Innovators in LED Lighting

Event Pass Information

Event Pass Type
AIA Member (not AIANY)$5.00 USD
General Public   $10.00 USD

Event Details

*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*

Join us for a 45-minute "Innovators in LED Lighting" training, which will end with a fun, 10-minute interactive quiz show complete with prizes (a $50.00 gift card)!

The lighting technologies available to designers today are irresistible resources that can be quickly applied to your projects. For this event, your game show host and lightologist Therese Lahaie will team up with a lighting designer to present new technology, mock ups, and sketches for successful residential, commercial, and public projects. They will guide you through quality of light metrics to affordably improve health and wellbeing at home, lighting layers to enhancie dimensionality of your projects, and optics technologies that lower costs and improve energy efficiency.

Innovators in LED Lighting is approved for 1.0 AIA HSW LU, IDCEC CEU and LEED certificate of completion.

AIA learning objectives:

  • Identify two ways that the quality of light properties of LED products improve health and well-being for residential and commercial environments.
  • Recognize innovations in optics technology to reduce fixture count, cost, improve lighting levels, and save energy.
  • Observe the four lighting layers and what types of products are required to make the spaces you design look more three-dimensional.
  • Theorize why this is the best time to be a designer using LED lighting.

Therese Lahaie, Lightologist; Educator in the Lighting Arts; Founder, Apparatus Design
Nira Wattanachote, MIES, WELL AP, Senior Associate, Cline Bettridge Bernstein 

About the Speakers:

Therese Lahaie is a lightologist. Her expertise in glass technology launched her career in custom lighting, and her love of collaboration led her to work with nationally-recognized lighting designers at Translite Sonoma/Lightolier and Morrison Lighting. As a light practitioner, she had an early interest in LED lighting. She founded the her firm, Apparatus Design, and the training program Innovators in LED Lighting to give designers knowledge that they can immediately apply to their projects. Today, Lahaie is an independent consultant who connects designers and manufacturers with LED lighting solutions. Over 4000 architects, engineers, and lighting designers now have lighting fluency through her AIA HSW presentations. Lahaie has presented at Lightfair International, Strategies in Light, and events at AIA, ASID, DLF, KNBA and the ASID Bay Area Student Design Symposium. Lahaie is also an artist working in the medium of light. Some of her projects include the public art installation Crossing Signal Mosaic and sculptural works in the 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.

Nira Wattanachote, MIES, WELL AP, brings to her project work a unique set of design skills that balance aesthetic creativity with technical expertise. She joined the Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design team in 2000, became an Associate of the firm in 2006, and was promoted to Senior Associate at the start of 2013. In her previous work in interior design, Nira came to realize that lighting makes the difference between a good project and a truly inspired one. “Successful lighting transforms the way that people experience and perceive architecture,” she says. This discovery is something that she expresses not just in words, but in the design of her projects. At CBB, she has been a key design team member in numerous award-winning projects, earning multiple IALD, IIDA and Lumen Awards, as well as a GE Edison Award. Nira’s project experience includes high-end corporate office buildings, large-scale hospitality and residential complexes, and performing arts centers. Her expertise in custom fixture design for her projects combines innovation with practicality and an expert knowledge of energy-efficient lighting design techniques. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, and a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Parsons The New School for Design, where she has also taught AGI classes for the school’s Master of Fine Arts program.