VOL 4 ISSUE 11 | NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Created in Partnership with LightShow West 
and LED Specifier Summit - Northwest
With Great Connected Lighting Comes Great Responsibility: Cybersecurity in the Age of IoT
by Lois I. Hutchinson
Ransomware, malware and other cyberattacks are in the news, and with costs in the neighborhood of $100 billion annually in the US alone, lighting equipment manufacturers and designers are moving cybersecurity and resiliency up their priority lists. Customers' cyber-fears increasingly turn toward lighting as it continues to expand in connectedness and is considered by some to be the backbone of the IoT. Every day new functions provided by networked sensors and communications are added to lighting systems: measurement; automated operations; productivity, service and inventory optimization; asset and people tracking; big data streams; health and safety management, etc.
by Guest Blogger
Senior Lighting Designer, Arup San Francisco
Light WELL
WELL certification is essentially LEED for healthy built environments for people. Similar to LEED, WELL has a points-based rating system and ranked grades of achievement (Platinum, Gold, Silver). Designers can become accredited WELL professionals (WELL APs) to evaluate and submit a project to the WELL committee and for field verification. Building compliance is based on seven categories for v1, and 10 categories for the v2 pilot.
NAILD Keeps Hafner's Spirit Alive With Memorial Scholarship
The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors announced today that it will keep the memory of the late industry icon Paul Hafner alive with a memorial scholarship. Hafner, who passed away in July, was known as a thought leader who launched NAILD's Lighting Specialist training programs.
#LSW2018 Las Vegas Debut Surpasses Expectations
LightShow West - the only trade show and educational conference specifically created for West Coast specifiers of commercial, architectural and high-design lighting products - saw attendance at LSW 2018 surpass all expectations for the show's Las Vegas debut. LSW2018 hosted more than 1,700 qualified attendees, 215 exhibitors and a show floor of 28,800 net square feet.
Returning to Los Angeles Convention Center
SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2019
Mark off these dates on your calendar now. You are not going to want to miss what attendees call, "The Best Lighting Event in the West!"  

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