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Title:  When LED’s Are Acting Up Instead of Dimming Down

Presenter:  Randy Thomas, Director of Architectural Dimming & Integrated Systems Legrand Lighting Controls

Speaker Bio

When  10am - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Where:  Room 304

Abstract (Synopsis):

Overview Best Practice, test LED light sources and report on their interaction with potentially compatible manufacture dimmer models (according to manufacturer’s dimming compatibility specifications). These tests are conducted strictly to provide information to the lighting designer / specifier as to the dimming characteristics of the light source. The manufacture provides no qualifications as to lumens output or any other photometric parameters, color temperature, CRI rating, glare, etc. Testing is restricted to dimming only. The suitability of the light source, so far as these and other factors are concerned, are the responsibility of the lighting designer / specifier.

Learning Objectives:

To better understand the relationship of the Lighting Control System, LED Fixture, LED Drivers & Electronics. How to establish a consistent performance level for lighting fixture and dimming control specification.

Length of Seminar

One hour, with approximately 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for questions

CEU Credit:

Self Reporting

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Randy Thomas

With over 30 years in the lighting controls industry, Randy Thomas is one of the founding adopters of this technology incorporating both technical & installation experience. Having worked with Lutron Electronics, Crestron, Leviton, LiteTouch, AMX and several others, his experience allows for a comprehensive approach to system layout and design. Working on key & landmark projects all over the world, he has worked with lighting controls & lighting fixture manufacturers including Phillips, Hubbell, Copper Industries and others.  His enthusiastic approach as both a leader & educator working with top lighting design & architectural firms has been a cornerstone of his amazing 30 + years career.  Having worked with LED technology in several market development roles for Legrand North America as the Director for Business Development for Both WattStopper & Vantage Controls brands has allowed him to develop several key market initiatives in Health Care, Education, Hospitality, Luxury Transportation and Luxury Residential. His presentations have been called “Fun, exciting and educational."  "He takes a complicated technical subject and breaks it down for all levels of the audience to understand." Randy's technical background & installation experience allows for a great relationship with his audience, Randy gets it!!!" He has been in the trenches and feels our pain regarding dimming & Controlling LED Lights."          

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