Archive for the ‘Education + Resources’ Category

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 […]

Eaton Announces 2017 SOURCE Education Schedule

Eaton recently announced its 2017 calendar of classes available at its SOURCE Lighting Education Center. The facility, which has educated more than 163,000 professionals and students, offers a wide variety of continuing education-accredited classes designed to broaden the understanding of lighting, controls and its applications. This year, the SOURCE curriculum includes new lighting controls classes […]

Lighting Controls Association Expands Energy Codes Online Course

The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published a new course to enhance its Education Express program: EE203: Lighting and Commercial Energy Codes, Part 2: ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 and IECC 2015. Complying with a Department of Energy mandate, a growing number of states are adopting commercial building energy codes at least as stringent as ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 and […]

CLUE Announces Third Competition

The third Community Lighting for the Urban Environment (CLUE) competition, sponsored by Philips Lighting University, is now welcoming submissions. This year’s CLUE competition carries the general theme, “One for Light, Light for All.” Industry-college and university students as well as young professionals are invited to propose innovative lighting solutions around the specific theme of extending […]

Lighting Research Center Expands M.S. in Lighting Program, Offering Paid Externships

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has recently expanded its M.S. in Lighting degree program to include a paid career externship at a leading lighting manufacturer, design firm, or government organization. Upon graduation, students now have the opportunity to participate in a paid externship for three months or more with one of […]

Dawn De Grazio Appointed Technical Editor at IES

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) recently appointed Dawn De Grazio as Technical Editor, effective October 3. This newly created staff position will assist technical committees and IES Staff with editing IES standards, documents, and articles for accuracy and consistency. The position requires a high level of lighting technical knowledge and the ability […]

Peter Ngai on OLED Lighting

Earlier this year, the OLED Coalition and the California Lighting Technology Center hosted the OLED Lighting Workshop. Peter Ngai of Acuity Brands kicked off the event with a keynote. Click here to download the presentation.