British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI Station is the 6th version of BAS’s permanent home that has sat on Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf since 1964. Halley VI was designed in 2006 and opened in late 2011. Every April a core selection of 20 out of the base’s approximate 80 staff remain to ‘winter’ for around 100-days, isolated and in permanent nighttime until relief arrives the following spring.

 The Speaker was responsible for the lighting design of this space-station on ice and within the design process was able to bring in endocrinological research data gathered from the winter crew of previous Halleys spanning 40-years. Cases of psychosis, suicide, depression are all too common historically in those whom winter in Antarctica and research data was invaluable on how people are subjectively and objectively affected by these long winter periods, including recording of hormone levels, monitoring of light and UV exposure and EEG/ECG readings.

 This presentation will show the history and challenges of life in Antarctica, the research, analysis and the solutions for the unique energy efficient sustainable lighting design that was installed in Halley VI. Now, over ten years since the lighting design was first conceived and five years since the station became occupied, the story and solution for Halley has resonance and lessons to give to many of us in the field of human centric lighting.

 MONDAY, March 18, 2019


”Antarctica: A Circadian Study”

Standard Insurance Building
Atrium Room
900 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
The Atrium Room is on the upper lobby level at the top of the escalators

Martin Valentine was appointed Global Design Director at Ligman Lighting at the beginning of 2018 and has worked in the field of specialist lighting design for over 25-years. A Masters graduate from London’s Bartlett School of Architecture and a Fellow of the Society of Light & Lighting, he has worked within the client, independent design practice, multidisciplinary consultant and now lighting manufacturer sides. At Ligman Martin’s role has a strong focus on the European, Asian, Australasian, Middle Eastern and North American markets. His work encompasses standards, quality, technology, training and events, defining R&D for future interior and exterior product ranges and interfacing with the international lighting design community and clients.

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Member Volunteer Opportunity 


EP Mentorship Program

The IES Portland Section is looking for volunteers to help mentor emerging professional and student members in the ways of the IES and our industry at large.

Looking for an exciting opportunity to give back to your friendly neighborhood lighting organization? Want to help integrate new talent into our industry?? 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Availability to meet, in person, with an EP or student mentee quarterly, lunch or coffee is great!

  • Mid to senior level professionals in good standing, a least 5 years in IES and related industry is highly desired.

 Architectural lighting to energy efficiency, sales to construction we’re excited for potential opportunities for mentors and EPs to cross-pollinate between these facets of our field!

Please contact us at for more details.  

Thank you for providing rooms at the Standard Insurance Building for IES events!

Thank you for providing rooms at the Standard Insurance Building for IES events!


The JC Garber Grant provides an opportunity for students to develop lighting design skills through a design competition  and further their knowledge by working with a professional in the lighting field.