New RedVector “Interior Lighting for Designers” Series

RedVector is happy to announce the launch of a brand new mobile-ready eLearning series!

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Interior Lighting for Designers: Design Factors

This interactive online course begins with a thorough understanding of the human visual system: how the eye and brain work together to create our perception of the world around us. Much in the way you select background music to support the activities and environment of a room—classical music, jazz, or indie rock, for example. This course will describe how you establish the lighting composition to create a supporting psychological environment.

Interior Lighting for Designers: Daylight and Filament Sources

Available daylight is considered because its use in interiors greatly reduces the power consumed by electric lighting.  In addition, light from the sun and sky and views to the exterior significantly enhance the quality of the interior environment and our satisfaction with it.  Only at this point, after these considerations are carefully assessed and preliminary design decisions made, are you ready to select the electric light source(s) appropriate for each particular interior environment. In this interactive online course, two light sources are presented in their approximate order of introduction to the marketplace.

Interior Lighting for Designers: Low- and High-Intensity Discharge Sources

In electric discharge lamps, light is produced by the passage of an electric current through a vapor or gas rather than through a tungsten wire as in incandescent lamps. The light production by discharge sources is more efficient than the electric heating method used in filament lamps. Discharge lamps used in architectural lighting are more efficient and have a longer life.

This interactive online course will introduce you to the functionality of fluorescent lamps as well as the differences and uses of mercury vapor, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps. We will cover the potential drawbacks of low-pressure sodium lamps and discuss how the selection of phosphors affects lamp color.

Interior Lighting for Designers: Solid-State Lighting and Auxiliary Equipment

This interactive online course begins with an introduction to solid-state lighting, or more commonly referred to as LEDs or OLEDs, and continues on to explore their uses, design, construction, and function. We will also take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of LEDs.

In the second half of this course, we will take a look at the auxiliary equipment that is needed to supply the current and/or voltage to solid-state lights and other types of indoor lighting. We will look specifically at the three main categories of auxiliary equipment.

Interior Lighting for Designers: Interior Illuminations

Almost all electric sources generate light in a distribution poorly suited to architectural lighting. Methods of optical control of the primary light source are discussed in this course. This interactive online course will show you how to select the specific luminaires that will achieve your desired objectives from the wide range of available products in the marketplace. You will be able to create the lighting design and the lighting layout that communicates it. This course will define “sustainable design” as one of the cornerstones of effective lighting practice and list the maximum benefits to the occupants.

Finally, this course will show how construction documents are produced to contain the designer’s complete written and drawn plans and specifications to communicate with the utmost clarity all of the information required by the installing contractor to deliver the designer’s intent.

RedVector is excited about the launch of this mobile-ready series and has several other new courses coming soon. Be sure to follow our blog and check us out on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-speed on all the latest eLearning news and course launches!

For more information about this or other RedVector courses, contact our client support department today.

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