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Trinetra Manickavasagam and Yulia Tyukhova Receive 2020 Richard Kelly Grant

The Board of Directors of the Richard Kelly Grant selected Trinetra Manickavasagam, MFA and Yulia Tyukhova PhD, LC, as recipients of this year’s Richard Kelly Grant. The Grant recognizes and encourages creative thought and activity in the use of light.

The Board of Directors of the Richard Kelly Grant selected Trinetra Manickavasagam, MFA and Yulia Tyukhova PhD, LC, as recipients of this year’s Richard Kelly Grant. The Grant recognizes and encourages creative thought and activity in the use of light. Since its inception in 1980, more than 50 lighting designers, researchers, artists, and innovators have received the grant. Cash awards will be granted to the recipients along with recognition for preserving and incorporating Richard Kelly’s ideals, enthusiasm, and reverence for light in their own work.

Trinetra Manickavasagam recently received her MFA in Lighting Design from Parson School of Design. She received a Grant for her work that examines the perception of source color changes in LEDs while dimming. Manickavasagam applied an evidence-based design process to determine if commercially available luminaires change color temperature when operated at different intensities. She intends to continue her research in order to evaluate whether her measured results can be correlated with viewer perceptions.

Yulia Tyukhova PhD, LC, received a Grant for her research in the fields of discomfort glare and lighting quality. Dr. Tyukhova is an independent researcher who has been a leader in the area of Discomfort Glare in the Outdoor Nighttime Environment (DGONE). Her work has included measuring and defining discomfort glare from bright light sources in high contrast environments. She was able to use this knowledge to develop a patented luminaire that minimizes glare potential. Dr.Tyukhova has also been an active spokesperson and educator on the topic of DGONE and has delivered an IES Education Webinar on the subject.

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Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy Announces Fall 2020 Architectural Lighting Course

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy’s new Architectural Lighting I course is available to non-degree-seeking students from the professional community.

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy’s new Architectural Lighting I course is available to non-degree-seeking students from the professional community.

The course includes weekly lectures and readings accessed online at the student’s convenience on top of two 90-minute class sessions per week with course instructors for interactive discussion and problem-solving. The course is valued at three credits from University of Colorado, Boulder toward the proposed new Professional Graduate Certificate in Lighting.

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ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING Discontinues Newsletter

Once the lighting industry’s leading trade publication, in recent years ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING discontinued its print edition to become an online and newsletter information source. On July 28, 2020, the last ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING newsletter was distributed. According to AL, all subscribers are being automatically transitioned to sister publication ARCHITECT Newswire, which is distributed three times per week, and where lighting content will continue to be published.

Once the lighting industry’s leading trade publication, in recent years ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING discontinued its print edition to become an online and newsletter information source. On July 28, 2020, the last ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING newsletter was distributed. According to AL, all subscribers are being automatically transitioned to sister publication ARCHITECT Newswire, which is distributed three times per week, and where lighting content will continue to be published.

According to AL:

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the Architectural Lighting newsletter. This July 28 edition will be its last. But that doesn’t mean we’re going away! We’re still eager to share all of the great lighting content from Architectural Lighting.

All readers of the Architectural Lighting newsletter will receive a complimentary (and automatic) subscription to the ARCHITECT Newswire, which goes out three times per week. There, you’ll be able to keep up with new lighting projects, products, technologies, and more—and keep tabs on programs like the 17th Annual AL Light & Architecture Awards, the winners of which appear in the September issue of ARCHITECT and will be announced in the ARCHITECT Newswire.

Thank you for your readership of the Architectural Lighting newsletter over the years, and we look forward to continuing the conversation about lighting innovation in the ARCHITECT Newswire. See you there!

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LRC Releases Free, Open Access Horticulture Luminaire Calculator

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a free, easy-to-use online tool that will assist growers to evaluate the performance, efficiency, and economics of a wide variety of horticultural luminaires, typically used in greenhouses and other controlled agricultural environments. This online tool called the horticulture luminaire calculator allows growers to accurately compare several luminaires and select the one that will be most effective for their particular application. 

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a free, easy-to-use online tool that will assist growers to evaluate the performance, efficiency, and economics of a wide variety of horticultural luminaires, typically used in greenhouses and other controlled agricultural environments. This online tool called the horticulture luminaire calculator allows growers to accurately compare several luminaires and select the one that will be most effective for their particular application.

