T06-S03 Emerging Lighting Techniques  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.2 CEU

Tunable white LED lighting can be used to mimic daylight in spaces without access to daylight, and research today shows that blue light can affect the human circadian system. Evolutionarily speaking, humans developed under daylight, and this natural light source is entrained in our circadian system each morning. Nobody would disagree that environments with access to daylight can be beneficial, yet we spend over 90% of our time indoors and some members of the U.S. armed services work in areas with no access to daylight.

In this session, we discuss the potential benefits of tunable white lighting, the best way to design the lighting, and how the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (DOS), and the General Services Administration (GSA) are all investigating the effectiveness of tunable white LED technologies. In addition, this session also discusses how this strategy contributes to the decarbonization of buildings.


Michelle Sipe Exaros, Sr. Manager, Government & ESCO Sales, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc

Craig Casey, Building Science Leader, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Shawn Reichart, Sr. Project Manager, Gensler

Andrea Wilkerson, Senior Lighting Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session attendees will:

  • Recognize potential energy savings related to managing daylight within buildings which will contribute to decarbonization goals;
  • Identify the benefits of tunable white lighting in government installations;
  • Identify the ways in which tunable white lighting can be achieved through design and implementation; and
  • Recognize how various government entities have utilized tunable white to achieve their goals.
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