Event and Speaker Profiles

Los Angeles Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society 21st Annual Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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 Tuesday, February 23, 2016, opening to guests at 2 pm, and closing at 9pm (move-in and move-out same day, starting at 9am). As in years past, there is Free admission, parking, and food for all.

Our separate sign-up form 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 if they have one. The maximum number of booth spaces available per representative is 10. Representatives should list the complete name of each manufacturer to which a space is to be assigned (for proper signage). Payment must be received by January 29th, 2016 to insure your reservation.

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 separate 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… (sorry, we cannot accept credit cards for registration).

Please feel free to contact Allan Weaver, or Francesca Terzano with any questions…

Download the sign-up form here »


9:00am, 2/23/16
9:00pm, 2/23/16

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

Free Admission, parking and food. Cash bar.

Dynamic White Lighting in the Built Environment

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dynamic white lighting, while not new to the lighting industry, has gained much popularity in recent years driven in part by emerging data on the link between light and the human circadian system. This presentation will include a brief overview of light and the circadian system, light sources and controls considerations and real world case studies and lessons learned in deploying these systems.

Tom Hamilton

Vice President of Marketing

Tom Hamilton is Vice President of Marketing at Ketra, a dynamic LED lighting and controls manufacturer based in Austin, TX. Prior to joining Ketra he was Global Product Manager for LED-based interior accent lighting and general illumination products at Philips Color Kinetics. While attending graduate school, he was a Consultant at QD Vision, a company that is developing next generation Organic LED (OLED) display and lighting solutions. Prior to that he served as Senior Engineer at ColorLink, Inc. (acquired by RealD in 2007), a manufacturer of optical systems for 3D cinema and video projection applications. He has served multiple terms in executive committee roles with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). Mr. Hamilton received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received MBA and MS degrees from Boston 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

Light and Human Health


Los Angeles - It is time... To enter your 2016 IES Illumination Awards!

Online submission is now open and will end February 8, 2016 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 Saturday February 14th 2015 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


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