SEATTLE-The Lighting Design Lab opened its doors in December 1989, as a state of the art facility to showcase energy efficient lighting design and technologies and to educate the building industry. The first facility of its kind nationally and internationally, the Lab has hosted thousands of eager, curious users and conducted hundreds of tours and consultations to architects, builders and designers interested in improving the quality of lighting design in buildings while saving building owners energy and money along the way.
On Wednesday, December 8, the Lab celebrates its groundbreaking history an annual open house from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Highlights of the open house include:
- Lighting Technology Fair - Northwest Lighting manufacturers representatives will display new energy efficient lamps, ballasts and luminaires. - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- "What's New in Lighting" seminar - highlighting 1999 Lightfair, IESNA National's annual look at lighting taste, trends and technology. - 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
- Keynote Address -"Building Energy Efficiency and Our Global Future"- Maria Tikoff Vargas, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Climate Protection Division at the US Environmental Protection Agency - 12:15 PM - 2:00 pm
In 2000, look to the Lab for new lighting displays and teaching tools along with www.northwestlighting.com as the place to find what is new and innovative in efficient lighting design. The Lighting Design Lab is sponsored by Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Seattle City Light, Puget Sound Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, British Columbia Hydro, Snohomish County P.U.D., State of Alaska, and Tacoma Public Utilities. It is operated for the Pacific Northwest by Seattle City Light.