to May 11

Speaker | Light Fair International

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (map)
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LFI is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference – where architects, designers, engineers, government officials, facility managers, energy consultants and many other lighting and energy professionals have an unparalleled opportunity to learn from industry experts, gather new information, view innovative products and find the latest technical advances from the lighting industry’s global leaders.

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3:30 PM15:30

Speaker | Environments for Aging Expo & Conference

New Age Lighting Integration for the Age of Aquarius Generation


Proper lighting has a huge influence upon the aging population's health and quality of life. This session provides a fresh, well-illustrated perspective on lighting technique, lighting quality issues, and an exploration of the responses that elderly people display to various lit environments. Presenters will offer vision, sleep, and neuroscience research along with in-the-field design work over the past decade that shows a direct correlation between the quantity and quality of illumination and a person’s health, productivity, and safety. Discuss how sustainability and cost reduction can also be achieved without sacrificing performance by using various lighting techniques and myriad innovative products.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the common clinical problems enountered as we age and their effect on the visual system. Promote well-being by ""bringing the outside in"" with simulated daylighting techniques. Learn how to evaluate the newest LED technology and where best to employ them to create value-added design. Understand how improved lighting techniques combine for greater client satisfaction.


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8:00 AM08:00

Speaker | Strategies in Light Workshop

Topic: Using Your Head to Light From Your Heart

We are all engaged in creating a fairly narrow part of our built environments, and it is turning out to have a much greater effect on us than anyone who made the first light fixtures ever expected. Neurological research is showing us so many important responses to light. While this is expanding, the effectiveness and fun we could have with unlimited use of electricity to accomplish healthy and exciting lighting has been drastically curtailed by sustainability goals and thus the need for cutbacks on energy consumption. The challenge for us is to still give our clients truly great outcomes. Lower energy allowances have a positive side: paring down the ideas for a project lets the very best of them be stronger and work for the aesthetic of the project. This forced editing can actually be a strong driver of clarity in design. Like all fields of design, lighting requires artistic vision applied to solving problems. Both the functional problems and tools for solving them are changing. What remains timeless are projects that function as needed and go far beyond, evoking emotion, promoting health, and delighting us. Successful lighting designers achieve these results because they see what the project can be regardless of the materials or energy allowed.

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to Nov 18

Speaker | Joint IES/ASID – MKE November Section Meeting

For Better or Worse: the Marriage of Interior Design and Lighting


Jane Klein, ASID and Steven Klein, IALD

Whether residential or commercial, healthcare or religious, projects achieve excellence only when they are aesthetically beautiful and serve the functional needs of the client.  The field of interior design is enormous.  Designers are faced with multiple considerations, applications, and selections to be made in order to complete successful projects.  There is a LOT to know.  The lighting design of a project is also very important for aesthetics and function.  The final result of lighting choices on an interior design can be the most difficult feature to predict, and to convey to a client.

The marriage of Interior design and Lighting design is intricate.  It couples tried and true techniques with new materials, new trends, client tastes, and ever-changing technologies.  A good marriage can make a project feel wonderful, serving and satisfying clients and end users.  A bad marriage can be full of uncomfortable glare, weird color, and unhappy people.  Let’s talk about how we can all work toward “successful marriages” of Interiors and Lighting in our designs.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Learn what works now! 2017 = LEDs.  Learn how combining useful metrics with artful techniques can achieve desired results.  Discuss how the “forced editing” caused by lower energy allowances can be a strong driver in clarity of design.
  • Develop new questions for analyzing successful projects.  Discover what inspires good design decisions, how Interior and Lighting designers develop specific points of view, and how these are realized in the interior environment.
  • Add neurological science to your palette.  An understanding of lighting’s “invisible” effects adds value to your work.
  • Discuss common problems faced by the Age of Aquarius generation and how those affect the visual system.
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7:30 PM19:30

Lighting Instructor | Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

"It's different at MIAD.

There is a gritty energy to this place, and we thrive on it.It’s central to the journey we’re one's we work, create, tear down, start over, fail, succeed, fail again, triumph, and transition from being purely passionate to being passionate professionals.

We build off of one another, collaborate and solve problems together. We connect in meaningful ways to the community and take inspiration from the environment we’re a part of to help make our neighborhood, city, state, country and world a better place.

We believe in the power of art and design to not merely reflect the world, but to change it.

MIAD is where passion finds purpose"

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4:00 PM16:00

Speaker | NeoCon World Trade Fair

Lighting Elixir: Tonic for SAD Interiors and Stimulus for Happy Staff and Patient Satisfaction

People tend to interact spontaneously or engage in a predictable manner of connection within an area where there is a combination of good lighting and color. Lighting also significantly impacts the quality of everyday commerce and human connectivity, affects the scale of movement and leisure, and renders specific aesthetic qualities of approach, pause, transit and departure. The foundation for generating clear and successful design concepts more than ever revolves around lighting integration. Scientific research reveals new thresholds on how light affects not just vision, but also neurology and the attitudes of people in healthcare environments. This knowledge, plus ongoing research in the field, coupled with the latest LED lighting and control technologies, opens up a whole new scope for practicing designers in all sectors of their work. . Familiar lamp types are being legislated out of existence. New performance standards are being phased in. New rules and unfamiliar new sources create some uneasiness among practitioners.

