Event and Speaker Profiles

Illuminating Engineering Society 20th Annual Lighting Product Show

Emerge Alliance

Date:
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 technogy, 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
WAVE

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.

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

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

Price:
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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Combining LEDs and Intelligent Controls with Francis Rubinstein

Combining LEDs and Intelligent Controls with Francis Rubinstein

Date:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Join us at the Proud Bird to learn more about controlling LEDs with Francis Rubinstein! This evening's lecture attendees will learn: why LED sources are easier to control than fluorescent sources, how to combine intelligent controls, how to specify budget friendly solutions and what must occur in the industry and society to realize this vision.

Francis Rubinstein
Francis Rubinstein is a Staff Scientist within the Building Technology and Urban Systems Department. He leads a team whose research focuses on digital lighting controls and energy-efficient buildings. He is developing a low-cost building equipment control network (IBECS) that will allow lighting fixtures and other building equipment to be operated and controlled wirelessly from the Internet. He is an internationallyrecognized expert in advanced lighting controls research and has managed several major demonstrations of lighting control systems including the Philip Burton Federal Building for which he was awarded the Vice-Presidential National Performance Award. He was DOE’s lighting expert for the Greening of the White House Initiative under President Clinton in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and is current Chair of the IESNA Research Committee. Before joining LBNL in 1979, he spent two years as a photometric test engineer for Prescolite. He received a BA in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976.

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

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

Price:
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

Illuminating Engineering Society 20th Annual Lighting Product Show

Illuminating Engineering Society 20th Annual Lighting Product Show

Date:
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.

Time:
2:00pm-9:00pm

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

Price:
Free entry and free food! Cash bar.

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2013 Lumen West Awards

18th Annual IESLA Golf Classic

Date:
Friday, October 3, 2014

To benefit the Saul Goldin Memorial Scholarship Fund and Russell Cole Design Competition

Location:
Rio Hondo Golf Club
10627 Old River School Road
Downey, CA 90241
Phone: 562-927-2420

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The Presence of Flicker: In the Environments Where We Work, Learn and Heal

Date:
Thursday, September 18, 2014

For most in the lighting industry we have categorized flicker as something of the past. Early fluorescent technologies using magnetic ballasts caused many issues throughout the industry, but flicker is at it again. This presentation focuses on what flicker is, where it is found, how we quantify it and how to mitigate it. This presentation is sure to save all of us a lot of headaches!

Mark Phillips, Sales Manager eldoLED Americas Inc.

Mark Phillips, CLEP, Sales Manager at eldoLED, has been a lighting industry professional for over 10 years and has spent much of the last few years educating the lighting community on the challenges and benefits of controlling LEDs. Mark has a multi-discipline background spanning engineering, marketing, operations and manufacturing.

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

Location:
Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Boulevard (at 111th Street near LAX)
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Price:
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