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Technical Luncheon - OLED Lighting Design – Philosophy, Language and Implementations

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


Doors will be open at 11:30AM with the speakers starting at 12PM. A hot lunch will be provided – please message us after your registration if you have any specific dietary needs.


OLED is a light source that is calm, soft and comfortable. Unlike other sources, OLED is approachable and is a lighting source that we want to befriend with. A source that resonates with our emotions. Attendees will be shown that in OLED lighting, light is more central to our focus and our consciousness. They are meant to be seen and celebrated. OLED Lighting expands the language of design through simplicity, purity, design freedom, and human connection. In OLED lighting, light is electromagnetic wave no more. Light has transformed itself to a material, just like bricks to a bridge or fabric to a garment. Light is almost something so tangible that we can hold it in our hands. We will learn that OLED performance in terms of efficacy, color quality, life time and affordability are now advanced to such a point that it can participate in many lighting design applications. Attendees will be introduced to OLED lighting designs that illustrate the design philosophy and vocabularies from decorative lighting to general lighting to close to user applications. The talk will also demonstrate various OLED lighting designs. Share with the attendees their experiences and lessons learned. We will imagine what OLED can do in the near future.

Who should attend:

  • Engineers, Lighting Designers;
  • Architects and Interior Designers; (Presentation is AIA accredited)
  • Municipality and Facility Managers and Maintenance Personel;
  • Electrical Contractors and installers;
  • Anyone involved with lighting and its current challenges using a unique and evolving light source.

Food & Drinks: Lunch will be provided as part of the cost. Please send us a message if you have any dietary restrictions.

Location: Royal Glenora Club – Edmonton.


Speaker Bio: Peter Ngai, PE, LC, FIES

Peter a pioneer in lighting research and innovations. An electrical engineer by training, Peter didn't plan on a career in lighting. Instead, lighting found him during an elective course needed to complete his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. His work includes photometry, lighting quality, lighting technology, OLED, optics, luminaire designs to mention a few. He was instrumental helped in bringing indirect, and direct/indirect lighting to mainstream lighting applications. More recently his work on OLED technology helped in establishing Acuity Brands OLED Business to commercialize OLED Lighting. His vision has helped in setting the direction of OLED development for the industry. Peter holds over 95 patents and authored over 3 dozens of technical publications. His designs on Luminaires resulted numerous awards including four from Lightfair International. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame “Legends & Leaders in Professional Lighting Design” by Architectural Lighting Magazine He was awarded the 2016 IES Medal for his meritorious technical achievements that have conspicuously furthered the profession, art and knowledge of illuminating engineering.

Please see the interview that Peter provided for Architectural Lighting here:

Peter Ngai

Peter Ngai



Can I use my IES membership for a discount?

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

The registration only allows one ticket to be purchased for IES members?

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

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free Parking is available at the event venue.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, just let us know when you arrive so we can keep track of the attendees.

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


What is the refund policy?

Please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend, and we will arrange for a refund prior to the event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, please check in with us when you arrive.

Is the seminar accredited for continuing education credits?

Yes. AIA and IDCEC course credits as follows:

AIA Course # AB653 = 1 LU | HSW

IDCEC Course # 105715 = 0.1 CEU