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Light Canada at IIDEX NeoCon Canada 2010 and LEDiscovery


August 25, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

In conjunction with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, Toronto Section), IIDEX/NeoCon Canada presents the future of lighting at Light Canada: the largest lighting show in Canada.

This year’s show is more comprehensive than ever, with over 100
exhibitors from Canada, the States and around the world, and a great
line-up of seminars. Here are a few to tantalize your curiousity.

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Rethinking Light as a Material
Explore how crucial light is to our surroundings and how we can better incorporate it into our built environment.

Optimizing Health through Lighting Design
Daylight is important to our overall health and well-being. This seminar
will help you design the appropriate lighting environments for homes,
schools, workplaces, hospitals and nursing homes. You will gain an
understanding of the differing biological responses to photopic,
scotopic and circadian light sources, and how time of day modifies the
need for a particular spectrum of light, including darkness at night.
You will learn about the scientific basis of light-induced changes in
human physiology and immune responses, and how light can be used to
recalibrate the sleep/wake cycle; treat seasonal depression, jet lag and
shift-work dysfunction; and enhance mood and productivity.

Sustainable Urban Lighting—Reality or Oxymoron
Look at LED urban lighting around the world and the impacts the projects
have on cities. There is a bigger picture, one that includes
qualitative aspects such as glare control, uniformity, intensity and
colour rendering. Light pollution is also a great concern, but efforts
to control it are often heavy-handed. The degree to which people feel
safe and find an environment pleasant is directly related to how likely
they are to spend time and money in a neighbourhood after dark.

Night Light for Streets, People and History—The “Heritage Lighting Master Plan for Old Town Toronto”
What are the principles and processes for creating a quality urban night
environment? How can historical, commercial and modern buildings be
enhanced at night to provide an attractive focal point that encourages
comfortable pedestrian activity? The recently completed lighting
strategy for Old Town Toronto will be used to demonstrate a long-term
approach to lighting the streetscape and architecture that also supports
a safe, effective and sustainable place for the entire community.

LEDiscovery Conference
In addition to Light Canada, the third edition of the LEDiscovery
conference will now be held as part of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada. LEDiscovery
is Canada’s exclusive LED event. This annual conference provides an
opportunity to learn about commercially available products and
technology advancement for general illumination. LEDiscovery focuses on
empowering its participants with the expertise and knowledge to
successfully incorporate LED into their lighting designs and
applications.

CLICK HERE for more information about Light Canada, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada and the Green Building Festival.