Stakeholder Event

UL Lighting Stakeholder Forum

The lighting market is evolving quickly. New market segments are emerging, new designs are enabling higher efficiencies and greater quality, and new technologies are accelerating the convergence of technology. All of this change means that standards and regulations must evolve too. The UL Lighting Stakeholder Forum will shed light on some of the new standards and regulations everyone in the lighting value chain should be aware of.


  • Understand how UL protects brands through our Anti-Counterfeiting efforts
  • Learn new safety requirements for Horticultural Lighting, LED Drivers, Luminaires and other lighting equipment
  • Identify best practice Cybersecurity principals for lighting systems
  • Learn new energy efficiency regulations for general lighting equipment and key performance attributes associated with Horticultural lighting


  • 10:00 - 10:30: Introduction – Presented by Michael Ritto, Business Development Manager, North American Lighting
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Anti-counterfeiting – Presented by Emma Pearce, Customs Program & Mark Verification Manager
  • 11:00 – 11:30: Cyber Security – Presented Tom Blewitt, Director Principal Engineering
  • 11:30 – 12:00: DLC and ENERGY STAR® Updates – Presented by Austin Gelder, Technical Advisor, Lighting
  • 12:00 – 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:30: Luminaire Retrofits, the new ANSI G6.6 TLED Fit System and General Coverage – Presented by Joseph Frederic, Principal Engineer
  • 1:30 – 2:00: Class P LED Drivers and their use in Luminaires – Presented by Bahram Barzideh, Principal Engineering Manager
  • 2:00 – 2:30: Horticultural Lighting – Presented by Ed Joseph, Principal Engineer
  • 2:30 – 2:45: Closing comments – Presented by Michael Ritto, Business Development Manager
  • 2:45 – Open: Q&A

*Each session will have approximately 5-10 Q&A as well


1285 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY 11747