Archive for the ‘Education + Resources’ Category

A Closer Look at the Lighting Facts Spec Tool

Earlier this year, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lighting Facts program launched a lighting specification tool that enables Distributor and Lighting Pro partners to search, filter and track products from its database of more than 50,000 LED products. Lighting Facts facilitates adoption of solid-state lighting (SSL) by ensuing products are accurately represented on a level […]

tED Magazine Launches LightED Website

tED Magazine, the official publication of the NAED, recently launched, a website dedicated to lighting.

Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy 2017 Courses – September 28 to October 1

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy (RMLA) recently announced two lighting courses. The RMLA Technical Course and the RMLA Design Course will be offered concurrently from September 28 to October 1. While participants in both courses will learn some basics of light and vision, visual perception, the IES TM-30 color metrics, light and health, LED systems, […]

NAILD Unveils Lighting Training

The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) recently launched a new training program through its redesigned Lighting Specialist (LS II) program, which a choice of market specialties including retail, industrial, office and educational facilities. The self-paced, online LS II program includes five modules that all registrants must complete, followed by a choice of market […]

DOE Publishes LIGHTFAIR International Presentations

At LIGHTFAIR 2017 in Philadelphia, DOE once again hosted an informational booth that offered free educational sessions to attendees. DOE has now made these presentations available for free download. They include: Connected Lighting Systems Efforts Michael Poplawski, PNNL NGLS Competition One: Installation and Configuration Evaluations Ruth Taylor, PNNL There’s Something About Red: Applying TM-30 in […]

IES Announces Call for Entries for Richard Kelly Grant

The Richard Kelly Grant was established by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 1980. Originally conceived as a scholarship program and later opened to young persons working in lighting in North America, the Grant is administered by the New York Section under the auspices of the IES. Cash award(s) are granted […]

Lighting Facts Offers Specification Tool

The Department of Energy’s new LED Lighting Facts Specification Tool enables specifiers to search and filter products in the Lighting Facts database. Specifiers can set up project folders, conducted filtered searches for products, and tag those products and spec sheets to projects, eventually building a preliminary luminaire schedule. They can then communicate directly with manufacturers […]

NALMCO’s CLCP Certification

Below is a short news article I wrote for tED Magazine on the topic of NALMCO’s new controls certification. Reprinted with permission. The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) has launched the Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) designation. With no prerequisites, the CLCP is open to all professionals in the building, information technology and […]

IESNYC Selects Two Winners for Second Annual Scholarship

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society has selected two winners – Marta Casarin, who will earn her MFA in Lighting Design at Parsons New School of Design, and Evan Wilson, who will receive an MSc in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) – for the second annual IESNYC Scholarship. This merit-based […]

Lighting and the Visual Environment for Seniors and the Low Vision Population (ANSI/IES RP-28-16)

Seniors represent the fastest-growing segment of the population with over 40 million Americans over 65 (U.S. Census Bureau, The Older Population. 2010), with over 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day. The over-40 population represents approximately 89 million people and of those, 63% have vision problems (National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health […]