About IES Columbus

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years; its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services.

The IES Columbus Section offers formal educational programs, sharing a common interest in lighting, controls, energy and their respective technologies. From beginner to advanced, we offer programs related to specific applications based on IES standards as well as programs on new and emerging trends and technologies.

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April Webinar: Defining and Calculating Glare in Interior Spaces

This course addresses the evolution interior lighting trends in the context of the modern workplace. Since the advent of the LED age, our design considerations shifted to energy efficiency, lumens per watt ruled the design. As LED efficacies have improved, and energy codes have advanced meeting those requirements is a given. It’s time to refocus our design intent to the visual comfort of the occupants.After completing this course you will understand how controlling glare, selecting the best type of fixture for the space and taking new design standards into condensation are key to creating a comfortable workspace.

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