Emerging Professionals

Our Emerging Professional group has kicked off their first-ever Luminaire Design Competition! LightVision:2018 is a lighting-design competition organized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Cleveland Section Board of Managers to inspire and energize Emerging Professionals (EP) in their understanding of fixture development and application. This inaugural competition looks to provide a collaborative environment between new and experienced engineers, architects and designers, fostering communication, and creativity. Not to mention the winner will get their fixture fabricated at Halper Lighting Studios and a generous cash prize. Applications (Form 1 and Form 2) are being accepted through January 19, so please sign up or pass along to someone who might be interested! For additional information contact Josiah Schleicher and/or Bob Halper.




Emerging Professional (EP) group is an extension of our local IES Chapter. Comprised of lighting designers, engineers, manufacturers, and distributors, it is meant for people new to the lighting industry – i.e. 5 years or less.


We hold 3 to 4 events per year including design sessions, round table discussions, or lighting tours around Cleveland; all of which are open to members and non-members of the Cleveland IES.


The goal of our EP group is twofold: professional growth through networking and membership into the IES.