Events

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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Aug
19
Thu
Webinar: The Update of LM-79: Optical and Electrical Measurements of Solid State Lighting Products
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: The Update of LM-79: Optical and Electrical Measurements of Solid State Lighting Products

In 2008 the IES published LM-79, “Approved Method: Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Solid-State Lighting Products.” This measurement standard for solid-state lighting products quickly became the world recognized standard for measuring LED lighting products. In 2019 the IES Test Procedures Committee (TPC) completed a comprehensive review and revision of LM-79. The revision was published as ANSI/IES LM-79, “Approved Method: Optical and Electrical Measurements of Solid-State Lighting Products.” The revision includes better guidance on how to make measurement and requirements that help to reduce measurement variations between different testing facilities. Consideration for these changes was based on information collected from NVLAP proficiency testing, independent research, and an effort to help minimize the burden on testing laboratories. Join us for our first educational session on LM-79 since the revision was published, and learn from experts in this topic Cameron Miller and Eric Bretschneider.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Sep
2
Thu
Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Sustainability
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryThe adoption of LED lighting has tremendous environmental benefits for its reduced energy use, yet the environmental impact of lighting extends beyond energy use – from the materials used to create a lighting product, to how a product is manufactured, operated, and maintained, to disposal or re-use at end-of-life. This webinar will provide a holistic view of the environmental impacts of LED lighting across its full life cycle, including embodied carbon and emissions, hazardous material concerns, and depletion of resources. Attendees will learn about methods, tools, and resources they can use to develop and support a more sustainable and circular lighting economy.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Gabe ArnoldGabe Arnold, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Gabe Arnold is a Senior Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he focuses on development and deployment of emerging lighting technologies. He’s a principal investigator on the advanced lighting team supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lighting R&D and Commercial Buildings Integration programs.

 

Kathryn HickcoxKate Hickcox, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kate Hickcox is a lighting research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is a creative thinker in the field of lighting, with over 15 years of experience in both lighting research and lighting design.

 

Leela ShankerLeela Shanker, Borealis Lighting Studio, BR+A
Leela Shanker is a lighting designer with BR+A’s Borealis Lighting Studio and a contributing member to the Green Light Alliance (GLA) – an international network of lighting professionals progressing industry-led standards, research, and advocacy for circular lighting design principles. Her current work with the GLA, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) and Carbon Leadership Forum New York chapter centers on lighting-specific issues related to Embodied Carbon and Life Cycle Assessment.

Oct
11
Mon
2021 IES Street and Area Lighting Virtual Conference
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
2021 IES Street and Area Lighting Virtual Conference @ Atlanta | Georgia | United States

CONFERENCE SCOPE

The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference appeals to a broad spectrum of attendees with a primary focus of improving outdoor lighting. The conference program provides outdoor lighting training classes, seminars, networking sessions and an exhibit hall. Attendees come from across the country and internationally representing utilities, municipalities, DOTs, consulting and engineering firms, research firms, manufacturing firms and educational institutions. The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the only forum specific to the interests and challenges facing outdoor lighting professionals.

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference 2021
Virtual Conference
October 11-13, 2021

Nov
9
Tue
Webinar: RTLS in Healthcare
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

IES Section WebinarPresentation 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.

Presenter:
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.

Nov
18
Thu
Webinar: Understanding IoT Connected Lighting Through IES LP-12-21
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

IoT, Connected Lighting, Smart Lighting, Smart Buildings are all terms that could be used to describe this topic and it certainly can it be confusing. This presentation will delve into and summarize the recent IES Lighting Practice LP-12-21 to make sure that it is easy to understand. During our journey we will clarify the necessary terms around IoT, understand the value of the problems that connected lighting can solve, and discover different use cases and their benefits. This presentation will also explain the technologies used in connected lighting and the applications they are used in. We will outline how to specify connected lighting throughout the project life cycle. The course will explain cybersecurity requirements as well as integration and customer acceptance. Finally, the course will highlight the future state of connected lighting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe IoT Connected Lighting terms and requirements
  • Discuss the value of the problem and how connected lighting can solve these problems for different use cases
  • Evaluate different IoT technologies, cybersecurity needs and how to apply them in different spaces
  • Understand how to specify IoT Connected Lighting through the project life cycle

HSW Objectives:

