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IES to Host May 2 Webinar on Roadways and Safety

IES to Host May 2 Webinar on Roadways and Safety


International Day of Light Research Webinar: Focus on Roadways and Safety
Thursday, May 2 | 12:00pm ET


Join the IES for a panel focusing on some of the research being done to improve safety on the road and in the field. The projects being showcased include adaptive roadway lighting, updates to the Federal Highway Administration report on mid-block cross-walks, and an assessment of LED exit signs.

  • John Bullough & Norma Frank: Assessing LED Exit Sign Luminance in the Field
  • Joseph Cheung: Informational Report on Lighting Design for Mid-Block Crosswalks
  • Ron Gibbons: Choosing Ideal Light

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

Free for IES members; nominal fee for nonmembers


John D. Bullough — John D. Bullough, FIES is Director of Transportation and Safety Lighting Programs at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He conducts research in human factors including mesopic vision, road lighting and traffic safety, advanced headlighting, pedestrian lighting, and disability and discomfort glare, and teaches in the graduate program in lighting at Rensselaer. John has written or co-written more than 450 papers and technical publications on lighting, almost 100 of those dealing with glare.

Joseph Cheung — Joseph Cheung is a Senior Safety Engineer in the FHWA Office of Safety, Safety Technologies. His program responsibilities include Visibility – Roadway lighting, Pavement Safety – Pavement Friction. He has both a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Traffic and Transportation from the University of Maryland and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland. He is a member of Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Institute of Transportation Engineers and is currently serving as Secretary of the AASHTO Joint Technical Program sub-committee on Lighting. He is currently co-leading the FHWA EDC 7 Safety initiative – Nighttime Visibility for Safety.

Norma J. Frank — Norma J. Frank, LC, CLMC, is CEO of Colorado Lighting, a lighting management company providing energy management solutions for clients across the U.S., and chair of the IES/NALMCO Maintenance Committee.

Ron Gibbons — Ron Gibbons is the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems (CIBSS) at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). He is the Institute’s lead lighting research scientist. He is currently the PI on projects investigating the impact of outdoor lighting on human health, the Spectral Effects of new light sources on roadways, the visibility of police vehicles and is the subject matter lead for the FHWA office Safety IDIQ contract. Dr. Gibbons is also an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech. Gibbons is the author of over 80 published papers on roadway lighting, photometry, and target visibility. He is a past Director of Division 4 of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Free for IES members; nominal fee for nonmembers


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