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IES Detroit Lighting Controls Series Pt. 3: Programming & Commissioning

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IES Detroit’s spring meetings are dedicated to an underrepresented topic: Lighting Controls. Join us for a 3-Part Meeting Series as we cover different facets of design and construction related to lighting controls, and highlight perspectives from a variety of professions.

Lighting Controls Spring Series Part 3: Programming & Commissioning

The lighting controls have been documented, procured, and installed, and now it is time to program and commission the system. This process is necessary to to close out the project, and involves the coordination of many different trades. Different types of controls systems have varying requirements, and challenges can always arise in the field. Join us for a panel of experienced professionals representing some of the roles necessary to facilitate programming and commissioning for lighting controls. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions when they register, and participate in the discussion during the event.

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5:00-5:30pm – Gather and Network

5:30-6:30pm – Dinner

6:30-8:00pm – Presentation

Meeting fees:

$15 for Students

$20 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.



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Meeting Location: Our event will be held at Sachse Construction, Suite #5/500 inside the University of Michigan Detroit Center on Woodward Ave in the Cass Corridor. There is surface and garage parking nearby.


About the speakers:

Jon Weaver is a Lighting System Designer based in Detroit MI. He specializes in large-scale building control design and integration for Theatrical or Archetainment spaces. Jon is currently serving as the Director of Fantasee Integration in Detroit MI. Jon has been designing lights and lighting systems for over 25 years around the country. Companies that he has work with include: Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Stellantis, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, The White House, PBS: Public Broadcasting Service, The Henry Ford Museum. He received his MFA in Lighting Design from Wayne State University and a BA in theatre from Eastern Kentucky University. Jon holds national certifications for ETCP – Electrician, ETCP Rigger – Theatre, ETC Factory certified – Systems- Rigging.


Adam Winter is a Connected Lighting Specialist at Clarus Lighting & Controls. He is an experienced Lighting and Audio/Visual control systems designer with 14 years of experience in architectural, casino/gaming, hospitality, and themed retail lighting design and documentation. Previous to working at Clarus, he was a Senior Designer at Illuminating Concepts. He is a detail oriented problem solver and arts & design professional with a multidisciplinary knowledge base.


Todd Underhill is a Senior Estimator & Project Manager with Innovated Energy Controls (IEC), LLC. He has worked with industrial and roadway lighting, controls, and atypical applications for over 30 years. Todd began his career in 1987 with MDOT, working as a field technician. In 1997, Todd entered into the private sector, joining Rauhorn Electric, Inc, as their Electrical Estimator, where he worked for nearly 23 years. Promoted to Lead Estimator in 2002, he added rail yards, utility work, fiber optics, communication path, airfield lighting computer systems, private primary loop systems, intelligent transportation systems, and large private sites to his bidding scope. In 2019, Todd joined the team at Innovated Energy Controls (IEC), a commercial and industrial electrical company specializing in Building Automation and Control Systems. In his role, Todd works on cutting edge electrical control systems, as well as multi-faceted control systems, both wired and wireless.



Kelly Stechschulte is the Executive Director of Design and Management for Illuminating Concepts. Her cross-functional skills help lead the business and creative vision for the firm. Kelly is responsible for the success of the portfolio of work, and for providing creative and technical direction to design staff. She has consistent engagement with project team resource development and deployment guidance across the organization. She is experienced in providing substantial input to procurement transactions as well as thorough value engineering efforts. Kelly is a LEED accredited professional and is skilled at project design, management, business development and client development. A proven industry leader in the world of design and construction, Kelly and her team have completed several internationally known architectural lighting design projects.


Keith Irtenkauf (Moderator) is a Lighting Specifications Sales Representative for Pro-Tech Lighting. Keith has 28 years of experience as a lighting designer, in both architectural and live production settings, and as a lighting agent for the last 4 years. He has a Master’s degree in psychology which comes in handy when dealing with owners, architects and contractors. He has a passion for martial arts, bicycling, camping and rescuing feral cats. And no, don’t ask him how many cats he and his wife Susan have..



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April 9
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Woodward Ave
3663 Woodward Avenue Detroit
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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