Differentiating LED Quality and Cost

IES seminar at Steiner Electric

The U.S. LED market is flooded with a variety of products that can vastly differ in terms of quality and cost, and purchasing LEDs based solely on price could be a bad idea with long-term consequences.  At an upcoming seminar at Steiner Electric, learn how some LEDs do not have the same color consistency, light output or cost effectiveness as would other higher-cost, higher-quality LED lamps.

According to the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the U.S. market is being bombarded with low-cost LED luminaires that “produce blobs of light rather than [offering] precise optical control.”

Naomi Miller, an award-winning lighting consultant and researcher, will Naomi Millerexplore optical control and LED light quality at a May 24 IES seminar to be held at Steiner Electric in Elk Grove Village. The presentation is titled: Does Anyone Care about Luminaire Light Distribution?

The talk will examine where and when light distribution matters, and how it affects visual comfort and visibility, not to mention visual composition, for indoor and outdoor applications. It will also address glare metrics, and how the distribution of luminance across the luminaire itself may affect the glare response, even though that is not included in the glare formulae.

Miller is a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory after spending 10 years as the principal designer for Naomi Miler Lighting Design in Troy, NY, where she won more than 30 architectural lighting design awards for projects ranging from churches to university science buildings, boutique hotels, supermarkets and parking lots. She is the author of numerous papers on lighting, chaired the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IESNA) Quality of the Visual Environment committee for 8 years and was a principal member of the writing team for the IES’s Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings. She is a Fellow of the IESNA and Fellow of the IALD.

The event will take place at:
Steiner Electric (Training Center)
1275 Touhy Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

General AdmissionIES MemberStudent
$20$15$5

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