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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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Awards and Services

The IES recognizes outstanding individuals through a variety of award programs. They are described as follows:

Society Awards for Technical and Service Achievement
Medal award (technical) / Louis B. Marks Award (service) / Distinguished Service Award (service) / Fellow (technical)

Regional Awards for Technical and Service Achievement
Regional Service Award / Regional Technical Award

Section Awards
Meritorious Section Award / Section Service Award

Illumination Awards
Public Recognition of professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design

Outstanding paper published in LD+A or presented at Annual Conference
Taylor Technical Talent Award

Grants and Scholarships
Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant
Besal Fund
Richard Kelly Grant
Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarships
Sylvian R. Shemitz Memorial Scholarship
Young Professionals Scholarship Fund (students and new professionals)

Member designation
Emeritus (Long term membership designation) PDF | Word

  • Retired
    1. A Retired Member shall be or have been an individual member who has retired from regular occupation in a business or profession. A Retired Member shall have at least twenty (20) years of membership in the Society, and the number of years of such membership plus the member's age shall total seventy-five (75).
    2. A Retired Member shall be entitled to serve only in a Section's elective office, but is entitled to appointment to Committee(s) within the Society and to all other current privileges of the Society.

Forms are available in PDF format that requires Acrobat Reader, which is available for free from Adobe.

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