Lighting Hall of Fame

2017 Inductee
Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES

Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES, is an architect and lighting designer with more than thirty years of experience. He began working with ALA as an educational consultant and instructor in 1995. Since then, he has developed hundreds of lighting education courses and online webinars for both the lighting industry and allied professionals, such as architects, engineers and interior designers.


Joe has been instrumental in the developing the core training for ALA,” said Nici Juneau, ALA director of education. “He has been involved in almost every aspect of training ALA has offered over the past 20 plus years. His lively spirit and knowledge makes him a wonderful inspiration to the industry.”

Rey-Barreau has served as the instructor for ALA’s four-day Residential Lighting Training Course, typically hosted outside of Chicago. Through his instruction he has helped many members earn their Lighting Specialist designations. Rey-Barreau has also served as the editor of the Residential Lighting Training Manual, which is one of the most comprehensive training documents available to the industry.

“Every turn of the way, Joe has been a vital resource for the industry,’ said Eric Jacobson, ALA president and CEO. “He has always been there to help members increase their lighting knowledge and sales abilities, and we are excited to recognize him as our newest Hall of Fame recipient.”

In addition to his work with ALA, Rey-Barreau is the founder and education director of LED University, which offers online seminars focused on current and developing LED design trends and technology updates. Rey-Barreau is also an associate professor with tenure in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky, where he has received numerous teaching awards.


Lighting Hall of Fame Members

Carolyn Overman
Western Montana Lighting

Richard D. Upton, CCE
American Lighting Association
John McKiernan *
Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
Harry Kallick

Varaluz Lighting and Solar Sign Light LLC

Judy Anderson
Illumination Systems, Inc.

Susan Solomon Auerbach
Generation Brands

Michael H. Ber, CLC
Lighting Inc.

Nelson J. Bleisch *
Thomas Lighting

William F. Blitzer *

William K. Branham, Sr. *
The Brecher Company

Burton A. Burton *
Casablanca Fan Co.

Arthur Director, CLC
Connecticut Lighting

Zia Eftekhar
Philips Professional Luminaires North America

Murray Feiss
Murray Feiss Lighting

Gerald Fleischer *
Hermitage Lighting Gallery

Harry L. Gilham, Jr. *
Georgia Lighting

Philip S. Hoefer
Hoefer/Funsinn Lighting Agency

Ray Huizinga *
Huizinga Sales Co.

Stanley D. Johnston, CLC*
Johnston Lighting Associates

Sam Minoff

Ira H. Phillips
Quoizel, Inc.

Larry K. Powers
Philips Business Unit, Professional Luminaires North America (formerly The Genlyte Group)

Bruce A. Robinson *
Robinson Lighting

Andrew Schonbek
Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, Inc.

Edwin N. Solomon *
Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc.

Dennis Swanson
Lamps Plus

Bill Teiber *
Bill Teiber Co.

David Weisberg
Affiliated Distributors