LED Lighting Systems: Energy and Beyond

Session Type: Convention, Management Workshop


Location: Convention CenterRoom Number: 156A + 156B

Available Dates & Times


Advancements in lighting application technologies have improved the performance and capabilities of LED lighting and control systems, and it’s essential for electrical contractors to stay on top of these developments to sell their (and your) value to your customers. This program will discuss benchmarking system efficacy, life, color, and other priorities for user satisfaction, energy efficiency, and economic effectiveness.


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    Jon Zelinsky

    Philips Lighting Jon Zelinsky, P.E., Director, Contractor Marketing for Philips Lighting, has more than 25 years of progressive responsibilities working in the building construction industry, creating value for architects, engineers, contractors, and end users / building owners in the areas of energy management and integrated building systems. With a strong engineering background and business acumen, Jon brings key insight from both the engineering and business perspectives to drive innovation and market adoption of new products and technologies that support energy efficiency and high performing building systems. Jon holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. Jon is currently a licensed professional engineer in PA, NY, and MA.
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    Dan Blitzer

    The Practical Lighting Workshop Dan Blitzer, Principal of The Practical Lighting Workshop, brings over 30 years of experience to issues of lighting application, energy effectiveness and sustainability. The Practical Lighting Workshop is a 24-year old consultancy providing strategy, marketing, communication, and training services for the lighting industry. In addition to consulting on a broad range of subjects, the firm’s chief deliverables are a wide range of face-to-face and written communications.. Dan is lead faculty at the Philips Lighting Application Center, as well as a continuing educator for the American Lighting Association. He speaks nationally to a variety of audiences, including architects, distributors, facility engineers, and electrical contractors, and has judged design competitions. Dan currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Next Generation Luminaires design competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Dan is a board member and past president of the Designer’s Lighting Forum of New York, a member of the IESNA, and a director and Treasurer of The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education. He is Lighting Certified.