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
13
Fri
Lighten Up! Luminaire Competition
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day

 

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

IES 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.

IES Lighten Up National Winner   IES Lighten Up National Winner


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.

Aug
30
Mon
5th Annual John Selander Golf Tournament @ Oakland University - R&S Sharf Golf Course
Aug 30 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

R&S Sharf Golf Course – Oakland University Golf
Monday August 30, 2021

IES Golf OutingJoin 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!

Tickets Prices:
$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

Schedule:
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

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.

 


 

Sponsor Opportuni-“TEES”

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

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
12
Tue
Spooky Lighting Scavenger Hunt & Dinner @ Detroit Shipping Company
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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!

5:00-6:00pm: Dinner
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.

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

Location:
Detroit Shipping Company
474 Peterboro Street
Detroit, MI 48201

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.

Feb
8
Tue
2021 IES Detroit Virtual IA Celebration and Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2021 IES Detroit Virtual IA Celebration and Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame

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.

Apr
28
Thu
2022 IES Detroit Section Product Show @ Burton Manor
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2022 IES Detroit Section Product Show @ Burton Manor | Livonia | Michigan | United States

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.

Tickets:
$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]

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.

 

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