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    IDC Tour: Lighting at RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM CANADA (1 non-IDCEC hour)

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    Join Mulvey and Banani, for a tour of the only aquarium in the world featuring tanks lit entirely with LED technology. Through strategic placement and angling of the lighting fixtures, the designers were able to create visual effects in the tanks that would typically only be seen by a diver or snorkeler. Where in the past, the light source of a tank would be directly above it – representing the sun at the peak of day – the effects in the new aquarium can mimic the sun rising and setting and allow for more dynamic visuals for aquarium visitors while also achieving engagement from aquarium wildlife.

    “The new luminaires provided a more natural colour temperature of light than the fish were used to and some of them immediately started swimming playfully within the beams of light," says Paul Boken, associate lighting designer, Mulvey & Banani. "The marine biologists overseeing the testing commented that they had not seen the fish do that before.”

    Paul Boken LC, BFA, IESNA
    Paul holds a fine arts degree in theatre production, with a major in lighting design, and a postgraduate certificate in architectural lighting design from Ryerson University. After five years in theatrical lighting design, Paul is now in his eighth year of practice in architectural lighting design managing the lighting design division at Mulvey + Banani in Toronto. Paul has won numerous awards for lighting design on projects locally and internationally, most recently for his work lighting the new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Paul is continuously involved with lighting education by speaking, educating and developing educational programs for industry professionals and students.

    LocationRipley's Aquarium Canada, 288 Bremner Boulevard Toronto, ON M5V 3L9 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    Registration: 3:45 to 4 p.m.
    Tour: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

    Please note that the cost of the tour includes admission to the Aquarium. Please stay and enjoy the exhibits until 9 p.m.


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    FeesRegistered Members: $40.00
    Intern/Student Members: $30.00
    Non-Members: $60.00
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    ContactBarbora Krsiakova
    CEU1 non-IDCEC hour
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