Forum for Illumination Research, Engineering, and Science (FIRES)

The ability to control fire is considered one of the most important factors in expanding and developing our human ancestors’ societies. The societal importance of fire required larger and larger groups to work together in order to maintain and sustain the fire; individuals had to work together to find fuel for the fire, maintain the fire, and complete other necessary tasks. Ultimately, fire had a significant influence on the development of language and the size and social interactions of communities.

The Forum for Illumination Research, Engineering, and Science (FIRES) is the IES online space for our lighting community to openly share and discuss the latest research and innovations in illumination engineering and science. As a space for the free dissemination of knowledge and exchange of ideas, FIRES is intended to foster relationships between individuals and larger institutions, and reignite the emphasis on science and engineering in the lighting industry. Through FIRES, we hope to have a significant influence on the development and advancement of lighting.
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Figure 3 – Infrared “smudge” (see text for explanation).
Figure 3 – Infrared “smudge” (see text for explanation).

The Science of Near-Infrared Lighting: Fact or Fiction

By Ian Ashdown, P. Eng. (Ret.), FIES, Senior Scientist, SunTracker Technologies Ltd. There is a common-sense argument being presented in the popular media that since humans evolved under sunlight, our…

Figure 3 – Infrared “smudge” (see text for explanation).
Figure 3 – Infrared “smudge” (see text for explanation).

The Science of Near-Infrared Lighting: Fact or Fiction

By Ian Ashdown, P. Eng. (Ret.), FIES, Senior Scientist, SunTracker Technologies Ltd. There is a common-sense argument being presented in the popular media that since humans evolved under sunlight, our…