Electric lighting is essential to providing supplemental light in many greenhouses and is the only source of light for indoor agricultural environments. These lighting systems are extremely expensive to purchase and install, so it is important for growers to select a lighting system that will provide the most effective lighting for their application at the lowest overall operating cost.

The horticulture luminaire calculator developed by the LRC is based on a metric called photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD). PPFD is analogous to photopic illuminance on a work surface in an architectural application. Just as it is only valid to compare the power densities of alternate lighting systems at equal illuminance levels on the work plane, the power densities of alternate horticultural luminaires should only be compared when they provide the same PPFD on the plant canopy.

Growers can easily be misled by considering luminaire efficacy alone, when selecting lighting products for horticultural applications. Luminaire efficacy does not take into account important factors such as the luminaire intensity distribution, optimal luminaire layout, and the number of luminaires that will be required to reach a criterion PPFD. All of these factors are significant when evaluating the overall cost-effectiveness of various horticulture luminaire options.

The horticulture luminaire calculator allows a grower to determine the best arrangement and mounting height of each luminaire they are considering. Using the calculator, growers can determine the number of each type of luminaire that will be needed to light their space to their desired light level, and select the product that will provide the optimum lighting, at the lowest cost.  It would take several days to make these calculations using traditional methods. The horticulture luminaire calculator does it in a manner of minutes.

Click here to access the calculator.

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The Nuckolls Fund Distributes $230,000

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education has distributed the highest number of grants and awards in its 31 year history among its 2020 winners. Twelve recipients received a total of $230,000 in chunks ranging from $5,000 to $45,000.

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education has distributed the highest number of grants and awards in its 31 year history among its 2020 winners. Twelve recipients received a total of $230,000 in chunks ranging from $5,000 to $45,000. Recipients this year were notified by mail as the award ceremony originally set for March 17 at LEDucation in New York was canceled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Submittals for financial support from the Fund’s programs are judged annually by its Board of Directors. This year, the Board awarded $150,000 to winners of the Milham Catalyst Grant with lesser amounts awarded to winners of the Nuckolls Fund Grant, the Edison Price Fellowship Grant and winners of the Student Achievement Awards.

Milham Catalyst Grants

  • $45,000 to Kevin W. Houser, professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University.
  • $35,000 to Sandy Stannard, LEED AP, IALD Educator, professor of architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
  • $35,000 to Sandra Vásconez, LC, MS, IALD Educator, a senior instructor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.
  • $35,000 to Professor Seunghae Lee of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston.

Nuckolls Fund Grants

  • $20,000 to the New York School of Interior Design, for the development of a new lighting course, “Health Factors of Lighting and Daylighting,” to be led by Shaun Fillion.
  • $20,000 to Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Architecture, “Shaping Light,” developed by Azadeh Omidfar.

Edison Price Fellowship Grants

  • $10,000 to Mejedeh Modarres Nazhad of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for a summer internship with Available Light in Boston.
  • $10,000 to Glenn Shrum from the Parsons School of Design, for a research residency at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

$5,000 Student Achievement Awards

  • Jonas Bellovin Scholar Achievement Award: Andrea Young Fierro, Parsons School of Design.
  • Jules Horton International Student Achievement Award: Danah Boabbas, University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • Designers Lighting Forum of New York, to John Sloan, Pennsylvania State University; and to Kasia Kozak, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

DEADLINE FOR NUCKOLLS FUND 2021 GRANTS AND AWARDS

Announcement of the 2021 Request for Proposals will be made September 8, 2020. The deadline for receipt of applications for grants and awards for the 2021 Nuckolls Fund is January 11, 2021. Distribution to winners will take place March 16, 2021 at LEDucation, time and place will be announced. For more information, visit www.nuckollsfund.org.

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New Content in IES eLearning Portal: Visualizing Light Compilation

In the time of COVID-19, the Illuminating Engineering Society is stepping up its virtual content offering. The most recent is a compilation on “visualizing light.”

In the time of COVID-19, the Illuminating Engineering Society is stepping up its virtual content offering. The most recent is a compilation on “visualizing light.”

