Category: Education + Resources

Endeavor Business Media Announces Launch of LightSPEC Regional Lighting Events in 2022

Endeavor Business Media announces the launch of LightSPEC West and LightSPEC Midwest, two highly-targeted regional events providing lighting education and solutions for buyers and specifiers of commercial, architectural, industrial, and high-end residential and decorative lighting products, controls, and technologies.

Endeavor Business Media announces the launch of LightSPEC West and LightSPEC Midwest, two highly-targeted regional events providing lighting education and solutions for buyers and specifiers of commercial, architectural, industrial, and high-end residential and decorative lighting products, controls, and technologies. LightSPEC West will take place September 21-22, 2022 at the Magic Box at the Reef in Los Angeles, CA and LightSPEC MidWest will take place October 4-5, 2022 at the flagship Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL.

Endeavor Business Media also announces the appointment of well-known lighting industry leader Clifton Stanley Lemon as Program Director for both conferences. For more information about LightSPEC West, visit www.lightspecwest.com. For information about LightSPEC Midwest, visit www.lightspecmidwest.com.

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LightFair Connect Launches Today with On-Demand Seminar Library

LightFair Connect, the virtual, on-demand library of conference sessions from LightFair 2021, launched today, offering 27 sessions – with 32 available CEU credits – to continue the return of industry-wide education across lighting categories leading up to LightFair 2022.

LightFair Connect, the virtual, on-demand library of conference sessions from LightFair 2021, launched today, offering 27 sessions – with 32 available CEU credits – to continue the return of industry-wide education across lighting categories leading up to LightFair 2022.

The next LightFair event is June 19 – 23, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 27 LightFair Connect sessions recorded during the 2021 LightFair Conference are comprised of a variety of 60-minute and 90-minute courses across the six tracks – Application & Evidence-Based Design, Art + Inspiration, Design Tools + Techniques, Experiencing Light, Professional Development + Practice and Technology. All on-demand education launched today and will be available, for a reduced fee, for a limited time here.

LightFair Connect pricing runs $25 per 60-minute session and $35 per 90-minute session. All 2021 LightFair Conference in-person attendees with three- or five-day packages will have free access to all session recordings, and those who purchased a la carte conference sessions will have access to the on-demand versions of those same courses.

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LRC Offers 3D Printing Course

The Lighting Research Center is offering a six-week, interactive online course on the application of additive manufacturing (3D printing) to the design, development, and manufacturing of lighting components and products. This course will be held September 8 through October 20, 2021.

The Lighting Research Center is offering a six-week, interactive online course on the application of additive manufacturing (3D printing) to the design, development, and manufacturing of lighting components and products. This course will be held September 8 through October 20, 2021.

It is expected that 3D printing will offer many benefits in the manufacturing of components for lighting systems, including fabrication of cost-effective unique parts that cannot be made using traditional manufacturing methods. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Appraise the value of 3D printing for manufacturing lighting systems
  • Understand the 3D printing process from design to manufacture and post-production of components as it applies to lighting systems
  • Characterize the lighting market size; the performance requirements of electrical, mechanical, optical, and thermal components in lighting systems; and the needs of different lighting applications
  • Compare the most common methods of 3D printing processes and technologies, and the pros and cons of each related to the fabrication of various lighting components
  • Assess material, print parameter, and finishing requirements for lighting fixture components and systems
  • Design, characterize, and optimize a 3D-printed component for a lighting fixture
  • Test, evaluate, and quantify performance of 3D-printed lighting components

Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate from the Lighting Research Center including 15 continuing education units (CEUs).

Click here to learn more and register.

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LD+A Magazine Celebrates 50 Years

July 2021 marks the 50th anniversary for LD+A, the Illuminating Engineering Society’s magazine dedicated to enhancing and improving the practice of lighting through case studies, Q&A panel discussions, technology overviews, and how-to articles written by the industry’s leading practitioners and educators.

