The IES to host 28th Annual Street and Area Lighting Conference

June 24, 2009
Date Announced: 24 Jun 2009 Sunday- Wednesday, September 13–16, 2009Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PAThe Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Street and Area Lighting Conference. The only conference of its kind, the Street and Area Lighting Conference provides industry professionals with a forum for an open exchange of information on a wide range of outdoor lighting issues. The conference also offers educational opportunities that promote excellence in the street and area lighting industry. The day prior to the conference sessions (Sunday) is devoted to outdoor lighting courses: introductory, intermediate, computer-aided exterior lighting design and LED outdoor lighting (new this year). A three day conference is planned. Day one begins with an address by Jim Brodrick from the DOE, followed by sessions such as LED technology update, plasma lighting, legislative issues, white light design, and bridge lighting. Day two: elevated contact voltage, sustainability update, case studies (e.g., remote monitoring, lighting a university campus, utility rebates and funding sources, and Minnesota DOT), and a utility perspective of outdoor lighting. Day three: an urban lighting master plan, the affects of lighting on human health, the DOE parking lot lighting project and an update of IES roadway documents. Rounding out the presentations are networking breakout discussion groups, exhibits, luncheons, and evening events. About IESIES is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society in North America devoted to lighting. Since 1906, the IES has sought to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. A broad variety of programs, including publications, conferences and seminars, have been established to accomplish this mission—IES publishes and distributes the finest lighting literature authored by committees with the most experienced minds in industry and academia today.

Valerie Landers ph 212-248-5000, ext 117

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