Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2017

13-14 September 2017
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia


» Day 1 - 13 September 2017

» Day 2 - 14 September 2017

Day 1 - 13 September 2017
07:50 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00

MC Opens

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 - 09:40

Welcome Address by Victorian Government

Hon. Liliana (Lily) D’Ambrosio*, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Suburban Development, Victoria

09:40 - 10:00

Address by City of Melbourne
This presentation will provide the latest updates on City of Melbourne’s progress in relation to LED roll out and lighting control.

Ian Dryden, Team Leader - Industrial Design, City of Melbourne

Ian Dryden
10:00 - 10:30

Florida Power and Light’s Smart Street Lighting Program: Building North America’s largest Street Light Control Network
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), the principal subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. (formerly FPL Group, Inc.), is a Juno Beach, Florida-based power utility company. It generates, transmits, distributes and sells electric energy.

Florida Power & Light has one of the largest smart street lighting projects in the world. With 75,000 networked and energy efficient LED lights already installed, the utility is expected to have nearly a half-million street lights that are networked and using energy-efficient LEDs. The project is also about adaptive lighting where the utility could brighten the lights when needed while keeping them dim at other times. The flexible lighting improves energy efficiency as well as a significant decrease in maintenance and operations costs for the utility.

Joe Hancock, Principal Streetlight Leader, Florida Power & Light Company

Joe Hancock
10:30 - 11:00

Intelligent Street Light Procurement in Copenhagen

  • Innovative Procurement for Delivering Sustainable Projects
  • Use of Innovative Procurement procedures for streetlight procurement
  • Benefits and Lessons Learnt

Louise Rathleff*, Program Manager, Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 11:50

Overview of City of Ryde’s LED Retrofit projects with Smart Controls
City of Ryde council began deploying LED Retrofit projects with the smart controls from 2014/2015, with 2 stages completed so far.

The presentation will cover:

  • Success Story of the first 2 rounds of retrofitting
  • Lessons learnt about what the current and potential market has to offer
  • Benefits gained from LED Lighting with Smart control System

Anthony Ogle, Manager - Asset Systems, City of Ryde - NSW

Anthony Ogle
11:50 - 12:30

Panel Discussion

Connected Lighting Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

  • IoT in smart cities and Cybersecurity
  • Tackling Security and Privacy Risks Associated with Connected Lighting Infrastructure
  • Developing safety and security standards for street light manufacturers

Lighting forms a vital part of smart city’s connected infrastructure. As cities embrace these new technologies, there is a burgeoning need to find a balance between benefiting from these innovations and managing new safety, security, privacy and performance risks. This panel of experts will explore ways to manage security and privacy for connected lighting infrastructure.

Dr. Daniel Potts*, CEO, Cog Systems
Jan Zeilinga, CTO – Cyber Security, KPMG Australia
William Confalonieri*, Chief Digital Officer, Deakin University

12:30 - 12:50

Street Lighting and Smart Controls Road Map for Australia

In conjunction with the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment & Energy (DEE), IPWEA has developed a consistent, strategic roadmap for the  Street Lighting Smart Controld (SLSC) Programme.

The Roadmap was compiled in consultation and with the support of the Department of the Environment and Energy and the E3 Program, as well as major lighting and smart controls companies. A wide number of parties were consulted including state and territory governments, the Australian Local Government Association, Lighting Council Australia, Energy Networks Australia as well as individual utilities, road authorities, local governments and more than 30 street lighting technology suppliers.

  • Overview of the Roadmap

David Boughey, Assistant Manager – Lighting and Communications, Department of the Environment and Energy

12:50 - 13:50


13:50 - 14:10

Northern Lights – Regional Street Lighting Replacement Program
Six Tasmanian councils are working together to replace over 9,000 street lights in Northern Tasmania in partnership with Ironbark Sustainability. The councils include:

  • Launceston
  • Meander Valley
  • West Tamar
  • Northern Midlands
  • Georgetown
  • Break O’Day

Craig Plaisted, Sustainable Developments - Project Manager, Meander Valley Council - Tasmania
Liam Seymour, Engineering Officer - Hydraulics, City of Launceston

Craig Plaisted
14:10 - 14:50

Panel Discussion

Smart Public Lighting and the Data Driven City

  • Street lighting as a foundation for Smart cities
  • Connected street lighting as the starting point for integrated infrastructure
  • Role of Digital Innovation in Illuminating Smart Cities

