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Innovators in LED Lighting for Commercial

When: 11/06/2018
12:00 noon
Where: HMC Architects
333 W. San Carlos Street
Studio 750
San Jose
United States
Contact: Chris Burnham

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Innovators in LED Lighting

Be part of this opportunity to learn about artistic lighting and advances in lighting, from industry specialist Therese Lahaie. This presentation is for commercial - there is a residential presentation on December 6th. Click to view the details and register.



Therese Lahaie is a lightologist. As a practitioner of light, Therese has presented her AIA and IDCEC approved "Innovators in LED Lighting" trainings to more than 3000 design professionals. Her educational product demonstrations capture the attention of designers in an era of information overload. 

Therese managed custom lighting for companies including Translite Sonoma, Philips, Lightolier and Morrison Lighting, and uses LED lighting in her public art projects. As a result, she learned first-hand of many of the technical challenges and issues with the new technology. Her passion for light led her to form Apparatus Design.

Today, Therese is an independent consultant who connects lighting designers and manufacturers with LED lighting solutions. In addition to her Lunch and Learn trainings, Therese serves as program advisor for the light and architecture conference Lightspace California, juror for the architectural lighting competition 40under40 North America, and is co-instructor for a new AIA Lighting Layers class.  

Therese also has an active career as an artist working in the medium of light. Some of her projects include the public art installation Crossing Signal Mosaic, and sculptural pieces in the permanent collections of the Crocker Art Museum and the DiRosa Collection in California, the Corning Museum of Glass Contemporary Collection in New York, and the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark.

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“Therese Lahaie of Apparatus Design gave us a very good lunch presentation on LED technology. She not only has a good technical knowledge of LEDs but also an understanding of the aesthetics and things you would want to consider when using LEDs. I suggest scheduling Therese for lunch and learns in your design firms.”


— Claire Guest, LEED Accredited Professional, RMW Architecture



“I found the material from Therese’s presentation to be educational and inspirational. I am now applying LED technology for both my lighting design work and custom fabrication. Anytime I can advance my knowledge and contacts in the industry, I appreciate her time and resources. I am all about research but getting Therese’s presentation information consolidated into a one-hour period was a very constructive use of time!”


— Terry Ohm, Ohm Lighting LLC



“Therese Lahaie is a very knowledgeable lighting professional who provides excellent lectures on the current trends in LED technology. Her presentation is well organized and informative.”


 E. Sara McBarnette, LEED AP Auerbach Consultants














Learning Objectives


1) What are the 4 lighting layers needed to make the spaces you design look 3 dimensional. 


2) To identify the benefits of color tunable LED lighting for office, school, retail and hospitality applications.


3) To identify 3 ways that knowledge of quality of light in LED Lighting improves the final design project.


4) What are the technical challenges of working with LED lighting, including thermal management and controls and how are LED lighting manufacturers addressing these challenges? 









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