May 17, 2023   

5 Big Questions:  Why Diversity is a Lighting Industry Topic

We catch up with lighting design firm principals, Edward Bartholomew and Peter Hugh, to explore diversity, equity, inclusion and respect (DEIR) in the lighting industry.


Edward Bartholomew is Principal of Bartholomew Lighting and Co-Founder of Light Justice.  

Peter Hugh is President of Hugh Lighting Design and Chair of the DEIR Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)


Topics we explore:

  1. Why is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect (DEIR) a lighting industry topic?  (1:00)

  2. Why aren't there more minorities in the lighting industry?  (3:40)

  3. What noticable improvements have been made across the industry during the last 3 years?  (6:14)

  4. What is Light Justice?  (11:30)

  5. What progress is the IES DEIR committee making?  (14:49)



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