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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See Your Lighting System in a New Light with D4i

August 13th 12:00 PM ET

D4i brings a long-awaited standardization for luminaires. D4i is an intra-luminaire subset of DALI2 that enables intelligent, connected, future-proofed LED luminaires. As the IoT and ‘smart connected devices’ become more commonplace, the lighting industry recognizes the advantages a D4i based smart lighting solution offers the industry. For starters, D4i introduces international standards to digital lighting technology, encouraging interoperability across solutions and components. D4i also does more than control lights. It expands communication capabilities of a smart lighting system. D4i drivers inside the luminaire are able to store and report a wide range of data in a standardized way. The LED driver provides DC power, has AC power monitoring, and diagnostic information that can be extracted. It also gives the luminaire the capability to power and communicate with sensors on the D4i intra-luminaire bus. Furthermore, the simplified wiring connections available with D4i makes it simpler and more cost-effective to install and maintain. After participating in this webinar, you will know more about DiiA and the D4i specifications and how to future proof your luminaires. Smart Lighting and standardization for luminaires is happening today.

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

PRESENTERS: Michael Davidson, Joe Hallman
Michael DavidsonMichael Davidson is a Solutions Architect Engineer with Synapse Wireless, assisting both OEMs and end-users of smart lighting controls solutions with everything from controls integration to system installation and configuration. Michael offers his colleagues and customers a wealth of technical and field-application knowledge about how to design, install, configure, and commission intelligent lighting systems and several other IoT applications. Recognized for his professional accomplishments and delivering presentations at lighting industry events, Michael has worked for and managed Sales teams and IoT engineers for both Forbes Fortune 100 companies, as well as venture capital organizations. His leadership skills and technical knowledge provide a real-world based, practical approach to working with the latest developments within IoT technologies and influencing interoperability standards for IoT solutions of today and for the future.

Joe HallmanJoe Hallman is an advocate for helping those in the lighting industry understand and evaluate the latest technological developments for site and area lighting controls solutions. An experienced salesman and product marketing manager, Joe enjoys sharing awareness, developing messaging, and leading communications for technical products and solutions with people in the sales channel and customers in the marketplace. Promoted consistently throughout his career for driving results and increasing revenue, Joe’s unique technical skills and analytical approach to researching and communicating the value of advanced, technical solutions to the end-user provide excellent education resource and insight for the end-user and others interested in learning more about smart lighting and smart lighting controls solutions.



Roadway Lighting Design

September 8th 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 12th 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