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TitleApplication of the IES Method for Evaluating Light Source Color Rendition

PresenterKevin W. Houser, PhD, PE, FIES, LC, LEED AP, Professor, Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University  

Speaker Bio 

When:  2pm - Tuesday, October 4, 2016 & 11am - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Where: Room 305

Abstract (Synopsis):

In 2015 the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America published TM-30-15, which describes a new method for evaluating light source color rendition. This presentation will describe the process and results of that group’s work. The novel features of the new system will be presented, including a discussion of how it compares and relates to other ongoing efforts, best practices, remaining limitations, and the path forward as the lighting industry transitions from existing measures to more complete and accurate evaluations of light source color rendition. Examples for numerous light sources will be presented. The audience will become knowledgeable in interpreting the numerical and graphical results from TM-30-15.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the components of TM-30-15’s color rendition evaluation system and how they can be interpreted to aid design and specification

2. Comprehend the conceptual framework for TM-30-15’s color rendition evaluation system

3. Recognize the limitations of this system, and more generally recognize the limitations of all measures for color rendition

Length of Seminar

One hour, with approximately 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for questions

CEU Credit:

Self Reporting

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Kevin Houser, Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University

Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State and editor-in-chief of LEUKOS, the journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Past founding faculty member of the Architectural Engineering program at the University of Nebraska and Manager of Lighting Education at Philips Lighting. Licensed Professional Engineer, LEED accredited professional, Lighting Certified by NCQLP, and a Fellow of IES. Formerly on Board of Directors for IES, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education Current board member of Lux Pacifica and member of Editorial Advisory Board of Architectural Lighting. One of four editors of the 10th edition IES Handbook. Published more than 35 papers in refereed journals and contributed to more than 70 other publications. Recipient of 2011 IES Presidential Award, 2005, 2011, and 2013 IES Taylor Technical Talent Awards, and 2005 CIBSE Leon Gaster Award.