CONFERENCE SEMINAR
LED Glare Solved - Bright Solutions to Brightness Issues in Outdoor Lighting
THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 6
4:00 – 5:00 pm | Seminar S8
TARGET AUDIENCE
Architects | Engineers | Landscape Architects | Lighting Designers | Other End Users
AUDIENCE LEVEL
Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced
QUALIFIES FOR
1.0 AIA LU; 1 BOMI CPD; 1 IDCEC
Additional learning units will be posted when confirmed
Kedaresh Deshpande
Product Manager – Acuity Brands
ABOUT THE SESSION

Glare is a major challenge in lighting design. This seminar is an interactive overview of how simple luminaire design improvements can resolve glare issues, reduce contrast between light source and background, and create aesthetic environments – all while maintaining desired illumination levels. Simulations, results from field installations, and techniques to ‘measure’ glare are included.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Aesthetic Lighting Design - Easy ways to create transition zones to reduce contrast between light source and dark surroundings
  • Measuring Glare - How to objectively measure glare and compare luminaires on the same scale for each application.
  • Glare Control – Using simple design elements to eliminate glare from a user’s line of sight, including light diffusion techniques.
  • Designing Cost Effective Future-Proof Solutions – Combining smaller energy-efficient LEDs, optical design features and wireless sensors for cost effective, aesthetic lighting ready for future.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Kedare Deshpande - Product Manager - Acuity Brands
Kedaresh Deshpande
Product Manager
Acuity Brands

Kedaresh Deshpande is a Product Manager for Outdoor Lighting at Acuity Brands, where he leads product development, technology innovation and marketing. He has held roles in LED engineering and product management at Philips Lighting, Juno Lighting Group, and Acuity Brands. His work includes outdoor, track, and downlighting LED solutions that have won design awards at LightFair and Next Generation Luminaires (NGL). Kedaresh has made over 50 presentations on lighting design and innovations to lighting designers, architects, and researchers during industry conferences, field visits, and specifier training sessions. Kedaresh earned a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from University of Chicago.