Session 10: Lighting Water Features; Tackling the Most Difficult Lighting
Key Concepts in Session 10:
- Water and electricity don’t mix, lighting water is very difficult
- Understanding light level contrast between water and surrounds
- Importance of hiding electrical equipment from view
- Creating a recessed trough to properly locate and protect lighting equipment
- Understanding smooth and rough weir needs for lighting
- Depth of water scatters and diminishes the effect of light
- Types of underwater fixtures and how/when to use them
- Importance of complete documents for water features
- Importance of correct fixture location to actually create a lighting effect for water
- Difference between up- and downlighting in water lighting
- Using fiberoptic and LED
- Importance of details to get the water lighting effect to work
- Introducing "shore-scraping" and how and when to use it
- 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.
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