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Innovators in LED Lighting
You will gain fluency in LED Lighting technology through engaging educational conversations that improve your final projects.
Your game show host and lightologist Therese Lahaie will guide you through the quality of light metrics on how you can affordably improve health and wellbeing at home, lighting layers enhancing dimensionality of your projects, and optics technologies, all developed by the world’s top lighting manufacturers.
We are combining an Innovators in LED Lighting training that ends with a fun interactive quiz show and prizes.
- To identify 3 ways that the quality of light properties of LED products improve health and wellbeing, for residential and commercial environments
- 4 lighting layers and what types of products enhance the 3 dimensionality of your projects.
- How do innovations in optics technology reduce fixture count, improve foot candle levels and save energy?
- Why has there never been a better time to be a designer using light?
About the Presenters
Therese Lahaie is a lightologist. As a practitioner of light, she studied glass technology which led her into custom lighting. Therese designed 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.
Therese has presented her AIA HSW, “Innovators in LED Lighting” to over 4000 design professionals to help them gain fluency in LED lighting. Today, Therese is an independent consultant who connects designers and manufacturers with LED lighting solutions. In addition to her AIA training, Therese has served as program advisor for the light and architecture conference Lightspace California, juror for the architectural lighting competition 40under40 North America, and LED Magazine Sapphire Awards. Therese has also been a guest speaker at Lightfair International, Strategies in Light, and events at ASID, DLF, KNBA and the Bay Area Student Design Symposium.
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 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.
Azusa is trilingual (English, Japanese, Spanish) and was born in Kyoto, Japan. She subsequently lived in Cairo, London, Los Angeles, and New York. After graduating from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, she decided to pursue her original passions – art and architecture through continuing education at UCLA, where she first discovered lighting design. She was immediately fascinated with illumination and the interplay between both the technical and artistic aspects of lighting, and decided to pursue a career as a lighting designer. Azusa received her Master of Fine Arts in Architectural Lighting Design from the renowned Master’s program at Parsons The New School of Design where she refined her skills.
As a Senior Associate and Project Manager at HLB Lighting Design, Azusa’s role is to ensure that the client receives a lighting design that suits their programmatic requirements, budget, and aesthetic considerations. As she designs with illumination, Azusa is committed to carefully considering both its artistic and technical properties in order to reveal the architecture as envisioned by the client, while creating spaces with an emphasis on the human experience in mind.