Events

The Tampa Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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Feb
1
Mon
Board of Managers Meeting
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Board of Managers Meeting

Details to come.

Feb
16
Tue
Webinar: Sea Turtles and Artificial Light: What’s the Solution?
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Sea Turtles and Artificial Light: What’s the Solution?

Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world, founded over 60 years ago with a devotion to sea turtle conservation, education, research, and advocacy. For the past 10 years, STC’s Lighting Team has been working throughout Florida to help beachfront properties retrofit their lights with sea turtle friendly options and to educate coastal officials on the rules of sea turtle friendly lighting. This presentation will address the issues with light on nesting beaches, what laws are in place to protect sea turtles from artificial light, common concerns that customers face regarding sea turtle friendly lighting, and what the best practices are for managing artificial light on our beaches. In addition, we will discuss resources on where to find sea turtle friendly lighting and how you can be a part of the solution.

SPEAKER: Emily Asp, M.S., NAILD LS I
Emily Asp has been a lighting project specialist with the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) since 2019. She is also a certified LS-1through the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors. As alighting project specialist, she conducts property evaluations and pitches, designs lighting plans, manages retrofit contracts, and corresponds with property representatives. In addition to these duties, she also plans and coordinates educational code enforcement workshops around the state of Florida. Emily received her B.S. in Biology from Westfield State University and her M.S.in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies from Coastal Carolina University, where she examined the effects of artificial light on sea turtle hatchlings in areas of relatively low light surrounding large cities. Since 2015, Emily has been involved with various nonprofits, universities, and government agencies to monitor sea turtle nesting beaches, participate in sea turtle research both in the water and on the beach, and educate coastal residents and visitors on the harmful effects of artificial light.

To join contact/RSVP to: iestampasection@gmail.com

Mar
1
Mon
Board of Managers Meeting
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Board of Managers Meeting

Details to come.

Mar
16
Tue
Webinar: Understanding Tunable White Light
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Understanding Tunable White Light

It is well known that overlaying the projection of one colorof light with the projection of a different color of light will result in thecreation of a third color on the reflected surface. And the use of computernetworks to control lighting is nothing new, either. What is new is thecontinued reduction in cost of LED-based luminaires and the development ofbetter, more affordable, user interfaces and controls, making a number ofdifferent approaches to white color tuning possible.

Attendees will:

  • Understand color space, the “black body curve” andthe tuning of “white” light
  • Understand the design parameters of color-tuning systemsfor different applications
  • Learn about current research into vision science andphysiological response to light
  • Learn the metrics used to specify a white color tuningsystem

Presenter Background:

Chadwick is an Area Vice President and joined Finelite in February of 2015. As the lighting industry experiences its biggest change in over 20 years, Chadwick’s key responsibility is to drive the Finelite brand and build highly collaborative relationships with Finelite agents and their specification customers.

Prior to joining Finelite, Chadwick spent 18 years specializing in the lighting controls segment of our industry. During this time, he became an expert in Energy Efficiency and Manager for Leviton’s Lighting Controls division and prior to that was a Sales Representative for Lutron Electronics.

Chadwick holds a B.S. Degree in Marketing and Management from Virginia Tech.

Mar
18
Thu
Webinar: RP-43, Lighting for People in Outdoor Environments
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

RP-43, Lighting for People in Outdoor Environments, is also new guidance from the IES, and complementary to the design process of LP2. In this session, physical characteristics of outdoor space will be discussed alongside the importance of pedestrian reassurance. Our RP-43 discussion will walk attendees through thoughtful examples and the ground-breaking illuminance recommendations of pedestrian applications. Spoiler alert, you may achieve better results using less light. Highlighted within the RP-43 illuminance tables are a newly organized structure based on the design process itself. Additionally, ranges of acceptable illumination are offered based on responsible design choices such as glare and spectrum, thus giving the designer increased flexibility to achieve their goals.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

BSR/IES RP-43-XX is pending. This webinar is preview of the upcoming Recommended Practice.

PRESENTERS:
Rick Utting, Director of Strategic Initiatives Landscape Forms, Inc., Moderator
Rick UttingRick Utting is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Landscape Forms, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of site furniture and outdoor lighting. From 2007 to 2019 Rick led the lighting program for Landscape Forms by emphasizing quality of light for people and the outdoor environment. As a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, Rick is Vice Chair of the “Lighting for Exterior Applications” standards committee and a frequent speaker on the topic of outdoor lighting. Rick holds a Master of Science degree from Western Michigan University and thirty years’ experience directing product development that includes a U.S. Patent for low-glare and twelve luminaire design awards. In 2013, Rick created the Lighting Leadership Xchange, a university based event that fosters the exchange of information between lighting design professionals and students from undergraduate illumination programs.

Naomi Miller
Naomi MillerMs. Naomi Miller is a designer/scientist in the solid-state lighting program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Portland OR. Working to bridge the gap between technology and application, Miller promotes the wise use of LEDs, and works with industry to overcome the hurdles where LEDs are not ready for prime time. Miller has received over 30 architectural lighting design awards for projects ranging from churches to university science buildings, boutique hotels, supermarkets, and parking lots. She chaired the IES Quality of the Visual Environment committee for 8 years and was a principal member of the writing team for Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings (DG-18-08). She is a Fellow of the IES and Fellow of the IALD.

