Back to All Events

Fundamentals of Lighting Course

  • Lutron Experience Center 455 Massachusetts Avenue NW - Suite 770 Washinton, DC 20001 (map)

Module 1: Basic Lighting Concepts, Vision, and Color

Course Content: Brief History of Lighting– What is Light? Vision? Color?
Upon completion, students will:

  • Appreciate the history of light and lighting, with special emphasis on technology, energy efficiency, and its interaction with architecture;
  • Understand and be able to use basic lighting terminology; and
  • Comprehend the relationships among light, vision and color

Module 2: Electric Light Sources and Ballasts

Course Content: Filament lamps • Fluorescent lamps and ballasts • High intensity • Discharge lamps and ballasts • Light emitting diodes (LEDs) • Other electric light sources
Upon completion, students will:

  • Understand the basic operation and performance
    characteristics of electric light sources;
  • Understand how ballasted light sources operate as a
    system; and
  • Be able to identify commonly used electric light sources
    and understand where and how they are applied

Module 3: Luminaires and Controls

Course Content: Methods of light control • Luminaires • Lighting control • Systems • Application examples
Upon completion, students will:

  • Identify and recognize the various types of luminaires offered
    today, by mounting type, by light source, and by application
  • Understand the various types of lighting controls available
    today, how they work, and why they are important.

Module 4: Photometry and Calculations

Course Content: Photometric data for luminaires • Determining average illuminance • Illuminance equation components/examples • Determining Illuminance at a point • Computer enabled lighting analysis
Upon completion, students will:

  • Understand how to read the photometric reports in
    luminaire manufacturer catalogs; and
  • Use the photometric information to calculate average
    illuminance (the lumen method) and illuminance at a point.

Module 5: Lighting for Interiors

Course Content: Emotional impact • Degrees of stimulation • Glare and sparkle • Direction and distribution of light • Interior lighting applications
Upon completion, students will:

  • Appreciate the complexities involved in designing lighting
    for residential and commercial spaces; and
  • Understand the objective and subjective aspects of
    lighting for interior spaces.

Module 6: Lighting for Exteriors

Course Content: Exterior lighting elements • Critical design considerations • Exterior lighting applications
Upon completion, students will:

  • Understand the multiple issues involved in designing
    lighting for exteriors, including glare, light trespass, safety
    and security; and
  • Know that there are many types of exterior lighting
    applications, each with their own unique design



Individual $300 members / $350 non-members / $200 students (providing valid and current ID)
Cost includes: course binder, continental breakfast, and lunch (parking is not included)

Make check payable to “IESNA Capital Section”, credit cards not accepted.

Register today!

Contact Sarah Richter at C. M. Kling & Associates, Inc. 

Earlier Event: October 9
Welcome back from Summer - Happy Hour!
Later Event: November 2
IES Annual Conference