Event and Speaker Profiles

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


Email:   davidk@performanceltg.com
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.

IESLA Neon Bus Cruise

Thursday November 17, 2016

Please join us for the popular award winning Neon Bus tour. From the classic movie marquees of downtown Los Angeles’ theater districts to the glittering lights of Hollywood and the glowing pagodas of Chinatown we will observe amazing examples of contemporary neon art as well as innovative electrical advertising. We will travel the streets of Los Angeles on the top deck of a convertible British Bus with a knowledgeable guide to enlighten and entertain us!

Time and meeting location:
Corner of 4th and Main (Downtown LA)

$45 for members
$55 for non-members

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

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Illuminating Engineering Society Los Angeles Section is proud to bring you another popularly received Lighting Product Show. We will be returning to our successful location--the historic Shrine Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, Los Angeles, CA.

This year the Show will be on Thursday, February 16, 2017, opening to guests at 1:30 pm, and closing at 8pm (move-in and move-out same day, starting at 9am). As in years past, there is Free admission, parking, and food for all.

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 if they have one. Contact ALLAN WEAVER: allanweaver@earthlink.net for registration information.

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.

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 allanweaver@earthlink.net or Francesca Terzano at ftiesla@gmail.com with any questions.

Follow this link for more details »

Please pre-register for the IESLA Product Fair here »

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!

For further information, please contact Lumen West
Committee Chairs Sylvie Tabori or Kristine Paterno at lumenwest17@currentlight.com

20th Annual IESLA Golf Classic

Friday September 30, 2016

Please join us for a great day of golf and celebration at the 20th Annual IESLA Golf Classic to benefit the IESLA Student Education Fund. Your continued support will insure that our 20th year celebration will be extra special with lots of special prizes and treats throughout the day! Reservations due by 9-21-2016.

Rio Hondo Golf Course
10627 Old River School Road
Downey, CA 90241

Download registration form here »

For more information, please contact Michael Shearer at
949-294-6983 or via email at mshearer@scilights.com

2016 Title 24 Requirements and Changes

Thursday October 27, 2016

Louis Poulsen Showroom at the Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard, Suite E
Culver City, CA 90232

Charles Knuffke

Charles is Wattstopper's Systems Vice President and Evangelist, overseeing all product activity relating to the company’s Digital Lighting Management System.

For the past 30+ years, he has worked with engineers, contractors, distributors and owners to design, specify, and start up Lighting Control Systems for almost every kind of Commercial and Industrial project. The products have run the gamut from simple standalone occupancy sensors to networked Lighting Control Systems for multi-building campuses. After the systems have been installed, Charles has spent thousands of hours working with the facility engineers ensuring that they are educated on their new systems and are using them to their fullest capabilities

Charles serves on the IESNA’s Lighting Commissioning Committee and has also attended numerous California Energy Commission meetings during the development of the various Title 24 Energy Codes to provide real world commentary to the policy makers. He has shared his expertise on Title 24 at numerous industry events including Lightshow West, other IES section meetings, the Berkeley Lab - Energy Technologies Area (ETA), and has also been interviewed several times by the Lighting Controls Association.

Appetizers, drinks and free valet parking will be provided. This event is expected to reach capacity so advance registration is encouraged!