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FOL-15: Fundamentals of Lighting Feb 20th - March 22nd

February 20, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Clark Nexsen
4525 Main Street, Suite 1400
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Fundamentals of Lighting

Presented by the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

February 20th - March 22nd

Monday and Wednesday Evenings

6:00pm - 8:00pm Seminar and Dinner
Clark Nexsen Training Room


The Tidewater Virginia Section is offering the FOL-15 Fundamentals of Lighting course as part of the ongoing efforts to promote education in the art and science of lighting. This comprehensive ten module lighting course provides a complete foundation in basic lighting principles and conveys 20 professional development hours. It is designed to provide sound lighting knowledge in an easy to understand fashion. FOL-15 offers a great opportunity for those entering the lighting industry as interior designers, lighting designers, engineers, architects, sales agents, manufacturers, retrofitters, or electrical contractors.

The FOL-15 course is an introductory survey of the principal issues in lighting. Vision, color, and the physiology of the eye are included, as well as illumination terminology. Sources, photometry, and calculations are discussed, and further information about luminaires, controls and specific applications will be provided. This set of ten instructional lessons is ideal for those who have only basic awareness of lighting and professionals who want a thorough overview of the field. As a refresher course in lighting, there is no equal for those seeking to enhance their careers and personal growth. Class size is limited to provide quality learning for attendees. Please reserve your space as soon as possible.



Date: Monday and Wednesday Evenings
  February 20, 2017 - March 22, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Clark Nexsen Training Room
  4525 Main Street, Suite 1400
  Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Fee: $460 - includes printed class materials*
  $400 - without book (PDF available for purchase separately)**
  $250 - Student***

*Registration with book will not be available inside of two weeks before the first class day.
**Attendees should purchase and download the electronic version of the book separately from the IES store by clicking here.
***Student must provide proof of full-time student status and name of school.



Click the appropriate link on this page or in the meeting flyer email for online registration.  See attached registration form to pay with a check. Reminder, registration for class with book will close two weeks prior to the first class.  Registration without the book will close on Thursday, February 16, 2017.


Continuing Education

Members of many professional organizations are required to earn continuing education credits to maintain their professional standing. The FOL-15 class offers continuing education credits for the following professional organizations:

IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) – 1 CEU for every 10 contact hours of instruction, up to 20 hours.

AIA (American Institute of Architects) – 1 LU for every contact hour of instruction, up to 20 hours.


Module Descriptions

Click on the title of each module below to see the date, time, presenter, and topic synopsis.

  1. History of Light, Professional Practice, Defining Light, Vision, Color, and Light and Health
  2. Electric Light Sources and Auxiliary Devices
  3. Daylighting
  4. Luminaires
  5. Controls
  6. Photometry, Metrics, and Computer Calculations
  7. Codes, Standards, and Economics
  8. Lighting Design Process and Techniques, Sustainability, and Commissioning
  9. Lighting for Interiors
  10. Lighting for Exteriors



Interstate 264 to Independence Blvd. north exit.  Turn right on Columbus St., then left on Town Center Dr.  Clark Nexsen office is in the building immediately on the right. Free parking is available at any of the Town Center garages.



For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jason Brognano by e-mail JBrognano@ClarkNexsen.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

 Hope to see you there!

Jeremy Gruzd, P.E.

IES Tidewater Vice President


$400.00 Registration without book

$250.00 Student


FOL-15 Registration