Lighting Sommeliers: Pairing Solid-state Lamps and Dimmers in Existing Spaces

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Presented by Gregg Adams, LC, LEED BD+C
Thursday November 19, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM MST
The Old Spaghetti Factory
1418 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
The gold standard of interior dimming is the incandescent lamp with its smooth dim to zero, no flicker, color shift to warm, easy maintenance, and positive impacts on lamp life.  How close are integrated LED lamps to matching that standard?  How do lighting designers simultaneously maintain visual quality for the user without compromising the building’s electrical infrastructure?  Are LED’s costing owners more money than they are saving?  This course will provide an overview of the complex electronics utilized in solid-state lighting devices and explore the more challenging aspects of integrated solid-state lamp and dimmer interactions.

About the Gregg Adams:

Gregg Adams, Principal, LC, LEED AP BD+C is responsible for all phases of project work at Clanton and Associates, from initial client contact to project completion.  Since entering the industry in 1989, Gregg’s architectural lighting experience has ranged widely from aviation and education sectors to urban streetscapes, transportation, and municipal street light master planning.  Previous residential lighting designs have received Awards of Merit from the IESNA.

Notable projects include the ongoing site lighting design for the South Terminal Redevelopment Project at Denver International Airport, the green retrofit of the Empire State Building, the Oberlin Environmental Studies, the 14th St. Streetscape improvements in Denver and the Boulder Transit Village in Boulder, CO.
Gregg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Denver.  He is a recurring guest lecturer for the Interior Design program at Colorado State University, is Lighting Certified by the National Council on the Qualifications of Lighting Designers (NCQLP), and is a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design + Construction.

Integrating Daylight by Design

October 29th, 2015 – The IES Phoenix Section held a presentation at Phoenix City Grill on “Integrating Daylight by Design”.
Abstract – There are many benefits to bringing daylight into facilities such as health benefits and energy savings which top the list.  There can be detrimental effects, however, when daylighting isn’t properly designed.  This presentation will present some of the key concepts in Daylighting Design including building orientation, building envelope considerations, skylight technologies, and coordination with lighting and control system integration.

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Presented by:

Mark Greenawalt, PE, LC, LEED BD+C has been in the electrical engineering and lighting design industry since graduating with a BSEE from Penn State University in 1989.  He is one of the lead lighting designers at Creative Designs in Lighting in Scottsdale, AZ and serves on the board of the IES Phoenix Section.  Greenawalt has been part of the design team on several projects that incorporated daylighting as part of their LEED documentation and received awards of merit from the IES Illumination Awards.

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Zack Hoyt earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Lighting and Electrical Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is a lighting designer at Creative Designs in Lighting who specializes in photometric analysis and all facets of construction document preparation. Zack also designs decorative fixtures and is has experience in electrical engineering.

LightLab International Tour in September

On Thursday September 17, 2015 the IES Phoenix Section took a tour of LightLab International Phoenix and their testing equipment and procedures after a lunch presentation at Olive Garden. 

   


 

Ryder Tunney operates the facility and was our tour guide at the lab.  We witnessed a test-in-progress as well as review the equipment used for the photometric IESNA LM79-08 testing.
About LightLab International (excerpt from lightlabint.com):
LightLab International Inc. as a subsidiary of LightLab International in Australia, have expanded with the introduction of another LightLab photometric test facility! Based in Phoenix, AZ. The laboratory houses a state of the art 5m (16.5ft) Type-C rotating mirror gonio-photometer, namely; R80A. Built and manufactured by LightLab International, the R80A is exceeding customer specifications and quickly becoming the most sought after photometer worldwide. This system is proves outstanding accuracy and is far more capable than any other phototmeter commercially available.