PRESIDENT’S REPORT | December 2018


Thank you all who attended our program on Tunable White Light last month! This event was sponsored by Lighting Dynamics, Inc. and presented by Sally Clem of Hubbell Lighting. We learned about various approaches towards tuning, mixing, and controlling these systems as well as where the technology is heading. Thank you, Sally and LDI for partnering with the IES.


Our Emerging Professional group is holding their annual light walk through the newly renovated Public Square on December 12 at 6 p.m. As you are aware, the square underwent a complete renovation in 2017 which included an overhaul of their lighting system. The man behind the design and installation, Dave Brooks, will lead our walk and provide insights about the project. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for a behind-the-scenes discussion and a glimpse of our city’s centerpiece. Contact EP Chair Josiah Schleicher if you would like to reserve your spot.


Josiah and Bob Halper are also working on a fixture design competition in 2019. This national competition, in conjunction with Halper Lighting Solutions and IES Washington DC, will engage emerging professionals in a fixture design competition across the nation where each luminaire will be judged and the winning design will be fabricated in Halper’s studio. Details are still in the works, so stay tuned for more information. Contact Josiah if you would like to hear more.


You don’t want to miss our next event on Thursday, December 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. FirstEnergy Outreach Specialist Chad Heyman will be speaking on current utility incentives and the future of these programs, so please join us!


Our program year is shaping up quickly. A sneak peek of upcoming events include horticulture lighting and Driverless LEDs. Stay tuned for dates and venues, but in the meantime, if you would like to sponsor an event or suggest a speaker please contact our Program Chair Sean Keenan.


And finally, our next Board of Managers meeting will be held on Thursday, December 6 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 December program!



Tony Clark, PE
President, IES Cleveland Section

Building Integrated Services