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April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
One event on 02-23-2121 at 5:30 pm
One event on 03-02-2121 at 5:30 pm
One event on 03-09-2121 at 5:30 pm
One event on 03-16-2121 at 5:30 pm
One event on 03-23-2121 at 5:30 pm
One event on 03-30-2121 at 5:30 pm
One event on 04-06-2121 at 5:30 pm
One event on 04-13-2121 at 5:30 pm
One event on 04-20-2121 at 5:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom Meeting (Attendance with audio and video required)
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This ten-week course provides participants with an introduction to the fundamentals of illumination. It gives a comprehensive overview of basic lighting principles, lamp and luminaire types, lighting calculations, and controls, as well as functional and aesthetic applications best practices. This course is ideal for architects, engineers, designers, contractors, sales reps, customer service reps, manufacturers, distributors, and students. Find full description for each module below.
Pre-registration is required and registration fees must be paid in advance. Online payments via PayPal and pre-paid checks are accepted.
If paying by check, make payable to IES MILWAUKEE SECTION #38 and send to:
Attn: Fundamentals of Lighting
7913 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
The registration fee listed in the form includes all class materials.
Registrations received after February 2nd may not receive materials in time for the first class.
2021 FOL Course Syllabus:
Module 1, February 16, 2021
History, Professional Practice, Defining Light, Vision, Color, and Light & Health
Teresa Jackson, LC, MIES
In this introductory presentation we will cover the history of light and lighting, define light through both physics and metrics, illustrate the four components of vision, and discuss various aspects of color theory from color mixing to the color rendering index.
Module 2, February 23, 2021
Electric Light Sources and Auxiliary Devices
Eric Haugaard (Cree)
Light sources including filament, gas discharge and solid state (LED) will be presented. Lamp applications, equipment necessary to power these sources, and other considerations will also be reviewed.
Module 3, March 2, 2021
Holly Blomquist, LC, MIES, LEED Green Associate (Ring & DuChateau)
This session will introduce daylight as a light source in buildings, including design considerations, daylight delivery systems, control methods, performance and metrics.
Module 4, March 9, 2021
Kyle Kichura, LC, MIES (AM Conservation Group)
Luminaire forms and optics are introduced along with classifications by application, distribution, and mounting method. We will discuss additional luminaire attributes relating to performance and maintenance.
Module 5, March 16, 2021
Randy Janicek, MIES (Engineered Representation, Inc.)
Lighting control types, strategies, methods and protocols are introduced in this session. In addition, integrating lighting controls with other building systems and a discussion of controls applications is included.
Module 6, March 23, 2021
Photometry, Metrics, & Computer Calculations
Chris Glandt, LC, MIES (Visa Lighting)
The elements of photometric testing and reporting will be presented. The role of lighting design calculation as part of the design process is reviewed, and calculation methods, including the Lumen Method for average illuminance, and the point method for illuminance at a point, will be presented and applied. Computer calculations and rendering techniques are also discussed.
Module 7, March 30, 2021
Codes and Standards, Economics
Justin Hendrickson, LC, MIES (Mlazgar Associates)
In this session, safety and Energy codes and standards are introduced. Trends in energy management and strategies to achieve energy saving goals are discussed, along with the role of economic analysis as part of an overall lighting design. Methods for economic analysis including Life Cycle Cost Benefit Analysis are modeled and applied.
Module 8, April 6, 2021
Lighting Design Process and Techniques, Sustainability & Commissioning
Shanna Olson, LC, MIES, Affiliate IIDA (IMEG Corp.)
The lighting design process, from programming through construction is reviewed in depth. We will discuss factors for design decisions and application considerations as part of the overall design process. Industry ratings for sustainability including LEED, and building commissioning practices are also covered.
Module 9, April 13, 2021
Lighting for Interiors
Barbara Lee, LC (IMEGCorp.)
The art and craft of interior lighting, applied in various building and space types, is a make-or-break factor in an overall interior design. Examples of designs are shown and the role of lighting within the well-designed interior is discussed. We will also discuss research relating to human perception and reaction to interior environments, and the important role of lighting within those findings.
Module 10, April 20, 2021
Lighting for Exteriors
Yazi Fletcher, LC, MIES (Red Sky Lighting)
Great lighting effects are not just for the indoors. Exterior lighting methods and applications from public spaces to roadways to sports lighting is discussed. The effect of lighting on the exterior environment, and exterior lighting controls techniques are also included.
Online registration will be available through our website by January 15, 2021. Check our Education Page for availability of this registration method at: