Archive for the ‘People’ Category

LUX Names Russell Foster 2016 Person of the Year

UK-based lighting publication LUX is becoming a must-read magazine for me along with LD+A. The magazine recently awarded 2016 Person of the Year to Professor Russell Foster. Foster’s team at Oxford University discovered the eye’s third type of photosensitive cell, which connects to the circadian system. This discovery created the possibility of practical circadian lighting. […]

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 […]

Mariana Figueiro Named Acting Director of LRC

Mark Rea, Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has taken an academic sabbatical for the upcoming fiscal year. During this time, Dr. Rea will focus on developing two new LRC initiatives: the Glenn W. Bailey Memorial Fellowship, which supports activities that integrate the business of lighting into the education of […]

Shirley Coyle Assumes Presidency of the IES

Shirley Coyle, LC has assumed the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Coyle is President of Cree Canada, a business unit of Cree, Inc. During her career, she has worked for several international lighting companies and has been Lighting Certified since 2000. Coyle has been a member of the IES for 31 […]

Masters of Light Webcast Series

The UK’s LIGHTING Magazine recently completed a series of live webcasts, “Masters of Light.” In this series, lighting designers, artists and architects talk about their work, methods and philosophy in one-hour retrospectives hosted by the magazine’s editors. Sign up here to check out the archived episodes.

Tom Butters Named IES Director of Education

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has appointed Tom Butters as the new IES Director of Education, effective August 1, 2016. This new position was established to address the growing need for continuing education courses in the lighting industry and the expanding role of education within IES for the benefit of its members. Butters will oversee […]

GE’s Jason Brown on Lighting and the Industrial Internet of Things

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Brown, Manager, Strategic Solutions for Current, powered by GE. The topic: lighting and the Industrial Internet of Things. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the June issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. DiLouie: How do you see lighting […]

Philips’ Tim McKinney on Outdoor Area Lighting Trends

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Tim McKinney, Product Marketing (Outdoor) North America, Philips Lighting. The topic: trends in outdoor area lighting. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the March 2016 issue of tED. DiLouie: How would you characterize demand for outdoor area […]

Brian Liebel, PE, Chosen as IES Technical Director of Standards

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) recently appointed Brian Liebel as the new Technical Director of Standards, effective February 16, 2016. Liebel succeeds Rita Harrold, who retired June 30, 2015. While Liebel will primarily be responsible for overseeing the development and production of IES Standards, he will also play a key role in […]

My Interview with Chris Brown on Illumigeddon

Earlier this year, I interviewed Chris Brown for tED Magazine. The topic: the impact of SSL technology on electrical distribution. Reprinted with permission. Christopher Brown is CEO of Wiedenbach-Brown, a national full-service lighting and electrical solutions distributor. Prior to the company’s acquisition by USESI in 2006, he was president and chairman of the board for […]