30 April | Intermediate Seminar Series: Flicker and Dark Skies

Flicker and Dark Skies: Two issues that affect Critter Health


The human critter and the wild critter are both affected by light and darkness.  In the case of flicker, our neurological systems can be affected (or not) depending on the light output waveform. In the case of outdoor lighting, the circadian system, migratory paths, and even eating habits are impacted by the presence or absence of light. LEDs figure into both of these discussions, because there are reasons why LED products are more likely to flicker than conventional sources, and because LEDs outdoors may have some spectral impacts that may temper their energy benefits.

If you’re a critter yourself, or care about critters such as butterflies, frogs, bats, babies, autistic kids, or pedestrians, then come to hear and query.

When:  April 30, 2014
6:15 pm : Munchies
6:30 pm : Flicker
7:45 pm: Dark Skies
Program ends at 9:00 pm

Where:  Pacific Energy Center
              831 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Speaker: Naomi Miller, FIES, FIALD, LC

Cost:  $25 Non Members, $20 IES Members, $15 Emerging Professionals

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2.5 AIA/IES Credit hours are available

Brief Biography of Naomi Johnson Miller, FIES, FIALD, LC Naomi Miller has landed at PNNL as an engineer in the solid state lighting program after ten years as the principal of Naomi Miller Lighting Design in Troy, New York. She has too many years of experience working in different facets of the lighting industry, but still finds lighting to be an ever-advancing field with creative challenges. Over 30 architectural lighting design awards hang on her wall, for projects ranging from churches to university science buildings, boutique hotels, supermarkets, and parking lots. She chaired the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IESNA) Quality of the Visual Environment committee for 8 years and was a principal member of the writing team for the IES’s Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings. She is a Fellow of the IESNA and Fellow of the IALD. Research Interests: Lighting quality, the aging eye, health effects of light, dark skies, sustainability and energy efficiency are her passions. Education: • BS in Art and Design (Architecture), MIT, 1978 • MS in Lighting, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000


15 May 2014 | DiCon Lighting Tour


LED has evolved far beyond being just a long lasting efficient light source.  Advanced LED fixtures can combine multiple LED chips to emit precisely defined spectrums and create lights with unique abilities. The future of lighting is about spectral customization and providing the users with an unprecedented level of lighting control. The presenters will discuss how LED lighting with spectral flexibility has been applied to varied commercial industries and market applications with specialized lighting requirements, such as: image capture, entertainment, aquarium, horticulture, and architectural lighting.

Date:              Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time:              5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking & refreshment
                       6:15 – 7:00 pm DiCon Factory Tour (Group 1)
                       7:00 – 8:00 pm Presentation
                       8:00 – 8:45 pm DiCon Factory Tour (Group 2)

Presenters:   Robert Schleicher, Vice President of Product Development
                       Brian Chiang, Vice President of Marketing
                       DiCon Lighting

Where:           DiCon Lighting
                       1689 Regatta Boulevard
                       Richmond CA 94804

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Questions: Bill Bates bates@coastside.net

Coming up: 26 June 2014  | A Light Affair