Lunchtime Learning December 2 (Webinar)

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December 2, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL WEBINAR: Innovators in LED Lighting

Speaker: Therese Lahaie, Apparatus Design

DATE: December 2

COST: All AIA members experiencing hardship (loss of work, reduced pay) as a result of COVID 19, may attend these sessions FREE. Please email Rhonda for hardship request.

  • AIA Member or AIA Assoc Member - $10
  • AIAH Affiliate Member - $10
  • Non-Member - $25
  • Request Hardship Consideration / AIA Members Only - $0

Registration is required.  Instructions will be emailed to all registrants beginning November 29.




The lighting technologies available to designers right now are irresistible resources that can be applied right away to your projects. Your game show host and lightologist Therese Lahaie team up with a lighting designer to present the technology, mock-ups, and sketches for successful residential, commercial, and public projects. We will guide you through the quality of light metrics to affordably improve health & wellbeing at home, lighting layers enhancing dimensionality of your projects, and optics technologies that lower costs and improve energy efficiency.

We are combining 45-minute Innovators in LED Lighting training that ends with a fun 10-minute interactive quiz show and prizes (a $50.00 gift card).
Innovators in LED Lighting - (1) AIA HSW LU, IDCEC CEU, and LEED certificate of completion.

AIA learning objectives for the presentation:
1. Identify two ways that the quality of light properties of LED products improve, health and well-being for residential and commercial environments.
2. Observe the four lighting layers and what types of products are required to make the spaces you design look three-dimensional.
3. Recognize innovations in optics technology to reduce fixture count, improve lighting levels and save energy.
4. Identify three key properties of successful acoustical lighting solutions.


Therese Lahaie - Apparatus Design  2021

Bio -
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. Her company, Apparatus Design and its training program, Innovators in LED Lighting, to give designers knowledge that they can immediately apply to their projects. Today, Therese 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.    

Therese has presented at Lightfair International, Strategies in Light, and events at AIA, ASID, DLF, KNBA and the ASID Bay Area Student Design Symposium.

Therese 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.