Lighting Sommeliers: Pairing Solid-state Lamps and Dimmers in Existing Spaces

Presented by Gregg Adams, LC, LEED BD+C
Thursday November 19, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM MST
The Old Spaghetti Factory
1418 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
The gold standard of interior dimming is the incandescent lamp with its smooth dim to zero, no flicker, color shift to warm, easy maintenance, and positive impacts on lamp life.  How close are integrated LED lamps to matching that standard?  How do lighting designers simultaneously maintain visual quality for the user without compromising the building’s electrical infrastructure?  Are LED’s costing owners more money than they are saving?  This course will provide an overview of the complex electronics utilized in solid-state lighting devices and explore the more challenging aspects of integrated solid-state lamp and dimmer interactions.

About the Gregg Adams:

Gregg Adams, Principal, LC, LEED AP BD+C is responsible for all phases of project work at Clanton and Associates, from initial client contact to project completion.  Since entering the industry in 1989, Gregg’s architectural lighting experience has ranged widely from aviation and education sectors to urban streetscapes, transportation, and municipal street light master planning.  Previous residential lighting designs have received Awards of Merit from the IESNA.

Notable projects include the ongoing site lighting design for the South Terminal Redevelopment Project at Denver International Airport, the green retrofit of the Empire State Building, the Oberlin Environmental Studies, the 14th St. Streetscape improvements in Denver and the Boulder Transit Village in Boulder, CO.
Gregg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Denver.  He is a recurring guest lecturer for the Interior Design program at Colorado State University, is Lighting Certified by the National Council on the Qualifications of Lighting Designers (NCQLP), and is a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design + Construction.