Lights, Camera, Action!

Light Canada Expo is Canada’s largest lighting exposition and conference, and hosts over 100 exhibitors from across North America and Europe. IIDEX/NeoCon Canada in partnership with the Illuminating Engineering Society, Toronto Section (IES) will showcase the latest in interior, exterior, commercial and architectural lighting products plus lamps and lighting controls in 15,000 square feet of exposition space. With over 100 new Canadian and international exhibitors, Light Canada will deliver not only cutting-edge design, but will also showcase the monumental advances in sustainable lighting, LED technology, new materials and advances in lighting design. An added feature is the hands-on learning initiative which is delivered via 30-minute learning labs on the show floor featuring the latest news about lighting products and trends in the industry.

Highlights include an innovative multimedia lighting keynote address by award-winning Abhay Wadhwa of AWA Lighting Designers in New York on Thursday, September 25th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Please join us immediately following our lighting keynote at the Light Canada official opening, as new IES Toronto Section President Diane Potts, Past President Ellen Godson, and ARIDO President Franca Rezza officially open Light Canada with a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Then feel free to unwind in the Experiential Light Caf located adjacent to Light Canada. A special CEUaccredited seminar stream developed by industry experts will cover all aspects of lighting design, applications, technology and special case studies to ensure seminar attendees are up to date on the latest education on lighting design engineering and technology. New for this year is the “ARIDO Intern Challenge: In a Different Light,” which is a design competition for ARIDO intern members who have been faced with the challenge of repurposing a familiar item into a lighting fixture. While this competition began in the summer, all of the entries will be featured at the ARIDO Awards gala. The event wraps up with the IES Toronto Section Gala on Saturday, September 27th at the Royal York Hotel.


Wednesday, September 24

W02 Daylighting And Artificial Lighting Technologies For Buildings (RAIC)

W03 LightShift–LED Solutions Mean Business

Thursday, September 25

T04 Healthcare Lighting That Saves Lives

T15 LED City Lighting: Case Study Of The Palace Pier

T18 Modern Lighting Design: The Computer As The Lighting Tool, Not The Master

T20 Urban Lighting: Exterior Case Study Of Royal Ontario Museum

T26 Custom Lighting: Pushing The Limits

T35 The White Light Story: Is It Possible To Do More With Less?

Friday, September 26

F01 The Myths And Reality Of LED Lighting

F12 Maintaining Visual Quality In An Age Of Shrinking Energy Budgets

F23 Colour Temperature, Chromaticity & LEDs

F28 Museum Lighting At The Smithsonian Institute

F37 Evoking Emotions With Lighting Of Large Structures (IALD)


Make sure to stop by these exciting hands-on learning sessions on the show floor.

Thursday, September 25

TLL08 LEDs For General Lighting: What Applications Make Sense Today?

TLL11 The Perfect Source For The Perfect Design

TLL09 Lighting Design Using Basic Optical Principles

TLL10 Site Lighting: Optical System Design For Site, Roadway & Architecture

TLL14 Energy Star And Lighting

Friday, September 26

FLL08 Sustainable Lighting Design

FLL09 It’s Not Disneyland! The Art Of Landscape Lighting

FLL12 New Technologies In Lamps & Ballast

FLL10 Integration Of Furniture & Lighting Systems

FLL11 LEED–An Introduction And Strategies For Success

FLL17 Lighting Regulations In Canada

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