“Inside/Out” Public Light Art Installation Tour


Format: Tour of lighting installation at the University of New Mexico Arena aka “The Pit”
When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:00pm
Where: UNM Arena aka “The Pit”; meeting will begin in the Pete McDavid Lounge

The Challenge:
A very high profile, existing NCAA basketball arena underwent a lighting upgrade where each of the custom fritted glass windows needed to be evenly illuminated. Each window had to have the ability to have separate DMX addressing and the architecture called for custom length fixtures to match the inside opening of the glazing. The light needed to graze the 10′ windows with no more than 4″ offset from the window. The client also requested that the fixtures be all plug and play but didn’t want to see the cable connections in and out of each fixture. The lighting designer/artist was providing a completely interactive light show that can interpret the crowd noise and respond with a light show that reflects the activity inside.

The Solution:
A RGB LED fixture with a 12° X 60° distribution was chosen. Custom mounting arm were developed to mount the fixtures flush to the window mullions. All cable connections were concealed within the fixture for safety purposes while adding to the design aesthetic.

Artist: Ivan Toth Depeña Architect: Molzen Corbin
“Insight helped me realize a critical detail by manufacturing a custom LED fixture housing to integrate seamlessly into the architecture. The end result was a clean and highly streamlined installation.” –DePeña

*RSVP by Tuesday, May 27 to corie@rliabq.com

$15 for IES Members ∙ $25 for Non-Members ∙ $5 UNM Student Special

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Golf Tournament


IES Albuquerque is proud to announce our

8th Annual Enchantment Golf Tournament

Friday, September 9th, 2016


Please join us on Friday, September 9th, 2016 for a day of fun in the sun!  We will be playing at the amazing Paa-Ko Golf Club. The tournament is a four- person scramble.

Registration for play begins at 8:00 a.m. with a ‘shotgun’ start at 9:00 a.m. Bring your clubs, your friends and your smile. We are here to have fun and relax! We will have contest holes, and good food to go with great golf!

The cost is $125.00 per player and which includes green fees, cart, lunch, range balls and the opportunity to win prizes!

Other options for participating:

• $400.00 for a foursome
• $125.00 for a Hole Sponsorship only
• $500.00 for a foursome, includes Hole Sponsorship (hole sponsors will have a sign with their company name at the hole)
• $300 for a Super-Sponsorship (Super Sponsors will have the opportunity to provide a prominent banner in the pavilion)
• $700.00 for Super-Sponsorship and a foursome. (Super Sponsors will have the opportunity to provide a prominent banner in the pavilion)

Pre-Registration Deadline: September 6th, 2016

Register Here

May Event: LEDs: Can They Perform in a Performing Arts Building?


LEDs: Can They Perform in a Performing Arts Building?

Theatrical Lighting Systems in Theatrical and Commercial Applications

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:00pm

Location: Chama River Brewing Company

Students $5 / Members $15 / Non-Members $25

Presentation includes a history of stage lighting equipment, discussion about today’s modern equipment, theatrical control technologies and specific LED applications in both theatre and commercial applications.

IES and AIA approved for (1) IES CEU and (1) AIA HSW-LU

Presenter: Billy Tubb

Billy Tubb is an accomplished Theatre Consultant and Special Systems Engineer with more than 30 years of experience. He has served as the primary theatre consultant for numerous new facilities and existing facility renovations throughout the southwest US and as far away as Kuwait. Several of his projects have received awards such as the NAIOP-NM Award of Excellence for Best Civic / Public Renovation and the NM-AGC award of Excellence.

Since 1990, Billy has served as the Associate Director of Production for the University of New Mexico and as the Technical Director of Popejoy Hall. He is also a theatrical Lighting and Sound Designer, receiving the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in The Arts for his work as Lighting Designer for the arts group Working Classroom.

Billy has served as the President of the New Mexico IES section for over 5 years and served as IES District IV Vice Chair from 2014 to 2016.

Pay in advance using our PayPal link with your credit card (Or you can pay by cash, check or credit card at the door)

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If possible please RSVP by Monday, May 2nd to Corie Costa corie@rliabq.com

April Luncheon

In Case You Missed It

IES Albuquerque’s April 6, 2016 luncheon – “Review of a flexible, color-tunable lighting system” – Light has profound impacts on human health and productivity. As part of the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center on Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and UNM have installed a flexible, full color gamut LED lighting system in a patient room at UNMH.

Billy Tubb, Dr. Lee Brown, Steve Brueck, Meeko Oishi, David Penasa

From L to R, Billy Tubb (Section President); Lee Brown, MD (UNM Professor of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Director, UNM Sleep Disorders Center); Steve Brueck, PhD , UNM Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics & Astronomy (speaker); Meeko Oishi, PhD, UNM Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (speaker); and David Penasa (Section Treasurer). Photo taken by Stefi Weisburd, Manager, Education & Outreach, UNM School of Engineering Deans Office

Holiday Party

From the Desk of Billy Tubb

I wish to thank all of you who attended our annual IES Albuquerque Holiday event, it was a great time; good food and drink, and great people, and thank you for helping me recognize several officers who have been donating their valuable time to the IES for many years.

Did you know that IES Albuquerque has one member who has been in the IES for 58+ continuous years! At this year’s event, awards were given to Muji Mujahid, for 35+ years, Paul Pompeo for 25+ years and to Corie Costa for over 10 years of membership, I want to personally thank them for their dedication and service to the Society.

I wish you all Happy Holidays and Peace in the New Year.

Billy E. Tubb
President IES Albuquerque
Vice Chair IES District IV

IES Section Service Award – Billy Tubb – May 2015

Billy Tubb PhotoThe IES Section Service Award is presented by a Section to a member in recognition of outstanding service to the Section, principally of a non-technical nature, that has significantly furthered the purpose of the Society continuously over a number of years in various programs and activities.


1. Factors considered in evaluating candidate’s qualifications.

a.  Five years of dedicated service to the Society at the Section level; however, on unusual and rare occasions a Society member of less than five years may be mentioned.
b. Nominee must be an active member. No restriction as to classification of membership other than student member

Billy is relatively new to the IES, becoming involved in 2007.  However, he has been our Sections’s President for the past five years, injecting a new level of enthusiasm to our section and a new perspective (having come from the theatrical lighting field).   He is an effective leader, keeping our Board of Managers on track and productive over recent years.

Billy has a tireless approach and seemingly endless supply of energy, with a great sense of the bigger picture for our Section, and has grown in the role and become even more effective than he was originally.

Billy has recently taken on the role of District 4 VP, reaffirming the value that he sees in participating and volunteering with the IES.