Ralph Kensmann/DE

Retail lighting with online remote access to control and dimming

Presentation date: 24. October
Presentation time: 16:45

In his presentation, Ralph Kensmann will explain the implementation of online remote access for lighting based on his experience with a DIY chain store. With every one of the stores Ralph and his team work on, they first undertake a survey to gain an overall impression of the work commissioned, and compile ROI calculations for LED lighting with daylight control. They then develop a lighting concept and specify the required materials and equipment. Once the lighting is installed, and the building inspection process has taken place, they embark on programming the online remote access to enable lighting control at all levels. This includes developing a database that contains all lighting and control data.

Introduced by

Ralph Kensmann/DE, start.design GmbH

Ralph Kensmann is the Managing Partner of start.design GmbH, based in Essen/DE, a design practice dedicated to developing creative solutions based on well-founded know-how in the fields of architectural lighting and engineering. A key focus of their work is retail space – of different shapes and sizes. Ralph and his team are respected as leaders in this field.

Ralph studied Electrical Engineering, specialising in lighting technology. He has given many lectures, and headed a wide range of courses and projects at different universities and research institutions, including daylight design and realisation at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Dortmund, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.