Advanced Lighting Controls and the Internet of Things

September 20, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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The Westin Town Center
4535 Commerce St.
Virginia Beach, VA 234462

Advanced Lighting Systems and
the Internet of Things

Presented by the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

Featuring guest speaker

Lance Bennett

Vice President, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Global Sales, Eaton Lighting

6:00pm - 6:30pm Social Hour
6:30pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm - 8:00pm Presentation


Much like traditional lighting changed to LED systems, modern lighting is now transitioning to interconnected systems.  The frontier of the "internet of things" (IoT) is signaled by the use of networked controls, integrated sensors and the data and applications that come with them. Learn 10 key things you should know about IoT in commercial and industrial venues, 10 things you need to evaluate in connected lighting systems, and the 10 things you will need to help your clients understand this emerging area.



Lance has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years, and has been with Eaton’s Lighting business for over 25 years. He is responsible for global sales of all specification products for the US based division. Prior to his current role, he has served in a variety of capacities for Cooper Lighting, from regional sales to area vice president in the US. Lance, who is an engineer by education, is a member of the IES and IALD LIRC as well as corporate member of the USGBC and AIA Cornerstone Partner. Lance is currently serving as the Vice President of the IES, as well as the Board of Directors of the  International Landscape Lighting Institute.



This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managemers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of system integration into "the internet of things." Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.



Walk-ins are always welcome, but please RSVP so the appropriate room accommodations can be made.  RSVP no later than Monday, September 18, 2017.



October 18th:  Local Products Progress Report (Tentative)
November:  What Makes Lighting Great for Photography (Tentative)
December:  Emerging Professionals / Society Social (Tentative)



Interstate 264 to Independence Blvd. North exit. Continue on Independence Blvd. and turn right at the third light, Commerce St.  The Westin is on the right.  Continue to the end of the block and turn right for parking garage entrance.



For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

 Hope to see you there!

Benjamin Warren

IES Tidewater Vice President


$35.00 Member and Non-member

$25.00 Student