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Learn the Why’s and How’s of PoE Lighting Systems

April 28, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a relatively new technology that refers to the ability to use an ethernet cable to transmit network data and electrical power to connected devices. LED technology has not only advanced architectural lighting design, it has reduced our energy consumption as well as created new ways to illuminate the built environment. PoE challenges today's conventional electrical systems by devising a new single wiring system to power and control lighting, and exchange light fixture data by way of ethernet connection. PoE will dramatically change how lighting fixtures are powered. Our panel of experts will explore the A to Z of PoE and the benefits and possibilities for lighting, engineering, and architecture professionals. The panel will discuss the innovation of PoE within lighting infrastructures and within the Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

Learning Objectives
● What is PoE?
● Why LED lighting is made for PoE?
● Conventional Electrical Systems vs PoE for lighting?
● PoE system components and integration
● Pro and Cons of PoE for lighting

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Presentation
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Q&As


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Jessie Grillo
Jessie, a twenty-year veteran in the NYC lighting industry. As an Inside Sales Manager of O’Blaney Rinker, she manages, directs and coordinates numerous large-scale NYC projects. She is well versed in contractual negotiations as well as managing the key components necessary to create a viable process to bring projects to execution.
She makes jobsite visits to monitor progress and ascertain whether phases of the construction are in compliance with set plans. She coordinates with manufacturers, architects, engineers and lighting designers to ensure projects are in accordance with the company’s project management framework. She leads with the seasoning of project organization and a saleswoman’s fortitude in formulating strategic ways to bring solutions to market as well achieving the company’s overall growth goals.


Cheyo Rogers
Cheyo Rogers serves as Director of Business Development for the Northeast Region at Igor. In this role he collaborates with reps and channel partners to grow the northeast territory. Before coming to Igor, Cheyo worked at Siemens and Lutron helping to grow their lighting controls and IoT solutions in New York City through working with MEP firms, architects, and owners. While working at Lutron, Cheyo was a part of the specification team, calling on electrical engineers and lighting designers while managing projects.
Since joining Igor, Cheyo has grown sales within the Northeast region and is building strong relationships with partners and clients.
Cheyo holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MBA from Baruch College.

Glenn Buchholz
Glenn Buchholz joined Chelsea in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Chelsea Controls & Technology, leading Chelsea’s team that implements lighting control and other technology-based systems.
Glenn graduated from Lafayette College with a joint degree in Mathematics and Economics. He then spent 17 years working at Lutron Electronics, one of the premiere manufacturers in the lighting control industry. Glenn held roles in sales and sales management in the Southeastern, Southwestern, and Northeastern United States, most recently as Northeast Area Sales Director. While at Lutron, Glenn became an AIA accredited CEU presenter and regularly spoke at IES, AIA, and ASID meetings. Glenn then broadened his industry experience working at a manufacturer’s representative agency, where he gained a new perspective on the lighting industry representing leading lighting, lighting control, and automated window shade manufacturers. In addition to managing sales for his division of the agency, he also led the estimating, project management, and customer service teams.

Scott Herrick AIA, IES
Scott Herrick the Founder of SPARK STUDIO LIGHTING DESIGN. As both architect and lighting designer, he has been innovating lighting designs for over 30 years in the New York and Los Angeles markets for a wide variety of interiors, landscape, and building projects. Scott has received multiple awards for his work from the IES and was honored by the IESNYC with the Brilliance Award in 2014. As a partner in the global architecture firm HLW International, he influenced design from the architect’s point of view for many corporate, media, and tech clients. Scott began his life-long study of architectural lighting at Penn State University and is a proud alumnus of the Architectural Engineering program. Most recently he completed a PoE lighting installation for a 200,000 sf corporate headquarters in Hudson Yards here in New York City. Scott is NCQLP Lighting Certified, a Member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and the American Institute of Architects, and a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey.