On March 29th and 30th, NALMCO held its annual Spring Seminar which is an interactive two-day training seminar focused on lighting trends, lighting safety and maintenance, energy efficiency solutions, and the future of lighting. There were 12 Learning Labs (TED-style sessions) taught by Associate Members at the forefront of lighting technology, and General Sessions focused on the future of lighting.
At the end of the two-day educational conference, NALMCO Vice President Jared Johnson and Program Committee Co-Chair Wendy Fry asked the attendees to list their Top Ten Takeaways from the conference. The number one takeaway was “Timers and Photocells Suck.”
President Greg Kimmel and Chief Technology Officer Bill McWhirter of Wireless Telematics presented six 25 minute educational sessions at the 2017 NALMCO Spring Seminar. One of the main themes of their presentation was educating lighting professionals that there is a new lighting controller that is far better than timers and photocells and much simpler and less expensive than mesh-type control systems. Not coincidentally, Wireless Telematics manufactures such a controller and is having tremendous success at shopping centers and other parking lots across the country.
Also making the 2017 NALMCO Spring Seminar Top Ten List of Takeaways is the fact that “Controls Are More User-Friendly.” This is certainly the case with the Wireless Telematics Lighting Controller which is a “Set It and Forget It” controller for outdoor parking lot lights and signs. “The days of having to reset timers for daylight savings time or after power outages are over” says Kimmel. “If you want to save a ton of money and make your life easier then you need to get one of our controllers for your outdoor lights and signs.”
NALMCO is the National Association of Lighting Maintenance Companies, an organization that establishes and promotes the highest professional standards for lighting management professionals.