Carl Bloomfeld, Global Business Line Director, Lighting, Intertek/Northeast Energy Effciency Partnerships
Carl Bloomfeld is Intertek’s Global Business Line Director for the Lighting industry. Carl is responsible for the development and
expansion of Intertek’s services within this industry. He is based in Intertek’s Arlington Heights, Illinois facility. Carl has been with
Intertek for over 16 years and holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Florida. Carl has been involved in
the testing of lighting products throughout his career at Intertek and has represented Intertek on various standards technical
committees focused on the testing and certifcation requirements for lighting products. In addition to being on various industry
standards technical committees, Carl is also presently an active member of the American Lighting Association (ALA), Illuminating
Engineering Society (IES), and the Florida Gators Alumni Association.
Jonathan Linn, Commercial Programs Manager, Northeast Energy Effciency Partnerships
Jonathan Linn is the Commercial Programs Manager at Northeast Energy Effciency Partnerships (NEEP). He manages the
DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC), NEEP’s Commercial Lighting Initiative. Jonathan draws on extensive technical and market
knowledge in developing and directing the DLC Solid State Lighting (SSL) resources project which includes the Qualifed Products
List (QPL) and its associated Technical Requirements. These function as tools to help program managers, lighting manufacturers
and customers throughout North America to assure quality and performance as well as energy effciency as they work together
toward smooth market adoption of this exciting new lighting technology.
Irina Rasputnis, Commercial Programs Manager, Northeast Energy Effciency Partnerships
Irina Rasputnis is a Commercial Programs Manager at NEEP, managing the DesignLights Consortium® Qualifed Products List
(DLC QPL), a qualifcation program for commercial-sector LED lighting products. In this role, she oversees the development
and maintenance of technical requirements for product qualifcation and the accessibility and functionality of the DLC QPL.
Irina holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and studied Urban and Environmental Policy and
Planning at Tufts University.
David Ryan, Lighting Technical Lead, D&R International
Mr. Ryan has been involved in energy effciency and lighting for over 8 years, is currently the Lighting Technical Lead at D&R
International. His primary responsibilities currently consist of working with NEEP, serving as project lead for D&R’s support
of the DesignLights Consortium® Qualifed Product List. Among previous project work, Mr. Ryan has supported the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program for compact fuorescent lamps, integral LED lamps, and solid-state lighting luminaires. Mr. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and is a
Lighting Certifed professional.
1:00PM – 5:00PM Workshop 5 - Specifcation and Testing for LED Lighting
MODERATED BY: Carl Bloomfeld Global Business Line Director, Lighting, Intertek/Northeast Energy
This workshop will cover SSL product performance testing related to energy effciency program qualifcation. Testing requirements and challenges
will be discussed, with representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the DesignLights Consortium®
(DLC), and third-party testing experts Intertek sharing best practices.
Participants will leave the workshop understanding how to incorporate performance testing requirements into the initial phases of product design
to streamline testing and bring products to market faster, as well as how to leverage performance test results in product marketing and labeling.
The value of participating in ENERGY STAR and DLC requirements will be discussed to help manufacturers understand how these programs help
end consumers access energy effciency incentives and verify energy savings or extended product life.
Sample SSL product testing will be demonstrated with typical test requirements, timelines, issues, and results discussed. Multiple opportunities for
Q&A will be offered.