Connected Lighting Workshop

Connected Lighting Workshop

3 LEU through NCQLP, 3 LU through AIA


The combination of LEDs and digital controls will be a game changer for lighting industry. It offers the potential for future connected lighting systems that would become a data-collection platform to enable greater operation savings and improved service in buildings and cities.

Join IESBC and BC Hydro along top experts from the integrated lighting-controls industry to share perspectives and lay the groundwork for government/industry collaboration. Workshop sessions examine key issues and facilitate technical discussions on potential paths forward such as:

  • PoE/ wireless networking and changes to electrical specification and installation
  • indoor positioning,
  • sensory integration with software-assisted energy monitoring/ management,
  • white.colour tuning and its impact on human health and well-bring


A mini trade-show with topical control and control-integrated equipmentwill complete the experience.
Moderator: Cristian Suvagau (BC Hydro)



  • Connected Lighting with PoE for Office
    Jason Fisher  (Philips Lighting Canada)
  • Smart Buildings – Integrating PoE with the Iot
    Eric Haugaard (Cree Inc.)
  • Evolving Technologies: LED and Tunable White Lighting’s Impact on Health and Well-being
    Evolving Technologies: LED and Tunable White Lighting’s Impact on Health and Well-being


SEMINAR: Connected Lighting with PoE for Offices

Jason Fisher
Philips Lighting Canada
National Contracts and Specifications Manager

With 10 years in the lighting industry, Jason holds the position of a National Account Manager within Philips Lighting. Jason has held a regional sales role for several years within British Columbia, however has transitioned into a national role and is responsible for the specification and sale of end user lighting systems and services within Canadian retail, commercial, industrial and healthcare markets.
Jason is an Associate of the Illuminating Engineering Society and is also Lighting Certified


The review of recent developments in commercial office “smart” buildings and work environments have led to emergence of the digitalization (and control) of lighting systems being powered over Ethernet by leveraging the technology of LED Lighting.



  • Review of the recent developments in commercial office “smart” buildings and work environments that have led to emergence of the digitalization (and control) of lighting systems being powered over Ethernet.
  • Understanding what is Power over Ethernet (PoE) as it relates to connected lighting and the benefits these lighting systems offer by leveraging the latest LED technology.
  • Review of several applications and the benefits associated with systems integrations using lighting through Power over Ethernet 
  • Understanding on the components and systems requirements to make PoE systems work in new commercial buildings.


SEMINAR: Smart Buildings – Integrating PoE with the IoT

Eric Haugaard
Cree Inc.
Director of product Technology

Eric Haugaard is the Director of Product Technology for Cree Lighting. His 30-year career includes a variety of positions primarily focused on advanced lighting systems development. Over the past decade Eric has presented lighting technology programs to diverse audiences throughout the world, with a strong focus on LED luminaire technologies. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, with Post-Baccalaureate Program studies completed at NASA/Ames Research Center.  He holds 48 US and 16 foreign patents related to lighting technology.


The purpose of this presentation is to provide a better understanding of how the Internet of Things (IoT) and Power over Ethernet (PoE) have and will continue to change our world in increasing ways. This seminar will look at practical applications, as well as current trends that lead to smarter buildings that enhance the user experience, provide access to “Big Data” and analytics, all while saving significant energy.


  • Understand the Internet of Things (IoT) and its practical importance.
  • Evaluate Power over Ethernet (PoE) and its increasing role in the spaces we create.
  • Describe the difference between energy efficient buildings versus truly smart buildings that go well beyond energy savings.
  • Identify real-world examples in use today, as well as likely future trends.


SEMINAR: Evolving Technologies: LED and Tunable White Lighting’s Impact on Health and Well-being

Ellen Godson
Philips Lighting Canada
Senior Manager of Lighting Education

With a highly regarded career of over 20 years within the lighting industry, Ellen Godson is the Senior Manager for Philips Lighting University, Lighting Concept Centre, Philips Canada. Ellen’s career has included sales, design and lighting education. She is an award winning lighting designer with a remarkable portfolio for numerous prestigious projects in the industrial, commercial, institutional, healthcare, residential and technology fields.  Ellen is Lighting Certified, an active member and past President and Education Chair of the IESNA Toronto Section. She currently holds the position as Board Manager, and is an Instructor for both the Lighting Fundamentals and Intermediate lighting courses with the IESNA. She has been a faculty member of a Toronto University teaching lighting design for future Architects and Designers.  She presently sits on both the IESNA Standards for Healthcare and CSA Standards for Illumination Systems in Health Care Facilities Committees.


This presentation is a review of white light terminology, and addresses the potential affects of LED on the human body, and the benefit that tunable white lighting technology can bring to optimize design aesthetics, increase productivity, and improve the health and well-being of humans in an architectural environment.



  • Understand the definition of white light
  • Review of color temperature, and the reasons for having different color temperatures.
  • Understanding of the human circadian rhythm and how it regulates many other physiological processes and the impact of lighting beyond visual activity: the biological clock of humans affecting sleep, mood, concentration, and alertness
  • Understand the growing body of research on the relationship between light, human circadian rhythms and wellness/productivity
  • An understanding of what is meant by “tunable” light
  • Review of several application and the benefits associated with controlled and tuned lighting


7:30 – 8:00am: Table top Set-up
8:00 – 8:30am: Registration & Breakfast &
8:30 – 9:20am: First seminar
9:20 – 9:50am: Break and table top trade show
9:50 – 10:40am: Second Seminar
10:40 – 11:00am: Break and table top trade show
11:00 – 12:00pm: Third Seminar and overall Q &A
12:00pm – 12:45pm: Light Lunch and table top trade show
12:45pm – 1:00pm: Seminar adjourn and trade show wrap-up


Online registration:
Maximum Capacity: 100
Registration will be closed when the maximum capacity is reached.

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