2015 IESLA Calendar of Events

January 15, 2015
Emerge Alliance
Location: Proud Bird

February 26, 2015
Lighting Product Fair
Location: Shrine Expo Center

March 26, 2015
Origins of White LED Technology with Frank Shum
Location: Proud Bird

April 23, 2015
Time is Now for Human Centric Lighting with Stan Walerczyk
Location: Proud Bird

May 5, 2015
Russell Cole Memorial Design Competition Co-Event with DLF
Location: TBD

June 20, 2015
Lumen West
Location: TBD

For more information on local DLF events, click here.
For more information on local IESOC events, click here.
For more information on local IALD events, click here.
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

Illuminating Engineering Society 20th Annual Lighting Product Show

Los Angeles Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society 20th Annual Lighting Product Show

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Once again, the Los Angeles Section is sponsoring the very successful Lighting Product Show and at a new location--the Shrine Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, Los Angeles, CA. This year the Show will be on Thursday, February 26, 2015. The attached application will give you all of the information. Space is based on a “first come, first serve” basis. Last year, we were sold out before the end of the year.

Manufacturers need to register through their local sales representative. The maximum number of booth spaces available per representative is 10. We will not allow the allocated spaces to be split up and resold to the manufacturers. Representatives should list complete name of each manufacturer to which a space is to be assigned. Payment must be received by January 6, 2015 or booths will not be reserved.

With the success of this event, we are funding the IES Los Angeles Section Student Education Fund, which consists of the Saul Goldin Memorial Internship Program and the Russell Cole Memorial Design Competition. These education programs have been redesigned to offer diversified opportunities to Southern California students from the design community who are interested in pursuing lighting studies.

We look forward to your participation and another successful event. Send in the attached sign-up form and payment as soon as possible to reserve your space. Checks must be payable to "IES Los Angeles Section," as indicated on Signup Form.

Contact I.E. Systems with questions.


Shrine Expo Center
700 W 32nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Free entry and free food! Cash bar.

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Illuminating Engineering Society 20th Annual Lighting Product Show

Emerge Alliance

Thursday, January 15, 2015

What is the “Emerge Alliance”?

The Emerge Alliance is an open industry association developing standards leading to the rapid adoption of DC power distribution in commercial buildings. With the proliferation of LED technology, the Emerge Alliance offers thought provoking techniques that integrate interior infrastructures, power, controls and lighting in a common microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power with unprecedented energy efficiency and improved sustainability.

Please join industry experts Mark Hand of Acuity Brands Lighting and Dustin Hostetter of Armstrong in an informative eye-opening presentation!

Mark Hand
Acuity Brands Lighting

As director of New Products and Technology for Acuity Brands Lighting, Mark Hand has been entrenched in the research, conceptualization, development and commercialization of LED luminaires for Acuity Brands. His nine years in the lighting industry have been with Acuity Brands, where he started with the utility and infrastructure solutions brand American Electric Lighting. Hand received a bachelor's in aeronautical engineering and a master's in mechanical design from Queen's University Belfast Northern Ireland. He then spent a short period of time working in the aerospace industry before transitioning to telecommunications. There he spent eight years working in both Europe and the United States for Nortel Networks. Hand's past experience in a high tech electronics environment has proven invaluable as the lighting industry works through the adoption of solid-statelighting. Hand is involved in several industry associations. Most recently he participated in the DOE LED round tables and SSL Workshops. Hand also assisted in the last three multi-year product plans released by the DOE.

Dustin Hostetter

Dustin is the Business Development Operations Manager at WAVE, which includes the product management for DC FlexZone Grid Systems sold by Armstrong World Industries, a global leader in ceiling solutions. In this role, he oversees marketing, sales and product development for this innovative clean tech product platform. Dustin works closely with architects, engineers, contractors and building owners, while managing business relationships with industry partners in lighting, power and controls. Dustin plays an active role with the EMerge Alliance, a California-based not-for-profit technology standards association Armstrong helped found in 2008 that is focused on promoting DC power distribution and its use in commercial buildings. Dustin worked previously as an electrical engineer and project manager for a consulting firm. Dustin has Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's Degree in Business from the Pennsylvania State University.

6:30pm – Cocktails
7:00pm – Dinner and Presentation

Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd. (at 111th Street near LAX)
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Paypal Prepaid
$25 members / $30 non-members / $5 students with ID
*Note: Pre-payment is non-refundable

Cash/Check at the Door
$30 members / $35 non-members / $10 students with ID

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