Educational Webinars

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.

The Educational Webinar Series features two categories of webinars; IES Standards Webinars and IES Lighting Education Webinars.

IES Standards Webinars: Each webinar is devoted to a specific IES Standard. These webinars are typically presented by one or more lead contributors from the authoring committee of the standard. Webinar attendees have an opportunity to hear directly from experts who have in-depth knowledge on the topic of the standard. In addition, there is an opportunity for a question and answer session at the end. This allows viewers the ability to engage directly with the presenters.

IES Lighting Education Webinars: Each webinar is devoted to a relevant and important lighting topic.

For IES members, viewing the live webinar is FREE. In addition, each webinar is recorded and made available on through our website two weeks after the live event takes place. Viewing the archived webinars is available only for IES members.

For non-members, viewing the live webinar costs $20. The archived recordings are only made available to IES members as a benefit of membership. Click here to become an IES Member

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To obtain IES CEUs you must be individually logged in for the duration of the webinar. CEU Certificates will be distributed within two weeks of the live event. No credits are given to those who log in exclusively by phone.

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Show Me the Data: How Are Tunable Lighting Systems Actually Being Used in the Field?

April 2nd 12:00 PM ET
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryWhat can be learned today from the data provided by tunable lighting systems? This webinar reviews key findings from studies that reveal what is actually happening in the field, and how that information can be used to provide feedback to lighting designers, optimize system performance for building occupants, and improve manufacturers’ understanding of their lighting systems in realistic environments.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS: Andrea Wilkerson and Sarah Safranek, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Andrea WilkersonAndrea Wilkerson is a senior lighting research engineer at PNNL, focusing on the evaluation of emerging lighting technology in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program. Andrea serves on the IES Educational Facilities, Libraries and Offices Committee, the International Association of Lighting Designers Education Trust Board of Directors, and the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions Exam Committee.

Sarah SafranekSarah Safranek is a lighting research engineer at PNNL. Her current research involves conducting lighting simulations and field evaluations of advanced lighting systems in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program.



Lighting Market Transformation Forecast

April 9th 12:00 PM ET
Who cares if the existing lighting market collapses? Whoever does would benefit from understanding the current lighting market drivers and where we are in the transformation. The lighting market is maturing in terms of LED’s achieving maximum technology levels and replacement product availability. Demonetization has accelerated this transformation. The conspicuous changes occurring now involve non-energy benefits of lighting. Organizations previously focused on the energy efficiency gains made possible by LED conversions are now broadening their criteria to include other aspects of light sources and luminaires. Market shifts toward lightings integration into IoT/smart cities/connected lighting systems and quantifying the health impact on life forms including humans, animals and plants for horticulture are influencing new requirements in existing market transformation programs. This is occurring concurrent with the necessary research and a risk of some organizations leaping ahead of the science. This webinar will discuss the trends driving market transformation and will offer a glimpse into lighting’s trajectory into this brave new world while predicting the velocity of upcoming changes.
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Mark Lein, LCMark has designed lighting systems for a wide range of applications including residential, retail, healthcare and both conventional and nuclear power plants. He has provided lighting education, working, presenting and teaching throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He serves on the Executive Committees for the 90.1 Energy Code, and the 189.1 committee that writes the International Green Construction Code and the Steering Committee for the Advanced Energy Design Guides. Mark is an active member of multiple other IES, ASHRAE, IEEE, ISO and ANSI Committees. He is a columnist for Lighting Design and Application Magazine writing on the changes in our industry and he hosts a podcast on lighting trends and technologies. Mark served as Chair of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association Light Source Committee and the IES Progress Committee and as Vice-Chair of the National Lighting Bureau.

He has attained the Lighting Certified (LC) credential and is a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP). In addition Mark is a Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC) and a LEED Accredited Professional. He also holds the High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification. After two decades of lighting design and sales, Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA. He joined the staff of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 2016.



Codes, Controls, Compliance – Elements of Successful Lighting Control Designs

May 14th 12:00 PM ET
Within the last year, we’ve witnessed states, provinces, and cities across North America update their building energy codes and standards to further energy efficiency and conservation as well as construction practices. This presentation will review the most important and recent code changes as it deals with lighting and lighting controls. Most importantly, will review best practice lighting power and control design application for multiple common space types, while avoiding common code mistakes and misunderstandings reducing the confusion or challenges for lighting designers and engineering professionals when designing building lighting power and controls to meet codes.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: Harold Jepsen
Harold JepsenHarold Jepsen is the Vice President of Standards & Industry Relations for Legrand’s Lighting and Building Control Systems divisions. Harold has been a product design and applications engineer in the energy, lighting and building automation industry for over 25 years. He is a specialist in energy efficiency code compliance, serving on the ASHRAE/IES 90.1 standard lighting subcommittee, is chair of NEMA’s High Performance Building Codes and Standards Review Committee, is active in IECC development and involved with California Title 24 development process. He is a regular presenter on energy codes and lighting controls at both local and national levels and leads the Energy Efficiency Code Education Program at Legrand.



