Learn Night Light, Course 2

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About Course 2 Learn Night Light with Janet Lennox Moyer

This collection of ten training sessions, is a sequel to IES Learning: Learn Night Light, Course 1

It gets dark every night. This collection of twenty training sessions, provides the groundwork necessary for lighting professionals to create safe and pleasing night environments. Designer and Author Janet Lennox Moyer shares her knowledge and what she discovered on thousands of lighting design projects over her 48-years in-the-field experience.

Objectives: 

At the end of these courses, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize landscape lighting differences from other types of lighting.
  • Understand the secret of the science and art behind illumination.
  • Understand humans’ perception of light and how we use light to guide people through nighttime landscape spaces.
  • Elevate your capacity and expand your creativity with landscape lighting.
  • Select the right lighting equipment using LED technology.
  • Create lighting design plans tailored to your clients’ needs.

Armed with fundamental tools and techniques, Learn Night Light will help you create effects that produce stunning, useable, and sustainable night scenes for your clients.

SAVE $100 when you register for both courses. Use code: LNLSAVE at checkout.
Watch the Course Trailer:
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Session Themes: 

Session 11: Starting with Downlighting
Session 12: Important Aspects to Consider when Choosing Light Fixtures
Session 13: Planning Site Power Distribution and Understanding Wiring Techniques; 
Session 14: Lighting Walkways and Stairs
Session 15: Lighting Deciduous Trees
Session 16: Lighting Evergreen Trees
Session 17: Lighting for and in Snow
Session 18: Planning for Lighting to Respond to Garden Evolution
Session 19: Planning a Mockup or Aiming Session
Session 20: The Importance of Maintenance

Courses Structure and Resources: 

Each of the ten individual sessions (featuring a video, workbook, and quiz) can be completed at your own pace. We recommend downloading the workbook for each session before watching the corresponding video. As you watch the videos, the workbook can be used as a guide to the concepts covered in the session. Utilize the workbook, and your own notes and observations to take the quiz for each session. Upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each session (you have unlimited attempts), you will unlock the next session in the course. Each session must be watched in order, but once you've completed one, you can revisit it as many times as you'd like to. 

Courses Completion Guide:
  1. Activate Session 1 or 11. Download the workbook, watch the video, and pass the quiz.
  2. After each completed quiz, move on to the next module by clicking BACK TO PACKAGE and activating the next session in order. 
  3. Repeat the process of activating, viewing the session, downloading the workbook, viewing the video, and completing the quiz. 
  4. After completing session 10 and/or 20, a CEU certificate of completion will be available for immediate download.
Continuing Education: 

Course 1 (Sessions 1-10) and Course 2 (Sessions 11-20) are each registered for continuing education credits with IES, ASLA, and AIA. Upon completion of both courses, earn 20 IES CEU, 20 LA CES, and 20 AIA LU. 

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    Learn to see how downlighting starts to define a scene in that familiar way we experience every day from sunlight. It helps reveal and then define the space in night scenes.

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    Key Concepts in Session 11: 
    1. As a starting place, downlighting defines the first layer of a night scene
    2. Usually downlighting is accompanied by uplighting
    3. Use this direction of light to create property boundaries at a human scale
    4. Downlighting covers more area, doesn’t get knocked out of adjustment readily, and retains its effect over a long period of time
    5. Downlighting can produce a soft, comfortable scene
    6. Downlighting can produce a soft, comfortable scene
    7. Downlighting can produce dappled patterns on walks and lawns

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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    Light fixtures hold and protect the lamp that creates light. We need to understand the physical aspects of fixtures so that we can evaluate our selections wisely. Knowing how to specify all the needed accessories helps us build a solid fixture that can do the necessary work. It’s also important to be aware of and understand the eight types of corrosion fixtures will face so that we can choose a solid, lasting tool.

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    Key Concepts in Session 12: 
    1. Light fixtures hold and protect the lamps that produce the lighting effects we desire
    2. Knowing important aspects of fixtures allows you to choose a strong fixture that will do its job and last a long time
    3. Eight types of corrosion that affect all light fixtures in an outdoor environment
    4. Mounting fixtures
    5. How to shield glare
    6. Types of fixtures and when to use them
    7. Using decorative fixtures to express project identity

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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    Power distribution and solid wiring connections are two of the wiring issues that ensure a landscape lighting system will function for years. Knowing mounting techniques and processes makes the installation solid.

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    Key Concepts in Session 13: 
    1. Planning power distribution allows you to build a lighting system that can be expanded for years
    2. Fixture connections are the weak link in lighting systems
    3. Best-practice wiring connections
    4. Power distribution and layout documentation
    5. Installation techniques and details

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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    This session includes techniques for making path lighting safe while enhancing the landscape scene.