Learning Objective 1
Attendees will learn the new standards, explore LED technology receive a satisfying explanation to the reasons why the new products can replace the old, which products are excellent choices (and which are not) what the differences will be, and what to expect in performance and lighting quality.

Learning Objective 2
Understand the interconnection of color and light from user-friendly evidence based
perspective in order to broaden your professional expertise while specifying color and light.

Learning Objective 3
Explore research-driven findings relating to the human need for color and light and discover, how as designers, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of all who occupy that space.

Learning Objective 4
Learn simple and affordable techniques using color and light to visually enhance any indoor space while adding to the comfort level, productivity and performance of all occupants within that space.

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11:00 AM11:00

Speaker | NeoCon World Trade Fair

At Home With LEDs

Great residential lighting still means providing the right glare-free light for every task, illuminating art and enhancing architectural features, and those special effects that contribute so much to life at home. Stringent energy requirements mean solid state LEDs are a must, displacing nearly all other lighting technology. Now that performance data is published, results are finally predictable. Luminous spaces affect people on many levels, and while lighting is not medicine, research shows it has physiological effects to be considered. Quality ofmaterial, color, andsubtlety ofits integration makes all the difference.

Specify the right LEDs and fixtures to achieve beautifully luminous residential spaces that support the people who live in them, considering the latest light and health research.

Learning objectives:

Learn why and how specific LED colors affect people neurologically, and how the predictable results can influence behavior and well being.

See how the new types of fixtures that use LEDs can support tasks and contribute to the aesthetics of residencesin new ways.


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to Apr 8

Speaker | Dallas for Grow! 2016

It’s hard to ignore the drumbeat from all corners telling us about the “Silver Tsunami” that is

looming. The number of persons aged 65 years or older is expected to increase from approximately 40 million in 2010 to an estimated 71 million in 2030, roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population. This older population's growth will impact many industries with particularly great demands placed on building design and healthcare.

Increasingly, people have considered the potential impact lighting canhave upon the aging population's health and quality of life.  The best lighting canimprove productivity, promote better health and increase safety. For facilities directors, this can have a direct impact on business profits. 

In the latest round of vision research, direct correlations are supported between the quality of illumination and a person’s quality of life. Proper lighting conditions can help increase personal independence. These intersect to influence a path to lighting design solutions that can respond to the aging eye’s requirements and the current efforts to include low vision requirements in our various building codes and recommended practices.

Vision, sleep and neuroscience research along with in-the-field design work over the past

decade has also shown direct correlations between the quantity and quality of illumination and a person’s health. Light has a modest benefit in improving some cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms of some kinds of dementia. Architectural lighting integration and applied new techniques will help designers and owners create excellent environments for aging. The problem is delivering both an aesthetically beautiful and utterly energy efficient and compliant projects. These are often at odds in terms of priority, as operating costs increase. Efficient, healthy and supportive environments should be as uncontroversial an aim of future health policy as best-possible nutrition.

Learning Objectives
·       Discuss some of the more common clinical problems we encounter as we age and what effect that has on our visual system
·       Learn how light affects vision as well as circadian and perceptual systems.
·       Discuss what can be done to counteract loss ofclarity and reduced sensitivity to blue colors.
·       Discover what lighting techniques could be incorporated into new facilities to effectively illuminate transit spaces and improve visibility for people with diminished visual acuity.
·       How to use technology to trim costs and improve quality of life in facilities for the elderly.

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to Oct 22

Speaker | LightShow West

  • Los Angeles Convention Center (map)
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LightShow West offers two days of lighting education and solutions geared toward West Coast specifiers of commercial, architectural and high-end decorative lighting products. Launched in 2005 as a biennial event, LightShow West has grown to become the area’s largest and foremost destination for architects, designers and other lighting professionals to keep current on the latest lighting trends through free* seminars and face-to-face access to 200+ leading international lighting manufacturers. Klein Lighting's Lingo Glossary for the event is now available online here

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to Mar 6

LEDucation 9

More than 2,000 lighting design community members are expected to attend seminars led by LED experts to help attendees recognize the ever changing, constantly evolving LED market. LEDucation will offer guests the choice of four credited programs as well as the opportunity to speak with manufacturers directly while viewing product. Attendees will have an opportunity to see firsthand the rapid speed at which products have progressed by viewing the latest innovations on display at more than 96 LED and control manufacturer exhibits.

Click here to see Steve's presentation at LEDucation 9

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