There's More to LDI than Entertainment Lighting

LDI celebrates its 15th anniversary in Las Vegas, October 18-20, 2002, with a special accent on architectural lighting. With the cross-over in design techniques and technologies between entertainment and architectural lighting, professional training is of utmost importance. And there's no one better equipped to share her knowledge than LD Dawn Hollingsworth of Visual Terrain in Los Angeles who will teach a full-day course, “Principles of Architectural Lighting” (beginner/intermediate level), during the fifth annual LDInstitute, on Thursday, October 17. Other LDInstitute courses in programming of automated lighting are of interest to all lighting designers as well.

Then when the LDI show floor opens on Friday, October 18, the architectural lighting training continues in a series of seminars and panel discussions. Leading lighting designers will be on hand to share their tips, techniques, and first-hand experiences in a variety of permanent applications as well as special events. Steven Rosen, IALD, of Available Light in Boston presents “The Sizzle of Science Centers: Enhancing The Visitor Experience in Museums.” Rosen will team up with Wayne LaBar, vice president of exhibits and theatres at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, to present a portfolio of dynamic images and lead a discussion on the fine line between a museum's educational mission and entertainment for the masses.

Michael Eddy, technical editor for Lighting Dimensions and Lighting Dimensions on Architecture, will head a panel of lighting manufacturers for an overview of today's hot lamp technology, from sources to color temperatures. Ron Harwood of Illuminating Concepts takes a look at the entertainment strategies he employs in the design of large-scale retail environments, from Heron City in Barcelona to Westcar in Chandler, AZ. James Yorgey of Lutron looks at the divine lighting in houses of worship with a panel of believers including Peter Baird of Eagle Communications, Gregory Zscholmer of Vancouver's First Church of God, and Peter Luntsford of PLA Designs.

In addition, Paul Gregory of Focus Lighting presents a case study of his challenging solutions in the lighting design for the Toys “R” Us flagship in Manhattan's Times Square, and Christien Methot of Design One demonstrates the use of entertainment lighting techniques and technology to add drama and excitement to “Quick Shows and Weird Spaces,” as in opening-night parties, corporate events, and fashion shows.

As LDI continues to grow it embraces new disciplines, such as projection technology, that also play a role in the overall architectural lighting arena especially as buildings add second skins with LED signs, video displays, and other high-tech elements. The marriage of technologies at LDI2002 provides the architectural lighting designer with the insights needed to stay in the forefront of the field.

Complete information about LDI2002 workshops and special events, as well as online registration information, can be found at www.ldishow.com.