IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, November 18, 2015: "DC Power Distribution is Coming Soon to a Building Near You -- Driven by LED Lighting"

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IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, November 18, 2015: "DC Power Distribution is Coming Soon to a Building Near You -- Driven by LED Lighting"

Abstract: We are living in a DC world.  Most electrical and electronic devices used in the office and at home today, including LED lights, are powered by Direct Current.  Solar electrical power is DC at the source.  Therefore serious consideration should be given to the use of DC for electrical wiring in the future.  Drew will discuss the theory and physical installation of AC and DC electrical distribution systems, and then explain why Class II DC wiring will be widely used for electrical distribution in buildings in the future.  He will review specific examples of past and present electrical distribution systems for lighting.  Then he will focus on LED lighting as the application compelling the use of Class II DC wiring for power distribution in buildings in the future.

$5.00 minimum cost for the restaurant.  Supper is optional at extra cost.  Reservations are not required.  All interested parties are invited to attend.



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  • 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78727
  • Building: PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
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  • Kai Wong, Chairman IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network

  • Starts 17 October 2015 11:15 AM
  • Ends 18 November 2015 06:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Drew Vigen of ALGLO

Topic:

DC Power Distribution is Coming Soon to a Building Near You -- Driven by LED Lighting

Biography:

Drew Vigen's experience in electrical engineering ranges from designing high voltage infrastructure to electronic/embedded circuits.  He has worked on projects for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Disneyland, and international high-rise hotels.  Later he moved into electrical contracting and systems contracting.  More recently, he has worked on developing electronics and software for building control and automation, remote video monitoring systems, and photosynthesis monitoring and control.
 
Drew founded ALGLO in 2013.  The company is forging technologies disrupting Legacy systems for power distribution in buildings by pioneering Lighting as a System (LaaS).  ALGLO is accelerating the shift to DC power systems in buildings.
 
Drew has been active in management of socially responsible projects at Rotary International and Kiwanis International for decades.  He is an active environmentalist and considers himself a minimalist at heart.

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Address:Texas, United States

Drew Vigen of ALGLO

Topic:

DC Power Distribution is Coming Soon to a Building Near You -- Driven by LED Lighting

Biography:

Email:

Address:Texas, United States





Agenda

6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking

6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program



The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.