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This Lunch and Learn has been organized by the Custom Residential Architects Network committee .

When: 12/06/2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Peninsula Building Materials showroom
2490 Charleston Road
Mountain View
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.



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











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Learning Objectives


  • Identify the four lighting layers needed to make the spaces you design look three-dimensional.

  • Identify the benefits of color-tunable LED lighting for residential applications.

  • Identify 2 ways that knowledge of quality of light in LED Lighting improves the final design project.

  • Identify the biggest technical challenges for LED lighting manufacturers, and how are these challenges are addressed.









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