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IES Seminar - Luminaires + Optics

February 25, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Building Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers St, Suite 609
New York, NY 10007


The purpose of this program is to introduce the lighting practitioner to the basics of luminaires and optics related to lighting.

Participants will be able to…

-Understand the various phenomena that affect light
-Transmission and absorption
-Understand how these phenomena are useful in luminaire design
-Recognize the methods by which a luminaire controls light
-Review lamp source types and technology
-Recognize mounting options and applications for luminaires



Nydia Bonilla
Northeast Territory Manager, a-Light
Nydia studied architecture at UNC Charlotte, earning her BA Arch in late 1998. Her first job in lighting came shortly thereafter in 1999 by happenstance, working at The Mintz Lighting Group. It was here where she got an in depth training in lighting design, which she then carried over to other positions she filled at Syska Hennesy, Johnson Schinghammer, Arc Light Design and finally at Delta Lighting Solutions in Dubai, UAE. She started working in the sales side of the business upon her return to the USA from Dubai in 2011, with Debbas, a Middle East based distributor. This was followed by a North East regional manager position with Vibia (a decorative lighting manufacturer from Spain), which then led to her current position at a-Light.


We recommend that participants purchase the IES student material for this seminar at IES Online Bookstore. A PDF is available for download.




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