You are now visiting our Global professional lighting website, visit your local website by going to the USA website

Explore the brighter world of

Philips Lighting



Explore the Brighter World of the Lighting Application Center

The Lighting Application Center takes an inter-active approach, designed around you, for brighter thinking and better learning. Far from ordinary, its hands-on personal touch and feel allow you to discover more ways to light your world! Visit the website for schedule of classroom and web-based workshops.



The Lighting Application Center is far from ordinary, its hands-on personal touch and feel allow you to discover more ways to light your world!

DISCOVER: For more than a decade the LAC’s skilled instructors have without exception, without compromise delivered extraordinary learning experiences in the field of emerging lighting solutions.

EXPERIENCE: The endless possibilities of lighting systems that connect intelligent luminaires to lighting management software to create the right illumination experience when and where you need it.

APPLY: Your learning is immediately useful and applicable, it will help you market, sell, and support your customers on lighting systems to increase revenue.

Designed around you

Continuing Education Credits


Courses have been approved for self directed credits for such organizations as NCQLP (National Council on Qualification for the Lighting Professions), IDC (Interior Designers of Canada), OAA (Ontario Architects Association), OAQ (Ordre des architectes du Quebec) AAA (Alberta Association of Architects), AIBC (Architectural Institute of British Columbia)

Earn continuing education credits


Toronto / Markham, Ontario, Canada - Philips Lighting Concept Centre (LCC) & Philips Lighting Application Centres (LAC) are designed to demonstrate the fundamental principles of lighting application. Air travel to Toronto should be scheduled through Pearson International Airport or the Billy Bishop Airport.


Somerset, N.J. - Located at the Philips Lighting North American headquarters, the Lighting Application Center offers more than 20,000 sq ft of demonstrations and applications. The Philips LAC is located 30 miles from Newark Liberty Airport and is readily accessible to and from New York City.

Meet the Faculty

Tom Butters

Tom Butters


Sr. Manager, Philips Lighting University, Lighting Concept Centre, Lighting Application Centre

LC (Lighting Certified) by NCQLP (National Qualifications for the Lighting Professions)

Member of IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America)
Tom has been directing the Philips Lighting Concept Centre since 2007. He is a Certified Lighting Facilitator. Tom was bestowed the IES Toronto Section Mentorship Award in 2011.

Tom is a Certified Lighting Facilitator with Philips and with Philips - Canlyte since 1997. He runs the Philips Lighting Concept Centre in Downtown Toronto and the Philips Lighting Application Centre in Markham. Tom is a frequent guest speaker and has made numerous and varied lighting application presentations for IDC, OAA, AAA, ARIDO and the IESNA as well as day to day seminars at Philips’ Lighting Concept Centre. Tom will be the President of Toronto’s IES Section for 2014 – 2016. He is the 2011 winner of IES Toronto’s Mentorship Award and the 2015 recipient of the prestigious G.G. Cousins Award.

Dan Blitzer

Dan Blitzer


Dan Blitzer's 30-year lighting career spans sales, marketing, product development, and education.

Dan has worked, written, and spoken widely on advanced lighting systems, sustainability, lighting application, and fundamentals. He is the principal of The Practical Lighting Workshop LLC, and serves on the steering committee of the Next Generation Luminaries LED competition.

Dan is Lighting Certified, a member of the IESNA and the Designing Lighting Forum of NY (past president).

Mark Roush

Mark Roush


Mark Roush’s more than 35 year career in lighting includes strategic brand and product marketing, business development, application engineering, and lighting education.

Mark is the principal of Experience Light, and has been on the faculties of two universities teaching lighting in architecture and interior design. In addition, he has managed lighting centers for four companies including being the original Philips LAC Manager for it’s opening in 1987, and has been a speaker at numerous national events.

Mark is a Fellow of the IESNA, is Lighting Certified, and is former President of the International Association of Lighting Designer's Education Trust and current Vice President (President Elect as of July 2015) of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

Jill Matts

Jill Matts


Jill Matts is a curriculum designer, facilitator, coach and speaker with a passion for seeing people learn, grow and apply their greatness.

Jill is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, the Association of Curriculum and Development, Phi Delta Kappa (Professional Fraternity in Education) and in the Who’s Who Among American Teachers.


OSUM – Ontario Small Urban Municipalities

Blue Mountains, ON

May 03-05, 2017

AQME Annual Conference

Laval, QC

May 31 - June 1, 2017


UMQ - Union des municipalités du Québec

Montréal, QC

May 20-23, 2017


IOT Big data summit

Toronto, ON

May 23-24, 2017


AQME Annual Conference

St. Lawrence 

May 31 - June 1, 2017


ADGMQ Congress, Quebec 

Laval, QC

Jun 7-9, 2017

FCM – Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Ottawa, ON

Jun 01-04, 2017


AMO – Association of Municipalities of Ontario

Ottawa, ON

Aug 13-16, 2017


ATPA Annual Conference

Rimousk, QC

Sep 05-08, 2017


OEMC - Ontario East Municipal Conference

Kingston, ON

Sep 13-15, 2017


FQM (Fédération québécoises des municipalités)

Québec, QC

Sep 24-25, 2017


Union of British Columbia Municipalities

Vancouver, BC

Sep 25-29, 2017


ITS world Congress 2017 - smart city


Oct 29 - Nov 02, 2017


LED LightSavers - Road & Street

Toronto, ON

Oct 21, 2017


Alberta Urban Municipalities Association 

Calgary, AB

Nov 22-24, 2017


Association of Manitoba Municipalities


Nov 27-29, 2017







Read moreRead less

We're talking about