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ANSI/IES RP-16-10 Nomenclature and Definitions for Illuminating Engineering

By Laura Childs In any industry, all players benefit from speaking a common language. Consistency when we write and talk about lighting eases communication between the diverse roles we occupy in the field, and serves to strengthen our standards and real-world practice. The

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The Future of R&D Hangs in the Balance

A recent symposium revealed two competing views of its value to the U.S. By Bob Horner Recently, I attended the annual Engineering Public Policy Symposium, sponsored by numerous technical societies and institutes (including the IES), held in Washington, D.C. This event

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Safety First

By Willard L. Warren Research shows that we urgently need improved lighting in industrial environments The enthusiastic adoption of LEDs and ever-stricter energy codes are moving us closer to achieving lower lighting power densities in buildings, but there are issues of

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The IES offices will be closed Mon, July 3rd and Tues, July 4th

In observance of the July 4th holiday, the IES offices will be closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th and will reopen Wednesday, July 5th.

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