The Detroit Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.
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IES Detroit Section Lighten UP! Winners
IES DETROIT participated in LIGHTEN UP! 2021, a virtual luminaire building competition. Participants had 24 hours to design and create a luminaire based on a given theme using resources and LED light source from their home.
2021 Theme: JUST LIGHT-YEARS AWAY – What does the future of lighting look like?
We had two winners this year! See below for results.
2021 LIGHTEN UP National Winner
Team name: illumineighbors
Eric, Tanya, and Jonathan Graettinger, and Kim Weaver
Fixture name: “What the Faculae”
Faculae is the plural of Facula. A Facula is a bright region on the surface of the sun linked to the subsequent appearance of sunspots in the same area. This futuristic pendant light allows for various “bright regions” illuminating “planets” on the perimeter of the fixture housing, creating a multi-faceted lightsource. The bottom of the fixture is open and the top of the fixture is unpainted to provide additional indirect lighting and visual interest.
2021 LIGHTEN UP Detroit People’s Choice Winner
Team name: November Eight Bravo Romeo Golf
Jeanne Campbell & Christopher Campbell
Luminaire Name: Play With Me
Luminiare was made from old barn wood, scrap pine wood and toilet paper. In the future we think luminaires will be made from recycled materials due to high rising cost of raw materials. Not only will interactive controls be popular but so will luminaires! The front pieces are held on by magnets and can be added or removed to control the light coming out the front of the luminaire. This gives the user the ability to interact with the luminaire and change it as often as they like.
R&S Sharf Golf Course – Oakland University Golf
Monday August 30, 2021
Join us Monday, August 30th at the prestigious Oakland University Katke-Cousins Golf Course for the 5th Annual John Selander IES Golf Outing!
Click here to buy your tickets by Friday, August 13th!
Click here to learn about our Sponsorship Opportunities!
$500 per foursome
$125 per player (will be paired up with a group)
$30 per person awards/lunch only
Player registration includes green fees, cart, driving range, food/drink tickets, lite lunch and chance at prizes
7:00am – Check-In and Driving Range Opens
8:15am – To Carts
8:30am – Shotgun Start (scramble format)
1:30pm – $50,000 Shootout and Putting Contest for Carnival Cruise
1:45pm – Lite Lunch & Prizes
– 1st place foursome
– 2nd place foursome
– Last place foursome
– Longest drive and closest to the pin
– Hole-in-one prizes
– $50,000 Shoot out and putting contest
– Door prizes
We are accepting donations for door prizes. All sponsors will be recognized during the raffle. Please contact Tournament Chair Shelly Prew ([email protected]) if you’d like to donate items for the raffle or if you have questions about sponsorships.
To help make our tournament successful and fun for our players, we need the support of companies in the
lighting industry. This support helps provide scholarships to our soon to be industry colleagues. Below is a
description of the 2021 sponsorship opportunities.
Bogey Sponsor (Hole Sponsor) Cost: $125
Number available: (27)
- Company name/logo on designated hole sponsorship sign
- Company name on event board
Par Sponsor (Contest Sponsor) Cost: $250
Number available: (5)
- Company name/logo on designated contest hole (choose from the following 5 contests to sponsor: longest drive men, longest drive women, closest to the pin men, closest to the pin women, skins game)
- Company name on event board
Birdie Sponsor “Breakfast/Water Cooler Sponsor” Cost: $500
Number available: (2)
- Company name/logo on Breakast Bags orWater Coolers on course
- Company name on event board and “Special” recognition at awards
Eagle Sponsor “Dinner Sponsor”. Cost: $750
Number available: (4)
- Company name on event board and “Special” recognition at awards
- Company name/logo on designated hole
- Recognition on IES Detroit Website
Double Eagle “Tournament Sponsor” Cost: $1500
Number available: (1)
- Company name/logo on personalized sleeve of golf balls passed out to all golfers
- Provides tournament round of golf for one team of (4) golfers
- Company logo on hole sponsorship signs at Tee Box #1 and #9
- Company name on event board, recognition at awards as IES Detroit Tournament
- Sponsor and recognition on IES Detroit Website
All sponsorships are first-come, first-served. Sponsorship reservation is not final until payment has been received by the IES-Detroit Section. Please send checks (made payable to IES Detroit Section) to address below. All donated items can be mailed or sent to the address below
To pay online please visit the Eventbrite page. Thank you in advance for your support of our event!
*Digital form of logo must be emailed to Shelly at the email address below. Standard image file types are accepted.
Mail to: Shelly Prew Tournament Chair, IES-Detroit 1556 Eason Road Waterford, MI 48328
[email protected] 847-971-7238
Join us on October 12th at 5:00 for a Spooky Lighting Scavenger Hunt after dinner at the Detroit Shipping Company.
We are so excited to host our first in-person meeting of 2021, a Spooky Lighting Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Detroit!
About this event
Happy October!! Join IES Detroit for dinner and drinks at the Detroit Shipping Company (outdoor seating available), and then test your knowledge and skills of observation in a Spooky Lighting Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Detroit!
