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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VR and AR have been used by architects for more than a decade – but where does lighting fit into this? Join us to learn how these technologies have been used by lighting designers in their daily work to enhance their presentations, design coordination, and daily workflow.
Speaker: Kailey Lietzke, LC, PE , a lighting designer/associate with HGA will be our presenter.
Meeting Schedule: January 13th, 2021 from Noon-1pm
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Channeling da Boss: An unvarnished look at today’s lighting standards, guidelines, regulations, consortiums, and so much more.
Please join the IES Detroit for a virtual meeting with special guest speaker James R. Benya as he gives us his unvarnished opinion on some of the hot lighting topics of the day. Inspired by the great Steven S. Squillace, Jim will touch on LEED, WELL, DLC, POE, DC, LC, CLD, PE, IES, IALD, and time permitting, possibly some of your other favorite acronyms.
About the speaker:
James R. Benya, PE, FIES, FIALD is a founding principal at Benya Burnett Consultancy, in Davis California. He is a frequent speaker at IES and IALD meetings and conferences, columnist at Designing Lighting Magazine, and a member of the 2013 Class of the Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame.
The Detroit Lighting Community has played a leadership role in IES and illuminating engineering for many years. In particular, one uniquely knowledgeable, skilled and visionary engineer foresaw the future and began a quest to develop new methods and skills in the applied practice of illuminating engineering that to this day are used daily: Steven S. Squillace, PE, FIES. Jim Benya started his career working for Steve at the Smith Group with fellow Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame members David DiLaura, Jan Lennox Gruel (Moyer), Naomi Johnson Miller and Gary Steffy for 11 years prior to moving to San Francisco. He is among the most highly recognized members of the IES community, as a Fellow and twice member of the Board of Fellows of IES, as a 4-time winner of the IES International Illumination Award of Excellence, as a recipient of the 1999 IES President’s Award for his work on ASHRAE/IES 90.1, as a periodic contributor to LD&A, as the winner of the Sol Cohn Lifetime Achievement Award from the IES Northern California Section, and as the 2020 recipient of the IES Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the Society.
Through all of this, Jim has continued Steve Squillace’ s curiosity about light and his constructive commentary and periodic criticism of our industry and its trends. In LD&A in 2018, Jim wrote “Our Work is Done Here”, citing the profound improvements in lighting efficiency 40 years and asking why lighting codes needed to continue to change. He has been a guest speaker on the NAILD podcast “Get a Grip on Lighting” and particularly popular for questioning trends in the industry and marketplace. At the 1992 IES Annual Conference, Jim was introduced by Dan Blitzer as an “iconoclast”. Don’t expect to hear political correctness in this program either.
Topics will include:
- LEED and WELL – two “standards” -sort of
- DLC – its past, present and future
- Dark Skies and responsible outdoor lighting
- Energy Efficiency: We are there, what is next?
- Lighting overregulation -Micromanaging milliwatts? Why the triannual changes?
- POE and DC – Good idea or force fit?
- Lighting design certification and licensing – LC? CLD? PE? IES? IALD? Nothing at all?
- Human Centric lighting and a decade of misinformation
- The race to capitalize on circadian systems
- PS I hate the phrase “human centric”
- Blue Light – it causes sky glow
- UV disinfection systems – appliances or luminaires
- Indoor farming – gonna make it higher
- Snake oil is not a cure
- The international lighting community and us
- Anything else you want to ask (not guaranteeing I will know what you are talking about, but I’ve been around the block a couple times and we might just have some fun!)
Increasingly we’re seeing lighting products which feature acoustical properties. Join the IES Detroit Section as we discuss the trend.
About this Event
Topics to be Covered:
- Why are acoustical lights becoming a standard fixture type in projects?
- Well Building Institute recommendations for lighting and acoustics
- What makes a high-efficiency acoustical lighting solution?
- Why NRC isn’t a good scalar representation for acoustical lighting solutions
- How do we compare acoustical efficiency between lighting fixtures
- What type of projects benefit most from good acoustical design?
- Analyzing a sound absorption analysis
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Speaker: Marc Sutton
Marc has worked for over six years in the decorative lighting industry starting his career as the New York Showroom Manager for the bespoke London based lighting manufacturer Baroncelli. After a few years out of the lighting industry, he reentered as the New York, Canada, and the U.K. Sales Manager for Roll & Hill, a made to order Brooklyn based lighting manufacturer with a unique perspective and design. For the past two and a half years, he has been the North Eastern + South Eastern Regional Manager for Milan based manufacturer LucePlan, which specializes in large scale decorative fixtures and acoustical lighting solutions.
How exterior lighting impacts wildlife.
Since the industrial revolution and the invention of the electric light bulb, the natural ecosystems of the Earth spend more and more time bathed in artificial light within a 24-hour cycle. How does the artificial light and lack of darkness impact wildlife? How does the obstruction of the night’s sky affect bird migration, pollination, and reproduction?
Much of the study of light and health has been dedicated to the impact of light upon humans, however animals and plants are also intrinsically photosensitive and subject to the unwanted effects of stray light. How can a rethinking of design and codes alleviate some of these harmful effects?
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify exterior lighting conditions that can be harmful to wildlife.
- Look at existing case studies and projects that have caused harm to wildlife.
- Understand existing lighting regulations and how these can support wildlife, and what can be done to improve existing standards.
- To look at existing case studies and projects that have been designed for the wellbeing of wildlife habitats and the environment.
Presenter: Jane Slade
Jane Slade, MID, LC, IES is the Specification Sales Manager for Speclines in Massachusetts, a lighting manufacturer’s representative agency specializing in outdoor lighting for municipalities, universities, corporations, commercial developments, and transportation agencies through an interdisciplinary approach of blending design, science and the latest technology. She is a lighting educator and researcher at Anatomy of Night (www.anatomyofnight.com), researching the many ways in which light impacts our environment, human health, wildlife, biodiversity, and interdependence. Jane is the co-host of the podcast Starving for Darkness where these impacts are also discussed. Jane Slade is a recent Richard Kelly Grant recipient for explorations into the social and emotional impacts of light and lighting, through her work in creating lighting fixtures from waste materials in India, and through art installations focused on manipulating emotional experiences with light and color. She is a member of the IES Committee for Outdoor Environmental Lighting, a contributor to LD+A on the topic of Wildlife, and is currently writing a book about the natural daylight cycle. In her spare time, she makes light art and jewelry in her studio, Anatomy of Light (www.anatomyoflight.com).
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]