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IES Educational Webinar Series- Lighting Market Transformation Forecast 2020

April 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

April 9th 12pm ET
Who cares if the existing lighting market collapses? Whoever does would benefit from understanding the current lighting market drivers and where we are in the transformation. The lighting market is maturing in terms of LED’s achieving maximum technology levels and replacement product availability. Demonetization has accelerated this transformation. The conspicuous changes occurring now involve non-energy benefits of lighting. Organizations previously focused on the energy efficiency gains made possible by LED conversions are now broadening their criteria to include other aspects of light sources and luminaires. Market shifts toward lightings integration into IoT/smart cities/connected lighting systems and quantifying the health impact on life forms including humans, animals and plants for horticulture are influencing new requirements in existing market transformation programs. This is occurring concurrent with the necessary research and a risk of some organizations leaping ahead of the science. This webinar will discuss the trends driving market transformation and will offer a glimpse into lighting’s trajectory into this brave new world while predicting the velocity of upcoming changes.


Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Mark Lien


Mark has designed lighting systems for a wide range of applications including residential, retail, healthcare and both conventional and nuclear power plants. He has provided lighting education, working, presenting and teaching throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He serves on the Executive Committees for the 90.1 Energy Code, and the 189.1 committee that writes the International Green Construction Code and the Steering Committee for the Advanced Energy Design Guides. Mark is an active member of multiple other IES, ASHRAE, IEEE, ISO and ANSI Committees. He is a columnist for Lighting Design and Application Magazine writing on the changes in our industry and he hosts a podcast on lighting trends and technologies. Mark served as Chair of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association Light Source Committee and the IES Progress Committee and as Vice-Chair of the National Lighting Bureau.


He has attained the Lighting Certified (LC) credential and is a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP). In addition Mark is a Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC) and a LEED Accredited Professional. He also holds the High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification. After two decades of lighting design and sales, Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA. He joined the staff of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 2016.



April 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT