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IDL - Bozeman eNEWS - April 2013 - Vol. 6 No. 4

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Fall 2011 Lighting Education Series Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Fall 2011 Education Series, provided by Seattle Lighting Design Lab.  A location and time for the session in Missoula, MT have also been decided.

Missoula, MT: Wednesday, October 12th.  Hilton Garden Inn – Salon E, 3720 North Reserve Street, Missoula, MT 59860.

The series includes two classes, one in the morning (10 am – 12 pm) and the other in the afternoon (1 pm – 3 pm).  The morning class is titled What’s New in Lighting: 2011.  The afternoon session is titled Matching Technologies to Applications

For more information, see full class descriptions, locations, and registration fees below.  Also, visit the Seattle Lighting Design Lab website here.


LDL Classes Re-Cap

Missed the Fall LDL Classes?  Here's the recap:

What's New in Lighting: 2009

Andrew Pultorak, LC, MIES spent a couple of hours going through some of the latest lighting products from LightFair 2009 (including innovation awards), the IES 2008 Progress Report, and the NGL 2008 design competition winners.  The presentation included interior luminaires, lamps, ballasts, daylighting controls, specialty luminaires, and exterior luminaires.  All of the products covered can be found in his powerpoint slide (pdf) on the LDL website (look at center of main page).

Throughout his presentation, Pultorak also mentioned several resources available to building professionals regarding lighting, referring participants to LightFair International, IES, Lightsearch, Elimit, Next Generation Luminaires, and their own website, where you can find a variety of resources that they have compiled for quick and efficient lighting design.

Effective Lighting Retrofits: The Basics and Beyond

Jeff Robbins, LC, spent the afternoon giving a Retrofit 101 class.  He went through the basics of lighting retrofits and showed how easy it is to calculate whether a retrofit system will save money or not, as compared to current or other systems.  He then discussed some potential systems and showed how controls can increase the savings benefit in a retrofit.  Finally, he showed some useful resources produced by the LDL, ASHRAE, and gave links for further information.  While you may have missed all of the handy quick-calc equations he threw out during the presentation, much of what of his information can be found in his powerpoint presentation (pdf) on the LDL website (look at center of main page).


Fall Lighting Classes Come To Bozeman Sept. 9th!

Twice a year, Seattle's Lighting Design Lab offers lighting classes throughout the Northwest region.  Don't miss this fall's class in your area!




Andrew Pultorak, LC, MIES 

Andrew has been working in the lighting industry for over 18 years.  Before joining the LDL team, he was anarchitectural lighting designer and consultant for 11 years.  He has designed a wide variety of interior and exterior commercial and residential projects.  Andrew has also served as President of the Puget Sound Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and is currently serving on the Board of Managers.  He also became Lighting Certified (LC) through NCQLP in 1998.

Jeff Robbins, LC, MIES

Jeff graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Theatre, and spent the next 13 years as a Technical Director and Lighting Designer.  In 1989 he began his career as an architectural lighting designer.  He then joined the staff at the Lab in 2008.  He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Cornish College of the Arts, sits on the Board of the Puget Sound Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and serves as cochairman of the Testing Committee of the National Council on Qualifications fo the Lighting Professions (NCQLP).


Morning Class (10am - 12pm): What's New in Lighting 2009?

The lighting industry is continually evolving and changing.  There have been hundreds of new lighting products introduced over the past year and this calss will review many of these items.  Presented will be luminaires, publications, lamps, controls, ballasts and the many new products that incorporate white LEDs.  Also included in the presentation are award winning products recognized throughout the industry.

Lunch (12pm - 1pm)

Afternoon Class (1pm - 3pm): Effective Lighting Retrofits: The Basics and Beyond

Many of the new or improved lamps, ballasts, and controls in this evolving and changing lighting industry are creating exciting retrofit opportunities.  Among these are LEDs, the new generation of electronic ballasts, and wireless controls.  This class will look at how to effectively apply these advances, and how to calculate the economic justification behind the investment.  Included in the discussion will be the latest updates in pertinent energy codes, and LEED language.


In Bozeman September 9th (check here for other cities)


Bozeman Public Library


  • Morning Session: $30
  • Lunch: included
  • Afternoon Session: $30
  • Note: Class fees are waived for university students and employees of sponsoring organizations of the Lighting Design Lab.

FOR MORE INFO & REGISTER ON AUGUST 10TH AT: www.lightingdesignlab.com