Free Webinar Series: Lighting Fundamentals - 3 Parts: Terminology, Vision and Color; Light Sources; and Design, December 12-16

  • 12 December 2022 To 16 December 2022
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Lighting Fundamentals, a 3-Part Free Webinar Series
Event Description

This 3-class series provides a basic overview of fundamental lighting topics, including lighting terminology, vision, light and color theory, electric light sources, fixtures, controls, as well as intros to lighting calculations and codes and standards. Lighting designer David Orgish provides examples to demonstrate human visual response, color characteristics, light measurement and the lighting design process. Attendees are introduced to several fixture types and characteristics of LED systems. Lighting codes and recommendations, as well as some energy-saving concepts, are introduced. 

In Part 1 – Terminology, Vision and Color (December 12), David will cover definitions of key lighting terms and how light is processed in human vision with a brief mention of light and health effects. We explore how light interacts with surfaces to produce color, and review specularity and glare. David demonstrates various color temperatures and color rendering capabilities to evaluate and compare their effects.

Topics include:

  • Introduction and safety message
  • Metrics for measuring light
  • Human vision
  • Light and color
  • Color temperature and color rendering

In Part 2 – Light Sources (December 14), Luminaire and Controls, David will review legacy light source types, then take a deep dive into LED lighting systems and how they operate. This class covers auxiliary equipment, such as drivers, and introduces lighting controls and how they function.

Topics include:

  • Introduction and safety message
  • Lamps and light source types
  • Ballasts, drivers and other auxiliary equipment
  • Luminaires and features to control light
  • Overview of lighting controls

In Part 3 – Design Process (December 16), Lighting Measurement, and Codes & Standards, we show what is involved in the lighting design process and introduce lighting calculations that are typically done to produce target illuminance levels. The class introduces software that produces these results and their reporting capabilities. We also review lighting codes and standards, and major lighting issues today.

  • Introduction and safety message
  • Lighting design process
  • Basic lighting calculations
  • Light measurement tools
  • Codes & Standards




  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • David Orgish
      Principal, Lighting Design Studio at O'Mahony & Myer
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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