Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2018

11-12 September 2018
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia


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Day 1 - 11 September 2018
07:50 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

Address by Breakfast Networking Sponsor – SYLVANIA

09:10 - 09:40

Speed Networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other summit attendees.

09:40 - 10:00

A Lighter, Brighter, Safer Melbourne
In keeping with efforts to become world renowned as a ‘Smart City’ with zero net emissions by 2020, the City of Melbourne is continuing their LED street light retrofit.  

  • Utilising current technology, 1,195 street lights are scheduled to be upgraded with smart photoelectric (PE) cells by mid-2018
  • How smart lighting changes are leading Melbourne towards a goal of zero net emissions by 2020

Ian Dryden, Principal – Industrial Design, City of Melbourne

Ian Dryden
10:00 - 10:30

Innovation in Lighting
The Denmark Outdoor Living Lab (DOLL) aims to address the needs of established and developing smart cities through the innovation of intelligent lighting.

  • Understanding the innovation behind the DOLL permanent outdoor testing field for smart lighting solutions; the largest of its kind in Europe.
  • A look into the platform’s intelligent urban lighting and Smart City solutions

Kim Brostrøm, Chief Technology Officer, DOLL Living Lab, Denmark

Kim Brostrøm
10:30 - 10:50

Missed Opportunities within the Public Realm

  • Do public realm lighting contracts get treated as a poor relation of those tendered for street lighting?
  • The different tasks within a public realm; where good uniformity or deliberate contrast are appropriate
  • Fresh thinking and application of unique optics can have dramatically different results

Martin Valentine, Global Design Director, Ligman Lighting

Martin Valentine
10:50 - 11:20


11:20 - 11:50

Seizing the Opportunity to Transform from Legacy Street Lighting to a Smart Community

  • Discussing the transformation from high-intensity discharge (HID) based lighting to LED street lighting equipped with smart controls
  • Smart City projects currently underway; surveillance cameras, multi-function devices and collation and connectivity

Scotty Hutto, Lighting Services Manager, Georgia Power Co., US

Scotty Hutto
11:50 - 12:10

From Lighting Controls to Smart Cities – Harness The Power Of Your Lighting Network

Using a combination of worldwide deployment experience, market data and practical examples, this session will consider the following questions:

  • Why is connected streetlighting the first smart city application to be deployed at scale? 
  • How can the economic case for streetlighting controls be used to kick-start other smart city applications? 
  • What can cities do to make sure that connected streetlighting is a catalyst to drive a more efficient and data-driven city?
  • How can cities ensure that their departmental applications, like street lighting, are fully integrated with big data analytics and monetisation strategies?

Keith Henry, Technical Sales Manager - ANZ, Telensa Systems Pty Ltd.

Keith Henry
12:10 - 12:50

Panel Discussion:
Intelligent Lighting – Traditionally Designed Lighting Units with A Modern Twist

Lighting now holds the capability to go further than existing solely for illumination purposes. Intelligent lighting has the capacity to house and power smart solutions.

  • Unrestricted Wi-Fi networks: How a digital safety net provides local residents and tourists with a sense of familiarity and relaxation
  • Intuitive data sensors that react depending on activity in the area, while simultaneously collating environmental data
  • Necessity for emergency call buttons in public spaces


Kim Brostrøm, Chief Technology Officer, DOLL Living Lab, Denmark
Martin Valentine, Global Design Director, Ligman Lighting
Tim Hunt, Melbourne Lighting Leader, ARUP

Kim Brostrøm Martin Valentine Tim Hunt
12:50 - 13:50


13:50 - 14:20

Benefits of Connected & Smart Lighting - Lessons from Los Angeles

  • Realized benefits of HID to LED conversion
  • Remote monitoring applications and it's evolution
  • Smart City in Los Angeles past, present and future

James Quigley, Senior Street Lighting Engineer, Bureau of Street Lighting, City of Los Angeles, US

James Quigley
14:20 - 14:40

LED Upgrades VS Smart City Strategies – How to Future Proof and Maximise the Investment
NB SmartCities will share international and local case studies on effective smart city strategy implementation backed by deep research and findings. The presentation will also focus on effective ways the street light can be optimized as a carrier of smart city backbone infrastructure and IoT solutions. In essence - how to gear up for future smart city implementation, trends and an innovative take on the effective implementation. 

Andrew Edwards, Director, NB Smart Cities, NZ
Claus Oustrup, Director, NB Smart Cities

Claus Oustrup
14:40 - 15:20

Panel Discussion:
Can You Be A Smart City Without Smart Lighting?

The rapidly growing trend of living sustainably is one that is hard to avoid. This panel will discuss the necessity of employing integrated smart lighting solutions in a smart city platform.

  • What is a smart city and how does LED lighting contribute to it?


Eyal Halamish, Director and Cofounder,
Gary Mackenzie, CEO, nextLiFi
Michelle Van Gerrevink, Sustainability Co-ordinator, Glen Eira City Council
Scotty Hutto, Lighting Services Manager, Georgia Power Co., US

Eyal Halamish Gary Mackenzie Michelle Van Gerrevink Scotty Hutto
15:20 - 15:50


15:50 - 16:10

Connected Garden – Where Technology Meets Nature

  • How implementing smart lighting capabilities has unlocked the path to a smart city
  • Creating one of Australia’s most connected and digitally all-inclusive public spaces
  • Exploring the relationship between nature and technology
  • Understanding the digital transformation of Sydney’s Royal Botanical Garden and Domain

George Salouros, Director of Assets and Facilities Management, Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands

George Salouros
16:10 - 16:30

Gold Coast Lighting LED Rollout with Smart Lighting – One of The Biggest Smart Lighting Projects Ever to Be Rolled Out in Australia
The City of Gold Coast is at the beginning of one of the state’s largest LED retrofitting projects. In addition to changing the way the city is viewed, this installation is the cultivation of street, public and creative integrated lighting.

  • Testing the consumption of energy via metered and unmetered lighting; comparing and contrasting energy usage
  • Remote controlled streetlights; hosting the ability to dim and alter the colour output of street and public lighting

Pamela Bessette, Executive Coordinator, Energy Management Program, City of Gold Coast

Pamela Bessette
16:30 - 16:50

Smart Lighting, Smart Thinking, Smart City – A New South Australia

  • How has the face of public lighting in South Australia changed since in the implementation of LED lighting?
  • Exploring the use of sustainable street lighting options in a growing smart city
  • The City of Onkaparinga houses almost 10% of SA’s street lights, what insights can be provided from the lighting upgrade project they’re currently undertaking?

Thomas Walker, Manager Commercial Corporate Strategy, SA Power Networks

Thomas Walker
16:50 - 17:00

Delegate Choice Awards

17:00 - 17:15

Address by Cocktail Sponsor - ULA Group

17:15 - 17:20


17:20 - 18:20


18:20 - 19:50


Day 2 - 12 September 2018
08:25 - 08:55


08:55 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Speed Networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other summit attendees.

09:30 - 09:50

Greenfield First Releases Projects – real life test beds for Smart Nodes on LED Street lights
Council has an ambition and commitment for Ipswich to become a truly smart city, and the strategies to deliver this, sit within the Smart City Program. The Greenfield First Releases pilot project has been developed in conjunction with 2 local residential land developers, so that as they install their street lights Council provides Smart Nodes (NEMA 7 pin plugs) and connectivity on a metered circuit.

This Greenfields – First Release project has been carefully designed so that the metered circuit and the additional hardware, will provide a live test bed for;

  • measuring the power consumption of the Smart nodes
  • one or more connectivity technologies for Smart City
  • costs associated with metered street lights.

This pilot involves 2 sites of 26 LED street lights each with Smart Nodes installed on metered circuits. The suppliers of Smart nodes, the backhaul communication networks and central management systems were selected after a public tender process. Two contrasting communications were selected enabling a comparison over a period of six months.

The data recorded has been shared with, Australian Electricity Market Operator (AEMO), our suppliers, our electricity retailer and our DNSP Energy Queensland. This paper will provide a summary of the preliminary results and the major learnings in the rapidly developing technology.

Sharon Boyle, Executive Research Officer, Works, Parks and Recreation Department, Ipswich City Council

Sharon Boyle
09:50 - 10:10

Smart Lighting Design & Master Planning

  • Night time perception and an approach to lighting designing
  • Where are the opportunities for co-design, collaboration, place-making and art?
  • How are differing wants and needs of clients addressed and reflected in designing good urban lighting?
  • Who is the ultimate client and how do you actually define smart lighting?


Tim Hunt, Melbourne Lighting Leader, ARUP

Tim Hunt
10:10 - 10:30

Bluetooth® mesh -  Pave the Way for Smart Lighting

  • The Case for Wireless Commercial Lighting Systems
  • The Value of Bluetooth: Bluetooth mesh lighting features and value
  • The True Wireless Lighting Opportunity – Lighting as a Platform

Kai Ren, Developer Relations Manager, APAC, Bluetooth Special Interest Group

Kai Ren
10:30 - 10:50

Sensory Overload – Innovative Technology Propelling Street Lighting Forward

  • Initially seen as an add-on to pre-existing light poles, smart pole technology was seen as an afterthought following the rollout of LED bulbs.
  • Looking beyond the light; understanding the technology that powers smart poles
  • Exploring the initial development and implementation

Simon Kaplan, CEO, [ui!] Australia

Simon Kaplan
10:50 - 11:20


11:20 - 11:40

Funding Smart Lighting Projects Across Australia
In this presentation, Paul Brown, Australia’s leading street lighting expert, will look at the funding opportunities for councils around the country. At present over 100 councils have changed over to LEDs, however, many are looking into changing main roads, open space and city centre lighting. This presentation will discuss the following:

  • Ironbark’s involvement in projects that deliver real action
  • The focus on practical realities of how to fund projects and make sure you’re actually making the change

Paul Brown, Managing Director, Ironbark Sustainability

Paul Brown
11:40 - 12:00

Sustainable Smart Solar Lighting

  • Discussing the link between solar lighting and a smart future
  • The role of connected solar lighting in public spaces

David Wilson, CEO, Green Frog Systems

David Wilson
12:00 - 12:40

Panel Discussion:
What We’ve Been Doing VS What Needs To Be Done
Although upgrading to LED street lights may lower energy consumption, this is not enough to reduce costs and improve council efficiency.

