Color Science

January 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Stone Terrace at Big Rock Chophouse
245 S Eton St
Birmingham, MI 48009
$10 – $35

Please join the IES Detroit Section as we host Tony Esposito, PhD for a comprehensive talk about color science.

What is “white” light? How is it defined? What is Duv? How can products with the same CCT appear different? What exactly are MacAdam Ellipses? What is color rendering, holistically, and what are the drawbacks of CRI? What is a multi-metric system and what is IES TM-30-15? These questions, and many more, will be addressed in this comprehensive talk about color science. This session is designed for the lighting professional who finds it difficult to navigate the current state of color science and is looking to cut through the fog. This session will present technical information in an easy-to-digest manner and attendees will leave with a much stronger understanding of color science and associated metrics (many of which you may already use!). Current trends in color science research will be discussed.

After this session, lighting professionals/specifiers will be better equipped to interpret colorimetric information and better suited to request color information from the manufacturers they work with. By increasing our understanding of color science, expanding our vocabulary, and fostering constructive dialogue about color specification, the quality of our lighting solutions will be enhanced and the overall benefit of lighting design will be elevated.

About the speaker: Tony Esposito, PhD

Tony graduated from Penn State University in 2016 with a PhD in Architectural Engineering and a minor in statistics. His dissertation explored human responses to various light spectra with strategically varied average fidelity, average gamut, and gamut shape. His research offers an improved method for predicting color discrimination, validation of several trends in color research, and a simplified method for the quantification and specification of gamut shape.

Tony has won the Robert J. Besal Scholarship four times, received EP funding to attend the IES and IALD annual conferences, and previously served as a graduate fellow on an education grant from the National Science Foundation. He has delivered several guest lectures on lighting fundamentals and design, and has lectured nationally and internationally on color science.

Tony currently serves as a voting member on the IES Color Committee, IES Educational Material Review Committee, and the IES Annual Conference Steering Committee. He currently works as an independent Lighting Quality Researcher.

Ticket sales end at noon on Friday, January 10th! Please be sure to make your entree selection when you purchase your ticket. There will be a Beef, Chicken, Salmon, or Vegetarian option.

5:00-5:45pm – Gather and Network
5:45-6:30pm – Dinner
6:30-8:00pm – Presentation

Meeting fees:
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$25 for IES Members
$35 for Non-Members

For discounted fees, please provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door.

Meeting Location Details: Our event will be held at the Big Rock Chop house, located at 245 South Eton Street in Birmingham. Parking is included – valet only.