Understanding Asymmetric Beam Angles

This learning unit provides a general overview of how new technologies allow for greater control of Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures, light quality, and light output. Also, this course defines asymmetrical beams, describes how they are created, and illustrates why LED light is an ideal technology for this new way to project light. Finally this learning unit gives guidelines for mounting and installing asymmetric beam fixtures.

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Interior Lighting Strategies

This learning unit covers three areas: (1) it provides a general overview of how lamps and fixture types have evolved over the past few decades; (2) it discusses the benefits of LED lighting when compared to other traditional lamp types; and (3) it explains how programmable LED fixtures in both recessed and suspension applications can help expand interior lighting options and offer new and innovative opportunities for both functional and aesthetically pleasing design strategies.

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Selecting the Right Lighting

This learning unit provides a general overview of how to select the right approach to interior lighting. Lighting can have a major impact on the functionality, safety, mood, and healthfulness of a space. Whether for a commercial project or interior, exterior, or residential setting, selecting the right lighting strategy for a space is critical.

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Custom Lamp Creation and the Benefits of LED Lighting

This learning unit provides a general overview of how new technologies allow more control of LED fixtures, light quality, and lumens. Also, this course outlines and discusses the benefits of LED lighting compared with other traditional lamp types. Finally, architects will learn how LED fixtures can be custom crafted using extruded aluminum to provide functional, cost effective, and aesthetically interesting fixtures for commercial office or retail spaces.

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Benefits of Tunable Light in the Commercial Workspace

This learning unit provides a general overview of how specific bands of the light spectrum impact human behavior, and how light is distributed using traditional and new fixtures and luminaries. Also, this course explores how new technologies can be used not only to adjust the quantity of light, but also the quality of light in commercial spaces. Finally, the course examines the benefits of tunable white light as an option for architects to create healthful, practical, and aesthetically pleasing interior lighting designs.

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Exterior Lighting Choices to Combat Sky Glow

This learning unit provides a general overview of the importance of thoughtful lighting design from curbside to building. It also discusses how reducing light pollution and improving energy conservation are critical elements of successful exterior lighting design. Included is an introduction to some of the best practice lighting strategies for exteriors, including new technologies and design elements to reduce sky glow.

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Go beyond energy savings with Daylight Autonomy

Daylight autonomy systems from Lutron use breakthrough solar control technologies to improve staff well-being like no other daylighting solution can. As you consider specification options for upcoming projects, keep in mind these 10 reasons to team up with Lutron:

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Lichen and the Rock: An Integrated Response to Daylight

Daylighting professionals explain daylighting design principles, criteria and metrics you can use to optimize daylight use for your projects. Specific examples from projects on the University of Washington campus demonstrate tools and techniques used to analyze, manipulate and maximize daylight performance in different types of spaces. They found their inspiration from an unlikely source: lichen growing on a rock.

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The Light Stuff: Energy-efficient Lighting for a Healing Environment

This course looks at the advancements and opportunities for providing energy-efficient lighting in a 24/7 environment such as a hospital. The course discusses concepts such as harvesting daylighting, which looks at the amount of lighting in a space to determine when electrical light doesn’t need to be on; tones of white light; color temperature; spectral power distribution; and color rendering of white light. The healing and emotional power of lighting is examined through various case studies such as the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Bethesda, Maryland, a rehab center for solders suffering traumatic brain injury who are easily disoriented triggered by light, the Loyola Bone Marrow Treatment Facility Renovation, Maywood, Illinois; and the Banner Page Hospital Emergency Department addition, Page, Arizona. Lighting solutions are proposed such as minimal interior contrast, no point lighting, creating wayfinding with sconces, and using passive light.

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Let There Be Daylight: Deploying Advanced Daylight Controls

This course looks at the results of a recent report called Let There Be Daylight, the result of retrofitting daylight controls in New York City office buildings. Lighting is the largest electric end use of a building and New York City’s new lighting laws will drive massive retrofit activity in its commercial buildings. The course discusses the process and challenges of measuring and verifying lighting and shading controls, the energy and cost benefits of daylighting, deploying daylighting technologies and components, and the role of operations and building management in the success of such systems. Wrong ways to daylight a building such as over-glazing it, ignoring shading and glare control, and skipping automated controls are examined along with GSA’s Proving Ground data that looks at its own energy savings from lighting controls, along with case studies such as the New York Times Headquarters Building and the Time Warner Center retrofit, which reduced its lighting energy by 55 percent.

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