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William F. Maskevich, PE
This series of tutorials takes a unique approach to interior lighting design in that it tackles the essential information used directly in lighting design calculations; the first tutorial tackled the Zonal Cavity Method of lighting calculations while this course addresses how to determine or calculate the level of illumination required to ensure various tasks and activities are adequately lit.. The author knows from experience that there is a lot of knowledge that goes into a good, quality lighting system that meets the objectives of providing appropriate light levels for the tasks to be lit. This tutorial series started with the calculations necessary to ensure required lighting levels were met but the information that was needed to perform the calculations were provided by a hypothetical team of designers. In this course the attendee learns how to calculate the required level of illumination which can then be used in the lighting calculations of that first tutorial.
Subsequent courses will cover topics such as selecting the light sources, the fixtures, and the ballasts to be used and other topics such as determining the light loss factors and accounting for circumstances that affect the qualitative aspects of a lighting design.
The IESNA method for determining the required level of illumination is a long accepted method of determining the amount of light needed to properly light tasks and activities. Even if you use software for lighting design, this course will provide good understanding of how appropriate light levels are determined and the relevant factors that affect visibility of a given task.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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