July 2021 marks the 50th anniversary for LD+A, the Illuminating Engineering Society’s magazine dedicated to enhancing and improving the practice of lighting through case studies, Q&A panel discussions, technology overviews, and how-to articles written by the industry’s leading practitioners and educators.

In celebration of its five decades of history-making achievements, LD+A‘s 50th Anniversary Issue is available complementary to the lighting community, including special features such as:

• 50 Great Moments in Lighting
• “5 for 50” – Five Classic LD+A Issues
• 50 “Big Ideas” for the Future

I was honored to be invited to comment on the “50 Great Moments in Lighting” piece and contribute one of the “50 Big Ideas for the Future.”

Check it out here.

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Lighting Controls Association Adds Summary Sheets to Education Express

The Lighting Controls Association’s Education Express, the online platform for free, instant, 24/7 education about lighting controls, now offers for a majority of courses downloadable one-page summary sheets students can download, print, and use as a quick reference.

The Lighting Controls Association’s Education Express, the online platform for free, instant, 24/7 education about lighting controls, now offers for a majority of courses downloadable one-page summary sheets students can download, print, and use as a quick reference.

Authored by Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, IES; Steve Mesh, LC; C. Webster Marsh; and Kevin Willmorth, PE, Education Express courses offer more than 50 hours of learning and education credit. Each course is registered with the AIA Continuing Education System (CES) for Learning Units (LU)/Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) credits, and recognized by NCQLP for Lighting Education Units (LEUs). All courses are required reading to prepare for NALMCO’s Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) certification exam.

Several courses are prerequisites for CALCTP and NALCTP training and certification, and several are prerequisites for NLCAA certification as an Acceptance Testing Technician in California. Further, Education Express is used by the California Community College System to train the next generation of electrical workers in the state, and LCA is recognized as a continuing education provider by California for electrical workers maintaining certification through education.

In 2019-20, LCA implemented the ability for students who successfully complete all courses to print a Certificate of Technical Knowledge in Lighting Control. LCA also made all courses downloadable as PDF files for offline reading and printing. Now a majority of courses feature a downloadable one-page sheet providing a summary of key information in each course, which students can use as a field reference.

Registration takes about a minute and provides access to a wealth of learning about an important feature of high-performing buildings. Simply click on the Education Express tab at the LCA website to start your education experience.

Click here to take any of these courses (click the Education Express tab).

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LHRC Announces Online Educational Offerings for September 2021

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) is running two concurrent online educational programs starting in September 2021.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) is running two concurrent online educational programs starting in September 2021.

The 10-week Professional Certificate Course in Lighting Design provides the knowledge and skills needed to help lighting and related professionals begin or improve their practice in lighting design. This course’s once-weekly live, online sessions hosted by LHRC faculty and invited lecturers will be supplemented by readings and individual assignments, culminating in a final design project. The course will begin on September 14, 2021 and  run through November 16, 2021. Classes will meet each Tuesday during this period from 1 – 3PM ET.

Click here to learn more and register for this class.

The eight-week Certificate Course in Light and Human Health instructs participants on how to use the power of light to improve health and well-being in schools, offices, hospitals, homes, and other settings. This live, online, interactive seminar course’s once-weekly lecture, demonstration, and discussion sessions will be presented by LHRC faculty and supplemented by offline field exercises. The seminar will begin on September 22, 2021 and run through November 10, 2021. Classes will meet each Wednesday during this period from 1 – 3PM ET.

Click here to learn more and register for this class.

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IESNYC Announces the Three Recipients of the 2021 IESNYC Thesis Awards

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) honored Daniel Reinhard, MS in Lighting, at the Lighting Research Center (LRC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Hsin-Ying Huan, MFA Lighting Design from Parsons the School of Design; and Bobby Bradley, Master of Professional Studies in Lighting Design at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), on June 23, 2021 when they presented their winning theses to a virtual audience of educators, students, and lighting professionals. The IESNYC awarded each recipient $2,000.

