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Fundamentals of Lighting Course (Modules 1 - 3)

  • Lutron Commercial Experience Center 455 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

The Fundamentals of Lighting course provides comprehensive instruction on state-of-the art lighting practices. In this course, designed by the IES National, and brought to you by the IES District of Columbia Chapter, attendees will be taught by esteemed Lighting Professionals in the DC metro area. They will provide attendees with an overview of architectural lighting: history, terminology/lingo, updated material on lighting systems, equipment, calculation procedures and design techniques. This course is ideal for those with minimal knowledge of lighting, as well as professionals who want a thorough overview of the basics.

Credits: 12 CEU IES Credits – 6 AIA HSW-LUs. Certificates of completion will be provided to attendees.

Participants: Architects, Interior Designers, Electrical Engineers, Entry Level Lighting Designers, Students, anyone who is interested in learning about architectural lighting!

RSVP: Please email RSVP to C/O Sarah Richter by Friday, November, 4th. Include Name, Company, Telephone Number, Email, and IESNA Member Number.

Cost: (Individual) $350 members | $400 non-members | $250 students
Cost Includes: Attendee Course Binder, lunch (Thursday/Friday), Breakfast (Friday) - Parking is not included.
Please mail checks to IES Treasurer Britnei Angle at
1000 Potomac Street NW Suite 121, Washington DC 20007
If you prefer to pay by credit card via the square app for an additional 3% fee, please email Britnei Angle at

For further questions, please email Sarah Richter –



November 17th

12-12:45p: Check in + Lunch

1p-2:15p Module 1: History of Lighting, Professional Practice, Defining Light, Vision, Color and Light and Health (Taught by Tina Sarawgi, Stroik Lighting Design)

2:15p-3:30p Module 2: Electric light Sources and Auxiliary Devices (Taught by Sara Lappano, Smithgroup JJR)

3:30-3:45p: Break

3:45p-5:00p: Module 3: Daylighting (Taught by Tina Sarawgi, Stroik Lighting Design)

November 18th

8:30am: Check in + Breakfast

9a-10:15a Module 4: Luminaires (Taught by Sara Lappano, Smithgroup JJR)

10:15a-11:45a: Module 5: Controls (Taught by Amanda Mclean, Onesa)

11:45a-12:15p: Lunch

12:15p-1:30p: Module 6: Lighting Metrics, Photometry, Calculations and Rendering (Taught by Angelica Santana, CM Kling + Associates)

1:30-1:45p: Break

1:45p-3:00p: Module 7: Codes and Standards, Economics (taught by Amanda Mclean, Onesa)

3:00p-4:30p: Module 8: Lighting Design Process and Techniques, Sustainability and Commissioning (taught by Maureen Moran, MCLA)

Earlier Event: October 19
IES DC EP Luminaire Competition