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Wireless Controls A Bridge to The Internet of Things

23 March 2022 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

IES Norfolk/Virginia Beach Section

Presented by the Norfolk/Virginia Beach Section of the IES

Featuring guest speaker:
Brian Drew,
Northeast Regional Manager Cooper Lighting Controls

Wednesday, March 23rd

6:00pm – 6:30pm Social Hour
6:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm Presentation

This course will explore how we use wireless controls to meet controls strategies and how wireless controls can provide a bridge to the connected world of the Internet of Things. Learn about the history that has brought lighting and controls to the point they are at today including why wireless is now being seen as a leading solution for connected lighting applications.

We will cover the most used wireless control technologies and the basics of how they work in order to understand proper application and design. We will look at triggers in our controls application that may require Information Technology (I.T.) personnel involvement as well as what information I.T. may need to assist with addressing access and security concerns. Finally, we will discuss the role that wireless connected lighting is playing in the Internet of Things with real-world examples of how it is being used
IES CEUs will be available!

Brian Drew is the Northeast Regional Controls Manager for Cooper connected lighting. With more than 20 years of experience in the electrical industry, he has successfully specified and designed lighting control systems for several large construction projects nationwide. Brian also has a strong vertical focus in the areas of higher education, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial offices.

Prior to joining Cooper Lighting, Brian was a regional manager for Wattstopper lighting controls. He holds an MBA and BS in Business Administration, is certified and proficient with NiagraAX Building Automation Software, has completed numerous projects that have received the Living Building Challenge label, and holds an accreditation from the Living Future Institute with an LFA. Brian is also a licensed electrician and grew up working in a family union electrical contracting company.

This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of how to incorporate wireless controls into buildings. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but please RSVP so the appropriate room and dinner accommodations can be made. Dinner will be provided.
RSVP here! Deadline to RSVP is Monday March 21st, 2022.

The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
4535 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Norfolk/Virginia Beach Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail [email protected]. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!
Laura Ashley Alferes
IES Norfolk/Virginia Beach Section Vice President


Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
4535 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462 United States
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