Quantum Lighting, Inc. is the leading lighting consulting and electrical firm in Western Canada with offices in Vancouver, Victoria, and Calgary. Our primary focus is to provide energy-efficient lighting solutions for schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, government institutions, highrise office buildings, industrial facilities, shopping centers, and special-purpose facilities.

Our expertise extends to the latest LED lighting products, applications, and lighting controls.

Consulting Team:

  • Len Horvath - Quantum Lighting

    Len Horvath, M.Sc.

    President

  • Paul Darlington - Quantum Lighting

    Paul Darlington, B.Sc, LC

    Vice President - Projects

  • Peter Kan - Quantum Lighting

    Peter Kan, B.A.Sc., P.Eng, LC

    Senior Lighting Designer & Project Manager

  • Ian Lin - Quantum Lighting

    Ian Lin, B.A.Sc., M.Eng, LC

    Lighting Designer

  • Mike Bachman - Quantum Lighting

    Mike Bachman, LC, CEM

    Lighting Auditor and Lighting Designer

  • Anthony Dong - Quantum Lighting

    Anthony Dong, B.A.Sc., P.Eng

    Lighting and Controls Engineer / Business Development

Len Horvath - Quantum Lighting

Len Horvath, M.Sc.

President

Len has over 45 years of experience in the commercial and industrial building industry involving design, construction, operations, and maintenance.

Len had a varied 25-year career with BC Telecom (now Telus Corporation) and was responsible for their building and real estate division for North America. His overall knowledge of building design and construction as well as operations and maintenance provides him a unique insight into identifying energy improvement opportunities beyond his lighting specialty.

Most recently, Len has directed research projects for the National Research Council in the development of lighting requirements for the NECB (National Energy Code for Buildings), which involved collaboration with the working group in the United States to develop the equivalent lighting guidelines for the edition of latest ASHRAE 90.1. Both of these standards are referenced as design requirements by the BC Building Code. He is currently working with the lighting technical committee of the ASHRAE 90.1 as a consultant on their next round of exterior lighting guidelines.

Len also volunteers his services and serves on advisory boards and committees for various organizations such as BOMA BC and the New York Institute of Technology. Len is also a CSA member and serves on a number of CSA Technical Committees on building energy efficiency and Canadian Lighting Standards.

Paul Darlington - Quantum Lighting

Paul Darlington, B.Sc, LC

Vice President - Projects

Paul has over 25 years of experience in design, project management, business development, and technical sales within the commercial lighting industry.

Paul has a strong background in solid-state (LED) lighting systems with an emphasis on performance, controls, and energy efficiency. His global and well-traveled experiences have included numerous projects in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

His experience in project design and implementation of leading-edge lighting technologies as well as an understanding of specific application requirements allows Paul to develop both energy-efficient and practical lighting solutions.

Paul’s projects include numerous Recreation Centre lighting upgrades throughout British Columbia as well as the University of Calgary’s Olympic Oval and Jack Simpson sports complex. Other noteworthy projects include LED lighting upgrades at Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver Convention Centre, and a number of Translink’s major facilities as well as lighting studies (and current specifications) for ~ 186 of BC Hydro’s generating and sub-station facilities. He has also completed numerous LED lighting projects at the University of British Columbia, including the Doug Mitchell Arena, War Memorial Gymnasium, and Triumf Nuclear Accelerator facilities.

Peter Kan - Quantum Lighting

Peter Kan, B.A.Sc., P.Eng, LC

Senior Lighting Designer & Project Manager

Peter has over 20 years of experience in optical design and photometry for both HID and SSL (Solid State Lighting) Luminaires as well as applying the latest LED lighting and advanced lighting controls in complex lighting systems.

Peter has been a key member of the Quantum Lighting team that has prepared a detailed analysis of proposed lighting energy efficiency requirements for the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) under contract to the National Research Council Canada. This analysis supported the harmonization of the NECB lighting energy efficiency requirements with those contained in ASHRAE 90.1 which were developed for the US marketplace.

Peter specializes in advanced lighting redesign and lighting control upgrade projects in major utility, commercial, institutional, municipal and industrial facilities. Recent projects for which Peter was the project leader include the Vancouver International Airport Terminal lighting upgrade, various lighting upgrades for Capilano University, and the City of Richmond Municipal Hall.

Peter is a member of the Board of Directors of the BC Chapter of the Illuminating Engineers Society of North America (IESNA), which is the standards body for North American lighting applications.

Ian Lin - Quantum Lighting

Ian Lin, B.A.Sc., M.Eng, LC

Lighting Designer

Ian has over 10 years of experience in the lighting industry. He is one of the first graduates of UBC’s Clean Energy Program to achieve his Master of Engineering degree.

He is experienced in the use of advanced lighting design software systems and is proficient in 3-D lighting design modeling using Visual Professional and AGI32.

Ian has been the lead lighting designer on a multi-year project to upgrade the lighting in the University of Calgary’s entire portfolio of over 85 buildings. A noteworthy project included the LED lighting upgrade of the Olympic Oval, originally built for the Calgary Winter Olympics. This project included advanced lighting controls which included the use of a fiber optic lighting control network and touch screens for the facility operators.

Mike Bachman - Quantum Lighting

Mike Bachman, LC, CEM

Lighting Auditor and Lighting Designer

Mike has over 30 years of experience in the electrical utility and lighting industry.

Prior to joining Quantum Lighting, Mike worked for BC Hydro in a variety of management and technical roles. He was a senior member of the Lighting Engineering Group, overseeing lighting projects that were supported by the various BC Hydro Power Smart programs in the commercial, institutional, government, and industrial sectors.

While with Quantum Lighting, Mike has undertaken lighting audit and lighting redesign studies for a wide variety of BC and Alberta clients in the utility, education, health care, and municipal sectors.

Anthony Dong - Quantum Lighting

Anthony Dong, B.A.Sc., P.Eng

Lighting and Controls Engineer / Business Development

Anthony has over 5 years of experience in the lighting industry and 10 years as an Electrical Engineer. He has experience as an Application Engineer at Douglas Lighting Controls designing and commissioning lighting control systems on sites such as Target Field and the 911 Memorial and Museum. He also has experience as a test engineer at Schneider Electric designing electrical systems and test plans for their 6MWA MicroGrid lab to test their utility scale photovoltaic inverter.