Peter Y. Ngai

Peter Y. Ngai

Peter is the Vice President of Lighting Quality at Acuity Brands Lighting and is a recognized pioneer in lighting technology and luminaire design. His work includes: visual contrast and visibility; nearfield photometry; glare and visual comfort; brightness perception; ultraviolet germicidal irradiation; computer graphic rendering for lighting; luminaire optics; luminaire designs and Indirect and Direct/Indirect lighting applications, among others. He holds over 95 patents and has authored over 3 dozens of technical publications, one of which, “On Nearfield Optometry,” was selected as one of the 100 Significant Papers of IES from 1906 to 2004. In 2016, Peter received the IES Medal Award for his technical contributions. In addition to being an IES Fellow and a member for 44 years, Peter has been part of the CIE and IEC and has worked with national research institutions including Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard University. He sees joining the Standards Committee as a way of giving back to the IES in return for decades of enlightenment and opportunities to learn from the brightest minds such as Spencer, Blackwell, Fry, DiLaura, Brandston, and countless others.