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Vancouver/District 6+ 2023 Fundamentals of Lighting Course Virtual

October 10, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$125.00 – $505.00

Course Overview: This five-week virtual in-person 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.

CEUs: 25 CEUs, 25 LU-HSW approved based on course completion (does not qualify for NCQLP CEUs).

Participating Sections: Anchorage, Calgary, Edmonton, Portland Oregon, Regina/Saskatoon, Seattle, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Las Vegas.

Dates: October 10th – November 16th, 2023, Tuesdays & Thursdays (no class on October 31st).

Time: 4:00 PM-6:30 PM PST.

Format: Each module will include 2 hours of instruction followed by an Online Quiz and Q&A Session.

Location: IES Zoom Room – See calendar invite for sign-in details.


  • $505 CAD non-members
  • $380 CAD for IES members
  • $230 CAD EPs1
  • $125 CAD Students2

+ IES Course Materials3: Purchase Course Materials HERE

1 EPs = Emerging Professionals; contract your section for related EP Promos.

2 Students = currently enrolled in college, university, or trade program.

3 Course participants must purchase their own course materials from the IES website.

Note: IES Sustaining Members Receive 10% Discount.

District 6+ Sections – Must Register by Friday, October 5th.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Blake at jenniferblake85@gmail.com (organizational) or Dan Salinas at danielgsalinas@comcast.net (instruction).


Module Schedule

Module 1: Tuesday, October 10thIntroduction to Light and Lighting (Portland: Naomi Miller). A brief history of light and lighting. Professional practice. The physics of light. Vision. Color. Light and health.

Module 2: Thursday, October 12thElectric Light Sources (Anchorage: Adrian Oehrlein & Jeremy Maxie). Introduction to electric light sources. Legacy sources. Incandescent. Fluorescent. High Intensity Discharge. Solid state.

Module 3: Tuesday, October 17thDaylighting (Seattle: Chris Meek & Regina/Saskatoon: Kristen Ernst). Introduction to daylighting. Characteristics of daylight. Delivering daylight. Integrating daylight and electric light. View. Modeling daylight.

Module 4: Thursday, October 19thLuminaires (Portland: Mariel Acevedo & Vancouver: Colin Macduff). Introduction to luminaires. Luminaire optics. Classification. Mounting. Interior luminaires. Exterior luminaires.

Module 5: Tuesday, October 24thLighting Controls (Seattle: Shaun Darragh). Introduction to Lighting Controls. Dimming. Sensors: presence detection. Sensors: light detection. Networked systems. General Considerations.

Module 6: Thursday, October 26thMetrics, photometry, calculations, and rendering (Calgary: Dan Hadash & Las Vegas: Javid Butler). Introduction. Photometry: Lab and Reports. Calculations. Point method calculations. Lumen method calculations. Computer modeling. Field Measurements.

Tuesday, October 31st – No Class – Holiday / IES Street & Area Lighting Conference (SALC)

Module 7: Thursday, November 2ndCodes & Standards, and Practice (Edmonton: Sunil Nakia & Portland: Jeff Schwartz). Introduction.  Electrical and Building Codes. Energy Codes. Aspirational Standards. Lighting Standards. Economics.

Module 8: Tuesday, November 7thLighting for interior environments (Calgary: Hilary Zorn). Fundamentals of lighting design. Languages of lighting design. Visibility and comfort. Visual experience. Attraction and display. Light and architecture. Wellness and sustainability.

Module 9: Thursday, November 9thLighting for exterior environments (Winnipeg: Elaina Samardzija). Lighting for dark environments. Parks, campuses, and civic spaces. Streets and roadways. Parking facilities. Athletic facilities. Facades and landscapes. Sustainability and wellness.

Module 10: Tuesday, November 14thReview. (Instructor: TBD). Lighting basics. Vision & Perception (color, contrast). Daylight, Electric Light, Controls. Light & Professional Practice. Balancing Needs and Sustainability. Resources.

AME: Thursday, November 16thAsk Me Anything – Optional (Multiple Instructors). Your time to discuss anything in the course you’d like to go over again.


October 10, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$125.00 – $505.00
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