Commercial Interior Lighting Design
Thomas Mason, P.E.
This two hour
online course discusses the determination of requirements, calculations and
graphic representation of typical interior commercial lighting. The approach
is to examine each facet of design. Government regulations are presented, optical
physics are examined and commercially available fixtures are discussed. Principals
foci are lighting levels, installation, control and power distribution. One
appendix provides a summary of IESNA recommended lighting levels, another presents
a comparison of ASHRAE 90.1 lighting mandates and one State's school funding
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
Lighting design is performed by specially trained lighting designers, marketing and sales specialists, by architects, electrical engineers, installation contractors, lighting vendors and owners. Good lighting design meets government regulations, the owner's budget, the users needs and doesn't pop circuit breakers. This course addresses lighting needs, fixtures and lamps, installation, controls and power wiring. The approach is practical application with commercial references.
The course content is in a PDF file (334 KB) Commercial Interior Lighting Design.pdf. You need to open or download this document to study this course.
Commercial lighting design requires attention to a number of factors. None are truly concealed. The best education comes from noticing good installations as you travel. This course attempted to present the underlying principles and considerations to implement the design.
For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:
ASHRAE - ASHRAE Online!
EPACT - 1992 Energy Policy Act - Office of Codes and Standards (OCS):Fact
Sheet - Appliance
US DOE - Energy.gov
US EPA - Environmental
Lithonia lighting fixtures - www.lithonia.com/
Holophane lighting fixtures - www.holophane.com/
Lightolier lighting fixtures - www.lightolier.com/
General Electric Lighting Control - General Electric : FAQ's
Siemens Lighting Control -
Siemens Energy & Automation --
Cutler-Hammer Lighting Control - Cutler-Hammer Consulting Application Guide
Square D Lighting Control
- Square D Technical Library
Tek Supply - Welcome to Teksupply: A leading supplier
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.