The Art and Technology of Lighting

Lighting uniquely blends art and science through the use of electronic and mechanical controls. This program offers a broad selection of Lighting courses addressing design, controls, and how light can be manipulated through reflection, color temperature, dimming, lenses, IoT, and much more. Additionally, courses may be included that involve the use of natural light for a variety of purposes through daylight harvesting, fenestrations, filters, lenses, shades, films, and interlocking woven coils, textiles, plastics, and metals. Additionally, light components which may impact heat load, solar heat collection, or energy generation and storage, may also be located here. To search for related topics that are just a part of a larger discussion of Architecture, Design, and Building Science, please use the keyword search engine.

Performance Fabrics in Sustainable Design

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

Windows, views, and openings in buildings present the classic battle between form and function. The designer naturally wants the building’s occupants to enjoy views and light, but the solar heat gain from these openings can wreak havoc on sustainable goals; however, sophisticated and high-performing solar control fabrics can help reconcile the form and function of light, views, and sustainability.

There are many solar control fabrics on the market; wading through them can be overwhelming. This course aims to help educate the designer about what performance fabrics are, the content of various fabrics, how they work, and the benefits to a sustainable design in meeting and maximizing your goals of occupant health, safety, wellbeing, and sustainability.

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Strategies for Designing with Integrated Lighting and Acoustic Solutions

This course is part of our Art and Technology of Lighting Program

This course will review the importance of acoustics in architecture, discuss the fundamental principles of sound management, explore how to design interior spaces to maximize occupants’ comfort, and review emerging tools to solve for both sound and lighting. 

It will also focus on the standards that govern acoustic requirements for diverse applications.

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New Glare Performance Requirements in DLC Premium Program v5.1

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

The latest iterations of the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Standard and Premium programs were recently released. The DLC Premium program now requires certain types of luminaires—troffers, linear, low-bay, and high-bay—to offer a specific level of glare performance that was not previously necessary. This course will explore the DLC v5.1 Premium requirements and the Unified Glare Metric (UGR) that defines the performance thresholds referenced in the program.

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Controlled and Connected Luminaires and Design Integration

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

This course reviews the components and uses of connected luminaires, their specification, and the standards and protocols involved in current lighting control applications. Further, this course reviews the emergence of the Internet of Things, and how it will impact future lighting control applications.  

AIA Course Number FP2018-D

 

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Dynamic Lighting

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

Dynamic lighting, also generally referred to as tunable, color-changing, and circadian, has washed over our lighting community. Many studies and early adopters have seeded the market and several lighting manufacturers now employ some level of Dynamic Lighting. This course is intended to educate by sharing the experiences of a commercial lighting manufacturer regarding Dynamic Lighting. It will explore the sources, how they work in commercial luminaires, how to control dynamic lighting, and where the lighting community is being directed by standards, regulation, and voice of the customer.

NOTE: This course is a recorded webinar. During introductions, the speaker says certificates will be sent to you. In fact, if you successfully complete this course, your certificate will appear in your transcript on this website. You can find your transcript by navigating on the links across the top of the page, to Dashboard/My Courses. AIA members will have their credit automatically reported.

Egress Marking and Illumination ISO-0501

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

This course is designed to introduce the architect to egress marking systems that are used for ordinary way finding and building evacuation in emergency situations. These signage systems are meant to be selected and installed according to specific standards established by building codes. Additionally, once installed, these systems must be tested to assure their efficacy in case of an emergency.  How to select and specify the appropriate markers and the technological solutions available, as well as testing methods, will all be covered in this course. 

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