DG-1, Design for Color and Illumination

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About this Course

The IES offers a series of webinars that provide supplemental education to coincide with a recently revised or new IES Standard (Recommended Practice - RP, Technical Memorandum - TM, etc.). DG-1, Design for Color and Illumination is part of the IES Standards Webinars

Description: When developing a lighting design, lighting specifiers determine the lamp and fixture combination that best suits the design’s requirements based on many factors. While some considerations are largely technical, such as power consumption, the amount of light generated, and how light is distributed, one consideration is both technical and artistic and can be approached in a number of ways. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course learners will be able to...

1. Describe the three common color specification criteria: CRI, CCT, and TM-30.   
2. Develop an understanding of how color goals translate to specifications.    
3. Explore human perception in the relationship of color & illuminance levels.   
4. Develop a confidence in relying on specific measurement and performance standards available in the light & color space. 


DG-1, Design for Color and Illumination
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This video is required for course completion.
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass This quiz is required for course completion.
3 Questions
3 Questions This survey is required for course completion.
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available

Jason Livingston

Design Principal

Jason Livingston is the principal of Studio T+L, a lighting design and theatre consulting studio in Brooklyn, NY, and is co-chair of the IES Color Committee. He has over 30 years of experience in entertainment lighting design and over 20 years in architectural lighting design. His award winning lighting designs have been profiled in Lighting & Sound AmericaLighting Design + ApplicationDesign Bureau, and Architectural SSL. Jason is also the author of Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design (Wiley, 2014), and is a coauthor of Design Guide 1 – Color and Illumination (IES, 2016).

Wendy Luedtke

Product Technology Specialist

Wendy Luedtke is the product technology specialist for color at ETC and is a member of its Advance Research Group (ARG). She is the co-chair of the IES Color Committee and a member of the ESTA-TSP Photometrics Working Group, the US National Committee of the CIE, and United Scenic Artists Local 829. Previously, she was the product manager for color and lighting at Rosco Laboratories, Inc. Ms. Luedtke has more than 15 years of experience designing lighting for theater, live entertainment, corporate events, and architectural projects. She holds a BFA in Technical Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she later served for more than a decade as an adjunct instructor.