Past Events

Board of Managers Meeting

February 12, 2020 6:00 pm

Theatrical Lighting Presentation & Tour

February 26, 2020 6:00 pm

2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference

August 24, 2020 8:00 am

Webinar: UV Disinfectant Lighting

September 30, 2020 7:00 pm

IES 2020 Street and Area Lighting Conference

October 26, 2020 11:00 am

Webinar: Starving for Darkness – How Light Pollution Impacts Wildlife

November 19, 2020 7:00 pm

Advances in Sports Lighting

December 9, 2020 7:00 pm

Webinar: Light & Color

January 20, 2021 7:00 pm

Webinar: Flicker with Naomi Miller

March 11, 2021 7:00 pm

Webinar: A Second Language of Light

April 22, 2021 12:00 pm

Webinar: The IES and It's Role In Our Lighting Life

April 29, 2021 7:00 pm

Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Integration

May 6, 2021 12:00 pm

Webinar: Landscape Lighting in Commercial Spaces

May 19, 2021 7:00 pm

Webinar: The Lighting Library®– Take Your Knowledge With You

May 20, 2021 12:00 pm

Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Wellness

June 3, 2021 12:00 pm

Webinar: Researching Light: Current Projects from 6 labs

June 17, 2021 12:00 pm

Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Control

July 1, 2021 12:00 pm

2021 IES Annual Conference

August 9, 2021 9:00 am

Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Value

August 12, 2021 12:00 pm

Webinar: The Update of LM-79: Optical and Electrical Measurements of Solid State Lighting Products

August 19, 2021 12:00 pm

Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Sustainability

September 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Webinar: Listen to the Architecture

September 28, 2021 7:00 pm

2021 IES Street and Area Lighting Virtual Conference

October 11, 2021 8:00 am

Webinar: Interactive Digital Placemaking

October 20, 2021 7:00 pm


Understanding and Applying TM-30-18 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Tinton Falls
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us on Tuesday, March 19th for a presentation on Understanding and Applying TM-30-18!

Our featured guest speaker:
Jason Livingston IALD, IES, LC, LEED Green Associate
Principal of Studio T+L, LLC
Author of Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design. Co-Chair IES Color Committee, ANSI/IES TM-30 IES Method for Evaluating Light Source Color Rendition

Mr. Livingston will review TM-30, discussing color quality, measuring color rendering properties, and recommended values.

Jason Livingston is the principal of Studio T+L, a Brooklyn based firm specializing in architectural lighting design and theatre planning and design. His current projects include lighting interactive multi-media experiences, corporate offices, and houses of worship, as well as the planning and design of university and professional theatres. In addition to his design work, Jason is Co-Chair of the IES Color Committee, teaches lighting at design in New York City, and has written a book on lighting design Designing With Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design.

6:00PM – 9:00PM
Dinner & Presentation
Event includes buffet-style dinner, (entrees, dessert), with sodas and water
Cash Bar with Bartender

DoubleTree by Hilton Tinton Falls
700 Hope Rd, Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 544-9300

$10 – IES Emerging Professionals & Active Students
$35 – IES Members
$40 – NonMembers/Guests
Payment also accepted the night of the event.

Please RSVP by Monday, March 18th

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the IES-NJ Edison Section please let us know. Interested in hosting, speaking, or sponsoring an event? We want to hear from you! Our email address is [email protected]

A Lighting Experience @ Signify Lighting Application Center
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 8-10, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

The 2019 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

We encourage you to make your Annual Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes July 15, 2019.


The conference begins Thursday evening August 8 — Opening Night — with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two exciting days of accredited educational programs, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.


The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design disciplines. This year’s theme is bringing focus to the powerful interrelationships between light affects and light effects. In addition, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.

Bridge Lighting @ Kean University: Kean Hall #127
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
On September 25th we will be kicking off the season with a presentation by Faith Baum regarding an interesting design challenge for a Bridge Project in Toledo, OH. The glass-enclosed tower of Veterans Glass City Skyway became an instant symbol of Toledo and the centerpiece of ODOT’s bridge portfolio when it opened in 2007 and again when the lighting system was updated in 2018. Faith will review the unique collaboration between ODOT, the design team and local artists to develop lighting content for the tower, including everything from football team colors to translating the visions of six artists into light.

