Unparalleled performance and quality make ERCO products the most appropriate choice for any cultural and most other public spaces. The addition of modular, wireless, per-fixture controls simplifies any application.
You are invited to join ERCO’s Summer Series: an entire season of engaging and educational live presentations, targeted to a wide audience ranging from lighting designers, architects, interior designers, engineers and reps. See below for the roster of available presentations, with links to register via ERCO.com. Please select “United States” from the drop-down to ensure you register for locally hosted events.
Planning and Advantages
The introduction of architectural 48V track systems brings about an entirely new set of planning challenges but also numerous advantages for designers and users. Whether it be managing remote power supplies, putting together a correct bill of material, or meeting energy code requirements, these types of systems differ from traditional track in important ways. And in the case of ERCO’s 48V Minirail track system many of these differences can result in advantages that go beyond smaller profiles.
What is Light Quality:
How Metrics Impact our Eye
In today’s LED marketplace there are an unprecedented number of options in both optics and white color quality. And the increased use of tunable light engines for wellness brings about another set of challenges. Whether you are lighting a priceless work of art, company branding, or unique material selection, putting these tools into a project requires visualizing and demonstrating the possibilities. This hands-on virtual demonstration will explore this dynamic topic while connecting metrics to the human eye.
More than Energy:
Benefits of LEDs in Museums
While many can quantify the energy savings of a switch from halogen to LED lighting, there are numerous other benefits to calculate. An LED retrofit will positively impact all aspects of a museum including operations, exhibition, conservation, education, marketing, and development. Evaluating the cost of ownership and longevity while selecting and lighting controls that are right for the institution will determine just how much benefit will be captured. Working through each of these elements and connecting them to the relevant departments, this session will mix demonstration and technical presentation to highlight the great impact that lighting can have in your project.
Conservation + Light: Understanding These Museum Frenemies
Starting from the perspective of ‘all light damages’ and ‘light quantity dictates visual acuity’ it is easy to see why conservation and light can be in conflict. But with the right application of today’s LED, optics, and controls technology, there is no reason that these two cannot live in closer harmony. Going beyond just brightness to the impact of light spectrum and distribution on visual perception can positively impact conservation and visitor experience. Paired with easy to implement lighting controls technology, the lighting system has the potential to be an intelligent asset in exhibition management. This presentation is ideal for all level of museum professionals.
Casambi: Bluetooth Lighting Controls & Beyond
One of the fastest growing, and most widely installed, Bluetooth control protocols are provided by Casambi. Integrated into many of ERCO’s, and other brand’s luminaires, Casambi unlocks vast potential for advanced lighting controls without significant investment. Planning for a system with so much flexibility can seem overwhelming, but with a few key guiding principles, designers will be able to capture the full value of this extraordinary new controls approach. Covering the basics of Bluetooth low energy control, components, plus system functionality, this session offers a glimpse into the future of lighting controls.
Making a Controls System Work with Casambi
Building on the basics of Casambi controls, this presentation will explore in depth how to connect different protocols (or even systems) into a unified, single point of control. With the technology advancing continuously, there are solutions for nearly every application and project. But with almost no wires to install, the question becomes: what happens with my Bluetooth controls on-site? Followed quickly by: who is responsible for pulling it all together to work? Using as many real-world applications as possible, this presentation will answer those questions while providing the building blocks for a successful project integration.
Richard Fisher is ERCO’s National Culture Cluster Manager. With over a decade of experience as an award winning, independent lighting designer, Rich has a passion for the role of light in shaping not only space but also the visitor experience. Available to help in developing lighting project budgets, fixture selection, arrange and execute mock-ups, or support on-site aiming, Rich’s focus is on assisting designers and end users in understanding the value of ERCO’s unique lighting tools and technology.