BIOSCES105: Designing and Specifying Wellness Lighting

September 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Latvian Centre
4 Credit Union Dr North York
ON M4A 2N8

Thank you to everyone who has been attending the IES Toronto Section Technical Luncheons virtually over past 2 years! We are excited to announce a return to in-person presentations starting on September 21st , however for those unable to join us in person this month, we will have a Zoom link to view Ken’s presentation via ZOOM. For those that are keen to see old friends and make new connections, you will appreciate the upgrades that were completed in Riga Hall at the Latvian Cultural Centre.

We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

In-person Fee:
$50.00 CAD (IES Members) / $65.00 CAD (Non-Members) / $75.00 CAD (at the door)
Zoom Link will also be sent as well in case you are unable to attend

We know that lighting is an essential design tool, playing an important role in how a space feels and enhancing our visual experience. We also know that circadian lighting can be used to support our immediate and long-term health. The next step is understanding how to combine these two aspects of light in our everyday spaces.

This presentation will address these design questions and give specifiers, designers, and engineers the tools they need to create comfortable circadian lighting. The techniques in this presentation can be applied to existing spaces (TI) or new construction and will give you the tools you need to specify circadian lighting that is effective and looks great too. It will address common questions about wellness lighting application, including:

» How do we integrate these two unique qualities of light in the spaces we design?
» Which areas in a project benefit most?
» Who needs circadian lighting?
» How do we balance visual and circadian needs and are there ways to measure wellness lighting?

HSW Justification
This presentation includes information on the biological impact light has on our health and well-being and covers human-centric lighting strategies for the built environment. This course introduces circadian metrics that designers need to know when designing healthy spaces and outlines how light plays a critical role in maintaining circadian health and supports our well-being.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the visual and non-visual impact of light.
2. Identify the design considerations that are important when implementing human-centric / wellness / circadian lighting.
3. Recognize simple strategies to improve circadian impact of light and use those strategies to modify design approach.
4. Identify the important performance characteristics to include when specifying circadian lighting.

Who Should Attend:
Architects, Interior Designers, Lighting Designers, Engineers, Design-Build Contractors, End-Users, Owners Representatives, Facilities Managers, Operations Managers

Ken Esterly- VP Sales  MIES, WELL™ Faculty Member, ALA, IIDA, Educator IALD
Ken Esterly Ken Esterly is Vice President of Sales at BIOS Lighting, a NASA spin-off company. With almost two decades of expertise in the LED Interior lighting market, Ken has championed Quality vs Quantity of light for the last 9 years and presented on the differences between Psychological and Biological lighting for the last 5 years. His extensive knowledge of lighting technology and application provide a unique perspective on the development and integration of quality lighting technology for today’s rapidly advancing design environment, including WELL™.

An IES Member and part of the WELL Faculty™, Ken has given AIA CEU presentations for the last 9 years that help educate lighting professionals on the latest developments in light and wellness. These sessions are not only educational, but are a great way to meet incredible people within the lighting industry and build long term relationships.