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) honored Daniel Reinhard, MS in Lighting, at the Lighting Research Center (LRC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Hsin-Ying Huan, MFA Lighting Design from Parsons the School of Design; and Bobby Bradley, Master of Professional Studies in Lighting Design at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), on June 23, 2021 when they presented their winning theses to a virtual audience of educators, students, and lighting professionals. The IESNYC awarded each recipient $2,000.

Each student had been selected by their respective professors who recognized them for their pioneering work in the fields of lighting design and/or lighting research.

Daniel Reinhard has worked in business management at several architecture and lighting firms and served as a project manager at a company that specializes in fine art fabrication and engineering of LED-based sculptures. Prior to entering the business world, he graduation from the University of Chicago with a degree in Linguistics. In 2020 Fall he began his master’s at Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center. He recently won a scholarship from DLF-NE for his presentation on the theme of “Light and Change.” He is currently employed as a designer at HLB Lighting Design.

Thesis title: High Application Efficacy with 3D-Printed Custom Optics for Indoor Lighting Application

Additive manufacturing of custom optics represents an exciting new frontier of energy-efficient lighting design. As this technology advances, it may become more feasible to use 3D-printed lenses in lighting applications. Previous studies have shown that improved optics in outdoor light fixtures can direct a high percentage of flux from the light source to the target area and produce more uniform illuminance, thus increasing energy efficiency and user acceptability in specific lighting applications, such as parking lots. This study seeks to determine if custom optics designed and 3D printed can be used to increase energy efficiency in the illumination of an interior space such as an open office.

Prior to attending Parsons, Hsin-Ying Huang earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture from Tamkang University in Taiwan. As a designer, she concentrates on exploring how to enhance human senses and perceptions by utilizing lighting in architecture. Based on her background in architecture, digital design and fabrication, she is currently interested in improving the lighting design workflow with parametric tools. She has been an intern at BR+A since April of 2021 and will continue working there as a full-time lighting designer.

Thesis Title: Possibility of Parametric Design for Electrical Lighting Practice

This thesis explores how to develop the lighting design process utilizing parametric tools. While daylight has been studied in parametric design over the past six years, electric lighting design has barely been discussed in this area. 3D visualization of lighting layouts could be a way to optimize lighting design and improve the workflow efficiently. This study would like to demonstrate a possibility: there is a feasible workflow for electric lighting design utilizing parametric digital tools, that will improve the design process in SD and DD by improving the photometrically accurate lighting visualizations used to communicate with others including architects, engineers, and clients, and by improving iterative lighting calculations.

Bobby Bradley graduated with a BFA in Theatrical Design from Baylor University in 2006. Upon graduation he worked in New York City in the live entertainment lighting industry primarily in broadcast TV, Off Broadway Theater, Fashion Week NYC, trade show design, and several other live event formats. He has also been involved in environmental conservation and relocated to Namibia for several years to volunteer at the Cheetah Conservation Fund helping develop technology strategies to support researchers. During his final summer semester at NYSID he is working to establish a lighting design studio in Western North Carolina to expand his experience in theatrical lighting design to include architectural lighting design. The studio will be positioned to provide a new and unique set of design services in the southeast region.

Thesis Title: Western Washington University Buchanan Towers – “Expand the Light from Within”

Situated in the coastal area of Washington State, Western Washington University’s new dorm development aims to be a sustainable and environmentally sensitive building project while taking design cues from the surrounding natural environment. Lighting Design goals for the project include exterior lighting meeting Dark Sky Model Lighting Ordinance, utilizing tunable white lighting indoors to harmonize blue light exposure with the time of day, utilizing natural wood finishes in decorative luminaires, and hidden indirect lighting elements integrated into interior architectural features.

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IESNYC Announces Winners of 2021 Student Lighting Competition

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City (IESNYC) section recently announced the winners of the 2021 Student Lighting Competition (SLC).

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City (IESNYC) section recently announced the winners of the 2021 Student Lighting Competition (SLC).

