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

Login information will be sent to each registrant the week of the webinar; on Tuesday morning and again at 10:30 am ET on Thursday (the day of the webinar). Be sure to always check your spam and clutter folders to ensure that you received this important information.

Slide decks of the presentation will not be distributed.

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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Metrics in Motion: Flicker & Glare

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryJuly 11th 12:00 PM ET
Flicker and glare are visual phenomena that have several things in common: both can range from mildly annoying to seriously disabling, both can be made worse by poorly designed LED lighting and better by good LED lighting, and both are the subject of research by PNNL that is helping to further industry standard metrics, methods of measurement, and recommended practice. This webinar will provide an up-to-date evaluation of progress in addressing these critical lighting quality factors, their implications for energy-efficient LED lighting, and where additional research is needed. Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Naomi MillerPRESENTER: Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Naomi Miller has been a Senior Lighting Research Scientist since joining PNNL in 2009. Naomi’s work focuses on bridging the knowledge gap between technology and application. She works with clients and stakeholders to overcome the hurdles facing the adoption of energy-efficient lighting products. Her research also focuses on lighting quality and the human impacts of light. Previously, Naomi was the Principal of Naomi Miller Lighting Design in Troy, New York. With over 30 architectural lighting design awards, Naomi is a nationally recognized expert in the field of lighting. She chaired the IES Quality of the Visual Environment committee for 8 years and was a principal member of the writing team for the IES’s Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings. She currently serves on the IES Board of Directors and is a Fellow of both the IES and IALD.

H2-Oh-NO! – Lighting Water Through Trial and Error

July 18th 12:00 PM ET
The task of lighting water brings a host of unexpected challenges, outcomes, and shortfalls. Alan and Paul will walk you through their biggest successes stories and greatest challenges as they have tried to throw light through, under and across water. They have collaborated on projects like the Ripleys Aquarium in Toronto and Gatlinburg as well as the monumental challenge of lighting Niagara Falls. These projects, as well as a handful more, have made them experts at the unexpected consequences resulting from mixing light waves with water molecules, these two are sure to entertain.

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

Alan McintoshAlan McIntosh, Senior Lighting Designers BA, IALD, MIES
Alan is a senior lighting designer at Mulvey & Banani Lighting Inc., (MBL) in Toronto. Alan’s career sprung from his studies in theatre and film that encompassed a variety of technical aspects, including theatrical/ performance lighting, audio visual systems design, and multi-media design, direction, and operation. Alan has drawn from his multi-faceted background to make ground-breaking design contributions to some renowned, award winning attractions: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto; Moi Park, Mall of Istanbul, Turkey; Mega Parc, Quebec City; Prince Edward Viaduct- Luminous Veil, Toronto; Lusail Tower, Doha Qatar and Niagara Falls Illumination, Ontario/ New York.

Paul BokenPaul Boken BFA, MIES
Paul holds a fine arts degree in theatre production, with a major in lighting design, and a postgraduate certificate in architectural lighting design from Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. After starting his career with 6 years in theatrical lighting design, Paul is now in his fourteenth year of practice in architectural lighting design as the Vice President of the Architectural lighting design firm Mulvey & Banani Lighting in Toronto, ON, Canada. Paul has won numerous awards for lighting design on projects locally and internationally, most recently he was short listed for an international lighting award for his work on the Prince Edward Viaduct Bridge in Toronto and received North Americas highest exterior lighting award for his work relighting Niagara Falls. Paul’s theatre lighting background has acted as a path into his growing specialty in lighting for attractions, bridges, cultural monuments and theme parks in North America, China, Turkey and the Middle East.

Paul is continuously involved with lighting education by sharing his knowledge and approach to design in hopes to inspire industry professionals and students in an effort to contribute to and advance the Lighting Design Profession.

Quantifying Luminaire Performance – How luminaires are photometered and how that data is applied in lighting simulations

August 15th 12:00 PM ET
Luminaire performance needs to be quantified so designers can make informed decisions when selecting products as well as evaluate how those products will contribute to the lighting requirements of their projects. Learning how luminaire photometry is done allows you to better understand their performance data and how it should be applied. Details such as the orientation of the intensity distribution, the location of the photometric center and the luminous shape can all have significant impacts on your lighting simulations. It is critical to know the limits of the data supplied by the manufacturer and what is contained in IES files so that you can obtain the most accurate lighting simulations possible and avoid reworking projects that don’t perform as expected.

This seminar will cover the basics of how luminaires are photometered, how distributions and photometric centers are defined, near field/far field photometry, and the surprising importance of luminous geometry.

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

Mark JongewaardMark Jongewaard
Mark Jongewaard started as an illumination engineer at Lighting Technologies, Inc. (LTI) in 1989, later becoming vice president, director of the optics division and part owner until 2006, when LTI was sold to Musco Sports Lighting. Since the sale, Mark and business partner Ryan Kelley led the formation of LTI Optics (LTIO), which spun off from Musco and continues the optics related business from LTI. This includes the development and sale of Photopia — the most widely used optical design software in the architectural lighting industry — as well as providing optical design services for illumination based (non-imaging) optical systems. He currently is president and principal of LTIO.