LEDUCATION 7 WILL BE HELD IN NYC ON MARCH 20. The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) has released its speaker line-up and announced event registration is officially open. LEDucation 7 will take place in New York City on Wednesday, March 20. “We have a very diverse line-up of educational sessions for this year’s LEDucation event,” says Speaker Chair Wendy Kaplan of Feelux Lighting. “We have industry experts leading informative discussions on the new ZHAGA standard and how this new tool can help address the new NEMA Standards for dimming. We also have a variety of presentations that can help attendees learn to work more efficiently and effectively with LED technology in their projects from both a design perspective as well as a controls platform. As our LEDucation tradition continues, we continue to provide attendees with the latest information on meeting and addressing code compliance and standards.” The annual educational expo hosted by the DLFNY has gained a regular following over the years and continues to attract record crowds with an attendance of over 2,200 last year. All sessions are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU) and are scheduled in four different sessions during the day starting at 10:30 a.m.. In conjunction with the seminars, a special exposition is available for attendees to view the latest LED luminaires, controls, energy-efficient designs and advancements from 150+ leading LED manufacturers. Due to the growing popularity of the annual expo and seminars, event officials have expanded the exhibit hall for 2013 in a new location: the Penn Plaza Pavilion located on the first floor of the Hotel Penn Plaza. The DLFNY is proud to announce the following LEDucation sessions: Can LEDs Make Code Compliance Easier? Marty Salzberg, IALD, IES, Senior Associate from Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design and Michael Mehl from Jaros, Baum & Bolles will lead a discussion of current energy codes and how LEDs assist with code compliance. The speakers will discuss using ASHRAE 90.1 2010 New York State and New York City Code and illustrate how LED either uses less energy than another specific technology. Discussion will also consider how compliance is simpler with the new controls requirements with LED instead of MH or FL/CFL. Anatomy of a Project Janet Lennox Moyer and C. Brooke Silber from Jan & Brooke, Luminae will outline some of the issues associated with using LEDs for interior and exterior projects. The presentation is designed to walk through an interior and an exterior project, discussing and analyzing some of the unique characteristics of using LEDs in the context of the complex decision-making that goes into a project. The Zhaga Standard -LED Engine Specifications and Dimming Standards Greg Galluccio from Leviton Manufacturing will provide an overview of the Zhaga Standard, an industry-wide cooperation aimed at enabling the interchangeability of LED light sources that was comprised from 200+ of the most influential lighting companies around the globe. Its mission is to create specifications for interchangeability of components in LED lighting applications. This session will provide an opportunity to learn more about Zhaga, its specifications and progress to date, and how companies can take advantage of Zhaga’s work. Lindsay Stefans from Philips Lighting will provide details on how Zhaga can be used to specifically address NEMA standards for SSL7 Phase Cut Dimming. Learn about these upcoming specifications and standards so that you can have some peace of mind when specifying LED lighting solutions. Controlling LED Lighting Craig Fox from ETC Architectural and Jesse Lowenstein of iGuzzini Lighting USA will address the recurring question in the lighting industry with regard to controlling LED lighting. This session will address the wide variety of available control options for LED lighting. It is intended for lighting designers, engineers, and architects who need to understand and specify control systems for commercial and residential lighting. Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Ruth Taylor, Project Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Barbara Horton, President of HLB Lighting, will discuss the evaluation process of the Next Generation Luminaires SSL Design Competition and review the highlights, developments, and trends the competition reveals. The NGL is a unique competition established by the DOE in partnership with the IESNA and IALD to encourage and recognize high-quality, energy-efficient SSL luminaires ready for commercial specification. Following the program review, the results of the 2013 Next Generation Luminaires indoor luminaires design competition will be officially revealed. This is the fifth competition for indoor luminaires and the first to be announced in New York City. Online Registration is currently open at www.leducation.org. DLF and IES members can attend at no charge with advance registration; the fee is $20 for all other advance registrations. Students are also encouraged to attend as a complimentary guest with valid student ID. LEDucation 7 will be held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in the Penn Plaza Pavilion located between 32nd & 33rd Streets – across from Madison Square Garden. Visit Leducation.org or dlfny.org for further event details and session schedules.