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Technical Luncheon - Human Centric Lighting Update

  • Royal Glenora Club 11160 River Valley Road Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 2G7 Canada (map)


11:15 Doors open
11:30 Lunch served
12:00 - 13:15 Live webinar presentation
13:15 - 13:30 Q & A


The speaker for this technical lunch seminar will present to us remotely via webinar.  An audio/video link will allow for interaction & discussion between the speaker and attendees at the venue.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers and Lighting Designers, Architects and Interior Designers, Health Care and Wellness Providers, Lighting Retrofit Contractors.

Food & Drinks

Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.  Please send us a message if you have any dietary restrictions.


Since so much has happened concerning Human Centric Lighting (HCL) recently, including this year, people need to be updated with correct information.  For example, various ‘experts’ are stating that there is a blue light hazard, red light can help post lunch dip and graveyard shift alertness and LRC’s current Circadian Stimulus Calculator is useful.  I provide a set of tools, which can help you determine what is accurate and what is not.

The visual system includes both the visual part used for seeing and the non-visual or biologic part.  The main focus of the biologic part has been circadian rhythm, which includes alertness, performance, sleep, etc.  But recently a non-circadian part has been researched and includes people taking anti-depressants, migraine headaches, autism, dyslexia, etc.  In certain applications this may be more important than the circadian part.  Including both the circadian and non-circadian parts, HCL really makes lighting much more valuable than the commodity it has been considered for decades.  HCL is becoming more important than Edison creating the light bulb.

Very little low hanging fruit, including T12s with magnetic ballasts and even basic grade T8s with generic electronic ballasts, is left.  So benefits of HCL are often required to get energy efficient lighting retrofit projects approved.  HCL should also be included for most new construction and remodels.  HCL often includes advanced lighting controls and IoT.

Please see the Human Centric Lighting Society Website for additional information.

Speaker Biography

Stan Walerczyk

Stan Walerczyk

Stan Walerczyk is principal of Lighting Wizards and chair of the Human Centric Lighting Society.  His 29 years lighting experience includes distribution, maintenance, retrofit contracting, 3rd party review, consulting, design, luminaire design, rebate/incentive planning, policy-making and research.  He wrote 100+ white papers and published articles.  He also wrote the book ‘Lighting & Controls: Transitioning to the Future’.  He has presented 1100 seminars+.  Current and past certifications include CLEP, HCLP and LC.


Can I use my IES membership for a discount?

Yes!  Click the "Enter Promotional Code" link in the top right corner of the Select Tickets page and enter your individual IES number to reveal an IES Member ticket including discount.

The IES membership discount applies only to the IES member.  Additional attendees are to be registered as non-IES members.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available at the Royal Glenora Club.


What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be arranged up to 7 days prior to the event by emailing the organiser with your request.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please check in with the registration table when you arrive.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes.  Please check in with the registration table when you arrive.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.  Please check in with the registration table when you arrive.


Later Event: November 8
Board Meeting