Beyond Efficient Lighting

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


The lighting industry has adopted LEDs as standard practice. LED benefits include better energy efficiency, improved quality of light, unique design opportunities and environmentally friendly design options. This updated lighting class will include a review of Lighting Metrics and Photometry that can serve as a framework for evaluating luminaires. The class will allow participants to examine a wide range of luminaires for interior, exterior and special environment applications with focus on LED lighting. Lighting specification sheets will be reviewed with emphasis on how the spec sheet can indicate performance of the luminaire. The class will end with an exercise where participants are assigned a space to light, identify luminaires required and prepare a lighting legend for the space.

Seminar Highlights

  1. Review and refresh the basics of lighting Metrics and Photometry
  2. Become familiar with and understand the differences and unique characteristics of a multitude of luminaires.
  3. Learn to read and interpret luminaire cut-sheets and where to find the data required to develop the specifications
  4. Participate in a class exercise that will practice preparing a lighting specification submittal

Target Audience

Wide ranges of participants with some basic lighting knowledge (Lighting 101) looking to expand their knowledge by understanding luminaire properties performance and select the appropriate luminaries for their applications. This group would include designers, architects, contractors and end users.


Bernard V. Bauer LC, IES, RDI

Mr. Bauer has over 40 years design experience. Since establishing Integrated Lighting Concepts, he has focused on lighting with emphases on Retail, Hospitality and Environmental Site Lighting. Mr. Bauer has garnered numerous lighting design awards and lectures at professional conferences. In addition, his firm has assisted in the development of 2008, 2014 California Title 24 Energy Standards and is currently involved in development of the 2019 standards.

Additional Details

Participant should possess a basic understanding of lighting, luminaries and lamps. Some understanding of codes and lighting environmental issues is also helpful but not a prerequisite.

*Hands On participation: 30% to 40% (question and answer sessions throughout presentation with spot quizzes and intensive 1-1/2 hour class team exercise during the afternoon session.

Check-in: 8:30am with breakfast and lunch provided

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.