2016 IESLA Calendar of Events

April 21, 2016
April 22, 2016
Student Design Competition

June 25, 2016

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For more information on local International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) events, click here.

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IESLA Hollywood Sign Lighting Proposal

IESLA Hollywood Sign Lighting Proposal

Digital vs. Analog Lighting Controls

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Please join us for a presentation on digital vs. analog lighting controls followed by a round table discussion. The presentation will cover the following items:

  • Review the capability of digital addressable control protocols - DMX and DALI
  • Compare digital protocols to analog 0-10V and line voltage dimming protocols and aspects of their respective standards
  • Summarize the installation requirements of each control type and the inherent cost advantages of digital addressable lighting
  • Present the design requirements of digital addressable lighting and 0-10V projects
  • Identify specific language for specification documents for DMX and DALI lighting control that meets the performance and function required on a project

Guest Speakers:

Jim Yorgey

Jim Yorgey, Technical Applications Manager, joined Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., in 1974 and has held positions in quality control, engineering, marketing, and sales.

Jim's current role as System Sales Engineer, provides technical support to sales groups and specifiers in the mid-Atlantic region on the integration of lighting controls, and window treatments.

Jim is a member of I.E.E.E., IES, INFOCOMM and NSPE. He has served on IES committees and the ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 Committee. He chairs the National Lighting Bureau.>

Jim has a Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree from Penn State, is a registered Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania, is lighting certified (LC) and is a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS).

Chris Yorgey

Chris Yorgey is a Senior Design and Development Engineer at Lutron Electronics. Chris joined Lutron in 2008 as an Embedded Software Engineer working on the development of HomeWorks QS, Lutron’s flagship residential control system, after obtaining his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Elizabethtown College. In 2015 Chris left his role as the Engineering Project Leader on the HomeWorks QS product line and assumed a six month transitional role in Europe in customer education. Following his return to the US Chris assumed the role of System Sales Engineer for California and the South-western United States, where he uses his technical skills to assist in overcoming technical challenges which arise during the specification and design of large scale residential and commercial projects.

Matthias Nikolakopulos

In 1986, Matthias became the youngest licensed Electrical Engineer in the State of California, and ever since then he worked for Nikolakopulos & Associates Inc. - the oldest electrical engineering firm in California. Licensed in (14) states and U.S. territories, his firm has provided electrical engineering expertise all over the world. Currently operating as Nikolakopulos, Inc., Matthias is now President of the firm.

6:00 pm - Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
7:00 pm - Panel Presentation

La Kretz Innovation Campus
525 S. Hewitt St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Parking is $5.00 at the location/street parking is also available

Cash/Check at the Door Price: Paypal Prepaid
$20 members/non-members
$25 At Door
$5 Students with ID
*Note: Pre-payment is non-refundable.

Hors d'oeuvres and Drinks (wine/beer) will be provided

Please RSVP by April 20th here »

Lumen West 2016, Under the Big Top

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Ladies, Gentlemen, and Lighting Design Community Members of all types: step right up and come to Lumen West 2016, Under the Big Top! Join us at The Wiltern on June 25th, 2016 for a night of dazzling lights and spectacular designers. Help us honor all of those in the lighting industry who have worked together to enhance architecture with light, the cream of the cream. You won't believe your eyes! Get ready, you won't want to miss this extravaganza!

Food and drinks will be served throughout the show.


The Wiltern
3790 WIlshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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