Glare. Correlated Color Temperature. Color Rendering Index. Lumens. What do these terms really mean, and how do they impact the health, safety, and welfare of a building’s occupants? This presentation looks at lighting from a conceptual point of view instead of a technical one. Buzzwords, common terminology, and general lighting techniques will be covered. As lighting directly impacts an interior environment, it is important to understand how attributes like glare, color, and lumens can positively, or negatively, impact occupants and visitors. Because of this, as well as how lighting effects energy code requirements, the importance of integrating architecture with lighting design will also be covered.
- Attendees will improve interior environments by recognizing how glare, correlated color temperature, and color rendering effects the mood, behavior, productivity, and wellness of building occupants.
- Attendees will evaluate the quantity of light (lumens) based upon the average age of a building’s occupants to avoid over-lighting or under-lighting a space, thus improving the interior environment for occupants.
- Attendees will work with lighting designers to integrate the required life safety systems into an overall building design to create a safe, yet aesthetically-pleasing environment.
- Attendees will discuss basic lighting concepts and language with designers and clients and be able to better interpret codes and standards in order to apply them to their designs.