Session 10: Lighting Water Features; Tackling the Most Difficult Lighting

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Key Concepts in Session 10: 
  1. Water and electricity don’t mix, lighting water is very difficult
  2. Understanding light level contrast between water and surrounds
  3. Importance of hiding electrical equipment from view
  4. Creating a recessed trough to properly locate and protect lighting equipment
  5. Understanding smooth and rough weir needs for lighting
  6. Depth of water scatters and diminishes the effect of light
  7. Types of underwater fixtures and how/when to use them
  8. Importance of complete documents for water features
  9. Importance of correct fixture location to actually create a lighting effect for water
  10. Difference between up- and downlighting in water lighting
  11. Using fiberoptic and LED
  12. Importance of details to get the water lighting effect to work
  13. Introducing "shore-scraping" and how and when to use it
  14. Beauty of reflection on a still water surface

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.


Session 10 Workbook
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. The workbook features photographs, additional insights, and places for you to take your own notes and observations.
Session 10 Video
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Session 10 Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass You will need to download the workbook to complete the quiz, and watch the video in its entirety.
10.00 CEU / AIA LU / LA CES credits  |  Certificate available
10.00 CEU / AIA LU / LA CES credits  |  Certificate available You must complete all 10 sessions (pass all 10 quizzes with a 70% or higher, and watch all videos in their entirety) to receive CEU credit.