Charles G. Stone, II
Charles G. Stone, IICharles joined Fisher Marantz Stone in 1983 and became President in 2003. The firm’s New York and Seattle studios have received over 200 awards and successfully completed over 5000 projects on five continents. Charles’s “Traveling Light” lecture tour features ten explorations of light and culture and has visited universities and conferences in 22 nations; continuing virtually in 2020 with Podcasts and live Conferences “in” Dubai, Palm Springs, and Buenos Aires. He is a Fellow and Past President of the International Association of Lighting Designers. In addition to annual teaching and recruiting visits to universities worldwide, Charles is active in education as a member of Project Candle at Penn State University, and the Advisory Board for the incipient Architectural Lighting program at Oregon State University. He repeatedly asks his young staff, “what do we make here?…. the answer: “Magic”.

A special thanks to this month’s Educational Webinar Platform sponsor:
Landscape Forms

Apr
5
Mon
Board of Managers Meeting
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Board of Managers Meeting

Details to come.

Apr
15
Thu
2021 Golf Tournament @ Countryside Country Club
Apr 15 @ 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
2021 Golf Tournament @ Countryside Country Club

Team Scrabble Event.

SCHEDULE
Registration and Lunch: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Shotgun Start (Scramble Format): 1:00 PM
Dinner and Raffle Prizes:* 5:30 PM
*Raffle Prizes will be pre-drawn and may be picked up prior to dinner.

CONTESTS
Men’s Longest Drive
Woman’s Longest Drive
Men’s Closest to the Pin
Woman’s Closest to the Pin
Putting Contest Winner
Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Teams

Golf Fees
Single Golfer: $125.00
Foursome: $500.00

Sponsorships
Hole Sponsor: $200.00
Drink Sponsor: $300.00
Cigar Sponsor: $250.00

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Apr
22
Thu
Webinar: A Second Language of Light
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop pushing lighting; start sharing light.
“We don’t need anything fancy; we just need regular lighting.”
We are all in sales of some kind. Designers sell ideas and concepts that require the sale of light fixtures. Engineers lay out precise solutions that require the purchase of product and the labor of installation. Manufacturers create lighting products that must sell to keep the doors open and food on the table. Client and customer comments like the one above may strike fear in your heart, and it should. Lighting is not often an easy sell.

Someone else does it faster, cheaper, or better so hurry up, lower your prices or fees, and improve your game. The end user doesn’t want what we have and would rather not pay for it. Nobody cares about our calculations but us and lawyers, the client does not know TM-30 from R2-D2, and the only thing selling like hotcakes are the glare bombs shaped like them.

Now for the good news: you are the keeper of a sacred ancient magic that has the power to transform lives. Life depends on this magical force. Light is a fundamental element of our existence, but we need to learn a second language of light if we are to share this amazing gift with the world.

Join David K. Warfel for a romp through the lighting industry where no one is safe from over-simplification and pithy remarks but where everyone can laugh a little and see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.
And it is brighter than ever.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: David K. Warfel
David K. WarfelDavid K. Warfel is an overly sensitive, marginally materialistic, pseudo-tree-hugging Midwestern farm boy turned lighting designer. His hyper-sensitivity means he dims everything including his dashboard, and his marginal materialism means he loves high quality light fixtures, elegant controls, and French cuffs. He calms his enviro-consciousness by using energy-saving lighting solutions and wearing hiking shoes to work, and is always ready to roll up his literal shirt sleeves to solve client problems with baling wire and duct tape (although now he prefers gaffers tape). He uses the title “Convergence Designer” since he cannot decide what he wants to be if he ever grows up (unlikely at this point), and practices at the overlap of architectural and performance lighting. He’s as surprised as you are by the list of credits to his name that range from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Las Vegas’ Luxor and MGM Grand casinos, from Chicago’s Hyde Park Arts Center and Museum of Science and Industry to residential and hospitality projects in Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nevada, Oregon, California, and Arizona. He has worked with award-winning firms Schuler Shook and CharterSills, and weathered the recession safely cloistered as the head of lighting design at the University of Illinois. David’s work has been featured in Lighting & Sound America, Lighting Australia, Live Design, and Theatrical Design & Technology, but he is usually reading Inspector Gamache novels or other similar educational materials.

May
6
Thu
Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Integration
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryLighting equipment and controls can do more than just provide light to the visible spectrum. Now is the moment to integrate lighting with other building systems, and this webinar will discuss some recent successes and the challenges involved. It will also preview the latest from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Integrated Lighting Campaign, designed to encourage the integration of lighting and other building systems such as HVAC and plug loads, and to promote the use of innovative sensors.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Michael MyerMichael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Myer is a senior researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he supports U.S. Department of Energy programs including energy codes, appliance standards, and field evaluations.

 

Shanna OlsonShanna Olson, IMEG
Shanna Olson leads IMEG’s architectural lighting group, drawing on more than a decade of experience creating aesthetically pleasing, efficient, and in-budget lighting designs for municipal, healthcare, educational, retail, historic renovation, and commercial clients.

May
10
Mon
Light for Life: A Collaborative Webinar Series
May 10 @ 9:00 am – May 13 @ 12:00 pm
Light for Life: A Collaborative Webinar Series

“Light for Life” is a global conversation about the impact of light on the lives of humans, plants, and animals. As hosts of this collaborative webinar series for the second year, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) will once again facilitate webinars over the course of four days the week culminating in International Day of Light (16-May) with partner organizations from around the world.

In practice, the potential of light is something we often view through the lens of our own country’s trends, concerns and accomplishments. By opening this webinar series to global partners, the IES hopes to bring people together to learn from one another about the impact of light on lives all over the world. This series will be free for all.

Please note that CEUs will not be provided for any of these presentations.

Light for Life is designed as a global program, with live presentations scheduled to accommodate the Speaker’s time zone and local audience. If you are unable to join a live presentation due to time difference, please visit the IES eLearning Portal to view the archived presentations. The archives will be available approximately two weeks following Light for Life.