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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Introduction to Ultraviolet and Visible Radiation Disinfection

September 19th 12:00 PM ET
Topic experts Dr. David Sliney and Richard Vincent will discuss the science, applications, guidelines, potential, and concerns regarding Ultraviolet and Visible Light Disinfection. Many manufacturers are making claims that cannot be substantiated. David and Richard will take you through what we know, what we don’t know and what you should avoid. Specific topics will include upper room germicidal UV application, surface decontamination, and UV tools and guidelines.

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

David H. Sliney, PhD
David SlineyDavid H. Sliney holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and medical physics from the University of London, Institute of Ophthalmology, and served as the Director of CIE Division 6 (Photobiology and Photochemistry (1991-2003) and V-P CIE (2003-2007). He is currently the chairman of the Photobiology Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and has been active in the establishment of safety standards for protection of the eye and skin from high intensity optical sources. He was a member of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and active in developing both US and international standards on the Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lighting Systems. He has published over 200 papers and is currently a Senior Editor for Biomedical Applications and Laser Safety of the Journal of Laser Applications, and editorial board of Lasers in Medicine & Surgery. He co-authored Safety with Lasers and Other Optical Sources, (Plenum Publishing Corp., New York, 1980) and Medical Lasers and Their Safe Use (Springer-Verlag, New York in 1992). He has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization and UNESCO. He was a Fulbright Fellow (1977).

Richard L. Vincent, MS, BS Arch, FIES, LEED AP
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brickner Research Unit: Community Medicine and TB/UV Studies, New York City, USA.

Richard L. VincentMr. Vincent applies germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) cleansing technology and tools to control the transmission of tuberculosis and in high-risk settings. He was the project manager and UV lighting specialist for the Tuberculosis Ultraviolet Shelter Study (TUSS), (1997-2004). TUSS—a multidisciplinary, multicenter epidemiological field trial of ultraviolet air cleansing effectiveness formed by St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) advanced UVGI application for airborne disease control in homeless shelters. At the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, he is working on reducing the rate of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), by benchmarking the efficacy of various technologies including: mobile, whole-room UVC devices for decontamination of surfaces from pathogens such as MRSA, and C. Difficile. Since 2008 he has been on faculty at the Harvard Course: Building Design and Engineering to Prevent Airborne Infection – An International Approach. He has taught a shortened course in Pretoria, South Africa and Mumbai and New Delhi, India. He has provided technical assistance on GUV projects in India, Myanmar and Pakistan. Since 2016, Mr. Vincent serves at the Coordinator for the StopTB Partnership working Group: End TB Transmission Initiative (ETTI). He provided expert input on GUV for the WHO Guidelines on tuberculosis infection prevention and control, 2019 update. Mr. Vincent is the chair of the ASHRAE GCP 37 developing guidelines for the application of upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems (UVGI/GUV). He chairs the CIE TC 6-52 to test upper room GUV fixtures.

Theatrical Lighting: From the Newest LED Trends to the Traditional Art Form

October 17th 12:00 PM ET
The presentation will include an overview of typical theatrical lighting fixture types and their uses. This will include automated fixtures, the newest various LED fixtures, and numerous types of incandescent conventional fixtures that are still in use in large numbers. We will also look at some unique historic theatrical technology. An overview of traditional dimmer and newer relay-based power distribution requirements will be covered, and we will discuss basic DMX wiring scenarios and typical controller types. Lastly, we will briefly look at some advanced lighting technologies such as fixture tracking, DMX based media servers, video walls and pixel mapping.

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

Billy TubbBilly Tubb is currently a Theatre Consultant, Lighting Designer, Special Systems Designer, Architectural Lighting Controls Specialist and Acoustical Consultant. Billy retired from the University of New Mexico after a 30+ year career where he served as Technical Director for over 6500+ live events such as Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, Wicked, Elton John and the Rolling Stones in concert. He is also an accomplished Theatrical Lighting Designer and Audio Engineer, receiving the NM Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for his work. Billy is currently serving on the IES Board of Directors as the Southern Regional Director, he served as Chair and Vice-Chair of IES District 4 and was the President of the IES Albuquerque chapter from 2009 to 2016. He is also a member of the IALD. A native of Albuquerque, he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Technical Theatre and Design from the University of New Mexico.

Wireless Lighting Controls

January 16th 12:00 PM ET
Wireless lighting control has matured to offer a powerful and versatile option for control communication. By replacing control wiring with radio signals, wireless devices and systems offer the same functionality and benefits while providing the distinctive benefits of installation cost savings and greater flexibility. With wireless control, the most advanced control systems can be implemented in both new and existing buildings.

In this presentation developed by the Lighting Controls Association and presented by lighting control industry veteran Gary Meshberg, you will learn the major types of wireless approaches, equipment, applications, protocols, and design and installation considerations.

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

Gary MeshbergGary Meshberg, LC, CLCP, LEED AP, IES is chair of the Lighting Controls Association ( and director of industry and market engagement for OSRAM. A 30+-year industry veteran, he previously served as director of marketing, VP of sales and specification business manager for major lighting manufacturers. He chairs the IES Lighting Commissioning Committee, previously served as past education chair for the Dallas Section, and founded and served as chair of the Home Lighting Control Alliance.