Top prizes were awarded to Pratt Institute students enrolled in their Industrial Design program. Asilbek Akmalov won the Grand Prize of $5,000 for “In Transit,” an installation that pays tribute to the NYC Subway System. Rose Moon won Second Place and $2,500 for “February 4, 2021.” Hongxuan Wubn’s “After Life,” and Jackson Dooner’s “Light Tunnels” tied for Third Place, and both students will receive an award of $1,000.

In lieu of producing a public exhibition as in past years, this year’s installations can be viewed on the Student Lighting Competition’s “Virtual Gallery” here.

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Katrina Matejcik and Dianna Osickey Receive 2021 IESNYC Merit Scholarship

The Illuminating Engineering Society New York City (IESNYC) has selected two graduate students – Katrina Matejcik, a candidate in the MFA Interior Design and Lighting Design programs at Parsons School of Design at the New School (Parsons) and Dianna Osickey, a candidate in the MPS Lighting Design (MPSL) program at the New York School of Interior (NYSID) – as recipients of the 2021 IESNYC Merit Scholarship. Each student will receive an award of $25,000.

The Illuminating Engineering Society New York City (IESNYC) has selected two graduate students – Katrina Matejcik, a candidate in the MFA Interior Design and Lighting Design programs at Parsons School of Design at the New School (Parsons) and Dianna Osickey, a candidate in the MPS Lighting Design (MPSL) program at the New York School of Interior (NYSID) – as recipients of the 2021 IESNYC Merit Scholarship. Each student will receive an award of $25,000.

Now in this fifth year, the Scholarship is open to full-time, graduate degree candidates in architectural lighting who are enrolled in an accredited college or university located in New York State. The Scholarship was created to help alleviate the economic burden of receiving a graduate school education for deserving students. In addition to the monetary award, the Scholarship provides for membership and mentoring opportunities.

Katrina Matejcik graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and minors in Product Design, Urban Studies, and Art. After graduating, Katrina worked in Minneapolis, MN, at multiple architecture firms, a custom design-build furniture workshop, and collaborated with other young designers on civic-focused, non-profit design projects. At Parsons, she is pursuing a double major in both Lighting and Interior Design with a minor in Civic Service Design.

Dianna Osickey, AIA, LC, LEED AP, graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 2008. Upon graduation, she practiced architecture in Knoxville, TN for several for several years before making a shift to lighting. In addition to attending NYSID, she is currently a regional sales representative for SESCO Lighting and has been involved in the lighting of projects ranging from a residential cabin to university projects and parkscapes.

The Scholarship is administered by the IESNYC Scholarship Committee. In addition to McKenzie, Committee Members include Mike Barr (Lutron), and President of the IESNYC, Stephen Bernstein (CBB Lighting Design), Pete Jacobson (Con Edison, retired), Addison Kelly (US Lighting Consultants), and Zachary Pearson (FMS).

Committee members and Megan Carroll (New York Digital) and Section Vice President, and Phil Cialdella (Light Abilities) comprised the 2021 jury.

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Registration for Light for Life Webinar Series Now Open

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced that registration is open for Light for Life, a global conversation about the impact of light on the lives of humans, plants, and animals. For this event, IES will host webinars over the course of three days the week culminating in the International Day of Light (16-May) with partner organizations from around the world.

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced that registration is open for Light for Life, a global conversation about the impact of light on the lives of humans, plants, and animals. For this event, IES will host webinars over the course of three days the week culminating in the International Day of Light (16-May) with partner organizations from around the world.

What you need to know:

• All webinars are presented in English.
• Light for Life presentations are scheduled to accommodate the Speaker’s time zone and local audience. If you are unable to join a live presentation due to time difference, please visit the IES eLearning Portal to view the archived presentations, approximately two weeks following Light for Life.
• CEUs will not be provided for any of these presentations.
• The Light for Life webinars are free for all attendees.
• You must register for each individual webinar that you plan to attend, and access instructions will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the start of each webinar.
• Follow #2021LightforLife to join the online conversation.

Click here to learn more and to register.

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