The IES LIGHTEN UP! brings individuals within the design community together to engage, inspire and challenge one another to create a luminaire made from combining technology with everyday objects. LIGHTEN UP! is an exciting and rewarding experience – so take a breather from work, ‘lighten up’ and join the fun!

Event Details

All participants will be divided into teams, where they will design and build a luminaire with craft materials, lighting controls, and solid state light sources. There will be awards and prizes for the winning designs. The judging is based on two categories: a people’s choice and judge’s choice award. The judge’s choice winner moves on to a national vote to select the top design.

Food and Beverages will be provided, please notify us of any dietary restrictions.

  • 5:30-6:20: Registration, Food & Drinks
  • 6:20-6:30: Luminaire technology overview
  • 6:30-8:00: Luminaire Construction
  • 8:00-8:30: Luminaire Presentation
  • 8:30-9:00: Winners Announced, Prizes Awarded

Click here for more information and to see last years' creations!


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

Free Parking is available at the event venue.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket 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.

Please contact Illuminating Engineering Society - Edmonton Section with any questions or concerns.

We hope to see you there!

In addition, the IES is looking for an Interior Designer to help judge the final crafted luminaires for the event. If you are interested in being a judge or would like more information about this position, please reach out to Chris Barr at All are welcome to this event, so make sure to purchase a ticket before they sell out!

IES Edmonton presents 'Lighten Up! Luminaire Competition'

  • Thursday May 30 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 10975 124 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta
    T5M 0H9