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 Presents: Horticulture Lighting @ Crispelli's
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LED Lighting Applications in Controlled Environments

Arrays of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasingly being used in controlled environments to deliver photoperiodic, supplemental, and sole-source lighting to specialty crops. LEDs emitting different bands of radiation can be combined to create light spectra that regulate specific plant responses such as extension growth, leaf coloration, and flowering. Dr. Runkle will provide an overview of the major LED lighting applications in horticulture, with an emphasis on how light quality and quantity influence plant growth and development of leafy greens and floriculture transplants.

About the speaker:

Erik Runkle, Ph.D, is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. Erik obtained a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture at Michigan State University.

Since he joined the faculty in 2001, he and his graduate research team have performed numerous practical experiments in controlled environments to determine the effects of light, temperature, and other environmental factors on plant growth and development. Experiments have been performed on a wide range of herbaceous specialty crops including leafy greens and ornamentals.

Erik recently developed the Controlled-Environment Lighting Laboratory to better understand how the light spectrum can be manipulated to produce crops with desired attributes. To date, he has co-edited 6 books and authored 14 book chapters, nearly 100 papers in scientific journals, and over 250 articles in trade magazines.

5:00-5:30pm – Gather and Network
5:30-6:30pm – Dinner (Buffet with 2 Drink Tickets)
6:30-8:00pm – Presentation

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

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For discounted fees, please provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door. 

Location Details: Our meeting will be held in the Club Room at Crispelli’s in Berkley.

Free parking is available in a lot at the restaurant, as well as on surface streets in the area.

Lighting and the Internet of Things @ Otus Supply
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Smart, Intelligent, IoT Ready, connected are all the lighting buzz words going around and everyone has a little different spin. This talk will explore the topic of “Smart” lighting. It will take a look at the different wireless protocols, discuss the idea of decentralized control, content delivery and share some case studies where smart lighting has been implemented. Interoperability continues to be the goal but many systems remain closed. This talk will explore where interoperability is happening and how it is being done.

About the Presenter: Ron Steen
Ron is a veteran in the LED application space. He first started playing with LEDs in 1995 while working as an engineer at General Motors and is credited with bringing the first LED Tail lamp to market on the 2000 Cadillac DeVille and subsequently started pioneering the LED headlamp. Since making the jump to general lighting in 2004 with Philips as Director of LED Systems and Drivers, Ron continued to stay at the forefront of LED adoption. In his role as VP of Business Development for Xicato Ron has been a driving force to change the LED dialog from Lumens per Watt to Quality of Light and is now focused on exploring the world of connected lighting.

Meeting Schedule:
5:00-5:45 Gather and Network
5:45-6:45 Dinner
6:45- 8:00 Presentation

Meeting fees:
$10 for Students
$15 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.

Meeting Location Details:
Our event will be held at Otus Supply in Ferndale. There is a small parking lot adjacent the building, and city parking lots across the street from the restaurant.