Thank you all who attended our program on Horticulture Lighting last month. This event was well attended and examined the technical aspects of grow facilities. Thank you to Bright Focus Sales and Barron Lighting Group for sponsoring an informative presentation!


Building upon the successful Fundamentals of Lighting class the past few years, we have decided to upgrade to an intermediate class: Interior Lighting Design (View Flyer). This 8-week program, starting March 26, will build on the basics delivered in Lighting Fundamentals. It is perfect for anyone interested in quality interior design. Please visit our Education Page or contact Marian Perez for more information.


Our Emerging Professional group is preparing for their first-ever Luminaire Design Competition! LightenUp:2019 (View Flyer) is a lighting design competition organized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and Cleveland Section Board of Managers to inspire and energize Emerging Professionals (EP) in their understanding of fixture development and application. This inaugural competition, in conjunction with 20 other sections around the country, looks to provide a collaborative environment between new and experienced engineers, architects and designers, fostering communication and creativity. Not to mention the winner will get their fixture fabricated at Halper Lighting Studios and a generous cash prize. Details are still in the works, so stay tuned for more information. Contact Josiah Schleicher and/or Bob Halper for additional information.


You don’t want to miss our next event on Thursday, March 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. The State of Ohio’s own John Greenhalge will be presenting on Engineering Ethics. Please join us for an informative program!


Our program year is fully booked! Upcoming events include Driverless LEDs, a GE Sponsored program. Stay tuned for dates and venues, but in the meantime, if you would like to sponsor an event or suggest a speaker for next program year (2019–2020), please contact our Program Chair Sean Keenan.


And finally, our next Board of Managers meeting will be held on Friday, March 15 at noon via conference call. These meetings are open to all of our members. If you would like to get involved, please let Henry Barker know and he will add you to the meeting invitation.


I look forward to seeing you at our March program!



Tony Clark, PE
President, IES Cleveland Section

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