IES Atlanta: The Effect of Light on Health and Well Being: Basics and Applications @ ASHRAE
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, January 8th for a seminar on The Effect of Light on Health and Well Being: Basics and Applications. Our presenter will be Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., who is the Director of the Lighting Research Center and Professor of Architecture and Biological Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the seminar from 6-7PM. A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.

Description: Biological rhythms that repeat approximately every 24 hours are called circadian rhythms. Light is the main stimulus that helps the circadian clock, and thus circadian rhythms, to synchronize with the 24-hour day. If lack of synchrony or circadian disruption occurs, we may experience decrements in physiological functions, neurobehavioral performance, and sleep.

Lighting for the circadian system employs lighting design objectives that differ from those typically used in traditional architectural lighting design, and therefore, requires metrics that differ from those currently used by lighting designers.

In this presentation, a summary of the lab and field research will be presented. In addition, the limitations of current lighting metrics (e.g., CCT, lux) in specifying light for the circadian system will be discussed. Practical design solutions to increase the potential for circadian light exposure in buildings and new field data investigating the health effects of light will be discussed.

The goal of this presentation is to provide attendees with new tools and metrics that will help them specify and apply effective lighting to improve lighting in our living environments.

Presenter: Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., is the Director of the Lighting Research Center and Professor of Architecture and Biological Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She conducts research on the effect of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles in her field of research.

IES Fundamentals of Lighting Course @ Pine View Golf Club
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm

The IES Ottawa Section is offering the Fundamentals of Lighting Course as a 5-week course on Fridays, beginning January 11 until February 8, 2019.  The exam will be held on February 15th. The course will be held at the Pine View Golf Club, in The Lounge, 1471 Blair Road, Ottawa.  Class times will be from  8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Registration fees include a 500-page pdf copy of the Fundamentals of Lighting Manual, copies of the PowerPoint slides, notes and quizzes, and on-site light snacks and beverages each day of the course.
The Society recently issued a revised version of the Fundamentals of Lighting Course and this new program covers more topics in greater depth. It is the ideal course for those wanting a solid introduction into the science and application of light or those looking to advance their knowledge in preparation for more advanced training.  To be successful, students should be prepared to dedicate the time needed to attend class, read the required 50-60 pages of material per class, plus work on any quizzes and assignments. Instructors for the course will be respected lighting professionals.

Who should take the course?

  •  Engineers
  •  Sales Professionals
  •  Architects
  •  Lighting Designers
  •  Interior Designers
  •  Distributors
  •  Facilities Managers
  •  Commercial Property Managers

Course topics

  • 11 Jan – Module1 – Overview (History, Professional Practice, Physics, Vision, Colour, Light and Health)            
  • 11 Jan – Module 2- Electric Light Sources
  • 18 Jan – Module 3 – Daylighting
  • 18 Jan – Module 4- Luminaires
  • 25 Jan – Module 5 – Controls
  • 25 Jan – Module 6 – Lighting Metric Calculations 
  • 1 Feb –  Module 7 – Codes, Standards, and Economics
  • 1 Feb  – Module 8 – Lighting Design Process
  • 8 Feb – Module 9 – Lighting for Interiors
  • 8 Feb – Module 10 – Lighting for Exteriors
  • 15 Feb – Final Exam  

    Registration Fees
    Members: $700 + 91.00 HST
    Non-Members: $800 + 104.00 HST
    IES Emerging Professionals: $550 + 71.50 HST (official IES designation required)
    If you have been in the lighting industry for 5 years or less, it is beneficial to purchase an Emerging Professional Membership for $95US and pay the reduced rate for the course

    How to Register
    Register by sending an email to Donna Boag at iesottawa@rogers.com with the following information:

    Phone & email address
    Mailing address
    Payment preference (invoice paid by cheque by mail, or invoice paid by Credit Card)

    Mailing address for payment by cheque:
    IES Ottawa Section
    Attention: Donna Boag
    532 Montreal Road, Suite 449
    Ottawa   ON   K1K 4R4

It is important that you register early with full payment to guarantee the timely arrival of the course material. You will receive your e-version of the manual once registration fees have been paid.

Only one registration will be accepted at member pricing for each individual IES member. Companies that wish to register more than one student can register only one student at member pricing for each individual IES member employed at their firm. Additional registrations must be at the non-member price. The actual member need not be the applicant.

The IES does not refund canceled registrations after the material has been ordered but you can transfer registration to another person within the company.

Other Questions?

For more information contact AJ Mouchet by email at arthur.mouchet@cityelectricsupply.ca Registration questions? Contact Donna Boag at iesottawa@rogers.com

Teachers of Lighting Workshop (TOLW) @ Hubbell Lighting Solutions Center
Jun 2 – Jun 7 all-day

Teachers of Lighting Workshop 2019 (TOLW)

As a lighting educator do you…

  • Have “holes” in your lighting education?
  • Desire to know what’s “new” in lighting?
  • Enjoy learning in a dynamic group setting?
  • Wish to enhance the educational experience for your students?

Update your knowledge and sharpen your skills…

  • Experience 6-days of immersion into the latest advances in lighting technology and design tools
  • Work on teams and individually in both classroom and studio instruction
  • Sponsored by IES and Hubbell Lighting Solutions Center


Teachers of Lighting Workshop 2019 (TOLW)

The purpose of the workshop is to provide concentrated instruction in design, science and technology of lighting to full time and part time academic faculty who currently teach and have responsibility for lighting education. The workshop curricula assumes some basic lighting knowledge (i.e. participation in lighting workshops, university course work).

The program combines classroom and studio instruction, and participants work both individually and in teams. Instruction is provided by senior lighting faculty representing academia, design, and industry. Participants will be involved each day from 8:00 a.m. at the Hubbell Lighting Solutions Center and at the hotel for evening sessions. Private room lodging will be in a hotel where the evening sessions will be held.