Event and Speaker Profiles

Illuminating Engineering Society 20th Annual Lighting Product Show

Time is Now for Human Centric Lighting with
Stan Walerczyk

Date:
April 23, 2015

Since we now have the available products and good research, we should focus on the next big step in lighting. Human Centric Lighting including, daylight, specific fixed Kelvin electric lights and tunable LED products may become as significant as Edison creating the light bulb. Human Centric Lighting is also called human factors in lighting, biophilia and other terms. It is day and electric lighting that can improve circadian rhythms, short and long term alertness, sleep, mood, visual acuity, productivity - performance and energy savings - sustainability. Light can be considered a drug, several ways better than caffeine, for fast energy boosts. The IES approved TM-24-13, which is about the visual acuity and energy savings of spectrally enhanced lighting, which is part of Human Centric Lighting. The main technology is the new generation of dimming and warm to cool white Kelvin changing LED troffers, troffer kits, drums, task lights and other products. Hospital, school and office studies will be discussed. Many of the dimming and Kelvin changing LED products have about the same lumens, lumen per watt, rated life and cost as standard LED products, so why not get them? With the real benefits of lighting, good lighting should no longer be considered a commodity based on just energy efficiency, rebates and appropriate light levels and contrast ratios based on IES recommendations.

Stan Walerczyk
Lighting Wizards

Stan Walerczyk is principal of Lighting Wizards, an energy efficient consulting firm and chair of the Human Centric Lighting Society and Committee. His 25 years lighting experience includes distribution, maintenance, retrofit contracting, 3rd party review, consulting, design, luminaire design, rebate planning, policy making and research. He has been a member of the DOE CALiPER Guidance Committee. Stan has been a consultant for California’s Title 20 Appliance Standard and Federal EPACT Standards, which mandate efficiency standards for lighting products. He has assisted on DOE research on spectrally enhanced lighting. He has written over 50 white papers and published articles and presented over 800 seminars, including at 5 Lightfairs, 4 IES Conferences and several IES sections. Various retrofit seminars have been for office, school, hospitality, hospital, warehouse, industrial and exterior applications. He is a Certified Lighting Energy Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers and is on the Review Board. He is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions. He is a Human Centric Lighting Professional. He is currently on the IES Spectral Effects and Energy Management Committees. There are numerous well known consulting clients. Complete bio, testimonials, seminar schedule, client list and other information are available at www.lightingwizards.com. AEE, Amazon and the IES are selling his 2014 book ‘Lighting & Controls: Transitioning To The Future

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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Illuminating Engineering Society 20th Annual Lighting Product Show

Los Angeles Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society 20th Annual Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair

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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Light and Human Health

IES ILLUMINATION AWARDS 2015

Los Angeles - It is time... To enter your 2015 IES Illumination Awards!

Online submission is now open and will end February 14, 2015 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

 

Delivering the Promise of New Technology
www.performanceltg.com

Origins of White LED Technology

Origins of White LED Technology with
Aurelien David

Date:
March 26, 2015

Breakthroughs in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Japan, including those by Nobel-Prize-Winner Shuji Nakamura, now professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, ushered in a first era of light-emitting diode (LED) based white lighting that has revolutionized industries including flat-panel displays and, more recently, general lighting applications. These advances stood on the shoulders of previous work of almost thirty years in the development of red-emitting LEDs, with ties back to the invention of the transistor at AT&T Bell Labs in 1948. Just as the transistor replaced the vacuum tube, LEDs are positioned to replace conventional lighting technologies in many, if not all, applications. In order to realize this vision, Prof. Nakamura founded Soraa which has developed GaN-on-GaN technology to build upon his previous breakthroughs and to open up the pathway to the highest light quality and (eventually) lowest-cost approach to energy saving lighting technology. In this talk, Michael will summarize the history of LED development from the beginning up to GaN-on-GaN today.

Aurelien David is Senior Principal Scientist at Soraa, Inc. He has been involved in research on LED lighting for more than twelve years. His fields of expertise include: semiconductor physics; various aspects of LED efficiency; and color and vision science.

In 2006, he graduated with a PhD in Applied Physics from Ecole Polytechnique (France) and the University of California at Santa Barbara – where he worked with the research team spearheaded by Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura. From 2006 to 2010 he worked at the Advanced Laboratories of Philips Lumileds on the optical and material properties of LEDs. In 2010 he joined Soraa to research the application of bulk GaN technology to LEDs.

His worked led to several demonstrations of ultra-high performance LED devices, including the record-high wall-plug efficiency LEDs recently demonstrated by Soraa; as well as to advances in color science which drive Soraa’s Quality of Light roadmap. He is the author of 35 international journal publications and 20 patents in the field of solid-state lighting. He is currently a member of the IES Task Force on Color Quality Metrics, a member of CIE TC1-90 (new Color Fidelity Index), and the chair of the IES Whiteness group.

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

Origins of White LED Technology

Lumen West 2015, Inspired by Downton Abbey

Dear Lighting Design Community Member,

You are cordially invited to the Annual Lumen West Awards and Gala Event this June 20th, at the Avalon in Hollywood, California, to join in an evening of lighting, laughter, and all around gaiety. This year, we are honoring all those in the lighting industry who have worked together to create dazzling environments and interior spaces. The pleasure of your company is highly petitioned, as we cannot properly celebrate the marvel of our Lighting Community without you there.

Formal raiment and attire is required. Food and libations will be provided throughout the evening.

Sincerely,
IESLA and the Crawley Family

Early perks deadline is April 15th Lumen West Sponsorship Form Download Here »

Click Here To Purchase Tickets and Sponsorship Packages

Please contact Matt Bates for further information about sponsorship opportunities.

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 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
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