Trailblazers & Icons Podcasts

Trailblazers & IconsTrailblazers and Icons is an inspiring and informative series of interviews with some of the lighting communities’ most recognized thought leaders, teachers and practitioners and others. The interviews, conducted by IES Fellow Daniel Blitzer, elicit from each interviewee their major contributions to lighting and their perspective on some of the major issues currently facing the lighting industry. Additional interviews will be added to the series each year with a handful of others who have blazed a trail in lighting. These interviews are available only to active members of the IES.

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.

The Trailblazers & Icons Interview series is also available in video format. [IES MEmbers Only]

            


DR. JAMES BRODRICK


Probably no one in North America is more responsible for energy-saving dollars in lighting than James Brodrick over the last two decades. Jim reflects with Mark Lien on his work at the DOE and what he planning to do now and into the future.


SHUJI NAKAMURA


The inventor and Noble Prize winner Shuji Nakamura discusses his invention of blue pump yellow phosphor white light LEDs and what he sees going forward.


EUNICE NOELL-WAGGONER

Eunice Noell-Waggoner sits down with Terry McGowan and discusses her career signature research and crusade for more empathy in lighting design for seniors and those with low vision.


CHRISTOPHER “KIT” CUTTLE

Christopher “Kit” Cuttle delivers a compelling paradigm shift on how lighting is measured as well as reminisces about his career, thus far.


DR. MARK REA

Mark Rea discusses the state of lighting education today, the need for revised discussion on lighting metrics, levels and need for action now.


RITA HARROLD

Rita Harrold became the first woman President of the IES in 1985, seventy-nine years after the IES was established. Rita discusses her trailblazing career which includes a long turn as the IES Director of Knowledge.


HAROLD BRANDSTON

Howard Brandston regales us with his discussion of how he got his start in lighting, his career with the IES and his approach to lighting design and education.


JANET LENNOX MOYER

Jan Moyer literally wrote the book on Landscape Lighting. She sits down with host Dan Blitzer and expounds on her career path and what she is up to presently.


DR. SAM BERMAN

Sam Berman recounts his path into lighting research, recent changes of the energy codes and the science of lighting.


DAVID DILAURA

David DiLaura offers a captivating reflection on his career in lighting including the changes in teaching requirements and expectations and his extensive work to develop the 10th Edition Lighting Handbook.


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