IES Lighting Basics Seminar

October 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
1385 Woodroffe Avenue CA105A
Ontario Canada K2G 1V8
$85 + HST - $139 + HST CAD
Donna Boag

The IES Ottawa Section is offering Lighting Basics as a 1/2 day seminar on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. The seminar will be held at Algonquin College, CA105A, from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. Parking details will follow. Learning objectives are primarily based on material contained in the IES Ready Reference. Students will receive instructions on how to obtain and use the Ready Reference app for Android and iOS device. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the class.

Lighting Basics aims to equip students with an understanding of basic lighting concepts, common lighting terminology, and an appreciation for some technologies used in today’s lighting designs. Students will learn about lighting metrics like lumens, footcandles, lux and candelas, as well as commons terms as they relate to lamps, ballasts, LED sources and drivers, and lighting fixtures, with an emphasis placed on understanding the basic concepts rather than in-depth technical discussions of the material.

“Lighting Basics” is an ideal introductory seminar for those who have little or no knowledge of lighting, making it ideal for newcomers to the industry, or for those who deal with lighting as a small part of their larger work responsibilities.  It is also an excellent preparatory course for those wishing to pursue more advanced courses in the future. 

Seminar Instructor
 Bob Bridges, MIES, LC 

Registration Fees for Lighting Basics
IES Members:  $119 + HST
Non-Members: $139 + HST
IES Emerging Professionals: $85 + HST (official IESNA designation required)

Registration fees include continental breakfast.
How to Register
Register by sending an email to Donna Boag at with the following information:

Work responsibility
Mailing address
Phone & email address
Payment preference (cheque by mail or credit card)

If paying by cheque please mail to:
IES Ottawa Section
Attention: Donna Boag
532 Montreal Road, Suite 449
Ottawa   ON   K1K 4R4

Only one registration will be accepted at member pricing for each individual IES member. Companies that wish to register more than one student can register only one student at member pricing for each individual IES member employed at their firm. Additional registrations must be at the non-member price. The actual member need not be the applicant.

Cancellations will be accepted until Friday, October 11th, 2019

Are you looking for something more in-depth?

IES Fundamentals of Lighting Course will be offered in November 2019

For those looking for something a little more in-depth, we will be offering a Fundamentals of Lighting course which will be offered as four full-day sessions on Thursdays (November 7,14, 21 & 28).  In addition to covering common lighting terms in greater detail, lighting fundamentals offers sessions on history, professional practice, physics, vision, color, light and health, light sources, ballasts and drivers, daylighting, luminaires, lighting controls, metrics and terminology, photometry, lighting calculation considerations, relevant codes and standards, economics, the lighting design process, sustainability, commissioning, and lighting applications for interiors and exteriors. Anyone who works in lighting or is planning on improving their overall lighting knowledge is encouraged to consider this course instead of lighting basics.

Registration information will be made available in late September, but you may pre-register now by email to Donna Boag.

Please forward this information to colleagues that may be interested in these IES Lighting Courses.

Other Questions?
For more information contact Geoff Bryden by email at , or Bob Bridges at