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South West Ontario IES Technical Seminar

February 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm EST

Reconstructing the Business of Light – A Sweeping Response to LEDs

We have survived the LED storm of the decade, but it’s not over yet.

The lighting industry is under reconstruction, including everything from testing and measurement to fixture construction and procurement. The evolution gives us unprecedented choice, but not without new challenges.

This seminar tells the LED story: past, present, and future. Topics include new methods of assessing colour, taming the technical beast, the power of materials, and sole sourcing.

Case studies will examine how to restructure the approach to design and procurement to suit the new reality, and how much more expansive and complex LED lighting is still becoming.

Learning Points:

  • To grasp the challenges of working with progressive LED technology
  • To be inspired to turn the challenges into opportunities to raise the bar of design
  • To appreciate the value and benefits of leveraging available technology
  • To understand the changing paradigm of the lighting business, from manufacturing through design to installation, to improve design and construction processes
  • Through case studies, to see how innovative design can be grounded in reality and meet budget.

Registration Fees:
IES Member: $50
Non-Member: $65
Emerging Professional: $25
Late Registration Fee (in effect on the day of the luncheon): Everyone: $75

Deborah GottesmanDeborah Gottesman, Principal, Gottesman & Associates
Deborah Gottesman is the principal of Gottesman Associates, an award winning architectural lighting design firm established in 1999, with distinctive expertise in sustainability and heritage applications. Deborah’s 25+ years in all facets of lighting industry, including design, engineering, management, education, and manufacturing, gives her a unique contextual understanding of lighting from all perspectives.

Deborah has successfully worked on projects in many sectors and has taught lighting at all levels to a wide audience from students to senior architects. A past president of the IES Toronto Section, Deborah has been involved in the IES at local, regional, and international levels, and was awarded the Toronto Section Service Award 2013.


February 15, 2018
5:30 pm
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Rini Ngai / Bill Qiu, Communications Chair
416-443-8200 ext 589


Whistle Bear Golf Club
1316 Dickie Settlement Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4R8 Canada
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