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Architecture for Light: Lighting Design in the Era of Energy Codes

Presented by Kim and Paul Mercier, principals of Lighting Design Innovations.

 Kim and Paul are arguably the international lighting community’s “power couple”, as each has served as national President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and each has received numerous international lighting design awards for projects throughout North America. You can see their full biographies HERE.

 They are excellent speakers and will not disappoint.

Program is 90 minutes and qualifies for 1.5 IES CEU

 You can see program details HERE.

RSVP and pay online at THIS link please.

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Wireless Controls

Eric Eshenbaugh, LEED AP, Eaton Lighting Solutions

This HSW certified course will explore how we use wireless controls to reduce energy waste and how wireless controls can provide a stepping stone into the connected world of the Internet of Things.

We will look at the history that has brought lighting and controls to the point they are at today and discuss why wireless is now being seen as a leading solution for connected lighting applications.

We will cover the most commonly used wireless control technologies and the basics of how they work in order to understand proper application of cyber security and design. We'll look at triggers in our controls application that may require Information Technology (I.T.) personnel involvement as well as what information I.T. may need to assist with addressing access and security concerns.

Finally we will discuss the role that wireless connected lighting is playing in the Internet of Things with real world examples of how it is being used today to improve occupant safety and welfare.

$30 includes lunch

See program details HERE

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What Is Power Over Ethernet (PoE)?

An overview of Power Over Ethernet (PoE).
What it is as well as an overview of its application and benefits.

Marshall Storti - Regional Sales Manager, General Cable
Lynne W. Cohen - Account Manager, Graybar Electric

Rick's Prime Rib
$30 includes lunch

Flyer with details can be seen HERE

Purchase tickets through our online store HERE
or by calling Diane Montrois at 585.254.8010

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Light & Health: From Science to Application

Presented by Mariana G Figuerio, Ph.D. - Light & Health Program Dir, Lighting Research Ctr


In this presentation, the limitations of current lighting metrics (e.g., CCT, lux) in specifying light for the circadian system will be discussed. Practical design solutions to increase the potential for circadian light exposure in buildings and new field data investigating the health effects of light will be discussed.

Wednesday April 11, 2018

View the flyer for this event HERE

You can register & pay for this event HERE


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The Art of Light, The Lighting of Art

Presented by: Barry Young, LC

Regional Sales Manager, Edison Price Lighting

A museum driven presentation covering the elements of lighting design of accent lighting, wall washing, wall grazing, and all how it all integrates with architectural features and daylighting. 

These elements of design covered can apply to high-end residential, high-end retail and also hospitality lighting. We will also discuss IOT (the Internet of Things) and how content delivery changes the entire museum experience with lighting fixtures that are beacon enabled.

(This program is approved for AIA credits)

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Rick’s Prime Rib

898 Buffalo Road

$30 (includes lunch)

Details/Flyer can be found HERE

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LED Lighting: An Overview of Color Temperature & Spectrum Control

Presented by Craig Casey, LC - Senior Building Science Engineer, Lutron Electronics

This program will cover the categories of LED lighting spectrum control (warm dimming, tunable white & color control) including the challenges involved and improving user experience.

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Event flyer can be seen HERE

Please register/pay online by using THIS link.

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SOLD OUT - Organic LED (OLED) Lighting Design - Language & Implementation

  • Bergmann Associates NEW Offics in Tower280 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by Cheryl English, President 2017/2018 IES North America

The IES Rochester Section is pleased to have the 2017/2018 President of the IES in town to present an in-depth discussion of OLED technology including it’s technology, lighting design philosophy & design language and current application implementation.

After the presentation, there will be an optional tour of the offices of DKB upstairs from Bergmann Associates where you can view a variety of installed OLED products in action.

There will be AIA & PDH credits available for this course.

Presentation to take place at the NEW offices of Bergmann Electric

(Former Midtown Tower)
280 East Broad Street

Parking will be provided - please be sure an email address is provided when registering.

$30 if no credits are needed - $40 if credits are needed


Please contact Diane Montrois at 585.254.8010 or
to confirm availability



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The In’s & Out’s of Rendering Using Lighting Software

  • Bergmann Associates NEW Office in Towert280 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by Robert Radley, LC LEED AP BD+C from M/E Engineering

A far reaching discussion of rendering software for lighting and its uses and limitations with several example applications.

To be held at the NEW office of Bergmann Associates in Tower280
(Formerly Midtown Tower)

$30 includes lunch - parking is included.
Please be sure an email address is provided with your registration to receive parking details.

There are no credits available for this course.

Please register and pay online by visiting THIS link.

You may also register by contacting Diane Montrois
at 585.254.8010 or

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IES Rochester Lighting Awards Winners

Please join us as we present the 2016 winners of the IES Rochester's Annual Lighting Awards.

Each year, the IES - Rochester Section recognizes excellence in design for local lighting projects. We invited Rochester area Engineers, Architects, Designers, Contractors, Lighting Reps and anyone else to submit their best projects in three different categories.

