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    Fundamentals of Lighting - Student Version
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    Fundamentals of Lighting is an introductory course comprised of seven modules. It replaces ED-100, Fundamental Level. Fundamentals of Lighting is offered by the IES Sections and other recognized education providers, enabling participants who pass the course to receive IES Continuing Education Units or AIA Learning Units. Contact your local IES Section for information regarding course offerings and education credits.
    Each module includes textual material, power point student handout notetaking pages, quizzes, and additional references.
    Student Version
    3-ring binder
    546 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-87995-235-8
    Order #: FOL-09

    Product ID: FOL-09
    Price: $115.00
    Member Price: $81.00
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    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

    Module 7: Important Issues in Lighting

    Course Content: The lighting design profession • Sustainable design • Daylighting • Lighting economics • Codes and standards • Light and health

    Upon completion, students will:

    • Be prepared for advanced topics in lighting.

    Glossary & Image Credits

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