Cleveland Section


Fundamentals of Lighting

This 10-week module course provides participants with an introduction to the fundamentals of illumination. It will give a comprehensive overview of basic lighting principles, lamp and luminaire types, lighting calculations, controls, and functional and aesthetic applications best practices.

This course is approved fro 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Note: Individuals must attend all 20 hours of instruction and score a 70% or higher on the final exam to receive any of these credits.


This 10-week course starts March 23.

March 23
Overview (History, Professional Practice, Physics, Vision, Color, Light, and Health)

March 30
Electric Light Sources and Auxiliary Devices

April 6

April 13

April 20

April 27
Lighting Metrics, Calculations, and Rendering

May 4
Codes & Standards and Economics

May 11
Lighting Design Process & Techniques, Sustainability, and Commissioning

May 18
Lighting for Interiors

May 25
Lighting for Exteriors


Cost: $250

When: Tuesdays, 4:30PM–6:30PM

Requirements: Electronic device with audio, video, and microphone capabilities.

Student materials: Purchase here.

Registration required: Send an email to and include a student name.


Payments can be made via check or using PayPal below.

Make checks payable to IES Cleveland Section.

Mail checks to:
Osborn Engineering
ATTN: Marian Perez
1100 Superior Avenue, Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44114

For more information contact Marian Perez.

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), places great emphasis on lighting education in fulfilling its mission to advance the art, science, and practice of illumination. Our goal is to provide agile and accessible educational opportunities through modern learning modalities as well as in-person seminars and courses to allow the vast knowledge of our members to be shared with our membership at large.

Monthly LIve Webinar Series

The IES presents monthly webinar topics we believe will be beneficial to our membership and the public at large. We are excited about this new program and we hope you will join us. Look for detailed instructions to register in your weekly IES News eBlast. We are looking forward to your participation.

If you have any questions please email them to

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Face to Face Resources

Face to Face Resources are seminars and complete programs that can be purchased and delivered at the section level or by an organization or company that has qualified facilitators.


Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources consist of webinars, interviews, YouTube videos, and other digital-medium series available to the general public as well as members’ only sections.