Happenings

Lighting for indoor rock climbing is looking up

31.07.2019

Hub challenged MBL to the task of re-thinking how best to light a rock climbing gym…

Human Centric Lighting: More Than A Design Trend – The Future

24.07.2019

The research is telling us that light is the strongest time cue “peacemaker” for the circadian rhythm. When I first read Dr. Satchin Panda’s “The Circadian Code”...

Why SLEEP is the #2 “Disruptor” to the lighting design culture

23.07.2019

I’ve got 15 slides to convince you! Why SLEEP is the #2 “Disruptor” to the lighting design culture. Excerpt from Paul Boken’s presentation at IESNA Calgary AEFI.

The IES award program means some fun annual rituals for the MBL team.

25.06.2019

This year, MBL was awarded the “Toronto IES Illumination Section Award” for seven of seven submissions: TD Conference Centre, CN Tower...

Stirring up drama: how exterior lighting revitalization projects can deliver sustainability, savings, and cultural value

27.03.2019

Exterior lighting defines the city nightscape- it creates a sense of identity, a local landmark, that orients citizens...

The WELL Standard and What it Means for Lighting

17.01.2018

Thoughts on the WELL Standard and What it Means for Lighting.

Deloitte – Office of the Future Video

22.12.2017

This multi-use tower located in the downtown financial core required a lighting design that would channel the company’s brand and facilitate an enhanced urban hub for its employees.

DISTURBING GRAFFITI – NUIT BLANCHE 2017

27.09.2017

Disturbing Graffiti - Nuit Blanche 2017 Installation #69

MBL Leading the Way With Lighting Design That Transforms

03.08.2017

With a rapidly growing portfolio of urban projects, company uses technology led design to trigger emotions, add theatrical animations, and engage users in new ways

Daylight: How Can Lighting Designers Re-Connect?

13.01.2017

Daylighting in architecture is not a new concept, but the standards and design requirements that help quantify the…

Hierarchy and Contrast: Lighting Less to Achieve More

13.01.2017

There is a visual hierarchy to the order in which the human eye perceives space and materiality. The importance…

The Colours of Niagara: Relighting Niagara Falls

13.01.2017

The majestic beauty of Niagara Falls, a series of three impressive waterfalls that span the border between Canada and the state of New York,...