Show Me the Data: What Does Observational Research Reveal About Today’s Connected Lighting Systems?

May 21st 12:00 PM ET
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryOngoing evaluations at Parsons, the New School, and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute show the power of observational research, as evaluators and end users apply systematic protocols to collect subjective, qualitative data on connected lighting systems installed in working classrooms at Parsons and in parking lots at Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. This webinar will explore how that information is used to drive new understanding of the challenges involved in specifying, installing, and configuring these systems in order to identify best practices and needed product improvements.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Ruth TaylorPRESENTER: Ruth Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ruth Taylor is a project manager on the Advanced Lighting team at PNNL, where she manages the Next Generation Lighting Systems evaluations in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program.



Show Me the Data: Characterizing the Performance of Color Tunable Light Sources

June 4th 12:00 PM ET
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryColor tunable light sources provide tremendous flexibility in terms of spectral power distribution, but the resulting range of variation in chromaticity, color rendition, and other characteristics poses a challenge for product characterization and specification. The millions or billions or trillions (or more!) of spectral power distributions that can be created from one luminaire enables designers to meet various design intents and influence the visual appearance of spaces. However, in contrast with characterizing the performance of a fixed-output luminaire, there are no established methods or guidelines for characterizing performance over the tuning range for the variety of SPD-related metrics, which can impede engineering and specification of color tunable products. Using a massive dataset generated with high-performance computers, this webinar will discuss new methods to convey the extent to which color rendition can be varied, and how different factors (number of LED channels, typed of LEDs) influence the range of performance.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Michael RoyerPRESENTER: Michael Royer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Royer is a senior engineer at PNNL, where he works on the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program. His primary research area is human factors in lighting, with an emphasis on color. Michael is co-chair of the IES Vision Science committee and a member of the Color Committee and Technical Procedures Committee (TPC). He also serves on the CIE-U.S. National Executive Committee and other CIE technical committees.



Show Me the Data: Does LED Lighting Influence Roadway Safety?

July 2nd 12:00 PM ET
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryData supporting driving safety effects from substituting the broad-based spectrums of LEDs in roadway lighting for incumbent sodium or mercury vapor luminaires are limited. While a few related studies have been conducted under controlled conditions, they differ significantly from actual driving situations that involve complex combinations of driver distractions, environmental and road conditions, stress levels, and other random variables. This webinar will share preliminary findings from a new PNNL field study of roadway crash statistics, investigating whether converting to energy-efficient LED roadway lighting with some blue content influences driving safety. PNNL is partnering with more than 60 municipalities in the Philadelphia region on this project, along with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Bruce KinzeyPRESENTER: Bruce Kinzey and Jason Tuenge, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Bruce Kinzey has supported the advancement of energy efficiency and renewable energy for more than 30 years as a research engineer at PNNL. Since 2006, his work in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program has focused on LED street and outdoor lighting applications and associated issues like blue light content. He currently chairs the IES Sky Glow Calculations Committee.

Jason TuengeJason Tuenge is a lighting engineer at PNNL, where much of his work supports the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program. In recent years, as part of PNNL’s Advanced Lighting team, Jason’s work has focused on collaborating with industry to identify and address the technology development needs of connected lighting systems.



Roadway Photometrics

July 30th 12:00 PM ET

Go through in detail how photometrics are developed via goniophotometer and how they applied within the calculation software, including TM-21 Reports and a review of RP-8-18 Chapter 3.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: Ray Yeager, Acuity Brands



Roadway Lighting Design

September 1st 12:00 PM ET

Walkthrough a lighting design and define all considerations. Discuss in detail luminance and illuminance and define differences and benefits of one versus the other.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: Paul Lutkevich, WSP



Roadway Lighting – Lighting and Health

October 1st 12:00 PM ET

Results from recent research with a focus on the past issues raised by AMA. Discuss the balance of the safety benefits of lighting versus the environmental impacts, the DOE Smart Road light source impacts study and other research.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: Ron Gibbons, Center for Infrastructure-Based Safety Systems at Virginia Tech



Roadway Lighting LED’s Conversions

November 5th 12:00 PM ET

Go through an LED conversion step by step. Go through the difference between a wattage reduction based conversion versus one which includes full analysis.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: Don McLean, DMD and Associates Ltd



Roadway Safety

December 3rd 12:00 PM ET

Vision Zero focus and discuss how we design can improve safety. We can all provide examples and discuss various items such as intersection lighting and crosswalks, surround lighting, etc.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS: Don McLean /Ron Gibbons/Paul Lutkevich