Hospitality Lighting: ANSI/IES RP-9 Leading the Way beyond Calculations

Recorded On: 12/14/2023

About this Course

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Description: There are many different types of hospitality projects, and effective lighting is consistently an important design tool to enhance the guests’ overall experience. It is often the first feature that guests notice and is the element that creates that all-important long-lasting positive impression that may influence guests’ opinions about the quality, character, convenience, and charm of the hotel even before they reach the front entrance. In this presentation, Emlyn Altman and Chip Israel from the IES Hospitality Lighting Committee guide viewers through the world of hospitality illumination as documented in the ANSI/IES RP-9 Hospitality Lighting Recommended Practice manual.


Hospitality Lighting: ANSI/IES RP-9 Leading the Way beyond Calculations
Open to view video.  |  60 minutes
Open to view video.  |  60 minutes This video is required for course completion.
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available

Emlyn Altman

Senior Lighting Designer

DLR Group

Emlyn Altman is a Senior Lighting Designer at the integrated design firm DLR Group. With over 27 years of experience working on interior and exterior lighting projects, she incorporates a unique, combined background in lighting, architectural design, sculpture, and 3D visualization throughout her work. Her portfolio includes a diverse range of designs such as Hospitality, Culture & Performing Arts, Education (K-12 and Higher-Ed), Corporate, Civic, Healthcare, Retail, Residential, Sports & Recreation, Research Laboratories, and even large-scale art installations. Hospitality lighting is her passion and specialty, especially after having been a Senior Lighting Designer at Wynn Design & Development where she designed lighting solutions for multiple Encore and Wynn Casino Resort projects in Boston, Las Vegas, Macau, and Cotai – including the notable Delilah’s supper club. Throughout Emlyn’s career, her work and insights and have been published in periodicals such as Lodging Hospitality, Architectural Lighting, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, in addition to seven years as a regular columnist for LD+A magazine, where she wrote about digital design topics for the lighting industry. In 2006, she was one of the first recipients of Building Design and Construction magazine’s “40 Under 40” hotshot designers award. Beyond Emlyn’s regular work responsibilities, she is a member of the Lightfair International Attendee Advisory Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the national Illuminating Engineering Society’s Hospitality Design committee where she helped develop the original “Hotel Lighting Design” Guidelines manual (DG-25) that was later expanded to become the current ANSI/IES RP manual “Lighting Hospitality Spaces” (ANSI/IES RP-9-23). Since 1999, Emlyn has presented as a guest lecturer at universities and professional conferences around the country including the IES Annual Conference, Lightfair, Lightshow West, HD Expo, and Autodesk University. For her, success as an instructor is revealed at the “aha” moment when the students’ eyes light up (pun intended) as they begin to understand the concepts being taught.

Chip Israel

CEO & Founder

Lighting Design Alliance

Chip Israel has been a lighting designer for over 35 years. In 1992, he founded LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As CEO and Founder, Chip works closely with the owner, design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts.

He has been elected as a Fellow of the IALD, the International Association of Lighting Designers; Fellow of the IES, Illuminating Engineering Society; has received the Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering’s highest award, the Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Awards and Martin’s Professional Lighting Designer of the Year. He currently serves on three Technical IES Committees and is Past Board of Directors and Past President of the IESNA, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Chip is also Past President of both, the IALD Education Trust and the Designer’s Lighting Forum.

Chip is committed to promoting excellence in lighting design through education. As a leading industry spokesman, he has presented technical papers and educational seminars in over eleven countries and lectured at over a dozen universities across the country.

Lighting Design Alliance has also been recognized by winning over 300 National and International design awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design.