Juno Lighting Group, a commercial and residential lighting solutions provider, hosted more than 200 specifiers, contractors and distributors at a grand reopening event of its Des Plaines, Ill., lighting education center. The center is made up of three facilities: the IdeaLab, which showcases Juno Lighting Group’s most recent luminaires in multiple application vignettes; the Lighting Science Room, which focuses on providing information about the principles and theories of lamp and lighting technology; and a conference center.

The IdeaLab, which opened in 2001, allows visitors to compare the appearance, performance and energy savings of various incandescent, fluorescent, metal halide and LED luminaires in six different residential and retail vignettes.

The Lighting Science Room, a new addition to the education center, features interactive displays designed to deepen visitors’ understanding of different lamp technologies and the fundamental principles of lighting. Hands-on demonstrations are designed to teach the interaction of the amount, quality and distribution of light; technology comparisons; and the relationship of surface texture and color to fixture selection and placement.

The conference center has a meeting space featuring a downlight system comparison and different mock ceilings to facilitate hands-on installation training of track and recessed products.

For more information about lighting education programs, visit www.junolightinggroup.com/EducationTraining.asp.