Controls = Light/Time A Call for Lighting Designers to Step Up and Take Control
Date & Time
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Jason Jeunnette
Lighting Designers, Interior Designers, and Architects meticulously plan the experience of a space, down to the smallest detail. Yet, when it comes to lighting controls, arguably the part of a lighting design that end users experience the most, we regularly push lighting controls scope off to the Electrical Engineers. On top of that, with the rise of IOT and Connected Lighting, more lighting control systems are being created by people from the tech world, instead of the lighting world. The reality of lighting controls frequently fails to match both the design intent and users' expectations, leading to hacked sensors and missed opportunities. What are we missing by leaving the creation, design, and implementation of lighting controls to others? The lighting design community needs to step up, take control, and maintain the user experience they work so hard to achieve.