Cat Matson*, Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane
Matthew Schultz, Chief Digital Officer, City of Ipswich

Matthew Schultz
14:50 - 15:10

Energy Efficient LED public lighting: What’s happening in Western Australia?
Energy efficient LED public lighting projects have been embarked upon throughout WA, often with funding assistance from State and Federal Government. Some Local Governments have retrofitted Local Government assets (such as Council buildings and recreation areas) with LED lighting. WA’s regulatory environment, financial and technical limitations and access to LED technology have, however, hindered widespread installation of LED streetlights. The regulatory environment in particular is in a state of flux in WA, but we are starting to see more (LED) light at the end of the tunnel.

Laura Simes, Environment Policy Adviser, WA Local Government Association (WALGA)

Laura Simes
15:10 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:10

Real, Smart Applications for S​mart Cities

  • Creating safer and more comfortable cities through connected lighting and white tuning, safe adaptive lighting, dynamic traffic analysis and incident lighting control.
  • Outdoor lighting as a strategic asset for councils and enterprises

Rita A. Renner*, Director – Global Marketing, Echelon Corporation

16:10 - 16:30

Street Lighting, Crime and the Fear of Crime – Are you in the Dark?
Some criminological studies indicate half of all recorded crime occurs after dark, when fear of crime is also experienced to a greater degree. This presentation briefly reviews the recent literature on crime, fear of crime and street lighting and highlights the key theoretical explanations. It discusses how improved lighting can reduce crime and, at times, how lighting might facilitate crime. Measurement issues associated with street lighting standards ANZ 1158 are also briefly outlined. The concept of the 24-hour city and the activation of night-time economy (NTE) have received increasing attention in recent years. Indeed, as Western post-industrial societies move ever closer to the 24-hour city, the nature and levels of street lighting will have increased significance and relevance. The presentation concludes, arguing that understanding the local context is crucial in assessing local risks and needs in order to underpin the implementation of appropriate lighting levels.

Dr. Paul Cozens, Senior Lecturer - School of Built Environment, Curtin University

Dr. Paul Cozens
16:30 - 16:50

Financing Energy Efficient Street Lighting Projects

  • Overview of Opportunities and Current Trends
  • What’s in Store for the Future?

Melanie Madders, Universities and Local Government lead and Associate Director, Corporate and Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Melanie Madders
16:50 - 17:00

Delegate Choice Awards

17:00 - 17:15

Address by Cocktail Sponsor

17:15 - 17:20

MC Closes

17:20 - 18:20


Day 2 - 14 September 2017
08:25 - 08:55


08:55 - 09:00

MC Opens

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

Smart Street Lighting Controls – What is Happening Across Australia?
Paul Brown from Ironbark Sustainability will summarize the latest updates on the various energy efficient street lighting retrofit projects taking place across Australia along with an update on smart controls uptake.

Paul Brown, Managing Director, Ironbark Sustainability

Paul Brown
09:50 - 10:20

Trans-Tasman Perspectives: Energy efficient Street lighting implemented by Auckland Transport

  • Street lighting networks across Auckland to implement LED retrofit programs
  • Installation of a Central Management System (CMS) with the LED luminaires

Andy Collins, Technical Principal - Lighting Design, Opus International Consultants - New Zealand

Andy Collins
10:20 - 10:40

Road Tunnel Lighting

  • Impact of Lighting Controls on Road Lighting
  • Improving Monitoring and Safety
  • Case Studies
10:40 - 11:00

Smart Street Lighting for Visible Light Communications: Separating the potential from the hype
Future street lights may be able transmit high speed data while still fulfilling their primary role of providing illumination. Visible light communications (VLC) in this form has huge potential and as a result has attracted widespread media attention. There have been many resulting misconceptions and some unrealistic claims. This talk will separate the facts from the hype. It will outline the challenges to be overcome before VLC becomes a practical reality. For example, how can high data rate transmission be achieved without reducing the energy efficiency of the lights?

Jean Armstrong, Professor - Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University

Jean Armstrong
11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Public Lighting in Canberra – Latest Updates on Smart Street Lighting across ACT 

  • The ACT government currently owns and manages one of the nation's largest portfolios of 79,000 lights on streets, footpaths, arterial roads and in various public parks and open spaces around Canberra.
  • The ACT Government has called for expressions of interest for the management of Canberra’s streetlights to deliver combined solutions that reduce maintenance and operational costs, achieve improved energy efficiency and environmental outcomes and explore innovative ideas in line with the government’s smart city initiatives.