The winners of those awards will be presented at this lunch meeting on Tuesday April 11th at Rick’s Prime Rib - 898 Buffalo Road - $30 (includes lunch) 

Event flyer can be seen HERE

Click HERE to register/pay.

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Lighting Fundamentals Course

The IES Rochester Section is pleased to present this Lighting Fundamentals course.  Designed for individuals new to the lighting industry - or those needing a refresher course - this will highlight many of the topics covered in the IES of North America's Fundamentals of Lighting.

You can see details on our flyer HERE

Please register online HERE

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CANCELED - OLED Lighting Technology Update - Hosted by Rochester's own OLEDWorks

As key inventors, innovators, and implementers for the processes and equipment that manufactured the world’s first active matrix OLED display and the highest brightness light panel, OLEDWorks has significant OLED production experience and unique insight into manufacturing strategies specifically tailored to lighting.

This lunch time meeting will include a background of OLED and where the technology is headed.  Lunch will be provided as well as a tour of their facility. 
There are no credits available for this meeting.

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Sports Lighting Evolution: How is technology evolving and what is the impact on my project?

This program will cover objectives to consider on sports lighting applications including steps to planning a successful project. Additionally, there will be discussion on the evolution of sports lighting technology and control solutions including the application of either LED or HID as the source to choose.

(Qualifies for (1) IES CEU/ PDH, (1) AIA HSW LU & (1) NY State PDH credit)

Nathan K. Lindsay - Upstate New York Field Sales Representative for MUSCO Sports Lighting, LLC. Bradley D, Schlesselman, LC - Application Engineering Manager for New York and the Eastern US for MUSCO Sports Lighting, LLC

Program flyer can be seen HERE

Rick’s Prime Rib ~ 898 Buffalo Road, 14624

$30 per person ($40 if credits are needed) - includes buffet style lunch

Please RSVP for this event no later than 10/19 to Diane Montrois at 585.254.8010

Payment by credit/debit card in advance can be done HERE.  Cash/check/CC payment at the door.

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OFF is the new ON: Challenging the Assumptions of Lighting Energy Consumption - Presented by Kim Mercier

Centuries of progress have created the environment we now enjoy….we are the creators of light.  And, as is the case with other skills we have attained, it is difficult to recall the thinking we had when we could not create light.  In this presentation, Kim will explore the new perspectives required by "users of light” to embrace the technology features that are the future of lighting systems.  She will share thought leader opinions about the future of lighting technologies and controls, pilot project occupant survey findings that will inform approach to future lighting designs, and suggestions for challenging the lighting energy assumptions of your design teams and project managers.

Details and RSVP info can be found HERE - You may also Register & Pre-pay HERE

About the Presenter: Kimberly Mercier is the Managing Principal of Lighting Design Innovations, a NYS Certified WBE.  She is a lighting designer and professional engineer in the United States and Canada.  Kim holds an MBA from SUNY at Buffalo and her experience includes managing electrical departments for consulting engineering firms across North America.   Kimberly is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional and has worked on a number of design teams achieving LEED rating Certifications of Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Ms. Mercier served as President of the Illuminating Engineering Society (of North America).  Kimberly is a frequent speaker on topics related to the lighting industry and sustainability and has served as adjunct instructor for Lighting in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Calgary. Ms. Mercier currently serves as Vice Chair of the Department of Interior Design Advisory Board at SUNY College at Buffalo (Buffalo State)

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March Meeting - LED Technology and the Human Centric Lighting Revolution

Presented by
Michael Benvenuto, Northeast Specification Sales Manager, Juno Lighting

Providing an overview of how/why LED technology holds great promise for helping optimize lighting design for aesthetics, enjoyment, productivity, and health & well being, this is an introduction to Human Centric Lighting - with a focus towards optimized design aesthetics, increased productivity, and improved health and well-being of humans in an architectural environment. Topics covered will include color temperature of light using accurate terminology, the limitations of (and alternatives to) CRI in characterizing color rendering, the relationship of light, human circadian rhythms, wellness/productivity and how to harness LED technology to create optimized Human Centric Lighting. Qualifies for 1 hr of continuing education credits including AIA(HSW), IDCEC(HSW) and USGBC/GBCI - PDH Pending

Please check out the flyer HERE for RSVP information.

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A Review of Energy Code Changes (Rescheduled from 11/2015)

This is a reschedule for our November 2015 meeting which had to be canceled at the last moment.  This meeting will focus on changes to the NYS Commercial Energy Code (effective Jan 2015) and the proposed changes scheduled for the first quarter of 2016 to the 2015 International Energy Code which impact interior lighting design and controls, daylighting & exterior lighting.  More details about the meeting can be found HERE

Also at this meeting, we will reveal the winners of the IES Rochester annual lighting awards.

Please RSVP ASAP for this meeting.



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