RP-11, Lighting for Interior and Exterior Residential Environments

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.). RP-11, Lighting for Interior and Exterior Residential Environments is part of the IES Standards Webinars

Description: This new Recommended Practice provides design criteria for the many different types of interior and exterior spaces associated with residences and residential environments. This is the first version of RP11 to be ANSI approved, as well as having collaboration with ALA. This document addresses the many and varied visual tasks during the course of the many activities and needs for all types of lifestyles and age groups. This new RP11 presents lighting criterion and design techniques that include new and current focuses, such as energy usage and resilient lighting. These issues have gained predominance throughout our society on a continuous basis. Lighting design for residences requires an added expertise of understanding the psychological and physiological aspects of lighting, and how it pertains to personal preferences. Lighting quality is immeasurable in the sense of one’s feeling of well-being in a space. The relationship and balance between technical knowledge and the skill to create pleasant, functional lighting environments are evident within this document.

Learning Objectives:

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

1. Describe and navigate the contents of IES RP-11-18. 
2. Explore the role of lighting within specific activities in the residential environment. 
3. Identify the impact LED technology has had on the approach to lighting design within the residential environment. 
4. Understand the importance of personalization of the technical recommendations (including illuminance recommendations).


RP-11, Lighting for Residential Environments
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

Doreen LeMay Madden

Lighting Designer

An award-winning designer with over 28 years of experience as a professional lighting architect and designer for commercial, hospitality, educational, institutional, residential, and landscape lighting projects. She is founder, owner and principal designers of Lux Lighting Design, Inc., since 2001. She graduate Summa Cum Laude in Interior Design from Newbury College, while raising her young family. She was the first lighting designer in New England to be lighting certified by both ALA and NCQLP. She is also a certified controls system designer for various controls companies. She has been featured as a top lighting designer in the country with numerous articles and interviews online featuring her work.

Doreen has held educational seminars since 1996. Her passions, knowledge and instinct for good design is well known. Doreen is the go-to person for local media on TV, radio and social media. Her work and interviews have been published in trade publications, design magazines and design books.

Doreen is known in the industry for her forward thinking that has been instrumental in new products. Her clients call her a “lighting architect,” due to her details that enable lighting to be a part of structures, a design element she has always preferred.

Doreen has served as Chair for the IES Residential Lighting Committee since 2006 and recently worked with ALA as co-committee members for the RP-11 2018 publication. She has been an active member with the IES since 1995.