IES Mission Statement

“To improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting
knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.”

2017 IESLA Calendar of Events

April 20, 2017
POE and Beyond!
Location: Light & Green Showroom

April 19, 2017
Student Design Competition
Application deadline: April 19th, 2017 at MIDNIGHT

June 24, 2017
Lumen West Gala 2017
Save the date!! This year’s Lumen West Awards Gala will be held at
the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles!


POE and Beyond!

Yes, POE is on the horizon as more than just a gimmick. LiFi ? Yes. Data collection too. Lighting fixtures can tell us occupancy, vacancy, light levels, temperature, humidity, etc. We’ll be hearing from Joe Rozick an Enterprise Account Executive with Philips Lighting. They have done some significant installations using controls married with smart fixtures and he’ll discuss case studies based on these projects.

The Edge Building in Amsterdam has been called the “Smartest” and “Greenest” building in the world by architectural and building associations, and with a couple years of operation to evaluate the value of many of these cutting edge concepts. Imagine logging on to your laptop in a flexible office space and the system “remembers” your temperature and lighting preferences. That is happening today with Deloitte (the major tenant in The Edge) and their 2500 workers who share 1,000 desks there.

Since the completion of The Edge, his manufacturer has completed similar installations in the US at Clemson University and for Intel and Cisco. Joe will share what they have learned so far and what they see on the horizon.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Joseph Rozick,
Enterprise Account Executive
Office and Industry, Philips Lighting

Light & Green Showroom
5222 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019


$30 for IES members
$35 for non-members

Free valet parking

Light meals and drinks will be provided

Online registration only. Click here to register »


Please join the IESLA, IESOC and IESIE for a special evening of celebration honoring its 2017 Lumen West Illumination Award recipients.

Follow the link below for:
Tickets and Sponsorship Information

Click here to RSVP »

Early Perk(s) deadline is April 15th!



A special Lumen West discount code is available for any additional Biltmore Hotel rooms that attendees would like to book and pay for themselves. It may also be used for multiple nights should you choose to spend the weekend.

Click here to make a reservation »

You may also call the hotel directly during business hours only (8am to 6pm weekdays) at 213.612.1575 and mention code 1706LUMEN7 / LUMEN WEST 2017.

For further information, please contact Lumen West
Committee Chairs Sylvie Tabori or Kristine Paterno at:

Light and Human Health


Los Angeles - It is time... To enter your 2017 IES Illumination Awards!

Online submissions will open January 1, 2017 and close February 17, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

To begin the submission process, CLICK HERE »

Program Overview

The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria.

Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum that represents knowledge of lighting and design excellence. The judging system is based entirely on how well the lighting design does or does not meet the program criteria. This program is not a competition. The program is open to any qualified entrant without limitations as to professional affiliations. The Guth, Waterbury, Cutler, Energy and Environmental Design Award sponsored by Osram Sylvania and the Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.

Submission will remain open until February 17, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, how to submit, tips, hints, etc, feel free to contact your IESLA – IA Section Chair, David Komonosky, and he’ll be happy to help.

David Komonosky, LC, LEED® AP
Principal- Specification Sales


Cell:      310-426-0985

A Tour and Overview of The Broad Museum’s Exterior Lighting Design

Thursday March 2, 2017

With Lighting Designer Suzan Tillotson, winner of the 2016 IESNA Illumination Awards of Excellence and Merit

Ms. Tillotson is the founder and president of Tillotson Design Associates. She has won over fifty lighting design awards for her work and has been featured in many national and international publications. She graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design; from LSU. After graduation, Ms. Tillotson worked for Levy-Kramer Associates, a Baton Rouge engineering firm, where she was head of the lighting department. She acquired additional experience at Flack + Kurtz Engineers and H. M. Brandston and Partners in NY before forming Kugler Tillotson Associates. She has guest lectured at many conferences and universities, and has also taught lighting to graduate-level architecture students at Princeton University.

Suzan Tillotson

IES Illumination Awards winner Suzan Tillotson will present a lecture on her lighting design process for the Broad’s interior public spaces, exterior façade, and the plaza followed by a hosted tour group of her exterior lighting design at The Broad Museum.

Meeting and Lecture Location:
(followed by an exterior walking tour of The Broad Museum)

SCI Lighting Solutions
515 South Flower, Suite 2810
Los Angeles, CA 90071

6:00 pm

$15.00 IES members/non-members
Students are free

Light meal and drinks will be provided.

Online registration only. Please follow this link to register.


Los Angeles Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society 22nd Annual Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair


The Illuminating Engineering Society of Los Angeles is proud to bring you another popularly received Product Show. This annual event funds the IESLA Student Education Fund, including the Saul Goldin Memorial Internship Program, and the Russell Cole Memorial Design Competition.

Lighting Designers, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers, Manufacturers & Representatives, Students.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

1:30p - 8:00p

Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
700 West 32nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Admission, parking and food is free!!!

Please contact Allan Weaver at or Francesca Terzano at with any questions.

Follow this link for more details »

Please pre-register for the IESLA Product Fair here »

Lighting Controls for Non-Residential Buildings

Wednesday March 8, 2017

This course provides an in depth review of commonly used lighting controls including various protocols, new technologies, types of products and programming capabilities of lighting control systems. It will also cover Title 24 requirements for many types of lighting controls and capabilities in new construction and major renovations in commercial buildings to save energy.

Mark Terzano has over 30 year’s experience working with Lutron to facilitate the specification and proper installation of lighting controls in the lighting community.

Mark Terzano

6:00 pm

Culver City, 90232

$45.00 for IES Members
$50.00 for Non-Members
$10.00 for Students

**Food and Drink will be provided


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