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.

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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Germicidal UV LIghting 101

This course introduces the lighting technology Germicidal UV (GUV), which can play a role in reducing the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Germicidal effectiveness, risks of exposure, important safety considerations, and design best practices are all explored during this interview with Steve Guarracino, LC, IESNA, Source Market Specialist.

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Healthcare Lighting

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

This course is a high-density orientation to lighting considerations and methods in the healthcare environment. Topics will include application situations, impacted populations, design methods, and a review and critique of examples of successful and less-than-successful healthcare lighting designs.

Introduction to Exterior and Facade Lighting

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

This course will explore the use of exterior lighting to illuminate building facades, landscapes, pathways, plazas, and points of interest, like statues. Popular techniques (moonlighting, wallwashing, grazing, etc.) will be defined and the performance of various lighting fixtures will be compared to help designers identify the fixtures best-suited for particular applications. Important considerations including energy codes, dark sky criteria, and occupant safety will be addressed. The renovation of the exterior lighting at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, designed by Ardra Zinkon, will be profiled.

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LED Lighting Designs for Architecture

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

As a foundation, this course examines several categories of LED technology and the appropriateness of each to various facets of architectural design. Then, the balance of the course is devoted to a discussion of color-changing LED technology and its impact on the comfort and health of building occupants.

(Please note: The Study Guide is a White Paper entitled Humancentric Lighting, and is intended to be part of this course. Please download it upon enrolling.)

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