6:00pm-9:00pm Scavenger Hunt
This is intended to be DRIVING tour, but weather permitting you can also walk! We encourage you to invite your friends and peers (non-members are encouraged!) to participate. If you’re driving, one person can drive while others navigate and take photos. Otherwise, we will also indicate places to find street parking so you can take photos while stationary. There is free parking at and near the Detroit Shipping Company.
The Scavenger Hunt should take about 1 hour to complete if driving, 2 hours if walking. There are also two MoGo Bikeshare stations a five minute walk from Detroit Shipping Company.
Your Detroit BOM Clues Hotline will be on standby to assist with any questions during the Hunt. Plan to return to Detroit Shipping Company for drinks when you’re finished.
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$25 for IES Members
$35 for Non-Members
Detroit Shipping Company
474 Peterboro Street
Detroit, MI 48201
Presentation on RTLS, Real-Time Location Systems which provide real time location, visibility and telemetry data for equipment and personnel
About this event
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
With day-to-day problems and challenges in healthcare facilities, such as fast spreading infections, loss of inventory, the need for contact tracing etc. location data is the key to improving operational efficiency and processes. RTLS, Real-Time Location System is a system which provides for real time location, visibility and telemetry data for equipment and personnel throughout a facility. It can be provided by leveraging the lighting infrastructure. A real time location system is comprised of badges/tags, a network of readers/sensors/transmitters, and a location engine. The data is sent to a server which provides the end-user real time location information on patients, caregivers, and assets.
Alan Tangen, MBA is the Head of RTLS Business Development and Sales for Cooper Lighting Solutions. Alan has spent over 20 years working with communication technologies, predominantly in healthcare. He has developed an expert understanding of the challenges facing healthcare and the significant value technology can deliver to overcome them. During his career he has had extensive experience in managing service and sales personnel, as well as selling, installing, and servicing complex solutions including nurse call, wireless communication, and real time locating systems. He is responsible for numerous successful implementations.
Please join the IES Detroit Section as we celebrate 2021’s IES Illumination Award submitted projects, and 2020-2021’s MLHOF Award Winners!
Please join the IES Detroit Section as we celebrate 2021’s IES Illumination Award submitted projects and honor our Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame Recipients for 2020 and 2021. The Detroit Section has a proud history of being at the forefront of lighting design, and despite being home for the better part of 2021, Detroit was still busy at work! There were a total of 5 submitted projects from our design community, 3 of which won an Award of Merit. Join us to find out which jobs made the cut and congratulate the design teams. We will also learn about our 2020 and 2021 MLHOF Recipients and celebrate their contributions to the Detroit lighting community.
Please join the IES Detroit Section as we host our Annual Product Show for 2022. The show will have more than 100 tables of manufacturer displays of the most current technology in Lighting & Controls.
$35 Early Bird by April 15
$45 after April 15 and day of show
$10 Student Ticket
Go to the link below to purchase tickets:
2022 IES Detroit Product Show Tickets – Eventbrite
For Exhibitor Registration:
2022 IES Detroit Product Show Exhibitor Registration
For General information please contact the Product Show Committee: [email protected]
Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the only forum of its kind specific to the interests and challenges facing outdoor lighting professionals, with attendees gathering from across the globe to represent utilities, municipalities, DOTs, research firms, and more. This year, we are delighted to welcome Mark Lien as our keynote speaker.
The IES is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the 2022 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, taking place in Dallas, Texas! As always, the Society’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, and we have enhanced our safety guidelines to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.
Visit our website for program updates, registration rates and travel details.
We can’t wait to reconnect with you, and look forward to providing a top-notch educational experience filled with training classes, seminars, networking sessions, and more dedicated to the improvement of outdoor lighting.
Click here to Download our new & improved 2023 IES Detroit Product Show Digital Booklet »
Thank you to Clarus Lighting & Controls for sponsoring the Digital Booklet!
The Annual IES Detroit Lighting Product Show is the “must attend” event of our calendar year. Featuring over 100 lighting exhibitors, there will be something to see for everyone. This is your chance to see the latest trends and developments in the lighting industry. Lighting Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, Specifiers, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Contractors, and Distributors are all encouraged to attend.
The trade show features plenty of food and several open bars to enjoy through the evening.
Also be sure to come and buy a raffle ticket at the door for your chance to win great prizes donated by our exhibitors and the IES Detroit Section.
NEW FOR 2023: IES Detroit is proud to offer CEU Presentations at this year’s Product Show.
3pm-4pm :: The Benefits of Warm Street Lighting :: Bob Hahn and Michael Woznicki, Lumecon
4:30pm-5:30pm :: The Science of Color: TM30 :: Bridget Cross, Ecosense
6pm-7pm :: Specifying Sustainable Luminaires :: Anita Majumdar, Acuity Brands
Early Bird ticket sales ($35/ticket) and Ticket Bundles (50ct at $30/ticket) end Friday, March 10th at 11pm. Starting March 10th at 11:01pm, the ticket price rises to $45. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door with cash or credit card. Student tickets are $10, please present valid Student ID at the door.
Bring your printed ticket, PDF, or use the Eventbrite app on your phone so we can scan your entry at the door.