Lights of the Round Podcast

Lights of the RoundA group of industry leaders representing many facets of the lighting industry; Architects, Distributors, Engineers, Lighting Designers, Lighting Controls Specialists and Lighting Manufactures discuss the lighting design process, how best to improve the process, how best to interact with the other trades and other pertinent lighting industry topics.

This two-part 2.5 hour presentation was co-produced by the IES, AIA, and the IALD. It is a perfect learning tool for IES Section Events, IES Emerging Professionals, Post-Secondary institutions and for viewing independently by anyone new to the Lighting Industry in any of its wonderful facets. 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the IES and its staff.

            


PART 1: Randy Burkett, FIALD, FIES; Kevin J. Flynn, FAIA, NCARB, IES; Carol McGlogan; Craig Casey; Kristina K. Martin, PE, LC, LEED AP

0:00 Introductions – When Should Each Player Enter the Lighting Design Process?
8:00 When is a Lighting Designer Required?
18:25 What Role Does a Control Specialist play in the Lighting Design Process?
25:45 Post Specification “Value Engineering” – Is it?
38:50 Who Holds the Lighting Specification?
41:35 Are Electrical Distributors Merely “Bankers” in the Lighting Design Process?
47:09 Sales Representatives as “lighting designers”
50:00 Specification Games
59:55 Shop Drawing Submittal and Approval Process
1:06:26 Thoughts on the IES


PART 2: Randy Burkett, FIALD, FIES; Kevin J. Flynn, FAIA, NCARB, IES; Carol McGlogan; Craig Casey; Kristina K. Martin, PE, LC, LEED AP

0:00 Greatest Challenges and Opportunities
8:20 Custom Products
17:19 Future-Proofing Design
24:33 Who Should do Egress Lighting?
28:25 Control Strategies and Opportunities
39:55 LED Adoption
43:36 Lighting Codes in the Specification Process
54:21 Keeping up with Lighting Technologies and Knowledge
1:06:18 What Makes a Good Lighting Salesperson?
1:19:21 Advice to New People in the Lighting Industry
1:23:00 Final Thoughts
1:31:22 Take Away