Faith BaumFaith Baum is a Principal of HLB Lighting Design in New York City and a founder of Illumination Arts, an architectural lighting design firm formerly located in Bloomfield, NJ. Faith’s work takes her across the U.S. and reflects her passion for creating spaces that engage users, instill pride and define the character of a place or the brand of an owner. This is seen in her lighting designs for all types and sizes of assignments, from large public infrastructure projects to boutique office environments. With more than 30 years of experience in lighting design, her work has been featured in industry and non-industry publications and she has been a speaker at a variety of conferences and workshops.

Faith was honored to be recognized by NJBiz Magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business. She served on the Boards of the IES-NJ and DLF-NY and on the IALD Membership Committee. She is an active member of the Transportation Research Board and contributed to their Bridge Aesthetics Sourcebook.


Fee: $20 for IES members, $30 for non-members, FREE to Kean University students with ID

Date: Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave, Union, NJ
Kean Hall #127

Note: A parking pass is NOT required to park on campus.
You can Park at Union Train Station, the Green Lane Building (good luck!), or the large parking lot across from the Green Lane Building (Kean Hall is adjacent to this lot).

6pm-7pm: Reception with food
7pm-9pm: Program Presentation

Please RSVP by Monday, September 23rd

Navigating PoE in Today’s Lighting Market @ International Lights
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join us in learning all about PoE!

This seminar will give an overview of what PoE means, the current state of the technology and how it can be deployed in the context of LED lighting.

We will explore in detail how PoE nodes can be used to power and control luminaires as well as what some of the trade-offs are when converting conventional LED luminaires to a PoE-based approach. There will also be an analysis of what the current limitations and benefits of this technology are.

Finally, some recommendations will be made for the successful deployment of a PoE project in the context of integrating lighting.

This is an AIA accredited presentation (1 credit>

We are looking forward to your attendance!
Please RSVP before November 20th
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (609) 455-6728

This is a complimentary event sponsored by International Lights and LumenWerx

SPEAKER | Michael Simla, CTO @ LumenWerx

Michael Simla is the Chief Technology Officer for LumenWerx ULC. Michael embarked on a lighting career immediately after he graduated from \ McGill University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Michael began his career with Future Electronics. Submerging himself into lighting and honing his skills, Michael soon caught the attention of the soon to be founder of LumenWerx, Morris Feldman. Michael was asked to join the team and head up the technology division in 2014. Michael’s passion has assisted in LumenWerx becoming one of the fastest-growing lighting manufacturers in North America.

Michael’s innovation has contributed to LumenWerx having products featured in the IES progress report each year from 2015 to 2019, with 12 products in total. In 2018, Michael was selected by the IALD top 40under40 and the only manufacturer to make the list.


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Food & Socializing
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Presentation
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Q&A, IESNJ Announcements

Smart Poles @ Signify Lighting Application Center
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Illuminating Engineering Society – New Jersey, Edison Section Presents

“Smart Poles”

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Signify Lighting Application Center (LAC)
200 Franklin Square Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

Speaker: Bill McShane, General Manager, Connected City Experience, Signify

Bill McShane will discuss the evolution of street lighting, 4G LTE, new 5G LTE broadband, Wi-Fi and IoT connectivity, and the transformation to a smarter and connected city of the future.

6pm-7pm Reception
7pm- 9pm Program Presentation

$20 for Active IES Members
$25 for non-IES Members
$5 for Active IES Emerging Professionals

Please RSVP to [email protected].

Board of Managers Meeting @ Edison Diner
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members of the IES Edison Board of Managers meet monthly to discuss current and future education, events and programs for the section.

The meetings are open to the membership and all are welcome to attend.

Theatrical Lighting Presentation & Tour @ City Theatrical
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harrison Hohnholt
Harrison will speak about theatrical lighting design including theory, angles, color, intensity and focus.

John Demous
John will speak about the organization of the lighting data, paperwork, and the workflow of a lighting installation.

6:00PM – Refreshments
7PM – 8:30PM Tour & Presentations

$20 for Active IES Members
$25 for non-IES Members
$5 for Active IES Emerging Professionals