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    Key Concepts in Session 14: 
    1. Fixture placement to enhance the landscape and provide needed path lighting
    2. Techniques that help guide people through night spaces
    3. Matching the daytime appearance of path light fixtures with the garden and architecture style
    4. Techniques for step lighting

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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    Being large and vertical, trees command attention. Lit at night, they become even statelier than in daylight. Trees that lose their leaves present different night appearances as the seasons change. Understanding how to interpret trees using light starts with learning the characteristics of individual trees. As large objects in our lighting scenes, they determine the nature of our lighting scenes. While they may be only one type of element in a scene, they fulfil a major role in most successful lighting.

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    Key Concepts in Session 15: 
    1. The importance of learning the characteristics of trees 
    2. Visually tying the canopy to the ground by lighting the trunk
    3. How a tree’s shape directs ways to light it
    4. How the canopy height above ground affects how to light a tree
    5. The difference between lighting a tree with a dense canopy versus a tree with an open canopy
    6. Shielding fixture glare by position, aiming, glare shielding, and using a tree’s surroundings

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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    The range of plant types included here requires a number of individual techniques be understood to properly light and show their characteristics. Site-specific location always guides lighting, and multiple successful techniques for the same tree show good design is not limited.

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    Key Concepts in Session 16: 
    1. Evergreens include palms, broad-leafed flowering or hardy trees, conifers, and cactus
    2. Techniques for lighting palms
    3. Techniques for lighting broad-leafed flowering or hardy trees
    4. Techniques for lighting conifers
    5. Techniques for lighting cactus

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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    Nothing is as awe-inspiring as falling snow on lit trees. The appearance being short-lived means it’s important to take advantage of it. Tips on dealing with uplighting and snowpack are explained to extend the use of winter lighting.

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    Key Concepts in Session 17: 

    1. Being white, snow creates a new visual experience in night landscapes
    2. Branching type in trees affects how much snow gets held to create the new view
    3. Snow expands the scale of view because of the white ground plane
    4. On dark conifer boughs, snow reveals a tree’s texture
    5. How to work with snowpack to retain the uplighting effect
    6. The physical weight of snow on conifer boughs can break one or many branches
    7. Snow creates fairyland views in the winter at night

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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    Every plant’s appearance changes through the seasons of one year. Each year plants grow, they may also die, new plants may be added, maintenance may affect our lighting, and people are always changing gardens—moving plants, adding features, adding new gardens. Lighting systems need to be planned from the start to respond to changes we can’t even imagine.

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    Key Concepts in Session 18: 

    1. Seasonal changes affect lighting
    2. Annual plant growth affects lighting
    3. Garden maintenance tasks can affect lighting
    4. Moving, adding, and dying plants affect lighting
    5. People’s continual change in gardens can affect lighting
    6. Lighting power distribution needs to be planned from the beginning to respond to change

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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    Lighting is not done when the fixtures are installed and wired in daylight hours. Refinement of fixture location, aiming, and shielding ensures that the system reaches its best potential. To maximize the outcome, plan mockup and aiming sessions including order of work, number of people needed, and tool gathering—you never know what you may need, so bring everything! After a mockup, document the results specifically for installation to produce record documents and update them after every aiming session.

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    Key Concepts in Session 19: 

    1. Our work is not done after connections have been made
    2. Mockup and aiming sessions maximize lighting effects
    3. Unforeseen circumstances and fortuitous opportunities abound during aiming
    4. Plan hours of work, tasks and task order, and type and amount of hands needed, and bring all tools!
    5. The tasks of aiming one fixture include horizontal rotation, vertical aiming, setting the glare shielding, and sometimes moving the fixture
    6. Document decisions during mockups and all data during aiming for accurate and complete record documents

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.

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    Maintenance needs to be done regularly to keep a lighting system functioning properly. The tasks to be done are not extensive and don’t require vast amounts of time. If performed regularly, these tasks extend the life of any lighting system, keep clients happy, and provide ongoing work with existing and new clients.

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    Key Concepts in Session 20: 
    1. Maintenance keeps lighting functioning as originally designed 
    2. Tasks and time to keep lighting maintained is not extensive and, done regularly, extends system life
    3. Tasks may vary based on the type of lighting system installed 
    4. Fixtures need to be kept free of debris and plant coverage
    5. Fixtures have lots of small parts that may need replacing during maintenance
    6. Fixture positioning may require attention during maintenance
    7. Apply anti-seize and high-heat lubricant each time a fixture is opened
    8. Solvents clean lenses and can protect against caking on lenses
    9. Surprises are revealed at maintenance time; with the addition of new elements or entirely new gardens, you’re back to design again

    Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD

    Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI

    Janet Lennox Moyer Design

    Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.

    Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.

    Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.