Focal Point

Lighting is expanding beyond illumination, integrating technologies that contribute to human well-being, energy savings, and code compliance, while transforming the built environment. Keep abreast of the latest developments in lighting and acoustics, and expand your knowledge with our continuing education courses. Earn Learning Units (LUs) by taking our AIA/CES accredited continuing education courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flexible by Design: Integrated Lighting and Sound Management Solutions for Today’s Interiors

0.5LU/HSW

This course will review 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.

Advancing Light Quality for Human Preference and Well-Being

1.5LU/HSW

Light sources in commercial spaces are usually driven by maximizing efficacy, often at the expense of light quality. This course will review how today’s technology allows the quality of light to be more tailored to human preference, especially when it comes to designing interior spaces using lighting. It will focus on recent studies on human preference lighting and the key metrics used to assess a luminaire’s quality of light. It will also provide an overview of TM-30-18, the latest test method released by the Illuminating Engineering Society to measure light quality.

Controlled and Connected Luminaires and Design Integration

1LU/HSW

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.