Great lighting design focuses on the human experience in harmony with code requirements and system efficiencies. JDB Illumination weaves engineering expertise with artistic expression to create holistic solutions for our clients. Visual appeal, space functionality, energy usage, controllability, maintainability, and economic feasibility are but a few of the inputs we consider when designing customized lighting systems. Our team is led by two professionals with almost three decades of lighting design and construction experience – specifying, installation, commissioning. Further enhancing JDB Illumination’s offerings is our use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to enhance coordination with other project disciplines and provide virtual reality walk-throughs and renderings to share concepts, layouts, and ideas. At JDB Illumination, we pride ourselves on thinking beyond the engineering calculations to take into account the impact to occupants of a space – that’s where the art comes in, and that’s Engineering with Creativity, Leadership by Design.


  • Architectural Lighting Design
  • Specialty Lighting Design
  • Industrial Lighting Design
  • Lighting Controls
  • Exterior Lighting Design


Understanding Lighting Controls

Lighting Trends: Everything is Changing, But Not Everyone is Keeping Up

Pedestrian Lighting: Turning Requirements Into a Plan (Part 3)

Pedestrian Lighting: Establishing Lighting Levels for Safety & Security (Part 2)

Pedestrian Lighting: A Case Study (Part 1)

Understanding Selectable Color Temperature

Illuminance and Perceived Brightness

What is the Ideal Color Temperature for Your Lighting?

Understanding Correlated Color Temperature (CCT)

Green Lighting Controls – Changing the Heart of the Culture


The following programs have all been approved for 1.0 AIA LU/HSW credit:

Lighting for Occupants, not Footcandles

Lighting Controls 101: Codes, Energy Efficiency, Occupancy Sensors, Whole Building Systems, Dimmers

Lighting 101: Learning the Lingo & Working with Lighting Designers

Lighting for Mood

Interested in having a presentation at your next conference, society meeting, or lunch-and-learn program? Contact Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM to learn more.


Craig G. Malesic, PMP, LC, EIT

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Thomas G. Schubert, PE

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