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Technical Luncheon

November 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

November Technical Luncheon

“Emerging & Converging Trends & Technologies”


Date: Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm


In-person Fee: $50.00 (IES Members) / $75.00 (Non-Members) / $80.00 (at the door)

Latvian Canadian Centre
4 Credit Union Dr, Toronto, ON M4A 2N8
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Nov 15, 2023 11:45am ET – Nov 15, 2023 01:00pm ET

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Presentation Summary

Emerging & Converging Trends & Technologies

Some people fight change and others are excited by it. Lighting professionals who find change exciting are living in the best possible time. Changes shaping our future can be seen as distant objects are perceived. We can see the shape and inevitability of what is coming. It is clear that electric light is morphing into other trades and products.  

This convergence places electric light as a common thread through many emerging trends and technologies. Smart Cities rely on what were once streetlighting poles but now serving as digital platforms to also power vehicles, detect air quality, charge drones, and provide media and communication tools for activities and autonomous vehicles. Nano scale sources make further miniaturization possible and will accelerate the integration of electric lighting into the electrical infrastructure of our built environments.  

Establishing the impact of light on our health and the potential for light to support plant attributes, especially for food, are exciting fields of exploration. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual, augmented, and parallel realities, 3D printing, new material applications of graphene, bioluminescence, and new ways to generate light will affect all of us in the lighting community. Join us for a discussion of the forces of change that are reshaping our industry and propelling us into a new reality.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the pertinent lighting industry developments in the past year. 
  • Analyze emerging trends & the impact they will have on them and their company.. 
  • Gain insight regarding lighting trends and the future of the industry.

This course will qualify for 1 CEU credits.

Presenter: Mark Lien



November 15, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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