Visualizing Light Compilation: Perception and Concept Development helps you build your lighting design understanding and vocabulary with an insightful look into the purpose and application of light. Through four videos from our Lighting Education Facility Showcase, learn how our perception of light can inform a thorough lighting design concept.

Click here for this new, 1-CEU cumulative-learning course.

This follows the Light and Color Course Package, launched on March 19. This package offers five courses (for the price of four) covering five unique angles of the light and color discussion. From experts, you can learn about the history and current practice of color evaluation in lighting, and what the future could hold in terms of color specifications.

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IES Offers Complimentary Digital Issues of LD+A

For a limited time, the Illuminating Engineering Society is offering non-members the ability to subscribe to the digital version of the April and May issues of LD+A magazine at no cost.

For a limited time, the Illuminating Engineering Society is offering non-members the ability to subscribe to the digital version of the April and May issues of LD+A magazine at no cost.

This offer was part of an email from the IES that read:

Even though we find ourselves in a unique situation of uncertainty and disruption, the mission of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) does not waver. During these times of crisis, we believe that it is our responsibility to help ensure that everyone has the ability to engage with what’s happening in the lighting industry and bring together our broader community.

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LD+A is in my view the best lighting magazine in the industry. If you’re not yet a subscriber, I recommend it.

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Experience Hands-on Learning at the LRC Photometry Institute

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold its next Photometry Institute on May 19-20, 2020 in Troy, NY.

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold its next Photometry Institute on May 19-20, 2020 in Troy, NY.

The Photometry Institute is a two-day immersive course designed to inform engineers, technicians, and testing personnel from lighting and related companies about the latest developments in photometric testing and evaluation, including new testing requirements for solid-state light sources and systems.

The Institute is led by Nadarajah Narendran, Mark Rea, Jean Paul Freyssinier, Indika Perera, and Andrew Bierman, and includes lectures, equipment demonstrations, and laboratory exercises. Participants will earn 20 CEUs (continuing education units) for attending the Photometry Institute and will receive a continuing education certificate in photometry.

People who attend the Photometry Institute will come away with the knowledge and skills needed to establish and conduct photometric testing and evaluation of a wide range of lighting products and systems. At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

• Understand photometric and colorimetric terms and concepts used in lighting measurement and product evaluation
• Conduct industry standard test procedures and requirements included in programs such as ENERGY STAR® and Lighting Facts
• Operate various types of equipment used in lighting measurement and photometric evaluation
• Apply standard photometric laboratory practices and protocols in their own facilities
• Understand requirements for testing and measurement of solid-state light sources and systems and be able to accurately evaluate the performance of solid-state lighting products
• Measure standard photometric quantities including illuminance, luminance, luminous flux, and luminous efficacy
• Measure and calculate various spectral and colorimetric quantities such as correlated color temperature and color rendering index
• Understand the equipment needed to create and/or assemble inexpensive photometric capabilities in their own facilities to make accurate measurements of the performance of pre-production prototypes
• Interpret and apply photometric data in the evaluation of product prototypes and models

Registration for the two-day Photometry Institute is $1,200 per person. This includes all course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch each day. LRC Partners and Alliance members can register for the discounted price of $960. Residents of New York State can register for the discounted cost of $360.

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Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy Announces Summer Lighting Courses

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy (RMLA) recently announced its 2020 lighting courses. The RMLA Technical Course and the RMLA Design Course are offered concurrently from June 4 – 7.

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy (RMLA) recently announced its 2020 lighting courses. The RMLA Technical Course and the RMLA Design Course are offered concurrently from June 4 – 7.

Participants in both courses learn the fundamentals of light and vision, visual perception, IES TM-30 color metrics, light and health, LED systems, the lighting design process and aesthetics of light. Each course also offers opportunities for in-depth learning in specialized breakout sessions:

The Technical Course offers an intensive hands-on exploration of photometry, optics, and luminaire design software.

The Design Course emphasizes how to develop strong design concepts for interior lighting applications and how to integrate daylighting with electric lighting.

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2019 IES Annual Conference Proceedings Available for Download

The Illuminating Engineering Society has published its 2019 annual conference proceedings as a downloadable document, available for $250.

The Illuminating Engineering Society has published its 2019 annual conference proceedings as a downloadable document, available for $250.

Click here to check out the presentations and order a copy.

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