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

ANSI/IES – RP-8-18
Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting

May 16th 12:00 PM ET
ANSI/IES RP-8-18 Committee Members Don MacLean and Paul Lutkevich will introduce the new standard in standards, Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting. This incredibly ambitious and accomplished endeavor puts all of a number of previous Standards regarding Roadway Lighting into one comprehensive tome. Items which would be covered would include:

RP-8-18Part 1 – Fundamentals
Chapter 1: Introduction to Roadway Lighting
Chapter 2: Vision and Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 3: Calculations
Chapter 4: Obtrusive Light
Chapter 5: The Planning and Design Process
Chapter 6: System Components
Chapter 7: Standards and Codes
Chapter 8: Computer Applications
Chapter 9: Maintenance and Operations
Part 2 – Design
Chapter 10: Highway and Interchange Lighting
Chapter 11: Street Lighting
Chapter 12: Intersections, Roundabouts and Crosswalks
Chapter 13: At-Grade Railway Crossings
Chapter 14: Tunnels
Chapter 15: Toll Plazas
Chapter 16: Off-Roadway Facilities
Chapter 17: Parking Lots and Parking Garages
Chapter 18: Roadway Sign Lighting
Chapter 19: Temporary and Work Zone Lighting

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

PRESENTERS:
Don McLean
Don McLeanDon McLean is an engineering technician with 40+ years of experience. He is the president of DMD and Associates Ltd., a 50+ person electrical engineering firm specializing in street lighting and traffic signals.

Through his career, Don has focused on outdoor street lighting in the transportation sector. Don has been involved with over 5,000 projects including larger P3 transportation projects in the $1B+ range and over 700,000 street lights converted to LED.

Don has authored and co-authored a number of national engineering standards and publications for the IES, IMSA, Transportation Association of Canada, FHWA and NCHRP.

Paul Lutkevich
Paul LutkevichPaul Lutkevich is a Technical Director and Professional Fellow for lighting design at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. He has over 30 years experience in design and construction of infrastructure systems including roadways, tunnels, pedestrian facilities, and transit systems. He is actively involved in the development of national and international standards for outdoor lighting. Paul was also a member of the US delegation in the FHWA/AASHTO Bilateral Lighting Technology Exchange Program between outdoor lighting experts and international organizations in Europe. He has been involved in research with the FHWA investigating topics concerning lighting and safety, adaptive lighting implementation, visualization techniques, environmental and health impacts of lighting, and context-sensitive solutions. He has written and spoken extensively on the subjects of outdoor lighting including urban lighting, lighting for pedestrians, aesthetic considerations in outdoor lighting, and lighting for safety. He is a co-author for the Transportation Association of Canada’s outdoor lighting standards which used the latest research from North American and international sources to compile a comprehensive design guide for the outdoor environment. He is chair of the IES Roadway Standard Practice Sub-Committee. He also was the lead researcher for the revisions to the FHWA Roadway Lighting Handbook and is lead researcher for the NCHRP Solid State Lighting Guidelines.


Metrics in Motion: Color Metrics

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryJune 6th 12:00 PM ET
After decades of debate and living with limitation, new color metrics for both color rendition and chromaticity have been standardized by the IES and/or CIE. While the science has advanced, the practice has been slower to evolve. This webinar will look at recent developments and how they might change lighting practice over the next 10 years. It will demonstrate how all constituents in the lighting community can benefit from using metrics that fit the capabilities of today’s lighting technologies. Manufacturers can more effectively evaluate performance tradeoffs and communicate product performance, allowing differentiation with novel products; specifiers can reduce uncertainty and avoid unsightly consequences; and researchers can use improved methods to investigate fundamental lighting science challenges. 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 DOE Solid-State Lighting program. He focuses on technology development issues, helping to improve product performance through research, testing, metric development, and engagement with various elements of the lighting industry. Michael is a member of the IES Color and Technical Procedures Committees, and was chair of the IES Color Metrics Task Group. Prior to joining PNNL, Michael earned a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University, receiving the 2013 Taylor Technical Talent Award from the IES for his published work. Michael was named a future leader of lighting by LD+A Magazine in 2010, and has authored over 50 journal articles and government reports.


Smart Lighting is a Myth: LEDs, Illumination, and Future Possibilities

June 13th 12:00 PM ET
Abstract: Illumination business and technology changes wrought by the introduction of LEDs for lighting will continue to evolve, even as energy efficiency fades as a driver for LED lighting adoption. The role of lighting in smart systems and services will largely depend upon the battle for the socket (or pole and ceiling) where sensors, intelligence with local edge computing, communications and access to power reside. As the lighting industry wrestles with relevance in interconnected smart buildings and smart city systems, new opportunities for illumination science and engineering are continuing to evolve in human wellbeing, communications, architecture and even displays, and the trajectories of some of these new opportunities will be reviewed. Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Robert (Bob) F. Karlicek, Jr.PRESENTER: Robert F. Karlicek, Jr.
Robert (Bob) F. Karlicek, Jr. received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining RPI, he spent over 30 years in industrial research and R&D management positions with corporations including AT&T Bell Labs, EMCORE, General Electric, Gore Photonics, Microsemi, Luminus Devices and SolidUV.

Bob’s technical experience includes epitaxial growth of high-performance LEDs and lasers, advanced device fabrication and high power LED packaging, thermal management, control systems design and applications in solid-state lighting as well as other novel LED uses such as IR and UV LED applications. Bob is well known globally as an LED industry expert. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, and has over 40 published technical papers and 24 U.S. patents.


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.