Des Plaines, Ill. — Juno Lighting Group recently hosted over 200 specifiers, contractors and distributors at a grand re-opening event of its Des Plaines, Ill., lighting education center.
The center, which is designed to provide architects, interior designers, lighting designers, engineers, contractors and builders with valuable information about the changing nature of lighting technology, is made up of three facilities: the IdeaLab, which showcases Juno Lighting Group’s most recent luminaires in multiple application vignettes; the Lighting Science Room, which focuses on providing information about the principles and theories of lamp and lighting technology; and a conference center.
As light sources have evolved over the past several years, new technologies, including solid state lighting, have emerged that offer increased energy efficiency and operational savings. The IdeaLab, which was first opened in 2001, allows visitors to compare the appearance, performance and energy savings of various incandescent, fluorescent, metal halide and LED luminaires in six different residential and retail vignettes.
The Lighting Science Room, a new addition to Juno Lighting Group’s education center, features interactive displays designed to deepen visitors’ understanding of different lamp technologies and the fundamental principles of lighting. Hands-on demonstrations are designed to teach the interaction of the amount, quality and distribution of light, technology comparisons and the relationship of surface texture and color to fixture selection and placement.
The conference center provides a large-scale meeting space featuring a downlight system comparison and different mock ceilings to facilitate hands-on installation training of track and recessed products.
For more information about lighting education programs offered through Juno Lighting Group visit the education page on Juno’s web site: www.junolightinggroup.com/EducationTraining.asp.