Thank you to all who attended our program at the ElectroExpo in March. Kevin Houser gave a fantastic presentation on TM-30 and Lighting Color metrics. Let me know if you would like a copy of his presentation. This month we have a special presentation on flicker from Laszlo Takacs at Energy Focus sponsored by Graybar. Click the Learn more/Sign up link above for more information.


Our Emerging Professional group is diligently working on their Luminaire Design Competition. Teams are being asked to design a family of restaurant/hospitality lighting fixtures and competing for the first prize of seeing their fixture fabricated at Halper Lighting Studios. Our panel of judges is comprised of local lighting experts and spearheaded by Pickwick and Frolic owner Nick Kostis who has invaluable experience. More information will be forthcoming on judging dates and fixture presentations, but in the meantime contact Josiah Schleicher and/or Bob Halper for more information.


The IES Scholarship golf outing is right around the corner on Friday, June 1 at Pine Ridge Country Club in Wickliffe. Proceeds will go towards our cash scholarship for a deserving high school student through CTSC, Cleveland Technical Society Council and their annual Achievement Banquet on May 7. Other proceeds will go towards section activities for the 2018–2019 program year. Kristen Mallardi is once again taking reservations for teams and sponsors now. If you are interested in golfing or being a sponsor, please let Kristen know.


Our program year is wrapping up quickly; only two more events! GE will be sponsoring the May program and our golf outing will follow in June. Stay tuned for May’s date and venue but in the meantime, if you would like to sponsor an event or suggest a speaker for next year please contact our Program Chair, Sean Keenan.


And finally, our next Board of Managers meeting will be held on Friday, April 6 at noon via conference call. These meetings are open to all of our members. If you would like to get involved, please let Henry Barker know and he will add you to the meeting invitation.


I look forward to seeing you at our April program!



Tony Clark, PE
President, IES Cleveland Section

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