The evening was buzzing with excitement as Philips Lighting Canada officially launched the grand opening of the new Philips Lighting Concept Centre (LCC) in Markham, Ontario on June 20th. Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham, joined Mike Gentile, President and CEO at Philips Lighting Canada, and Ellen Godson, Senior Manager for Philips Lighting University, for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
From left to right: Ellen Godson, Senior Manager for Philips Lighting University, Mike Gentile, President and CEO at Philips Lighting Canada and Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham.
The LCC is an interactive facility, where visitors can experience a variety of light methods and controls, in addition to real world applications of Philips leading edge lighting technologies. Set up as a series of vignettes, visitors can learn more about lighting applications for offices and commercial applications, city and urban lighting, architectural, residential and retail spaces.
Philips Lighting has a dedicated team of educators and offers public educational programs, as well as advanced programs for lighting distributors, specifiers and customers. These programs are about inspiring people on the value of light and provide hands-on opportunities to explore the fundamental principles of lighting and new technologies. To find out more about upcoming workshops, please visit www.lighting.philips.ca/education
“Innovation is at the heart of our business and the Lighting Concept Centre is our Canadian showcase to educate and inspire our visitors and customers,” says Michael Gentile, President and CEO of Philips Lighting Canada. “The Lighting Concept Centre will always be changing as we develop new products and applications for lighting. Globally we invest approximately 5% of sales revenue in R&D to ensure we remain at the forefront of lighting technological developments.”
Philips has operated the Lighting Concept Centre since 1987 in a downtown Toronto location. After almost one-year of construction, the LCC is now located in the Philips Markham Facility in a much larger and open space. The new space allows for larger tours and a dedicated education area for seminars and other programs.