• [ April 27, 2015 ]
    Ankeny, IA

  • Workshop: Lighting is Evolving Near Speed of Light


Monday, April 27, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, IA

Stan Walerczyk of Lighting Wizards brings an abundance of new information to this year’s lighting seminar. Lighting and controls changed quickly in 2014 and are heading towards warp speed in 2015. The most efficient fixed Kelvin LED products may already be considered obsolete and will certainly be so in a few years. Lighting should no longer be considered a commodity or something to have for low wattage and rebates. There is much more, such as power over Ethernet (PoE) and LiFi instead of existing WiFi.

Although lighting controls are often not cost effective in saving energy with today’s efficient LED products, some up-and-coming controls will soon provide benefits that include soft savings. These include improved worker productivity, student performance, visual acuity, sleep and general well-being. For most interior applications, only tunable (dimming and Kelvin changing) lighting where the controls can be easily upgraded as they improve should be considered. These issues and more will be discussed during this one day workshop.

Key Take Aways

  • Get a new perspective on lighting and controls
  • Learn why even the most efficient fixed Kelvin LED fixture can be considered obsolete
  • Discover why good lighting is no longer a commodity
  • Learn how the Internet of things (IoT) may permeate lighting in as few as two years
  • Understand why Power over Ethernet (PoE) will become popular
  • Hear how the lighting industry may mimic the cell phone industry in the future
  • Ascertain why companies such as Apple, Cisco, Google, etc. may become major lighting control companies.

About the Presenter

Stan Walerczyk is principal of Lighting Wizards, an energy efficiency consulting firm. His 26 year lighting experience includes distribution, maintenance, retrofit contracting, 3rd party review, consulting, design, luminaire design, policy making and research. He is a DOE CALiPER Guidance Committee member on LED and competitive products.

Walerczyk is a consultant for California’s Title 20 Appliance Standard and Federal EPACT Standards, which mandate efficiency standards for lighting products. He has done considerable independent project managing for California Lighting Technology Center with their work on California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research. He has assisted on DOE research on spectrally enhanced lighting. He has written over 100 published articles and presented nearly 1,000 seminars.

Stan is a Certified Lighting Energy Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers and was Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions through 2014. He is currently on the IES Spectral Effects and Energy Management Committees. He is chair of the Human Centric Lighting Society and its Committee. The AEE published his book “Lighting & Controls: Transitioning to the Future” in 2014.

Continuing Education

Earn 7.5 Professional Development Hours or 7.5 LEUs from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP).


$190.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)


We have reached seating capacity. Registration is closed for this event.


FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023

Change in Plans?

If the registered individual cannot attend, a substitute may be sent. Refunds will be made to individuals who cancel on or before April 22, 2015 minus a $20 processing fee.


If you have dietary requirements or special needs please contact:

Denise Junod at or phone (515) 965-7055.


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