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Online Course Handouts

This list includes online handouts for recent classes or workshops at various institutions.


  • Basic Lighting Design Principles
    This guide provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to the lighting design process, goals, specific considerations, luminaire types and control equipment, and how to prepare specification sheets, schedules, and drawings. Created by the Lighting Design Lab.
  • Discover Lighting: An Introduction to Lighting Basics
    This basic course includes an introduction to lighting history, the science of vision and color, lamp types, luminaires, lighting ballasts and lighting controls, interior and exterior lighting applications, and sustainability. Provided by the Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Basic Lamp Technologies
    This handout covers lamp color characteristics, metrics (lumens, efficacy, average rated life, etc...), and the advantages, disadvantages and characteristics of incandescent, fluorescent, HID, L.E.D., neon, cold cathode, electroluminescent and fiber optic lights. Created by the Lighting Design Lab
  • Daylighting (MIT)
    This course website includes lecture notes and assignments from the Sprint 2012 MIT course taught by Professor Christoph Reinhart

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