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enLIGHTen: IES International Year of Light Photo Contest 2015
In celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light as proclaimed by UNESCO, the Emerging Professionals of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) are giving you a reason to share your love for lighting for the next 6 months. Every month we will announce a “Theme of the Month” to which you will post “lighting” photos related to the chosen theme. You can post as many photos as you wish and at the end of each month, for bragging rights only, we will announce our favourite photo of the month. In August, a group of industry professional judges will select the top 3 entrants based on their photo originality, uniqueness, relevance to the theme of the month, activity and interaction with the public.
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The Richard Kelly Grant
2015 Call For Entries - Grant proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2015.
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The Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition
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Advanced Energy Design Guides: Free Download >

Model Lighting Ordinance – 2011:
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Undocumented Changes - Memorandum >

Roadway Lighting Committee Meeting >
March 26 – 27, 2015 | Houston, TX
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Meetings, Conferences & Events

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LD+A welcomes news of upcoming educational opportunities and conferences. Submit dates and events, along with contact information, to Leonora Desar.

Apr-8-2015 Meeting the Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting

Acuity Brands, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of LED lighting solutions; Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT; and Sensity Systems, the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSN), will present an educational webinar, “Meeting the Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting.” The webinar is designed to help public sector organizations learn more about what it takes to get involved in the Presidential Challenge for Outdoor Lighting program, which was announced by the White House in January during the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Presidential Challenge webinar will define and introduce technologies that constitute the next generation of ‘advanced outdoor lighting.’ It will also describe how the Presidential Challenge program represents an important tangible step toward the creation of Smart Cities. Administered through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings program, the Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting program has set a goal of upgrading 1.5 million streetlights nationwide to high-efficiency LEDs.

May 3-May 7, 2015 LIGHTFAIR International

The IES and IALD bring you LIGHTFAIR International, to be held this year in New York City’s Javits Center. Designed for a wide range of professionals including architects, lighting designers, educators and electrical engineers, the conference will feature showcases from 500 manufacturers. Showcased products will include, among others, decorative lighting, ballasts, daylighting products, high-end fixtures, solar products, and exterior luminaires. The event will also offer over 200 hours of accredited education. Go to:

May 12-May 14, 2015 Solid-State Lighting - LED Lighting Institute - Inorganic and Organic LEDs: 3-Day LED Lighting Institute

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is offering its popular, hands-on LED Lighting Institute—a 3-day seminar for industry professionals covering the latest advances in LED and OLED technologies. Discover the best methods for incorporating these quickly evolving technologies into architectural lighting fixture designs. Learn to develop lighting systems using the unique characteristics of solid-state lighting. Compare system components from a wide variety of manufacturers and learn about operating characteristics, rated life, lumen output, distribution, and other important specification factors. The program culminates with participants designing, building, and evaluating their own lighting fixtures. The LED Lighting Institute is held at the LRC in Troy, New York, the largest and most extensive independent university lighting laboratory in the world. Click here for more information.

Jun 2-Jun 4, 2015 LumiVille (Lyon, France)

LumiVille—to be held in Eurexpo, an exhibition park in Lyon, France— will explore the latest lighting technologies, trends, and solutions for sustainable management of public outdoor lighting. The event will feature 200 exhibitors, ranging from control specialists to installers to power and control manufacturers, and offer workshops and conferences led by industry experts. Anticipated visitors include town planners, local authorities, real estate developers, lighting designers, and more. Go to:

Jun-4-2015 SID/IES Lighting Track

In honor of their newly signed friendship agreement, the Society for Information Display (SID) and the IES announce a joint Lighting Day, which will be part of SID’s annual conference, Display Week. The event will be held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, and is slated to include discussions on advanced light sources, the effect of lighting on health and perception, and more. Go to:

Jun 13-Jun 20, 2015 Lighting Master Studio Summer Intensive - (NYC)

Parsons presents their Lighting Master Studio Summer Intensive, to be held in New York City. In academic studio surroundings, participants will study new lighting design methods such as HDR imaging, applications of analytical software and daylighting techniques. They will also tour showrooms and lighting facilities, delve into a design project that combines daylighting and electric lighting, and measure the effects of light through full-scale mockups. Email:

Oct 18-Oct 22, 2015 86th Annual IES Aviation Lighting Fall Conference

The IES Aviation Lighting Committee announces the "86th Annual Aviation Lighting Conference" to be held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO. This conference includes four full days of technical papers, interactive educational seminars, User Group forum, and banquet dinner. Contact: John Wujek,, 317.917.5218

Nov 27-Nov 30, 2015 LIGHT INDIA NATIONAL 2015 - (Kolkata, India)

The Indian Society of Lighting Engineers announces LIGHT INDIA NATIONAL 2015, an international trade fair to be held at Netaji & Khudiram Indoor Stadium in Kolkata, India. Exhibits will include street, security, landscape, city beautification, hospital, residential, architectural, railway, airport, solar, LED, specialty lighting, and more. The trade fair will also showcase lighting with non-conventional energy, power saving solutions, testing and measuring instruments, and lighting accessories and controls. Cost to exhibit: Bare space: $225 per sq meters plus 12.36 percent service tax. Shell space: $250 per square meters plus 12.36 percent service tax. Email:

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