Events

The Oklahoma City Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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Sep
5
Thu
Discussion on Grow lights w/ Greg Alaura @ Cultivar
Sep 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A discussion of the light measurement metrics used for horticultural applications versus traditional metrics and how a combination of both will utilized to specify the grow lighting in commercial facilities, including cannabis, food production and ornamental plant operations. Attendees will learn:

  • How light is used in horticulture applications for a better understanding of the client’s needs
  • About the pros and cons of the various light sources used for horticulture for better product selection in specific applications
  • About how light performance is measured for plant growth and health to provide efficient light solutions for grow facilities
  • The different types of grow lighting fixtures and what applications they were designed for

PRESENTER:
Greg Alaura has spent over 20 years in positions throughout the lighting industry; from product research & development through market implementation to end user installation and product support. His most recent career focus has been on the emerging indoor horticulture lighting industry and creating a traditional electrical distribution channel for indoor grow lighting products. Greg has been with Barron Lighting Group since 2005.

Sep
22
Sun
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

CONFERENCE SCOPE

The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end -users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.

We encourage you to make your IES Street and Area Lighting Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes August 29, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

Oct
17
Thu
Section Webinar: Theatrical Lighting @ ZRHD P.C.
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The presentation will include an overview of typical theatrical lighting fixture types and their uses. This will include automated fixtures, the newest various LED fixtures, and numerous types of incandescent conventional fixtures that are still in use in large numbers. We will also look at some unique historic theatrical technology. An overview of traditional dimmer and newer relay-based power distribution requirements will be covered, and we will discuss basic DMX wiring scenarios and typical controller types. Lastly, we will briefly look at some advanced lighting technologies such as fixture tracking, DMX based media servers, video walls and pixel mapping.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTER: Billy Tubb

Why do we want to talk about security? Security implementations in Lighting Control Systems is major differentiator. Increasing numbers of networked devices, their hardware, software, and communications must be secured. Yet few of us have a security background. This presentation provides an overview of wireless lighting security basics: concerns around wireless devices, definitions on Authentication, Encryption, and Certificates, and considerations for implementing security in wireless lighting controls.

Oct
25
Fri
2019 IES Oklahoma City Section Annual Golf Outing @ Lincoln Park Golf Course
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019 IES Oklahoma City Section Annual Golf Outing @ Lincoln Park Golf Course

Are you ready for the 2019 Annual IES Golf Tourney? Well, get those clubs dusted off, your swing polished and your best fairway attire out and let’s go!

Come join OKC’s best in the Lighting industry, and legends on the putting green at Lincoln Park October 25th for a round of golf, lunch and a great time! Registration is due by October 18th!

See you there!

Nov
14
Thu
IES Webinar: Wireless Lighting: Security Basics @ ZRHD P.C.
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Wireless Lighting: Security Basics (Definitions of Authentication, Encryption, and Certificates)

About this Event
PRESENTER: Charles Knuffke

Description of the webinar: Why do we want to talk about security? Security implementations in Lighting Control Systems is major differentiator. Increasing numbers of networked devices, their hardware, software, and communications must be secured. Yet few of us have a security background. This presentation provides an overview of wireless lighting security basics: concerns around wireless devices, definitions on Authentication, Encryption, and Certificates, and considerations for implementing security in wireless lighting controls.

Bio
Charles Knuffke, Systems VP/Evangelist, Wattstopper, Legrand

For the past 25+ years, Charles Knuffke has worked with engineers, contractors, distributors and owners to design, specify, and start up Lighting Control Systems for almost every kind of Commercial and Industrial project. After being in sales for most of his career, Charles is Systems Vice President and Evangelist for the Wattstopper product line overseeing all product activity relating to the company’s Digital Lighting Management System, and managing three marketing directors and product line managers. Charles has also attended uncounted California Energy Commission meetings during the development of the various California Title 24 energy codes to provide real world commentary to the policy makers and act as an ombudsman for his customers.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Jan
9
Thu
Re-Inventing the LED Luminaire from DC to AC-Direct: IES-CEU/AIA-LU credits @ Cultivar
Jan 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Re-Inventing the LED Luminaire from DC to AC-Direct” with Tom Rorabaugh IES-CEU/AIA-LU credited seminar at Cultivar

About this Event

“Re-Inventing the LED Luminaire from DC to AC-Direct” hosted by your IES Oklahoma City Section with presenter Tom Rorabaugh. Tom is the current owner of Purpose Sales Group, and has been in Lighting Design and sales for 15 years and spent an additional 15 years as an electrician.

