In Case You Missed It

January 11, 2017
IES Progress Report - Report

On January 11, the IESNYC hosted former IES Progress Committee Chair, Kim Daley, as well as panelists Mike Barr, Shaun Fillion and Kacie Stigliano for the IES Progress Report - Report. The panel reviewed the lighting products which had received recognition in the 2016 IES Progress Report at the last IES conference in Orlando, FL. Each recognized product represented an advancement in the lighting industry, based on the evaluations of the IES Progress Committee.








Shown Above is Griven USA’s Onyx

The evening was peppered with a few original skits poking fun at the lighting industry such as a spoof of Rogue 1, which is a commentary on the AMA blue light paper through the lens of The Sleep Walking Dead, and a sing-along focused on protecting a specification from value engineering. The panel concluded with tabletop displays featuring products which were recognized during the report. The Section plans to repeat this program after the next IES 2017 Conference which will be held in August.


Shown Above is Finelite HP-WS Wall Slot

Shown Above is Sylvania Lightify Wireless Controls

Note: IESNYC Board of Managers Mike Barr and Kacie Stigliano attended the the Progress Report presentation in Orlando. IESNYC Board of Managers Shaun Fillion and Pete Jacobson serve on the Progress Report Committee and helped organize this program.

For more information, you can download the report at


November 22, 2016
IES SEM-07: Light and Health

On November 22, 2016, Jane Slade, LC, LEED AP, RAB Lighting, Specification Sales Manager, and a 2015 Richard Kelly Grant recipient for her explorations into the social and emotional impacts of light and lighting, was the featured speaker at IES SEM-07: Light and Health. 

According to Jordan Podwal, LC, also a Specifications Sales Manager at RAB Lighting, a member of the IESNYC Board of Managers and co-chair of the Education Committee, “Recent research in neuroscience has begun to shed light on the effects lighting has on health and wellbeing. It is not only about delivering the right light, but the right amount of light at the right time, taking into account both spectral content and intensity. As awareness grows and manufacturers begin to develop more products, the integration of well-being regarding circadian functions will become more standardized within the lighting industry."

Some takeaways according to Podwal

  • Research shows that 20-30 minutes of natural daylight starts your circadian clock for the day.
  • The removal of light at night allows for the onset of sleep.
  • Lighting levels within buildings do not deliver the same light intensity as being outside. Exposure to these dim levels of light in both day and night do not give the circadian system a clear direction for a 24-hour rhythm.  One must spend time in the sun to achieve affective light intensity.


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