Human-Centric Lighting (HCL)

September 13, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Atria's Mt. Lebanon
110 Beverly Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

About the Presentation

Think for a moment about the lighting inside a typical healthcare facility or hospital. What often comes to mind is a setting that's cold and sterile. Thanks to advances in lighting technology, control systems and incorporating natural light and shading, healthcare facilities today are casting a completely different light. In fact, incorporating such controls - scheduling, occupancy sensors, dimming and others - can result in energy savings between 30 and 50 percent. Healthcare facilities are also implementing a few of the latest approaches such as Human-Centric Lighting into their lighting strategies.  Human-Centric Lighting (HCL) is essentially lighting that is designed and applied to improve well-being such as improving productivity, mood or sleep.  Approaches include the use of modern tunable LED lighting to enable and natural lighting controls. If this all sounds like a much more advanced and intelligent approach to lighting in healthcare facilities - one that's aimed at an improved environment for patients and providers that also saves energy and improves efficiency - that's because it is. The days of the cold and sterile hospital are gone. In their place, advanced lighting technologies, natural light solutions, and powerful control systems are all working together to create a new age of healing environments.

Speaker Bio

Randy Thomas, North East Regional Sales Manager Architectural Dimming & System Integration

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, LifeTouch, AMX and several others, his experience allows for a comprehensive approach to system layout and design. Working on key & landmark projects all over the work, he has working 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+ year career. Having worked with LED technology in several market development roles for Legrand North America as the Director of Business Development for both WattStopper & Vantage Controls brands has allowed him to develop several key market initiative in Health Care, Education, Hospitality, Luxury Transportation and Luxury Residential. Randy is also considered an industry expert regarding tunable white lighting & circadian rhythm applicaitons. He has been published in several healthcare industry trade publications. He is currently working on several major healthcare projects for Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York University Hospital, Penn Healthcare & Partners Healthcare in New England.

5:30 - Registration and Networking

6:00 - 6:30 Dinner

6:30 - Presentation


$30.00 Regular Attendee

$0.00 EP Scholarship