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Innovators in LED Lighting

October 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

$25 – $35

Innovators in LED Lighting – Lunch & Learn + Prudential Lighting Factory Tour

Interactive Seminar Led By: Theresa Lahaie – Lightologist, Apparatus Design

Lunch Hosted By: Prudential Lighting and PLP SoCal

Prudential Lighting Factory Tour Led By: Jeff Ellis – President, Prudential Lighting

Learning Units: 2

Join Prudential Lighting for a lunch, while we learn from Therese Lahaie, of Apparatus Design, about “Innovators in LED Lighting.” Her presentation will give designers fluency in LED lighting technology by demonstrating the use of LED products across applications. The lighting industry updates continuously, and their goal is to keep designers up to date. This education enables designers to guide clients towards informed decisions about LED lighting and increases the understanding of how the quality of light makes design projects 100% successful.

Interactive product demonstrations will clearly illustrate design and engineering innovation, quality of light concerns, and the lighting layers that enhance architectural spaces.  There is a question and response session at the end of the training.

After the presentation, attendees will exit the Prudential Lighting Showroom, and head across the street to the Prudential Lighting Factory, where all of their products are made right here- in Los Angeles, CA, since 1955. This fourth-generation family run company, utilizes 100% USA steel and aluminum, and has zero air emissions or water waste in production. Prudential Lighting is thoughtfully engineered and meticulously manufactured. Come see it for yourself!

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  • Identify the four lighting layers needed to make the spaces you design look three-dimensional.
  • Identify the benefits of color-tunable LED lighting for office, school, retail, and hospitality application.
  • Identify 2 ways that knowledge of quality of light in LED Lighting improves the final design project.
  • Identify the biggest technical challenges for LED lighting manufacturers, and how are these challenges addressed.

Therese Lahaie – Lightologist, Apparatus Design

As a practitioner of light, Therese has presented her AIA and IDCEC approved “Innovators in LED Lighting” trainings to more than 3000 design professionals. Her educational product demonstrations capture the attention of designers in an era of information overload.

Therese managed custom lighting for companies including Translite Sonoma, Philips, Lightolier and Morrison Lighting, and uses LED lighting in her public art projects. As a result, she learned first-hand of many of the technical challenges and issues with the new technology. Her passion for light led her to form Apparatus Design.

Today, Therese is an independent consultant who connects lighting designers and manufacturers with LED lighting solutions. In addition to her Lunch and Learn trainings, Therese serves as program advisor for the light and architecture conference Lightspace California, juror for the architectural lighting competition 40under40 North America, and is co-instructor for a new AIA Lighting Layers class.

Therese also has an active career as an artist working in the medium of light. Some of her projects include the public art installation Crossing Signal Mosaic, and sculptural pieces in the permanent 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.


October 8, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
$25 – $35
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AIA Los Angeles


Prudential Lighting
1760 East 22nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
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(213) 746-0360


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