IES Webinar Series
Each month, the IES presents a live webinar on topics we believe will be beneficial to our membership and the public at large. We are excited to offer you this education oriented program where you can expand your knowledge about lighting and earn IES continuing education credits (CEUs). We hope that you will join us. Consult the listing below for upcoming webinars. For the benefit of our members, we also list our webinar schedule in IES NEWS that is distributed every other week to IES members. We look forward to your participation. If you have general questions about the webinars, please forward them to Tom Butters, Director of Education

To obtain IES CEUs you must be individually logged in for the duration of the webinar.
No credits are given to those who log in exclusively by phone.

Webinars are free for IES Members; Non-Members: $20
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Tunable White Controls
May 17th 12:00 PM EDT
This webinar will take participants through the different types of light spectrum control, discuss the color tuning abilities of tunable white fixtures and their design challenges and conclude with how you can reduce risk and meet your client’s sequence of operations requirements on color tuning projects.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental categories of spectrum control with LEDs.
  2. Analyze the color tuning features of tunable white fixtures.
  3. Identify challenges with tunable white.
  4. Evaluate the feasibility of meeting a sequence of operations with various fixture types.

Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

TM-30 in 2018 and Beyond: Guidance for Improving Color Quality
June 14th 12:00 PM EST
This presentation will cover updates to TM-30 (TM-30-18), and how ongoing research is providing knowledge that allows for improved color quality. It will discuss where TM-30 stands within the North American and international lighting communities, and demonstrate new features that may be added over time (feedback welcome!). In general, the emphasis will be on translating science into practice, with a focus on specification and highlights of new products being designed using TM-30. Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Lighting for Residential Environments (RP-11-17)
July 12th 12:00 PM EST
This new Recommended Practice provides design criteria for the many different types of interior and exterior spaces associated with residences and residential environments. This is the first version of RP11 to be ANSI approved, as well as having collaboration with ALA. This document addresses the many and varied visual tasks during the course of the many activities and needs for all types of lifestyles and age groups. This new RP11 presents lighting criterion and design techniques that include new and current focuses, such as energy usage and resilient lighting. These issues have gained predominance throughout our society on a continuous basis. Lighting design for residences requires an added expertise of understanding the psychological and physiological aspects of lighting, and how it pertains to personal preferences. Lighting quality is immeasurable in the sense of one’s feeling of well-being in a space. The relationship and balance between technical knowledge and the skill to create pleasant, functional lighting environments is evident within this document. Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Maintenance in the LED Era
August 16th 12:00 PM EST
Rather than being maintenance free, LED requires a change in maintenance practices more akin to stewardship than reactive replacement. Based on RP-36 and other information, this joint IES-NALMCO webinar will provide an overview of effective maintenance practices for indoor and outdoor LED lighting and control systems.

Lighting for Horticulture
September 20th 12:00 PM EST

Solving LED Dimming Issues in Retrofit Projects
October 18th 12:00 PM EST
LEDs are the go to light source for the replacement of existing lamps and luminaires providing a significant reduction in energy and an extended lifespan. LEDs can fit any form factor, and are extremely malleable compared to what we’ve been using in the past. However, dimming LEDs require careful coordination of lamps, drivers and controls to ensure proper performance. The session walks through dimming expectations for LEDs vs. incandescent such as dimming floor, color temperature, and linearity; the most common problems with LED dimming such as power line noise and how to address them. Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

A New Measure of Color Discrimination
November 15th 12:00 PM EST
Color rendition is commonly considered within three conceptual frameworks; color fidelity (the rendition of objects such that they appear as they would under a familiar reference illuminant), color preference (the rendition of objects such that they appear pleasant, vivid, or flattering), and color discrimination (the ability to distinguish colors of slightly different hue when viewed simultaneously). Color discrimination has been studied less frequently than color fidelity or color preference, though it is no less important. This presentation will summarize the previous literature on color discrimination and discuss recent work in this area. A recently published study by the current speaker will be discussed, which dispels the conventional wisdom that gamut area is a predictive color discrimination metric. This presentation will detail a new measure of color discrimination, which shows strong predictive ability of experimental results. Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

What’s New at the IES?
Recorded June 15, 2017
Staff will explain the changes and opportunities happening with the IES in the departments of Standards, Membership, Industry Relations, Public Policy and Education.

IES Leadership Bootcamp
Recorded July 13, 2017
Orientation-style training for all new section leadership, those thinking about being more involved at the section level and existing section level Board of Managers who would like a refresher or interested in “best practices.”

G-1, Security Lighting Guidelines for People, Property and Critical Infrastructure
Recorded August 17, 2017
This is an introduction to the IES Publication G1 Security Lighting Guidelines for People, Property and Critical Infrastructure by members of the committee. Included in this webinar will be be an explanation of the scope of the document and the security lighting design process from understanding security principles to security lighting standards.

RP-29, Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
Recorded September 21, 2017
The RP-29 document will be reviewed, describing content organization and key factors that are critical concerns for all healthcare facilities. Emphasis will be given to changes that have occurred since the last publication 10 years ago, presenting the reasons for those changes.

Synergistic Buildings in the Era of IoT
Recorded October 19, 2017
A technological introduction to the interconnected concept of synergistic systems through IoT connectivity within the built world. Attendees will gain a conversational understanding of the technological and market fundamentals required to design and implement a practical information based building solution. Careful analysis will be given to the associated advantages and tradeoffs of these style systems given the technology that exists in the marketplace currently, as well as what is emerging.

Measuring Lighting in the Field
Recorded November 16, 2017
Did you know the IES has an “official” method to measure light? This webinar will show you a few of the adopted methods for correctly measuring lighting in the field.

RP-28 Lighting and the Visual Environment for Seniors and the Low Vision Population
Recorded December 14, 2017
RP-28-16 is intended to increase the designers’ understanding of age-related vision loss and the importance of their design decisions that could impact the safety and independence of this growing sector of the population. This webinar will provide a brief overview of some of the current research and design practices found in RP-28-16 that can help the aged and partially sighted maintain their quality of life.

The Smart City / IoT Update for the ANSI/IES Roadway Lighting Control System Standard (DG-28)
Recorded January 18, 2018
This webinar examines the components and guidance resident in the current version of the standard. Additionally we’ll discuss proposed subject areas for the next version of this exciting initiative.

Museum Lighting and Lighting for Fine Art
Recorded February 15, 2018
The paradox of museum lighting is that the same spectral energy used to illuminate museum displays also causes fragile materials like pigment, fabric, wood, and metal to deteriorate. This presentation will provide insight into how to utilize IES’s new Recommended Practice for Museum Lighting (RP-30-17) to deal with the conundrum of preserving light sensitive materials while providing a dynamic visitor experience. This presentation will be richly illustrated showing how to employ light so museums may be better seen, understood and experienced.

Layers of Light Residential & Hospitality
Recorded March 15, 2018
Lighting plays a critical role in fostering safety, security, and a sense of welcome to residential and hospitality projects, especially after the sun goes down. Learn how historical and psychological context can inform layered and adaptable lighting design solutions for lobbies, reception areas, restaurants, and residential living spaces that result in happier humans and more dramatic architecture.

Design for Color and Illumination (DG-1-16)
Recorded April 19, 2018
When developing a lighting design, lighting specifiers determine the lamp and fixture combination that best suits the design’s requirements based on many factors. While some considerations are largely technical, such as power consumption, the amount of light generated, and how light is distributed, one consideration is both technical and artistic and can be approached in a number of ways. Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).