Joseph R. Knisley

Joseph R.
Lighting Consultant

Joe earned a BA degree from Queens College and trained as an electronics technician in the U.S. Navy. He is a member of the IEEE Communications Society, Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI), and IESNA. Joe worked on the editorial staff of Electrical Wholesaling magazine before joining EC&M in 1969. He received the Jesse H. Neal Award for Editorial Excellence in 1966 and 1968. He currently serves as the group's resident expert on the topics of voice/video/data communications technology and lighting.

BICSI Winter 2016 Conference and Exhibition
BICSI Field Report: 2016 Winter Conference
The BICSI 2016 Winter Conference created important discussions around the design and implementation of communications networks
What Lies Ahead in the World of Lighting?  2
On the eve of Lightfair International 2016, to be held April 26 to 28 in San Diego, the biggest news in lighting is disruption.
BICSI Field Report: 2015 Fall Conference
The BICSI 2015 Fall Conference & Exhibition offered the latest information on telecommunications, audio/video, cyber intelligence, life safety, and other topics of interest to IT and electrical professionals.
Lightfair International 2015 Field Report 
This year’s event embraced higher power LEDs, expanded wireless applications, and better color consistency
BICSI Field Report: 2015 Winter Conference 1
More than 5,000 attendees gathered for the BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition from February 22 to 26 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Convention Center to learn more about the products and services offered by the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.
LEDucation 9 Field Report 
Held on March 5th and 6th at the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel, the 9th Annual LEDucation conference, hosted by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), with the support of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), attracted thousands of designers, engineers, educators, contractors, and manufacturers in a 2-day format.
A Look at the Future of Lighting  1
The lighting industry is in the midst of a major transformation, resulting from the U.S. government’s push for energy savings.
BICSI Field Report: Fall 2014 Conference 
Held September 28 through October 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., the BICSI 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition welcomed IT industry professionals from around the world.
Lightfair 2014 Field Report 
Major manufacturers showed LED luminaires integrated with wireless control including daylight and occupancy sensors.
LEDucation 8 Field Report March 2014
LEDucation 8 Field Report
A sold-out exhibition gives this year's attendees the inside scoop on solid-state lighting
What You Should Know About Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards 
On July 1, 2014, the new California Title 24, Part 6 of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which covers lighting controls and other electrical equipment, process and HVAC equipment, and window treatment, will go into effect.
BICSI Field Report: 2014 Winter Conference
Held February 2-6 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the BICSI 2014 Winter Conference & Exhibition drew more than 4,000 attendees, exhibitors, and visitors.
BICSI Field Report: 2013 Fall Conference
Held September 15-19 at the MGM Grand Convention Center in Las Vegas, the BICSI 2013 Fall Conference drew more than 3,800 attendees plus exhibitors and visitors.
LEDs Lead the Way at Lightfair 1
2013 Lightfair International trade show held in Philadelphia confirms that LED technology continues to bring sweeping changes to the electrical industry
Benefits of a Metal-Halide System
This high luminance point source provides excellent optical efficiency in a variety of lamp/ballast configurations
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