Mayor Mike Duggan, City of Detroit: The DOE has just been an outstanding partner, and I'm really glad to be welcoming you here at this time. So welcome to Detroit.

Michael Royer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: …and what the systems of the future are going to look like, and how they're going to address this new frontier--

Steven Lockley, Harvard University: I think that the major gains to be made in lighting are in health. Wavelength is really where the most important advances have been made in the past decade or so. And this is really where solid-state lighting comes into its own.

Lori Brock, OSRAM SYLVANIA: We're thinking a lot less about the physical hardware, and a lot more about what goes behind the hardware, the software, the controls, the connectivity.

Scott Hershman, LF Illumination: How do you specify product when it's constantly changing? I don't know if it's any solace, but as a manufacturer, we're kind of in the same boat.

Jim Yorgey, Lutron: I'm going to dive a little deeper into the compatibility issues, the connection between what Scott was talking about, the light module and the driver and the controls.

Brienne Willcock, Illuminart: Well, sometimes I don't want more lumens. I designed around a specific lumen package. Just because you've got 20% more lumens does not mean I'm going to be 20% happier.

Erik Swenson, Nichia Corporation: I was very excited for this conversation, to hear the feedback and listen to ideas.

Irina Rasputnis, DesignLights Consortium: This was a very kind of blunt and realistic perspective. It's different from what I typically hear.

This project was all part of the Smart America Challenge, which is a White House initiative.

That savings is from the start of the project, so since June 4th, and you're only talking about 5,000 square feet.

How many power supply modules serve this space right here?

I think he said three.

Kenn Latal, ICF International: Do you think that there's a potential for any kickback here, that a 25,000 hour projected bulb won't actually last that long?

Dan Mellinger, Efficiency Vermont: If it fails, hopefully, it will be covered by a robust warranty from a reputable manufacturer, and my hope or assumption is that another LED will go back into that socket, and we won't experience snap back.

Michael Poplawski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Interoperability facilitates the sharing of data. I think that's really the key point.

Susanne Seitinger, Philips Color Kinetics: Smart lighting isn't necessarily constrained to the light itself, it's part of a networked system that actually impacts our environment.