ATLANTA, Ga. – Each year, the Lightfair International Conference showcases the industry’s most relevant topics presented by industry leaders from around the world. For 2017, the conference program has 75 courses including 12 forum sessions. Its two 2017 forums – IoT & Smart Lighting Forum and Light & Health Forum – reveal how lighting and technology are transforming the future of the industry. The forums each contain six sessions on Wednesday, May 10 during Lightfair 2017, which will take place at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7-11 (Pre-Conference Lightfair Institute May 7-8; Trade Show & Conference May 9-11).
The IoT & Smart Lighting Forum returns for a second year covering the industry’s most advanced knowledge on controls, sensors and connectivity. Topics cover connecting luminaires and control systems to the internet and, by default, to one another and potentially other building systems. This forum strives to address both the potential and challenges of IoT and whether smart lighting truly extends beyond using connectivity for energy efficiency and maintenance. Forum sessions are available as a package or à la carte.
The Light & Health Forum will help identify the knowledge of the impact of light on biological health and overall well-being, as well as addressing issues such as the potential for blue light as a hazard.
This forum presents examples of applications of what we know about light and health, particularly in the frontiers of the healthcare and independent living environments. Courses include:
Light and Health: What We Know and Don’t Know in Applying the Research
Circadian Light for Your Health: Light, Not Laughter is the Best Medicine
Blue Light – Is There an Issue?
Circadian Lighting in an Independent Living Facility
Creating an Immersive 24-hour Lighting Environment for a Pediatric ICU
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Swedish Ballard Behavioral Health Unit: Design and Implementation of Circadian Lighting Strategies
Speakers represent a variety of companies including U.S. Army Medical Department, Thomas Jefferson University, Lutron, ZGF Architects LLP, In Posse, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Lighting Research Center, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Department of State, Sacramento (California) Municipal Utility District, Philips Lighting, Schuler Shook, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, PNNL and National Research Council of Canada.