Trailblazers and 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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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Howard 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.
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Dr. Sam Berman

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