LIGHTPOINT® Online Training
Science of Light and Lighting

Here we offer some basic training modules. 

Lighting Language
Satisfy your burning desire to understand terms like light output, candlepower, light level, and brightness. Select this illuminating module to learn and understand 8 fundamental terms that are used in the lighting industry and how they apply to lamps, luminaires, and a space. Other terms include efficacy, efficiency, lamp life, and lumen maintenance.

Length: 17:23 


Electrical Language
The language of lighting is complemented with this module, which addresses a number of electrical terms used throughout the lighting industry. You will learn about voltage, current, power, and energy as they are related to lamps and ballasts along with EMI, RFI, power factor, ballast factor, and THD.

Length: 21:39  


Color Basics 
Color Basics covers how we see color and how this applies to light sources.  Topics include the electromagnetic, visible spectrum, additive and subtractive color mixing, and color perception; including spectral power distribution, correlated color temperature (CCT), and color rendering index (CRI). It also contains some examples of different CCTs and CRIs and how they make objects appear.

Length: 30:47


Introduction to the Lighting Design Process
Introduction to the Lighting Design Process covers the different phases of architectural design including getting the job, developing the program, presentations for approval, construction and post-occupancy evaluation. Learn about various lighting design techniques, how to identify user needs, and tools with which to design a space. 

Length: 28:09


Light Source Basics
Light Source Basics address 10 common characteristics of general illumination light sources such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, HID, and LED.  The characteristics include cost, physical shape, light output, candlepower, efficacy, life, lumen maintenance, spectral power distribution, CCT and CRI. 

Length: 11:00  


Vision Basics
Iision Basics covers the process of vision and how we see.  Topics include the electromagnetic spectrum, light sources, reflection, refraction, absorption, and transmission.  It also covers a basic overview of how the eye works and how age, accommodation, adaptation, size, speed, luminance, contrast, and glare affect our ability to see.. 

Length: 15:00