Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition

Judging Panel

Next Generation Luminaires judges have been drawn from across the outdoor lighting community, including experts from architectural lighting design firms, utilities, municipalities and facility management, creating a diverse panel of experts who design, specify, evaluate, and research outdoor commercial SSL luminaires. The evaluation criteria used by the judges to evaluate the entries are available.

2012 Outdoor Judging Panel and Steering Committee

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Craig Bernecker, PhD, FIESNA, LC
Craig Bernecker is the founder of The Lighting Education Institute (LEI), and professor in the Lighting Design program at Parsons The New School for Design, and previously directed the lighting program at Penn State University. He has published more than 40 articles, maintains an active consulting practice and regularly serves as a peer reviewer for DOE. Dr. Bernecker has served the IES in several capacities, including president for 2004-2005. He was named an IES Fellow in 1991.

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Dan Blitzer, LC
Dan Blitzer is principal of The Practical Lighting Workshop LLC, a consultancy that provides strategic planning, marketing, communications, and training services to the lighting industry. He has written and trained extensively on energy-effective lighting, is a member of the board of directors of The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education, and is a past president of the Designers Lighting Forum of New York.

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Barbara Cianci Horton, FIALD, MIES, LC
Barbara Cianci Horton is president and CEO of HLB Lighting Design, Inc., which has four offices across the U.S. She has been leading the firm’s strategic business planning and marketing since 1992, and her role as a design principal affords her the opportunity to work on significant national and international projects, keeping her in tune with industry trends that are vital to the planning of the firm.

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Nancy E. Clanton, PE, IALD, FIES, LC, LEED Fellow
Nancy E. Clanton is founder and president of Clanton & Associates, a lighting design firm specializing in sustainable design. She is a member of the National Science Foundation committee on solid-state lighting, chairperson of the IES Outdoor Environmental Lighting and Mesopic Committees, and member of the IES/ International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Model Lighting Ordinance joint task force. A past member of the board of directors of the IDA, IALD, and IES, she is currently on the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group and is a LEED Fellow.

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David C. Ghatan, IALD, IES, LC
David C. Ghatan is in a senior associate with C. M. Kling & Associates, Inc., an architectural lighting design firm based in Washington, D.C. Since joining in 1999 he has worked on a variety of projects worldwide. Mr. Ghatan currently serves as treasurer of the IALD, as well as its co-regional coordinator in Washington, D.C.

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Ron Gibbons, PhD, IES
Ron Gibbons is the director of the Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems at VTTI. Dr. Gibbons is responsible for lighting- and visibility-associated research projects and projects which consider roadway safety as they relate to lighting. He is the author of several published papers on roadway lighting, photometry, and target visibility, and is a past president of IES. Dr. Gibbons earned his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

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Mike Lambert, IES, LC
Mike Lambert is the senior lighting designer for KCL Engineering and has 39 years of electrical industry experience, including 16 years in electrical contracting, 10 years as a lighting manufacturer's representative, and 13 years as a lighting designer. He has worked on lighting-design projects in Hawaii, China, Las Vegas, and other locations throughout the U.S.

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Mary Matteson Bryan, PE, CEM
Mary Matteson Bryan is an independent consultant with over 20 years' experience in energy efficiency. She is currently engaged in support of energy-efficient lighting programs for utilities such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Bonneville Power Administration, where she provides technical expertise on emerging energy-efficient, lighting technologies, such as LED lighting in outdoor and indoor applications.

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Edward Smalley, LC
Edward Smalley has 24 years of experience in the design, construction and operation of public outdoor lighting systems. He is currently with Seattle City Light, the nation's tenth largest publically owned power utility, where he has been the manager of City Light's Streetlight Engineering Unit. In his current role, Mr. Smalley is the director of DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, a program managed by Seattle City Light. As chair of the IES Street and Area Lighting Committee, it is his goal to increase end-user knowledge by providing exposure to the latest advancements in lighting technology.

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Jason Tuenge, LC, LEED AP BD+C
Jason Tuenge joined PNNL in 2008 and has 13 years of experience in the lighting industry. He provides lighting engineering support for the various DOE market-based programs for SSL (including NGL), and manages the SSL Technology Fact Sheets program. Mr. Tuenge has led development of template luminaire specifications and a variety of demonstrations featuring SSL outdoor lighting. He currently serves on the IES Technical Review Council and Technical Documents Advisory Committee.

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Ruth Taylor, IES
Ruth Taylor, trained in environmental design and architecture, currently serves as a project manager within the Energy and Environment Directorate at PNNL, where she contributes to a number of projects focused on energy efficiency in buildings. Ms. Taylor manages the Next Generation Luminaires commercial SSL design competition and the CALiPER testing program for the DOE Solid-State Lighting program.



Next Generation Luminaires 2012 Outdoor Steering Committee Photo

Next Generation Luminaires 2012 Outdoor Steering Committee
Back Row:  Edward Smalley, Craig Bernecker, Dan Blitzer, David Ghatan, Mike Lambert, Jason Tuenge, Ron Gibbons
Front Row:  Barbara Horton, Ruth Taylor, Nancy Clanton, Mary Matteson Bryan


Indoor Competitions

Evaluation Highlights

Past Competitions