  • The future of sustainable lighting from a council perspective
  • What smart lighting changes can we expect on a local level?


James Quigley, Senior Street Lighting Engineer, Bureau of Street Lighting, City of Los Angeles, US
Marc Cassanet, Coordinator Environment and Sustainability, Wyndham City Council
Pamela Bessette, Executive Coordinator, Energy Management Program, City of Gold Coast

James Quigley Marc Cassanet Pamela Bessette
12:40 - 13:20

Panel Discussion:
Blue Light – Should We Be Giving It the Green or Red Light?

Facilitated by Ironbark’s Alexi Lynch, this panel will bring some nuance to the discussion surrounding “healthy” lighting.

  • The issues and controversy around LEDs, health and blue light; blue light is either nothing to worry about or it’s the new cane toad and will destroy life on this planet as we know it
  • What is a realistic goal in terms of lighting temperature


Alexi Lynch, Business Manager, Ironbark Sustainability
Dr Therėsa Jones, Senior Lecturer – School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne
Marnie Ogg, Project Consultant, Dark Sky Park and Orana Region Lighting Policies, TravelOgg Pty Ltd

Alexi Lynch Dr Therėsa Jones Marnie Ogg
13:20 - 14:20


14:20 - 14:40

Smart Platforms
Revolutionising the face of public lighting, TheLightStone provides councils with an alternative to standard street lighting practices. By lighting streets only on demand, safety is increased, and energy costs are reduced.

Alexander Haider, CEO, LCT GesmbH light & concrete technology, Austria

Alexander Haider
14:40 - 15:00

Smart Lighting Meets Urban Heat Island Effect and Climate Adaptation

  • Most Victorian Councils have already achieved significant energy and cost savings by upgrading their residential street lights and are now turning their attention to ‘smart’ LED major road lighting.
  • A challenge many Council’s face is planning for climate change and the urban heat island effect. If we understand where our hotspots are located, we can apply a range of measures to improve it -from planting trees through to planning controls.
  • Existing methods of monitoring urban heat, such as remote thermal imaging, are typically costly and only provide a single snapshot in time.
  • Wyndham City Council has worked with Powercor Australia to install 1,000 smart LEDs on major roads as part of the Lighting the West program, with a further 2,600 major road lights to be upgraded in 2018/19.  
  • These lights come with a built-in temperature sensor and in partnership with Ironbark Sustainability and Powercor Australia, Wyndham City Council is exploring whether street lights can provide a low cost solution to high resolution, real time monitoring of urban heat using the distribution metering network.

Marc Cassanet, Coordinator Environment and Sustainability, Wyndham City Council

Marc Cassanet
15:00 - 15:20

Do Turtles Dream of Urban Glow? A Bundaberg Project That Connects Trees, Turtles and Lighting Through Community Activation
Through an initial partnership of only three organisations, the Low Glow Collaboration (LGC) has grown to link (and potentially monetise) ecosystem restoration in new and previously undeveloped ways.

  • This is a next-generation sustainability project, linking environmental works to economic, technological and social outcomes
  • Aims to combine resident, business and government action to reduce the impact of lighting on turtle habitats
  • LGC supported a smart cities application by Bundaberg Regional Council and continues to promote innovation in usage of smart lighting

Wayne Wescott, CEO, Greenfleet

Wayne Wescott
15:20 - 15:40

VicRoads First Ever Performance-Based Street Lighting Contract and Implementation of Energy Efficient LED Street Lights

  • Prescriptive Contract VS Performance-Based Contract
  • Implementation of Performance-Based Street Lighting Contract at VicRoads
  • Implementation of energy efficient LED Street Lights on Victorian motorways along with Asset Monitoring and Control System (AMCS) and electronic Maintenance and Records Management System (eMRMS)

Ashish Daga, Manager, Intelligent Transport Systems Maintenance, VicRoads

Ashish Daga
15:40 - 16:10


16:10 - 16:30

Alluring City Experiences – Immersive Lighting, Immersive Art

  • Exploring the immersive use of light and sound in a public setting
  • Embracing the role of lighting in interactive art installations and encourages community engagement
  • Understanding how to create an enjoyable environment with an immersive lighting experience

Beth McMahon, Creative Director, the Indirect Object

Beth McMahon
16:30 - 16:50

Artificial Light at Night – Considering the Environmental Implications of LED Lighting
In a bid to reduce the worlds energy consumption, thousands of councils have been replacing existing fixtures with sustainable LED units. Although implemented with the best of intentions, these lights have negatively impacted the environment with their increased output of light pollution. However, following some initial international installations, studies have shown that certain lighting temperatures have a negative reaction on the circadian rhythm.

Dr Margaret Grose, Senior Lecturer in Landscape and Architecture, University of Melbourne

Dr Margaret Grose
16:50 - 17:00


Agenda is subject to change
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11-12 September 2018

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