Teachers of Lighting Workshop

Do You…

  • Wish to enhance the educational experience for your students?
  • Have “holes” in your lighting education and desire to fill them?
  • Need to know what’s “new” in lighting?
  • Like to learn in a dynamic group setting?
  • Want a total immersion lighting experience?


June 11-16, 2017 | Philips Lighting Application Center | Somerset, NJ

The Sponsors

  • Philips Lighting Application CenterThe Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is a not for profit association. The IES was founded in 1906 to establish and disseminate scientific lighting recommendations. It is a recognized authority on lighting and is dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations and the public.
  • The Lighting Application Center (LAC) is located in the National headquarters for Philips Lighting in Somerset, NJ. Philips was founded in 1891 making incandescent lamps and has grown to be the world’s largest lighting manufacturer – producing lamps, ballasts, controls, luminaires, and systems for all lighting applications indoors and out. The LAC was opened in 1987 and has been in continuous operation with 3000 visitors annually experiencing light through educational seminars and programs in lighting fundamentals, technology and application


Teachers of Lighting Workshop 2017 (TOLW)

The purpose of the workshop is to provide concentrated instruction in design, science and technology of lighting to full time and part time academic faculty who currently teach and have responsibility for lighting education. The workshop curricula assumes some basic lighting knowledge (i.e. participation in lighting workshops, university course work). If you wish to discuss the amount of background required, contact RebeccaHadleyCatter@eaton.com or dginthne@umn.edu.

The program combines classroom and studio instruction, and participants work both individually and in teams. Instruction is provided by senior lighting faculty representing academia, design, and industry. Participants will be involved each day from 8:00 a.m. at the Philips Lighting Center and at the hotel for evening sessions. Private room lodging will be in a hotel where the evening sessions will be held.

Note: While teaching methodology is not the main thrust, there will be a time set aside for sharing successful learning strategies and teaching approaches. Past workshop attendees have expressed that a wealth of pedagogical knowledge was gained through observation during the workshop


This years workshop will include an evening in New York City working on a lighting project in Times Square sponsored by Philips.

Topics Covered

• Lighting terms • Lighting calculations • Interior lighting design
• Psychological aspects • Electrical control • Exterior lighting
• Light sources (LEDs and conventional) • Lighting economics • Sustainable design / LEED™
• Design Process • Vision and color • Codes
• Luminaires • Energy management • Computers as a tool
• Optical control • Lighting and health • Daylighting and controls


Instructional Faculty

Leslie Davis, IES, TKE, EIT-MN, LC
Leslie Davis Lighting Design, Principal

Rebecca Hadley-Catter, IES, LC, LEED AP
Eaton SOURCE Lighting Education Center, Manager

Asha Hegde, Ph.D., LC
Texas State University, Associate Professor Lighting and Interior Design

Mark Roush, FIES, M Arch, LC
Experience Light, Marketing Consultant Philips LAC, Faculty

Additional Faculty Support by Philips LAC


Grants for room, board and tuition will be awarded to applicants (space limited to 21 attendees). The applicant’s only charge will be a $225 non-refundable fee at the time of acceptance.


Requirements for participants:

  • Participants are expected to be present throughout the workshop, attend all sessions on time and perform all assignments.
  • Family members and guests cannot be accommodated.
  • Personal expenses, including travel, are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Some facility with geometry, algebra, trigonometry (at the level of IES document TM-1), and threedimensional drawing is expected.

There will be a webex prior to the workshop providing some background preparation.


This intensive lighting education experience is intended for faculty (both full and part time) with major and on-going responsibility for teaching lighting in programs of:

  • Interior Design
  • Theatre
  • Building Science
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Technology



Applications must include the following:

  • A letter stating – why you wish to attend – your faculty status, include tenure status – a statement of your lighting background – how will the experience affect the lighting program upon your return
  • Your vitae
  • A description of current lighting courses at your institution
  • A letter from your department head or dean. The letter must indicate clearly the extent of your institution’s commitment to lighting education.

Attendees at previous workshops, who need a refresher are also eligible. The TOLW Committee will select the attendees. Those accepted will be notified in April 2017.


All application materials must be submitted electronically no later than April 7, 2017.
Address inquiries and applications to:
120 Wall Street – 17th Floor
New York, NY 10005-4001
phone: 212-248-5000 ext 101
email: membership@ies.org