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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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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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, type 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.


Discomfort Glare in Outdoor Nighttime Environments

June 18th 12:00 PM ET
One of the most important aspects of visual comfort and lighting quality is the restriction and elimination of glare. With the advancement of LED technology, glare has received renewed interest. But what makes it challenging to create a simple metric that accurately predicts the perception of glare? This webinar will cover the basics of glare, methods and research challenges when investigating glare and creating metrics, and the importance of research in this area. It will also cover work of the Discomfort Glare in Outdoor Nighttime Environments (DGONE) committee including the glare demonstration conducted during the 2019 IES Annual Conference.

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

Dr. Yulia TyukhovaPRESENTER: Dr. Yulia Tyukhova
Dr. Yulia Tyukhova is an independent researcher, whose primary research areas include glare, visual comfort, lighting quality, human perception, and high dynamic range luminance measurements. She received her PhD in Architectural Engineering – Lighting from the University of Nebraska. She is actively involved in technical and non-technical committees of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), International Commission on Illumination (CIE), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). She is the Chair of the IES Emerging Professionals (EP) committee that focuses on opportunities for new professionals and the benefits of the program to the society. Dr. Tyukhova holds two patents, authors scientific papers, and presents at conferences. Yulia Tyukhova is a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship and the STEP Ahead Emerging Leader Award from the Manufacturing Institute and was named a future thought leader of the lighting industry by LD+A magazine in 2013.



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 KinzeyPRESENTERS: 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