Avoiding NLC Deployment Pitfalls

  • Avoiding NLC Deployment Pitfalls
    April 29, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date: April 29th at 12pm PST.

Speaker: Steve Mesh

Networked Lighting Control (NLC) systems have gotten simpler and easier to install and commission. Even so, these are still systems with a variety of parts that must be installed correctly in order for the NLC to work properly. In this presentation, we’ll review a research project where four different NLCs were installed on one floor of a large office building. The presenter was on-site to observe the installation of some of these systems and documented problems that arose. We will review some of these “issues” as well as solutions that will help you to avoid these types of pitfalls on an NLC deployment — whether that’s for a retrofit or new construction project.


Steve Mesh Bio:

Steve attended Parsons School of Design and has been a lighting designer and educator for 41 years. He’s designed the lighting for a wide variety of projects in the U.S. and internationally.
He was the Senior Lighting Program Coordinator at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco. Steve has been a corporate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers. He’s a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and was previously the Northeast Regional Vice President. For 25 years, he’s served on the Energy Management Committee which updates national energy codes (ASHRAE 90.1). He has also been a member of the Quality of the Visual Environment committee. He’s an EPA Green Lights Surveyor Ally and has been an AIA Registered Provider. Steve was part of the development team for the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program. Since 2017, he has been teaching a class on Advanced Lighting Control Systems on behalf of the DesignLights Consortium. He has taught lighting for the past 37 years. Steve has been a Contributing Editor of Building Operating Management, and he writes bimonthly blog posts for the Lighting Controls Association. He won an IALD award for the Palm House at Dowling College and an EPRI award for Brower Commons at Rutgers University. He’s given several workshops at LightFair and has spoken at Lux Pacifica in New Delhi, India. He is also a private pilot.

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