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AIA Continuing Education: Light & Color of LEDs

June 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our eyes can play tricks on us when it comes to color and how the eyes adapt. Lighting designs are affected, positively and negatively, by this. Understanding basic vision science, and how the eye perceives colors of objects and the environment, are important elements in design considerations. Comprehending color metrics that are used with conventional and LED sources will allow for a more thoughtful technical and artistic approach to the design.

Specific topics include:

  • Understand the basics of vision science, and how we see color in our environment
  • Describe current color metrics and terms such as: CRI and evolving color scales, Correlated Color Temperature, and trichromatic theory.
  • Describe how lighting affects perceived color of objects and the environment, and the trade-offs between color rendering and efficacy.
  • Understand these effects when designing lighting solutions, using conventional and/or LED sources.

HSW Justification:
Built environments and impact on occupants.