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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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.
Historically, germicidal ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) dates back more than a century and was widely used in hospitals and public places to reduce infections by inactivating airborne parthenogens in the 1930s – 1950s. Studies from those times demonstrated efficacy, but UVGI use later dropped out of favor in the 1960s after vaccines against a number of childhood diseases, such as polio and measles had been virtually eliminated. Of infectious diseases of significant severity in the developed world only tuberculosis has been without a vaccine and for that reason UVGI has remained in TB clinics – particularly in those countries where TB continues to be a major problem. In these countries, some expertise has been retained. Today with the COVID-19 pandemic, the lessons learned from TB control allow for a ‘rediscovery’ of this technology for use in the current pandemic. Furthermore, the pandemic has greatly accelerated development of UV-C LEDs and other lamp types such as the far-UV-C krypton-chloride (222-nm) lamp to augment the traditional use of low-pressure mercury (254 nm) lamp. Sadly, misconceptions about UVGI, such as a perceived skin cancer risk remain and a lack of understanding of proper safety precautions continue to slow the wide acceptance of UVGI. ANSI/IES RP44 was prepared by the IES Photobiology Committee to better inform all interested lighting specialists as well as those responsible for infectious disease control.
Please note this is a 90 min webinar, webinar participants are eligible for one (1.5) IES Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
David Sliney holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and medical physics from University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology. He managed the Laser/Optical Radiation Program at what is now the Army Public Health Center until retirement. He is a faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. His research interests focus on subjects related to ultraviolet effects, photobiological hazards of intense optical sources and lasers, and optical safety of medical devices. He is chair of the IES Photobiology Committee and was President of the American Society for Photobiology in 2008-2009 and a past Director of CIE Division 6 (Photobiology and Photochemistry) and a past Grum Awardee.
Dr. Rolf Bergman
Dr. Rolf Bergman is currently an independent consultant (sole proprietor) in lighting technology and measurements. After graduating with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1972 from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Bergman worked for over twenty-eight years at GE Lighting, all at Nela Park, Cleveland, OH, both as an individual contributor and manager in lamp technology. While at GE Lighting he was involved new product and process development, measurement capability and industry standards. Dr. Bergman was named Chief Scientist, Lamp Technology in 1992, a position he held until retirement in 2001. Currently, among other consulting work, he serves as an assessor of lighting laboratories for accreditation to NVLAP, and accrediting body organized at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Bergman served as President of the CIE/USA National Committee from 11/2003 to 11/2008. He also was the chair of CIE TC 6-47, the group that produced a global standard for photobiological risk evaluation of lamps, now known as IEC 62471 (also CIE E9). He serves as a member of the IESNA Technical Procedures and Photobiology Committee and he is a member of CORM, an industry group that advises NIST on measurement needs in US industry. While at GE he was the author or co-author of 19 US Patents and published about 20 Journal articles with an additional 20 to 30 internal GE reports. In April 2020 he participated in the IES-sponsored webinar on the use of UV disinfection related to the then new Covid-19 pandemic; his focus there was on the source technology. That presentation was published: Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2021, 97: 466–470.
Mr. Vincent applies germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection technology and tools to control the transmission of tuberculosis and other infectious diseases both airborne and surface borne (fomite) or mix-mode, in high-risk settings. During the COVID-19 pandemic he work with a team of virologists, engineers and biodesigners at Mount Sinai and RPI to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 inoculated on respirators to test a UVC system for possible reuse of respirators. He was the project manager and UV lighting specialist for the Tuberculosis Ultraviolet Shelter Study (TUSS), (1997-2004). TUSS—a multidisciplinary, multicenter epidemiological field trial of ultraviolet air cleansing effectiveness formed by St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) advanced UVGI application for airborne disease control in homeless shelters. At the Mount Sinai Hospital, he is working to reduce the rate of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) by benchmarking the efficacy of various technologies including mobile, whole-room UVC devices for decontamination of surfaces from pathogens such as MRSA, and C. Difficile. He has studied the use of stationary UV units to clean mobile technology, UVC cleansing of mobile technology. He is studying UV LED surface disinfection in the laboratory and then in situ. He has provided technical assistance on GUV projects in India, Myanmar, and Pakistan. Since 2016, Mr. Vincent serves at the Coordinator for the StopTB Partnership working Group: End TB Transmission Initiative (ETTI). He provided expert input on GUV for the WHO Guidelines on tuberculosis infection prevention and control, 2019 update. Mr. Vincent chairs the ASHRAE GCP 37 developing guidelines for the application of upper room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems (UVGI/GUV). Mr. Vincent chaired the CIE TC 6-52 resulting CIE 287:2021 a test method for gonioradiometric measurement of upper room GUV fixtures. He is working with the IES Photobiology committee, ASHRAE and the CIE to make recommendations for GUV in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Lighting projects are often evaluated on an energy-based ROI even though the value of non-energy benefits (NEBs) may be far more important. Networked lighting systems, coupled with quality lighting design, can achieve deeper energy savings while improving the productivity and comfort of the people occupying commercial spaces. By shifting marketing tactics, the industry can help customers look beyond just the ‘energy story’ of networked lighting controls to include some of the less obvious but highly valuable benefits. This webinar will discuss how networked lighting systems achieve multiple building goals that enhance the space, achieve maximum energy savings, provide an economical solution, and above all deliver quality lighting for the people within the space.
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Dan Mellinger is a Principal with Energy Futures Group, a Vermont-based firm that works to advance clean energy policies. Dan specializes in the design, planning and administration of energy efficiency programs, with an emphasis on commercial and industrial sectors. He provides technical consultative services on efficient technology capabilities, market analysis, technology adoption, energy savings potential, industry standards, training, and financing. He is experienced in the policy and regulation of goal setting, budgets, annual reporting, and performance incentives. Dan has consulted on hundreds of commercial efficiency projects across many jurisdictions nationwide and has designed and administered industry-leading commercial lighting programs. He received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, is a licensed Professional Engineer, is a Certified Energy Manager, and is Lighting Certified.
Liesel Whitney-Schulte, LC, is the program director for the DLC, where her responsibilities include oversight of stakeholder outreach and engagement; program design, development and management; and providing support for the Solid-State Lighting Qualified Product List and Networked Lighting Controls programs to help advance quality lighting products in the market.
A special thanks to April’s Educational Webinar Platform sponsor:
ALUZ Architectural Lighting
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]
Participants will learn the following:
Overview of IES TM-37-21
BUG Ratings and Other Luminaire Properties that Impact Skyglow
Guidance on means of reducing human contributions to Skyglow
Estimating the relative effectiveness of lighting options in mitigating Skyglow
Presenter: Michael Grather
Michael is President and CTO of LightLab International Allentown, LLC. Previously, he was the President of Luminaire Testing Laboratory, Inc. (LTL) for 12 years. Following the acquisition of LTL by Underwriters Laboratories in 2010, he was principal engineer (PDE) for lighting performance testing with UL for three years. Michael is a Past President of the IES Lehigh Valley Chapter and is currently a board member of the Council for Optical and Radiation Measurement (CORM). He is a past chair of the IES Testing Procedures Committee, and now serves as the Chair of the IES Lighting Science Advisory Panel, and Chair of the IES Standards Committee. He is also an active member of several working groups under the IES TPC including the working group on TLA (flicker) measurements and the working group on application distance radiometry (with applications for UV, IR, visible, and horticultural lighting measurements), and an active member of the Skyglow Calculations Committee and Nomenclature Committee of the IES.
Join the IES EPs for a night of Fowling! This event is FREE thanks to our friends at Acuity Brands and Gasser Bush Associates.
Students and EPs of the lighting industry are invited to a night of Fowling! You do not need to be a registered IES EP to join. IES Members that bring a potential EP are also welcome.
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.
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.
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).
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, 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.
A special thanks to our Educational Webinar Platform sponsor:
Join the IES Detroit for a day of fun and golf. Thank you to all our sponsors for their support!! Enjoy the competition and the chance to win some great prizes. The day rounds out with an opportunity to win $50,000 in a putting contest!!!
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.
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.