THANK YOU | Success @ Lightfair

First and foremost, on behalf of the IES, we would like to give a HUGE Thank You to everyone who helped make Lightfair the success that it was. This includes our AMAZING Board of Directors, Committee Members, Sustaining Members, Staff, and all those who visited our booth last week! We would not have achieved the level of success we did without each and every one of you!

THANK YOU | Sustaining Members Exhibiting at LFI

We are so lucky to have these amazing Sustaining Members who support the IES and all we do and stand for. We would like to give recognition to those who were present at Lightfair and proudly represented our organization.

Because of these companies, we are able to fund programs that benefit all segments of the membership and pursue new endeavors, including education projects, lighting research, and recommended practices. We are so grateful for all of you!

THANK YOU | IES Staff & Board Members

Lightfair would have been non-existent if it weren't for our dedicated staff. From setting up the booth to greeting existing members/future members to the endless prep that went in beforehand, IES truly appreciates all the hard work. All hands were on deck to make this year's Lightfair was absolutely incredible!


Yes, you read it right! IES's very own ANSI/IES RP-8-18 Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting was selected as this year's recipient of the award for Non-Luminous Products - Research, Publications, Software, and Specialty Hardware at the 2019 LightFair Innovation Awards. The hard work and efforts of those on the Roadway Lighting Committee really paid off, and we couldn't be more proud.


CONGRATS to Jenniffer Jaques, in-coming IES President, as the gavel is officially passed to her from out-going IES President, Lance Bennett.

We are SO honored to have you lead our society as we begin this next chapter of our 113 year history as an organization. Great things are coming, and The IES cannot wait to join you on this journey!

ON-SITE GIVEAWAYS | Congrats to our Winners!

One behalf of the IES, we would like to give a huge congratulations to 3 lucky individuals who stopped by our booth and won our IES @ Lightfair raffle! These people include:

Debbie Brana of United Electric Supply
Giulio Pedota of Shuler Shook &
Ted Jones of S&Associates

What was the prize exactly? We're glad you asked! These winners received a free copy of the ENTIRE IES Lighting Library! This includes our comprehensive collection of current IES and ANSI/IES Standards, developed by our IES Technical Committees.

Make sure to continually check our website and social media pages for any future promotions and giveaways. You never know what you could win!


After a long day of walking the showroom floor, IES Members were able to stop by our booth and take a load off. We offered delicious food and drinks to our guests, and fellow members were able to chat, mingle, and just relax. It was a great ending to our first day!

IES SOCIAL EVENT | EP Section Meet and Greet

EP/SECTION MEET & GREET | AM Social with Rama Rejman and Marie Meacham

We were successfully able to kickoff Lightfair in an awesome way! Emerging Professionals and Students were given the opportunity to network with staff, existing members, and like-minded people.

Rama Rejman, IES Section Coordinator, and Marie Meacham, IES Emerging Professional/Student Coordinator, were the perfect hosts, and we thank you!



Presenters: Tom Butters, IES Director of Education & Brienne Willcock, IES Education Coordinator

IES Director of Education, Tom Butters, along with the new IES Education Coordinator Brienne Willcock, outlined the new benefits of IES membership. From free webinars for CEU credits, to access to archived educational materials, and the launch of the new MY IES...membership fees pay for themselves many times over!

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY | RP-8-18 The New Roadway Recommended Practice

Presenters: Ron Gibbons, Director CIBSS, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

The IES was proud to unveil the new 400-page ANSI/IES RP-8-18, Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting, which is the culmination of a 2-year effort by the IES Roadway Lighting Committee to combine 12 different roadway-related standards into a single document.


Presenters: Mark Lien, IES Industry Relationship Manager,
Keely Seeger - Technical Policy Manager, Signify,
Michael Myer - PNNL,
Marty Salzberg - NYSID

Since its creation in the 1990s, the lighting model in Standard 90.1 has been the primary methodology for setting energy consumption limits for lighting systems in the U.S. energy codes. This knowledgeable panel showcased the comprehensive consensus approach taken, explained the lighting guidance, calculations, inputs, and considerations underpinning the new model, and reviewed insights from the lighting design field validation conducted for the new model. The session concluded with a discussion on the future of lighting efficiency, compliance metrics, and new considerations for 90.1.

MAKING AN IMPACT | The Benefits of IES Committee Membership

Presenter: Randy Burkett

While working within an IES Committee, you don't only contribute, but you make an impact and learn far more than you thought possible. The knowledge return on invest of time is staggering.


Presenter: Alex Baker, IES Manager of Government Affairs and Public Policy

A review of government affairs and public policy issues currently affecting IES members, initiatives underway to support members navigating these issues, and ways IES members can get more involved.


Presenter: Mark Lien, IES Industry Relationship Manager

As the industry has changed and as developments in traditional technologies have all but halted, it’s become increasingly more important to provide a technology update application and share projections about future implementation of these and emerging technologies.


Presenter: Paul Tarricone, Editor/Publisher LD+A

LD+A hosted a panel discussion entitled “Careers in Lighting: What’s Hot and What’s Not”. Paul Tarricone, Editor and Publisher of LD+A, moderated the panel, which includes Paul Pompeo, The Pompeo Group, Randy Reid, EdisonReport, Cheryl English, Acuity Brands Lighting, and Jered Widmer of The Lighting Practice. This diverse panel, representing the manufacturing, design and recruiting sides of the industry, partook in a fast-paced, freewheeling roundtable discussion on which jobs are hot, which are not, and what the skillset of the quintessential lighting professional will look like moving forward.