Events Calendar

The Honolulu 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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Webinar: Avoiding Networked Lighting Control Deployment Pitfalls
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar: Avoiding Networked Lighting Control Deployment Pitfalls

1.5 IES CEUs & 1.5 AIA LU-HSWs

Networked Lighting Control (NLC) systems have gotten simpler and easier to install and commission. Even so, these are still systems with a variety of parts that must be installed correctly for the NLC to work properly. In this presentation, we’ll review a research project where four different NLCs were installed on one floor of a large office building. The presenter was on-site to observe the installation of some of these systems and documented problems that arose. We will review some of these “issues” as well as solutions that will help you to avoid these types of pitfalls on an NLC deployment — whether that’s for a retrofit or new construction project. Before we begin, the presenter will show some examples of his lighting design work. He’ll also pull up the software for a wireless NLC system installed at UC/Santa Cruz – “live” – so that attendees can see what typical NLC software looks like.

Date: Thursday, July 29h, 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Speaker: Steven Mesh, LC, IES
Tickets: Complimentary

Learning Objectives:

  • Showcase effective Lighting Case studies
  • Watch a live software demonstration for a wireless Networked Lighting Control system in a real project at UC/Santa Cruz. Review typical features of the front-end software for these types of systems, and learn how they can help achieve huge energy savings.
  • Investigate how to avoid NLC deployment pitfalls by reviewing a research project where the speaker was an on-site observer during installation. Address issues that came up, and discuss how to avoid unnecessary mistakes when doing lighting control projects.
  • Compare installation issues that may arise between wired and wireless NLCs.

This IES event is made possible by Hawaii Energy.
Registration Deadline: July 19, 2021.

2021 IES Annual Conference
Aug 9 – Aug 13 all-day
2021 IES Annual Conference


The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Board of Directors announces that the 2021 IES Annual Conference, originally scheduled for August 5-7 in New Orleans, will not take place in-person, and instead will be hosted in a virtual setting.

As always, the IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. While we miss you all and so hoped to see you this August, we know that the safety guidelines that will be in place would significantly change the type of event our participants are used to attending. While we continue to navigate the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 we want to make sure that when we do hold our first in-person Annual Conference post-pandemic, that it provides the value that you expect from us.

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 bring our community together in a virtual setting, and to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this year’s Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Value
Aug 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryLighting provides value in spaces, allowing them to be functional while providing visual interest and making places more desirable. Lighting value is more than the return on investment of energy or maintenance, and this webinar will discuss new industry efforts and metrics for estimating difficult-to-quantify values related to lighting.

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

Michael MyerMichael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Myer is a senior researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he supports U.S. Department of Energy programs including energy codes, appliance standards, and field evaluations.


Lisa SkumatzLisa Skumatz, SERA
Lisa Skumatz is an economist with over 38 years in solid waste research. She has conducted solid waste program and policy research around the nation, and published more than 100 articles on trash, recycling, organics, and reduction strategies. Lisa is known for her quantitative analysis expertise and she focuses on research that helps inform program decision-making by communities, states, and haulers. Lisa has spoken at more than 100 conferences, and keynoted at conferences in both the US and internationally. She is on the board of Recycle Colorado and previously was Chair of the Board for the NRC and on the board of Colorado SWANA. Lisa has won two nationwide lifetime achievement awards for her work in Solid Waste.

Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Sustainability
Sep 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryThe adoption of LED lighting has tremendous environmental benefits for its reduced energy use, yet the environmental impact of lighting extends beyond energy use – from the materials used to create a lighting product, to how a product is manufactured, operated, and maintained, to disposal or re-use at end-of-life. This webinar will provide a holistic view of the environmental impacts of LED lighting across its full life cycle, including embodied carbon and emissions, hazardous material concerns, and depletion of resources. Attendees will learn about methods, tools, and resources they can use to develop and support a more sustainable and circular lighting economy.

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

Gabe ArnoldGabe Arnold, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Gabe Arnold is a Senior Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he focuses on development and deployment of emerging lighting technologies. He’s a principal investigator on the advanced lighting team supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lighting R&D and Commercial Buildings Integration programs.


Kathryn HickcoxKate Hickcox, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kate Hickcox is a lighting research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is a creative thinker in the field of lighting, with over 15 years of experience in both lighting research and lighting design.

2021 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Marriott Marquis
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm
2021 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Marriott Marquis

The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference appeals to a broad spectrum of attendees with a primary focus of improving outdoor lighting. The conference program provides outdoor lighting training classes, seminars, networking sessions and an exhibit hall. Attendees come from across the country and internationally representing utilities, municipalities, DOTs, consulting and engineering firms, research firms, manufacturing firms and educational institutions. The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the only forum specific to the interests and challenges facing outdoor lighting professionals.

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference 2021
Atlanta, Georgia
October 10-13, 2021
Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303