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A Second Language of Light

4/22/2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Stop pushing lighting; start sharing light.
“We don’t need anything fancy; we just need regular lighting.”
We are all in sales of some kind. Designers sell ideas and concepts that require the sale of light fixtures. Engineers lay out precise solutions that require the purchase of product and the labor of installation. Manufacturers create lighting products that must sell to keep the doors open and food on the table. Client and customer comments like the one above may strike fear in your heart, and it should. Lighting is not often an easy sell.

Someone else does it faster, cheaper, or better so hurry up, lower your prices or fees, and improve your game. The end user doesn’t want what we have and would rather not pay for it. Nobody cares about our calculations but us and lawyers, the client does not know TM-30 from R2-D2, and the only thing selling like hotcakes are the glare bombs shaped like them.
Now for the good news: you are the keeper of a sacred ancient magic that has the power to transform lives. Life depends on this magical force. Light is a fundamental element of our existence, but we need to learn a second language of light if we are to share this amazing gift with the world.

Join David K. Warfel for a romp through the lighting industry where no one is safe from over-simplification and pithy remarks but where everyone can laugh a little and see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.
And it is brighter than ever.

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

PRESENTER: David K. Warfel
David K. Warfel is an overly sensitive, marginally materialistic, pseudo-tree-hugging Midwestern farm boy turned lighting designer. His hyper-sensitivity means he dims everything including his dashboard, and his marginal materialism means he loves high quality light fixtures, elegant controls, and French cuffs. He calms his enviro-consciousness by using energy-saving lighting solutions and wearing hiking shoes to work, and is always ready to roll up his literal shirt sleeves to solve client problems with baling wire and duct tape (although now he prefers gaffers tape). He uses the title “Convergence Designer” since he cannot decide what he wants to be if he ever grows up (unlikely at this point), and practices at the overlap of architectural and performance lighting. He’s as surprised as you are by the list of credits to his name that range from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Las Vegas’ Luxor and MGM Grand casinos, from Chicago’s Hyde Park Arts Center and Museum of Science and Industry to residential and hospitality projects in Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nevada, Oregon, California, and Arizona. He has worked with award-winning firms Schuler Shook and CharterSills, and weathered the recession safely cloistered as the head of lighting design at the University of Illinois. David’s work has been featured in Lighting & Sound America, Lighting Australia, Live Design, and Theatrical Design & Technology, but he is usually reading Inspector Gamache novels or other similar educational materials.learn more...

2021 IES-PNNL Webinar Series: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Integration

5/6/2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Integration

Lighting equipment and controls can do more than just provide light to the visible spectrum. Now is the moment to integrate lighting with other building systems, and this webinar will discuss some recent successes and the challenges involved. It will also preview the latest from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Integrated Lighting Campaign, designed to encourage the integration of lighting and other building systems such as HVAC and plug loads, and to promote the use of innovative sensors.

Presenters:

Michael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Shanna Olson, IMEG

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

**Registration Closes on 5/6/21 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)learn more...

The Lighting Library®– Take Your Knowledge With You

5/20/2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The IES knows you want to take your knowledge with you. In this special webinar, IES staff will guide you through The Lighting Library® – a giant step forward in how we create and deliver standards. This new online subscription-based platform allows access to our full set of standards from anywhere with an internet connection, updates automatically, and allows for more regular revisions of the standards to keep up with the times. This webinar will provide details of how the Lighting Library is organized and how to best utilize the platform as a tool for your lighting business. We’ll also demonstrate two unique features exclusively available through the subscription that allow you to find, save and print illuminance level recommendations for projects of all sizes.
Presenters:

Brian Liebel, Director of Standards and Research

Jennifer Jaques, Director of Membership Services

Zoe Milgram, Research Program Manager


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

Registration Closes on 5/20/21 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)learn more...

2021 IES-PNNL Webinar Series: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Wellness

6/3/2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Wellness

The movement to design environments that promote human health and wellness has the lighting industry laser-focused on new metrics and tools that can be used to inform the design process. This webinar will provide a critical overview of factors that can affect nonvisual responses to light and discuss simulation techniques that may be implemented to account for daylight spectra and electric lighting contributions to meet different circadian lighting metrics. It will also present a method that aims to facilitate field studies of lighting using data from wearables.

Presenters:

Belal Abboushi, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Sarah Safranek, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


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

**Registration Closes on 6/3/21 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)learn more...

2021 IES-PNNL Webinar Series: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Control

7/1/2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Control

In typical practice, lighting designers are responsible for defining design intent and specifying lighting and control technology that they believe will deliver that intent. However, designers often sacrifice control over what products actually get installed, or discover a gap between expected and actual product performance that limits their ability to control characteristics of the finished environment. This webinar will examine multiple approaches to incorporating additional measures of validation, accountability, and control into the design-bid-build process, including vertical integration and digital design environments.

Presenters:

Michael Poplawski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jessica Collier, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Star Davis, Design Consultant



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

**Registration Closes on 7/1/21 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada).learn more...

2021 IES-PNNL Webinar Series: Lighting and Value

8/12/2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Value

Lighting provides value in spaces, allowing them to be functional while providing visual interest and making places more desirable. Lighting value is more than the return on investment of energy or maintenance, and this webinar will discuss new industry efforts and metrics for estimating difficult-to-quantify values related to lighting.

Presenters:

Michael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Lisa Skumatz, SERA




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

**Registration Closes on 8/12/21 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada).learn more...

2021 IES-PNNL Webinar Series: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Sustainability

9/2/2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Sustainability

The adoption of LED lighting has tremendous environmental benefits for its reduced energy use, yet the environmental impact of lighting extends beyond energy use – from the materials used to create a lighting product, to how a product is manufactured, operated, and maintained, to disposal or re-use at end-of-life. This webinar will provide a holistic view of the environmental impacts of LED lighting across its full life cycle, including embodied carbon and emissions, hazardous material concerns, and depletion of resources. Attendees will learn about methods, tools, and resources they can use to develop and support a more sustainable and circular lighting economy.

Presenters:

Gabe Arnold, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Kate Hickcox, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory





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

**Registration Closes on 9/2/21 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada).learn more...

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