PRESIDENT’S REPORT | February 2018


Thank you to all who attended our January program on the WELL Building Standard. We had quite a turnout! This month we have a special presentation on Power over Ethernet (PoE) Lighting Systems. The availability of low-cost, ultra-miniature LEDs, sensors, and communications protocols now makes it possible to embed Internet connectivity into every lighting fixture and many low-wattage sensors, and to do so with a low price tag. Because the entire system is powered and controlled by a standard Ethernet connection and PoE ports, network-enabled PoE devices can provide any user immediate access and building automation control over the entire system. Peter Strand will be examining these systems, so please join us!


Our Emerging Professional group has officially kicked off their Luminaire Design Competition! We have 4 teams designing a family of lighting fixtures and competing for the first prize of seeing their fixture fabricated at Halper Lighting Studios. More information will be forthcoming on judging dates and fixture presentations, but in the meantime contact Josiah Schleicher and/or Bob Halper for more information.


The Cleveland section is once again hosting a Fundamentals of Lighting course starting Tuesday, March 13 at Karpinski Engineering. Lighting expert Marian Perez will be running the class with weekly guest stars from local lighting celebrities. This 10-week program covers everything from the history of light sources to lighting calculations and codes. It was a huge success last year and we’re looking to build on that with a Webinar option. View our flyer for additional information. Reach out to Marian Perez with any questions or sign up using the PayPal link on our event page.


IES National is accepting submissions for their Illumination Awards through February 12. This award recognizes unique lighting installations around the globe. Bob Halper is our local IA Chair/liaison and will guide you through the submission process (View the IA Calendar). Our section has been represented well in previous years so utilize Bob.


Our program year is wrapping up quickly. A sneak peek of upcoming events includes the ElectroExpo (Kevin Houser and TM-30), LED Plant Growth, and more. 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, February 16 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 February program!



Tony Clark, PE
President, IES Cleveland Section

Building Integrated Services