Illumination Engineering Society Arizona Section

Fundamentals of Lighting Course
Spring 2015 Session Is Now Complete

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Here are the details from the last session in Spring 2015:

Thursday Evenings at 6pm @ Philips Lighting Classroom
7720 North 16th Street, Suite 420
Phoenix, AZ 85020


-The course is divided into seven modules and they will start on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 and proceed for the next 6 Thursdays per the schedule below.
- The cost the course is $395 for IES Members ($435 for  Non IES Members). The textbook, Fundamentals of Lighting Student Manual FOL-09 is included. 

-For additional information, contact Robin Goetz at

Date  Course Module/Instructor Module Description

Module 1: Basic Lighting Concepts, Vision, and Color/
Jeff Farmington

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: Luminaires and Controls/
Robin Goetz

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 3: Electric Light Sources and Ballasts/
Jeff Kramer

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 4: Photometry and Calculations/
Roger Smith, LC

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/
Mark Mueller, LC

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/
Scott Wright, P.E., LC

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 considerations.


 Module 7: Important Issues in Lighting/
Robin Goetz

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.

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