This award recognizes outstanding application papers published in LD+A, LEUKOS, or presented at the IES Annual Conference or at a Regional Conference.

The Taylor Technical Talent Award improves both the quality and quantity of papers on the practice of lighting by providing recognition of authors for their accomplishments, and raising the awareness of the need for these papers. In addition, it reaffirms the IES’s position of leadership as the authoritative body on lighting application by the recognition of outstanding contributions to applications literature by the Society.

Papers published in LD+A and LEUKOS are automatically eligible for consideration for the award. Papers presented at Regional Conferences may be submitted by the author(s), the Conference Chairman, the Regional Director or the Regional Awards Chairman. Papers presented at the Annual Conference may be submitted by the author(s). The submission shall consist of a letter of transmittal containing all pertinent information and an abstract, plus a copy of the manuscript. Judging shall be based solely on the material that is submitted.

Procedure: A Taylor Technical Talent Award committee is charged with the responsibility of selecting the winning paper.

All submissions must be received by January 31.

The Award: The award is an engraved plaque presented at the Annual Conference held in November. A release by the author(s) for publication, shall be required of all entrants. The award shall be administered by the Executive Vice President, following the timeline established by the committee.

For questions, please contact the Chairperson of the Taylor Technical Talent Award or the IES office.

Taylor Technical Talent Award
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“Measure and Report Luminaire Dirt Depreciation (LDD) in LED Luminaires for Street and Roadway Lighting Applications”.
Published as an Independent Research Project supported by the IES Research Fund
Ronald Gibbons, Matthew Palmer, Jason Meyer & Travis Terry

Spatial Brightness Perception of Trichromatic Stimuli
Michael Royer and Kevin Houser

Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings
Alison Williams, Barbara Atkinson, Karina Garbesi, Erik Page, Francis Rubinstein

A Procedure for Determining Target Illuminances
David DiLaura, Rita Harrold, Kevin Houser, Richard Mistrick, Gary Steffy

Subjective Impression of Discomfort Glare from Sources of Non-Uniform Luminance
Michelle Eble-Hankins, Clarence Waters

Preliminary Method for Prospective Analysis of the Circadian Efficacy of (Day)Light with Applications to Healthcare Architecture
C. Pechacek, M. Andersen, S. Lockley

Energy Saving Lighting Control Systems for Open-Plan Offices: A Field Study
G. Newsham, A. Galasiu, C. Suvagau, D. Sander

The Potential for Demand-Responsive Lighting in Non-Daylit Offices
G. Newsham, S. Mancini

Task Lighting Effects on Office Worker Satisfaction and Performance, and Energy Efficiency
C. Arsenault, C. Duval, G. Newsham, A.M. Tosco, J. Veitch

Tuning the Fluorescent Spectrum for the Trichromatic Visual Response: A Pilot Study
Kevin Houser, Dale Tiller, Xin Hue

Linear-Moving Detector Photometer: A New Design Concept
John Zhang

Development of a Metric to Quantify Beam Quality of Reflectorized Lamps
Andrew Bierman, Kevin Simonson, Narendran Nadarajah, Peer Boyce

Field Study of Luminaire Dirt Depreciation
Robert Levin, William Brackett, James Burke, Norma Frank

A Metric for Judging Acceptability of Direct Luminaires in Computer Offices
Naomi Johnson Miller, Peter R. Boyce, Peter Y. Ngai

Comparison of Control Options in Private Offices in an Advanced Lighting Controls Testbed
Judith D. Jennings, Francis Rubinstein, Dennis DiBartolomeo, Steven L. Blanc

An Empirical Data Based Method for the Development of Lighting Energy Standards
E.E. Richman, C. Jones, J. Lindsey

Effective Constrained Illumination of Three Dimensional Light Sensitive Objects
Scott Mangum

The Effect of Lamp Color on the Visibility of Small Targets
Michael Janoff, James Havard

Lighting High Bay Areas with Electrodeless Lamps
Frank Florentine, Lorne Whitehead, Don MacLennan, Lee Anderson

Evaluation of Retail Lighting
Howard Brandston, Christopher Cuttle

Application Testing of Compact Fluorescent Lamps: Table Lamps and Recessed Down Lamps
Yufen Ji, Robert Davis

The Dilemma of Emergency Lighting: Theory vs Reality
Michael J. Ouellette, Ivaldo C. Pasini, Brian W. Tansley

Lighting and HVAC
Stephen Treado