I just wanted to let everyone know that I took and past the excellent learning 2.0 type FREE online course called Lessons in Lighting which covers basic lighting fundamentals and is provided by Lightolier. This may sound “not serious” or perhaps the word “basic” is throwing you off well let me tell you, while these are lighting “fundamentals” this is far from basic. There are 24 online lessons (each has a quiz too) that take between 30 minutes to over an hour (depending on whether you like to take notes like I do) and they cover EVERYTHING about lamps, color temperature, CRI, efficacy, ballasts, luminaires, design for residential, commercial, and retail, and wayyyyy more. There is also a final exam which you must pass with a 75 or better to receive certification. I knew a fair amount about light and lighting but I learned a lot more taking this course. I highly recommend it for lighting pros that need a brush up. Well back to that “not serious” thing well this course counts towards continuing education credits for these professional organizations:
(ALA) American Lighting Association
(AIA) American Institute of Architects
(NCQLP) National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
(NAILD) National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors, Inc.
Hah! Take that! Well just to show off a bit, here’s the front of the certificate they give you for passing the course and exam:
Here is the back page:
I highly recommend taking this course to anyone who works in or around lighting. You will learn a lot! 8)