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Lumen Press: February Issue, 2017



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We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of James Fowler, who died of a sudden illness, at his home on January 24. James was a long time member of the IES Cleveland section, where he served our section on our board of managers and as membership chair.


James worked as an independent lighting manufacturers representative in our industry in Chicago, New York and Cleveland. He later worked for Philips for 10 years and retired in 2010 from Rambusch. James was a self-published author of a course that educates sales representatives on ethics. He was well loved and best known for his patience and sense of humor.


There will be no memorial services, however the family suggest memorial contributions to the American Heart Associate, Northwest Ohio, 1701 Woodlands drive Suite 200, Maumee, OH 43537.


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The submission period for the IES Illumination Awards is now open. Click here for more details.


It would be great to have a few of our local projects recognized. If you have a few minutes, please take a look at the submission forms. It isn’t that difficult, and there are numerous section members with experience with the process. Please let Bob Halper, our Illumination Awards section chair know,, if you would like further information and he will put you in touch with members who can guide you through.


We’ll be offering The IES Fundamentals of Lighting course this Spring. Marian Perez, our Education Chair, will once again be coordinating the course.


Fundamentals of Lighting is an introductory course comprised of seven modules. It replaces ED-100, Fundamental Level. Fundamentals of Lighting enables participants who pass the course to receive IES Continuing Education Units or AIA Learning Units. Each module includes textual material, PowerPoint student handout notetaking pages, quizzes, and additional references. Look for a formal announcement with course dates, costs and registration details soon.


In other local IES news, we will be holding elections for officers and board of managers, each for a 2-year term commencing on July 1, 2017. If you wonder what it would be like to be on the board or be an officer, I would encourage you to ask one of us what it’s like? How much time do I need to put in to be an effective board member? If you are interested in learning more about job descriptions they are available on the IES national website, or again, ask a current officer or BOM member.


Our next board of managers meeting will be held on Friday, February 10 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.


Best regards,


Kristen Mallardi
IES Cleveland Section President