MY IES Blogs

There is the inferred assumption that as humans we are unencumbered by the demands levied by our biology and that we can do what we want, at whatever time & the ways we choose, even after experiencing that more than 70% of our time is spent in the indoors.  Whereas in reality every aspect of our physiology and behavior is constrained by a 24 h beat arising from deep within our evolution.  Our daily circadian rhythms and sleep/wake cycle allow us to function optimally in a dynamic world, adjusting our biology to the demands imposed by the day/night cycle.  We must not ignore the circadian and sleep systems at our peril.  The impact of chronic sleep ...
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Light is one of the most potential zeitgebers. The phenomenon of the existence of light has allowed discovering DARK MATTER. Even the gravitational lensing could not have been discovered without this quantum particle known as PHOTON. By referring light we must be fully aware that we are referring to its energy and the frequency parameters and not only the wavelength (spectrum). As the ear has dual functions for audition and balance, Eyes have a dual role in detecting light for a wide range of behavioral and physiological functions apart from sight (source). . LIGHT & SKIN- A PHYSIOLOGICAL perspective For example, In humans, Molecules which are chromophores’, ...
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-From the Desk of the Executive Director- WHY SUPPORTING LIGHTFAIR IS IMPORTANT LightFair …those of us that are in or around the lighting industry all know its importance to our respective businesses. Whether it is the opportunity to showcase your newest product line, meet with prospective and current clients, see the latest innovative technologies being introduced to our industry, continuing your professional education, or not wanting to risk lost business by not having a presence, we all place a value on what LightFair brings to our company. There is no doubt that when deciding to be an exhibitor or an attendee at LightFair, one takes ...
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(coming soon - 2020) I will be posting some training videos at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCihL0kkqyioVI1RHGig70uw   Those videos intend to help new graduates understand the calculations during project execution and the standard used. Please feel free to subscribe
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(coming soon - 2020) I will be posting some training videos at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCihL0kkqyioVI1RHGig70uw  Those videos intend to help new graduates understand the calculations during project execution and the standard used. Please feel free to subscribe. Regards, Aracell
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-From the Desk of the Executive Director- Over the last 60 days, the IES held two of its largest annual events: the 2019 IES Annual Conference and the 2019 Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC). Much of our time has recently been spent on executing these two events, both of which were great successes for the IES. Thank you to all the attendees, presenters, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, staff, and most importantly our volunteers for advancing our Society through these two important events. --- 2019 IES Annual Conference (August 9 th – 10 th ) – Louisville, KY While the conference programming itself was formally held on August 9 th and 10 ...
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-From the Desk of the Executive Director- Once a year we try to organize what’s called a “fly-in” where leadership from the IES Board and Staff gather in Washington, DC to meet with other organizations, government agencies, government officials, and other interested parties. The group representing IES this year was larger than it was in previous years; consisting of… Lance Bennett , IES President Jennifer Jaques , IES Vice-President (President elect 2019-2020) Antonio Garza , IES At-Large Director (Vice-President 2019-2020) Tim Licitra , IES Executive Director Brian Liebel , IES Director of Standards and Research Mark Lien , IES Industry Relationship ...
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So you left lighting design? I did. But I didn't leave the principles behind. I've spent 8 years learning and describing the ways that light can be a(n).... formgiver communicator brand reinforcement  wayfinding contributor task enabler productivity companion artistic expression mood influencer social cue... I love lighting design. I always will. However, the value of lighting is difficult to describe and defend. Enter, education . It is, and was, rewarding to educate clients about the importance of lighting in their work, play, and homes. As I moved from project to project, I realized that perhaps, I could make an impact on a bigger scale. ...
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-From the Desk of the Executive Director- Have you seen it? Doesn’t it look great?! Over the course of the last few months, our hardworking team has dedicated quite a bit of time toward refreshing the look and feel of LD+A . As one of our most valued member services, this redesign is a natural extension of the other changes taking place at the IES. This is the fifth redesign that has occurred under Paul Tarricone , LD+A’s Editor and Publisher. While the transformation of the magazine’s aesthetic over the years might be the most obvious change, the main focus will always be ensuring a positive reading experience. “Consuming content is ...
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-From the Desk of the Executive Director- Welcome to your new My IES! My IES has been designed and implemented to improve your member experience. Our goal is to improve the user experience of our website by creating an online atmosphere that is easy to navigate and becomes a one-stop-shop for all your IES involvement and engagement. Through your My IES you will have access to all the important aspects of your membership: renewing your membership; your robust membership profile; a digest of all of your committees and section activities, including dedicated discussion forums; new membership and speakers directories tied to individual member ...
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