Tom will be presenting on LED Luminaires, and the current as well as future technology behind them.

Event registration is intended for local attendees only, this will not be streamed or available remotely.

This is a credited seminar and lunch will be provided! See you there!

Feb
6
Thu
Identifying When Emergency or Egress is Actually Required @ Cultivar
Feb 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Presented by Sam Haberman, P.E., L.C., LEED AP BD+C, Hosted by IES Oklahoma City

In “Identifying When Emergency or Egress is Actually Required”, Sam will explore applicable code requirements of emergency and egress lighting, identifying the differences between the two, and how, where and when to apply emergency or egress lighting. Proper understanding of emergency and egress lighting is the basis for appropriately applying lighting controls.

1 CEU, 1 AIA LU credit available for participation

Lunch will be provided.

Feb
13
Thu
Webinar: Lighting Calculations Explained @ ZRHDPC
Feb 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Shaun Fillion will provide an under-the-hood look at radiosity calculations and raytrace renderings. We will look at the methodology used by photometric calculation software to represent the performance of lighting in the built environment, tracking it from the roots of the Lumen Method and Inverse Square Law. Visual representations of illuminance versus luminance will be covered. The seminar will also diagnose and tweak example models to make the lighting calculations more accurate.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Lunch provided to local attendees

Mar
5
Thu
Emergency Lighting Solutions & Applications @ Cultivar
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

IES Oklahoma City Section welcomes you to Emergency Lighting Solutions & Applications presented by Leon Hermans, of LVS INC – 1 IES CEU

About this Event:
EMERGENCY LIGHTING SOLUTIONS & APPLICATIONS with Leon Hermans

An in-depth look at emergency lighting solutions from a technical and code perspective. The first half of the presentation will focus on two popular power backup sources: emergency lighting inverters and battery packs. We will discuss applications, best practices related to LED loads, and how these products can meet your clients’ needs. Next, you will learn about emergency lighting controls, starting with the basics and then diving down into more complex topics such as:

  • Terminology and Technology – what is the difference between an EPC, GTD, ATS, ALCR, Shunt Relay, and Bypass Relay
  • Code changes – how do recent NEC revisions affect when to use UL924 and UL1008 control devices
  • Inverters & Controls – how can emergency lighting controls be efficiently integrated with inverters including 0-10V dimming or load shedding
  • New Technologies – how are emergency lighting controls being used with emerging control technologies including wireless, DMX, and more

Leon Hermans holds a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Leon has over a decade of experience in lighting controls and emergency lighting. Leon was President of Low Voltage Systems Inc. (LVS Inc.) until its acquisition by Myers EPS in 2019. Leon is now General Manager of LVS and VP Of Product Development at Myers EPS. Leon directly oversees product development and engineering of LVS’ emergency lighting solutions including emergency lighting inverters, UL924 bypass relays, UL1008 transfer switches, and load shedding controls. He has served on numerous UL task groups related to emergency lighting controls including the BCELTS and UL924/NEC2017 Emergency Lighting Control groups.

– 1 IES CEU

Lunch provided to local registrants. See you there!

Aug
24
Mon
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 4 all-day

August 24-28, 2020
August 31 – September 4, 2020

2020 IES Virtual Annual ConferenceThe Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference (August 24 – 28, 2020 and August 31 – September 4, 2020) provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. The 2020 Annual Conference has been moved to a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold, it became clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we needed to make tough choices. While it took longer than expected to reach a resolution, we believe that this was handled with the precision necessary to preserve the well-being of the Society while creating an opportunity for success both in the present and future.

DATES: August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th
TIMES: Official times to be determined, but there will be two blocks of sessions each day.
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $249*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $349
* There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members, but we encourage you to wait on registering for the conference until we announce the benefits of the EP Program for this year.

The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th. By providing a schedule that offers content across these two weeks, registrants will be able to attend all sessions and not have to choose between different tracks.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the Annual Conference without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this virtual Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

There will be no virtual tabletop sessions this year. We will resume tabletops when we return to an in-person annual conference.

More information, such as agenda, speakers, and more will be made available shortly.

Please note, if you previously registered for the 2020 Annual Conference, your payment has been refunded. Those that have booked their rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the hotel will cancel your room reservation on your behalf.