system design interoperability and service enablement beyond lighting get possible. We therefore see the chance for lighting to be accepted worldwide as the cornerstone for IoT with a standard protocol, by connecting easily to building IT infrastructures and by even being part of the IT infrastructure itself. In this talk we would like to present a the design and building blocks of a new solution for a connected lighting system based on latest technologies and open standards as they evolve.

 

 

Dr. Ir. Kars-Michiel Lenssen
Principal Scientist
Philips Lighting, The Netherlands

 

 
Lighting Beyond Illumination: Smart Home Lighting
Day 3   11:30-12:00

 

Lighting Beyond Illumination: Smart Home Lighting

Light affects people in several ways. Not only does it allow us to see, it also influences our sleep/wake cycle and has an effect on how we feel and perform. Moreover, the effects of light depend on the time of day. Light early in the morning helps us to wake up and to maintain a stable sleep/wake rhythm, while the right light during the day helps us to perform and be active. In the evening, light can be tuned to optimize relaxation and prepare for sleep. Modern technology allows us to shape lighting environments to fit our life, rather than make our life fit technology. Lighting systems can dynamically change their behaviour, to fit to the time of day and to match the activities of their users. By connecting lighting to sensors, lighting can be automated to produce the right light at the right moment to the right person. Our presentation will highlight how user insights, application needs, and scientific insights are combined to realize innovative lighting systems that carry beyond illumination, in particular in people’s homes. Examples of new go-to-sleep and wake-up experiences for smart home lighting will be discussed.