Lighting Design Lab Interim Director Awarded IES 2017 SALC Lifetime Achievement

Release Date: 
September 27, 2017 - 18:00


SEATTLE – Edward Smalley, Interim Director of Lighting Design Lab, was recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society's SALC with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 36th annual Street and Area Lighting Conference in Austin, Texas.

Smalley is an active member of the IES Street and Area Lighting Committee, serving on the executive and education subcommittees to help bring lighting and energy professionals together and build on shared information and individual expertise.
“I appreciate the acknowledgement very much. The Street and Area Lighting Committee is a great group of professionals dedicated to ensuring that the diverse lighting community has networking and educational opportunities, while working together to improve best practices,” he said.

A long-time manager at Seattle City Light, Smalley oversees the utility’s Technology Services Group, which includes a dual role as interim executive director of Lighting Design Lab (LDL). LDL is a commercial and industrial lighting education and validation facility based in Seattle that provides consultation and learning services to the lighting trade, and engineering, utility, design, and architectural communities throughout the Northwest. Previously, he served as director of the U.S. DOE Municipal Solid-state Street Lighting Consortium where he supported adoption of quality outdoor lighting across the U.S., and was the chief architect of Seattle’s energy efficient streetlight conversion. Seattle was one of the first major U.S. cities to adopt LED street lighting under his advocacy and leadership.

About Lighting Design Lab
Lighting Design Lab is a commercial and industrial lighting validation and education facility funded by major northwest electric utilities and energy conservation partners, including Seattle City Light. For over 28 years, the Lab has provided consultation and learning services to the engineering, utility, design, and architectural communities. Lighting Design Lab’s mission is to build business value for its customers by ensuring they have the education and technical data they need to make informed decisions about the adoption of energy-efficient lighting technologies and practices.

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About Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.


Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. For over 100 years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the Society.

The IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and a vehicle for its members’ professional development and recognition. Through its technical committees, with hundreds of qualified members from the lighting and user communities, the IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions to guide lighting experts and laypersons via research-and consensus based lighting recommendations.


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