Webinar: The Downlight Dilemma

October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us Friday, October 20th at 12pm for online learning with our two speakers Leah Robinson and Rudy Barber as they present The Downlight Dilemma; state inspector requirements for downlight access in hard ceilings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify product features to support SCO inspector approval
  • Understand installation requirements necessary for SCO inspector approval
  • Learn about risks to manufacturers, sales reps, distributors, contractors, and specifiers

These updated requirements from the Office of State Construction could effect your projects! Learn how the prevalence of small-aperture downlights have effected installation and maintenance and what you need to know to navigate these changes.


Leah Robinson is a senior lighting designer for PIVOTAL® Lighting Design, the architectural lighting studio within Affiliated Engineers. Over the past 2 decades, Leah has worked extensively on higher education and healthcare projects for the State of North Carolina as well as public and private institutions in the region. Leah is a licensed engineer and lighting certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions. Leah serves as the current IES Raleigh section President for the 2020/ 2021 year and held various positions within IES.

Rudy Barber is the President, Specification Sales, at Team Lighting. He has been in this role for the past 10 years. Previously Rudy owned Barber Electric Co., an office, industrial and high end residential electrical contractor. Prior to that, Rudy was a Commercial Real Estate Broker, 10 years specializing in office, industrial and land leasing and sales . Rudy has served as the past IES Raleigh section president and held various other positions within IES.