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
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