Chris Deschamps*, Streetlight and Asset Acceptance Coordinator, ACT Government

12:00 - 12:20

Meeting the obligations of the Minamata Convention - Options and Impacts on Australia’s Public and Outdoor Lighting Sector
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a multilateral environmental agreement that addresses the adverse effects of mercury through practical actions to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.

It was named after the town of Minamata, Japan, famous for the widespread poisoning of thousands of people by mercury in the mid-20th century. Australia, and 127 other countries (with the European Union as a regional bloc), signed the Minamata Convention on 10 October 2013. 

Ratification of the Minamata Convention would provide momentum for a national framework that would complement existing regulatory and voluntary measures, and where necessary, facilitate the development of new regulations to address mercury throughout its life cycle.  

Should Australia ratify the Convention, the manufacture, import and export of mercury in lighting (within certain requirements) will be banned by 2020. What impact will this have on the public and outdoor lighting sector? What can industry do to ensure it can meet this change?

  • Focus on Mercury in Lighting
  • Background and Current Situation in Australia
  • National Phase down of Mercury – cost and benefit analysis
12:20 - 12:50

Dark Sky and Energy Efficient Lighting
Well-designed outdoor lighting can play an important role in reducing energy wastage and greatly enhancing the nocturnal landscape. Dr Fred Watson, Head of Lighting and Environment at the Australian Astronomical Observatory, will explicate on energy efficient lighting and light pollution in the dark sky realm at the Summit.

Dr Fred Watson, Head of Lighting and Environment, Australian Astronomical Observatory

Dr Fred Watson
12:50 - 13:50


13:50 - 14:10

Local Government Association’s Lighting Plan for South Australia

  • Cost effective and efficient future management of public lighting
  • Evaluating operational and business Models for establishing a local government public lighting company for South Australia

Andrew Legrand, Public Lighting Project Manager, Local Government Association of South Australia

14:10 - 14:30

Unlocking Street Lighting’s Connected Future - Taiwan’s First Freeway Smart LED Street Light Network
Billion Electric has been working in close collaboration with the Public Works Department of Taipei City Government to establish the nation’s first freeway Smart LED Street Light network.

  • Overview of LCMSTM (Smart Street Light Control and Management System)
  • Benefits and Case Studies
14:30 - 15:00

Designing Public Lighting for the Public. The Community Friendly Lighting Program
Public lighting is often installed with little thought for the real client: the public. The AMA Lighting Report has raised fears within the industry but much of the reaction has been focused on disputing terminology and metrics while ignoring the basic recommendations. Proper color temperature and avoiding circadian disruption is important, but quality public lighting design must be community friendly.

While attention to meeting standards for illumination levels and uniformity are often considered, the actual quality of the lighting design and its impact on the user are often neglected with disastrous results. Too often improvements in real visibility take a back seat and glare and light trespass are created in the process of chasing uniformity goals.

With a global conversion to LED lighting underway, cities need to take the initiative to engage citizens with pilot demonstrations when installing public lighting and preserve neighborhood ambiance in the process. Quality public lighting design is made easier with LED and controls and it should serve as a basis for the new era of Smart Cities.

This session will explore the essential elements of quality public lighting design and show real world examples to emulate, as well as those to be avoided.

Bob Parks, Executive Director, Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA), Washington DC - USA

Bob Parks
15:00 - 15:30


15:30 - 15:50

Stadium and Broadcast Lighting
This presentation will provide an overview of stadium lighting and will also brief the audience on broadcast lighting for major sport events like the Olympics, Commonwealth Games.

15:50 - 16:30

Panel Discussion

Innovative Public Space Lighting in Cities and Urban Districts
This interactive panel of lighting experts will discuss the role of innovative urban lighting installations in activating public spaces and how they can:

  • Drive economic development
  • Enhance community engagement
  • Support Public-Private Partnerships
  • Promote a city, brand, or district area

Alexi Lynch, Business Manager, Ironbark Sustainability
Bob Parks, Executive Director, Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA), Washington DC - USA

Alexi Lynch Bob Parks
16:30 - 16:35


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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13-14 September 2017

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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