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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WEBINAR SCHEDULE

Lighting Calculations Explained

February 13th 12:00 PM ET
Shaun Fillion will provide an under-the-hood look at radiosity calculations and raytrace renderings. We will look at the methodology used by photometric calculation software to represent the performance of lighting in the built environment, tracking it from the roots of the Lumen Method and Inverse Square Law. Visual representations of illuminance versus luminance will be covered. The seminar will also diagnose and tweak example models to make the lighting calculations more accurate.

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

PRESENTER: Shaun Fillion
Shaun FillionShaun Fillion, LC Educator IALD, is an award-winning lighting designer and educator. Fillion is Program Director for the Masters of Professional Studies in Lighting Design program at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), as well as Lighting Studio Manager at RAB Lighting.

Fillion has received Illumination awards, the IESNA Section Service Award and the Princess Grace Award. He has presented seminars at SXSW, LightFair International, LEDucation and the IES National Conference on topics including lighting and media, wireless technologies, and light pollution.

Fillion volunteers as vice-chair of the IES Progress Committee, and serves as a member of the Libraries and Residential RP Committees. Fillion serves on the board of managers for the IES New York City Chapter, and as adviser to the Student Lighting Competition Committee. He is a certified instructor for AGi32.

 


 

Show Me the Data: Who Is Responsible for Connected Lighting Energy Data Accuracy?

March 5th 12:00 PM ET
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryThere is growing interest in sharing energy data from data-producing devices, but the value of that data is often dependent on the level of accuracy needed for a specific use case. Manufacturers of data-producing devices, as well as end-users with particularly stringent needs, may need to validate or characterize the reporting accuracy of these devices. This webinar will provide guidance for the calibration of energy-measuring devices, including a specification template and an overview of the few laboratories that are accredited to perform such calibrations in the U.S.

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

Michael PoplawskiPRESENTERS: Michael Poplawski and Jason Tuenge, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Poplawski is a senior engineer at PNNL, where he supports the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program, primarily in the areas of connected lighting system technology evaluation and demonstration, standards and specification development, and the estimation of lighting energy end-use consumption.

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.

 


 

Designing Interior Space with Indirect Lighting

March 19th 12:00 PM ET
Humans have evolved to prefer certain characteristics of light and interior spaces – we naturally gravitate towards and feel more comfortable in spaces that are coherent, that provide a clear view of how to move through them, that are well illuminated by full-spectrum light and where contrasts in light and colors are used to create emphasize what is most important, creating a visual hierarchy.

Indirect lighting makes use of the building’s interior envelope and volume to modulate, amplify, and balance lighting from various sources. A layered approach to the lighting of interior spaces, which incorporates a balance of direct and indirect lighting improves visual coherence and wayfinding; articulates and highlights architectural elements, and positively impacts health and productivity.

This course explores how indirect lighting can be used to improve the comfort level of a space and allow it to be used in multiple ways. Participants will learn lighting design techniques for optimizing the design of interior spaces by illuminating ceilings and walls, and by backlighting through translucent materials.
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: Chris Smith-Petersen
Chris Smith-PetersenOver 20 years ago Chris Smith-Petersen LC, started his career as a psychiatric clinician in a community hospital emergency room and psychiatric medical unit. Chris eventually moved into the lighting industry in 2004 and has spend 15+ years following his fascination for light and how it can effect human biology and emotion. A previous feature speaker at multiple IES meetings and conferences, he has served numerous roles in Product Marketing, Sales Management, Business Development, Education and Product Development. Currently Chris works at Ecosense + Lumium in sales and business development and serves on the company’s core technology development team.

 


 

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.

 


 

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