  • Attendees will recognize how connected lighting and luminaire level lighting control can be used to improve occupant performance and well being
  • Attendees will observe how connected lighting and luminaire level lighting control can provide improved safety in various space types
  • Attendees will understand how a properly designed IoT connected lighting system can and should include aspects of cybersecurity to keep business and personal information safe and secure.
  • Attendees will appreciate how a properly designed IoT connected lighting system can integrate with other building systems and how that can improve the wellness of the entire building and its occupants.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER:
Michael Lunn, SE Regional Specification Sales Manager, Cooper Lighting Solutions
Michael LunnMichael has been with Cooper for 25 years within the lighting control group. Holding roles of increasing responsibility from phone and field technical support, system startups, to sales and product management and Director of Product Marketing, he has now joined our Specification Sales team to bring his controls knowledge to the Specification lighting side.. Michael has a passion for lighting and controls and how the installer and end user interact with them. He is a knowledge expert on energy codes, wired and wireless networking as well as IoT applications. He provides energy code and system design guidance on many new Cooper products. He is a member of IES and is on the IES Progress Committee, Controls Protocol and IoT Committees.

Dec
16
Thu
Webinar: Deciphering the Language of Landscape Lighting
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Landscape lighting is like a foreign language. We need to learn how to navigate it and to properly employ the nuances that make the ‘magic’ we do with light. Learn about sculpting the night with light from Jan Moyer, a pioneer in providing clients with night environments they can relish.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD
Janet MoyerJan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens. Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad. Jan has amassed a wealth of knowledge that she shares in the 10 session on-line learning program available through IES, IES Learning: Learn Night Light: Observe, Design, Refine. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book scheduled for release in late 2021, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design.

Aug
18
Thu
2022 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
2022 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Join us in New Orleans on August 18-20, and immerse yourself in the most current lighting education, cutting-edge products, and networking opportunities with your industry peers.

What is the IES Annual Conference?
The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 18-20, 2022 in New Orleans provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, interactive experiences, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines.

The 2022 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

Visit our website for program updates, registration rates and travel details.

Theme
The theme for the 2022 IES Annual Conference is Lighting the Way. This year’s IES Annual Conference theme focuses on leadership both in the lighting community and by the lighting community. The world around us continues to change in unexpected ways, and lighting professionals are at the forefront of those changes. Through research, code changes, technology advancements and more, lighting professionals are leading the way in this rapidly evolving world, and are dedicated to influencing it for the better.

Sep
1
Thu
Webinar: Taming Controls Complexity
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

2022 IES-PNNL WEBINAR SERIES: TAMING COMPLEXITY

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is pleased to offer a special five-part free webinar series, “Taming Complexity.” Presented by PNNL experts and partners, this series will explore ongoing efforts to better understand and reduce the ever-growing complexity of advanced lighting systems.
THIS IES-PNNL WEBINAR SERIES IS FREE FOR ALL ATTENDEES.

Webinar: Taming Controls Complexity

September 1, 2022 12:00 PM ET

Challenges with configuration, commissioning, and maintaining control settings over time have slowed progress towards integrated lighting and building system controls. Overcoming such challenges can enable energy savings, adaptive lighting for occupant alertness and wellbeing, and better space management in buildings. This webinar will explore some practical solutions to address controls complexity, including development of a clear and concise sequence of operations, the use of controls narratives, and online tools and templates to make these solutions more accessible.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Ruth Taylor
Ruth Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ruth Taylor currently serves as a project manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where she has managed the Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) Program for the U.S. Department of Energy since 2008. She spends much of her time sharing the results and recommendations from the ongoing evaluations at the indoor and outdoor NGLS living labs where connected lighting systems are installed in realistic settings and evaluated by team of lighting experts from around the country.

Lyn Gomes
Lyn Gomes, DPR Construction
Lyn Gomes, PE, LEED-AP, is a MEP Coordinator for DPR Construction, where she draws on 20+ years of experience in integrated systems for HVAC, electrical/lighting, control systems, fire protection, backup power, and technology. In her spare time (lol), she’s on the board of the Building Commissioning Association as well as co-chair of its annual conference, co-chair for the new standard on control sequences for lighting control systems (LP-16), teaches classes on lighting controls, and supports Techbridge, an afterschool STEM program.

 

Aluz Lighting

A special thanks to our Educational Webinar Platform sponsor:
ALUZ

Mar
23
Thu
2023 IES Detroit Product Show
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm

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