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Metrics in Motion: Connected Lighting

Thursday, May 2, 2019 (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)

Metrics in Motion: Connected Lighting
Presenter: Michael Poplawski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
May 2, 2019
The combination of high-efficiency LED technology with seamless control and new features enabled by network connectivity presents a compelling vision for the future of lighting. Much work remains to translate that vision into successful installations, value-added functionality, and proven benefits, including energy efficiency. PNNL researchers are engaged in multiple studies designed to understand and quantify the performance of emerging connected lighting systems. In particular, the ability to measure energy performance at the device and system level is an important focus. This webinar will address some of the questions being pursued in this area, such as how to evaluate the accuracy of energy and electrical data that can be reported by connected lighting systems, and how and where to measure energy use in systems that are capable of essentially continuous change, tuning, and adaptation.
Michael Poplawski joined PNNL in 2009 as a Senior Engineer following twelve years in the commercial semiconductor industry. His work experience includes stints with Motorola, ON Semiconductor, and a CMOS image sensor start-up, and in various functions including device engineering and reliability, circuit design, application support, and technical marketing. His current efforts focus on supporting the DOE Solid-State Lighting program, primarily in the areas of Connected Lighting System technology evaluation and demonstration, standards and specification development, and the estimation of lighting energy end-use consumption. Michael is a member of IES, IEEE, and ASHRAE; serves on multiple standards development committees; and consults with numerous energy efficiency organizations, specification bodies, and early adopters.learn more...

ANSI/IES - RP-8-18 Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting

Thursday, May 16, 2019 (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)

ANSI/IES - RP-8-18 Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting

ANSI/IES RP-8-18 Committee Members Don MacLean and Paul Lutkevich will introduce the new standard in standards, Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting. This incredibly ambitious and accomplished endeavor puts all of a number of previous Standards regarding Roadway Lighting into one comprehensive tome. Items which would be covered would include:

Part 1 – Fundamentals

Chapter 1: Introduction to Roadway Lighting

Chapter 2: Vision and Fundamental Concepts

Chapter 3: Calculations

Chapter 4: Obtrusive Light

Chapter 5: The Planning and Design Process

Chapter 6: System Components

Chapter 7: Standards and Codes

Chapter 8: Computer Applications

Chapter 9: Maintenance and Operations

Part 2 – Design

Chapter 10: Highway and Interchange Lighting

Chapter 11: Street Lighting

Chapter 12: Intersections, Roundabouts and Crosswalks

Chapter 13: At-Grade Railway Crossings

Chapter 14: Tunnels

Chapter 15: Toll Plazas

Chapter 16: Off-Roadway Facilities

Chapter 17: Parking Lots and Parking Garages

Chapter 18: Roadway Sign Lighting

Chapter 19: Temporary and Work Zone Lighting

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

Date of Webinar: 5/16/2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time


Don McLean

Don McLean is an engineering technician with 40+ years of experience. He is the president of DMD and Associates Ltd., a 50+ person electrical engineering firm specializing in street lighting and traffic signals.

Through his career Don has focused on outdoor street lighting in the transportation sector. Don has been involved with over 5,000 projects including larger P3 transportation projects in the $1B+ range and over 700,000 street lights converted to LED.

Don has authored and co-authored a number of national engineering standards and publications for the IESNA, IMSA, Transportation Association of Canada, FHWA and NCHRP.

Paul Lutkevich

Paul Lutkevich is a Technical Director and Professional Fellow for lighting design at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. He has over 30 years experience in design and construction of infrastructure systems including roadways, tunnels, pedestrian facilities, and transit systems. He is actively involved in the development of national and international standards for outdoor lighting. Paul was also a member of the US delegation in the FHWA/AASHTO Bilateral Lighting Technology Exchange Program between outdoor lighting experts and international organizations in Europe. He has been involved in research with the FHWA investigating topics concerning lighting and safety, adaptive lighting implementation, visualization techniques, environmental and health impacts of lighting, and context sensitive solutions. He has written and spoken extensively on the subjects of outdoor lighting including urban lighting, lighting for pedestrians, aesthetic considerations in outdoor lighting, and lighting for safety. He is a co-author for the Transportation Association of Canada’s outdoor lighting standards which used the latest research from North American and international sources to compile a comprehensive design guide for the outdoor environment. He is chair of the IES Roadway Standard Practice Sub-Committee. He also was the lead researcher for the revisions to the FHWA Roadway Lighting Handbook and is lead researcher for the NCHRP Solid State Lighting Guidelines.learn more...

Metrics in Motion: Color Metrics

Thursday, June 6, 2019 (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)

Metrics in Motion: Color Metrics

Presenter: Michael Royer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

June 6, 2019

After decades of debate and living with limitation, new color metrics for both color rendition and chromaticity have been standardized by the IES and/or CIE. While science has advanced, the practice has been slower to evolve. This webinar will look at recent developments and how they might change lighting practice over the next 10 years. It will demonstrate how all constituents in the lighting community can benefit from using metrics that fit the capabilities of today’s lighting technologies. Manufacturers can more effectively evaluate performance tradeoffs and communicate product performance, allowing differentiation with novel products; specifiers can reduce uncertainty and avoid unsightly consequences, and researchers can use improved methods to investigate fundamental lighting science challenges.

Michael Royer is a senior engineer at PNNL where he works on the DOE Solid-State Lighting program. He focuses on technology development issues, helping to improve product performance through research, testing, metric development, and engagement with various elements of the lighting industry. Michael is a member of the IES Color and Technical Procedures Committees and was chair of the IES Color Metrics Task Group. Prior to joining PNNL, Michael earned a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University, receiving the 2013 Taylor Technical Talent Award from the IES for his published work. Michael was named a future leader of lighting by LD+A Magazine in 2010 and has authored over 50 journal articles and government reports.learn more...

Metrics in Motion: Flicker and Glare

Thursday, July 11, 2019 (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)

Metrics in Motion: Flicker and Glare
Presenter: Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
July 11, 2019
Flicker and glare are visual phenomena that have several things in common: both can range from mildly annoying to seriously disabling, both can be made worse by poorly designed LED lighting and better by good LED lighting, and both are the subject of research by PNNL that is helping to further industry standard metrics, methods of measurement, and recommended practice. This webinar will provide an up-to-date evaluation of progress in addressing these critical lighting quality factors, their implications for energy-efficient LED lighting, and where additional research is needed.
Naomi Miller has been a Senior Lighting Research Scientist since joining PNNL in 2009. Naomi's work focuses on bridging the knowledge gap between technology and application. She works with clients and stakeholders to overcome the hurdles facing the adoption of energy-efficient lighting products. Her research also focuses on lighting quality and the human impacts of light. Previously, Naomi was the Principal of Naomi Miller Lighting Design in Troy, New York. With over 30 architectural lighting design awards, Naomi is a nationally recognized expert in the field of lighting. She chaired the IES Quality of the Visual Environment committee for 8 years and was a principal member of the writing team for the IES's Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings. She currently serves on the IES Board of Directors and is a Fellow of both the IES and IALD.learn more...


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