“Lighting College” with Doug Walter

April 01, 2020
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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URGENT UPDATE: "Rewriting the Rules of Lighting" Webinar @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Due to the current times and to maintain social distancing, this event will be held online.

This event will be free for all members. 


If you have not already registered please do so, if you registered previously you do not need to reregister.  


One hour prior to the event those registered will receive a code to enter when clicking on the link to the webinar.  This code will be required to access the online meeting.  Unfortunately, this is a limitation to the software and can not be avoided.  Look for the email one hour prior to the event!  


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4:30 PM | "Rewriting the Rules on Kitchen Lighting" (.1 CEU)

Whitney Applied Technology Center, Room 301

Most kitchens are poorly lit. But designers and lighting experts don't agree on which lamps work best in which fixtures, and especially where those fixtures need to be located. Since you can't manage what you don't measure, Doug first used a light meter app on his phone to measure for delivered foot candles on the countertops of the old kitchens he was working on.

NKBA and IESNA agree that 50-foot candles is the minimum for kitchen counters. But most existing kitchens Doug measured had less than 20-foot candles of light.

To do it better, he used client kitchens under remodel as his "lab," and mocked up different types of fixtures, lamps, and layouts. He quickly discovered that all lumens are not created equal. Choosing the right PAR30 lamp, for instance, yielded TEN TIMES more foot-candles than a BR30 bulb, even though both bulbs were rated the same lumen output! Next, he redesigned clients' kitchen lighting and had a lighting engineer model the layouts on a computer, adjusting the layout and beam spreads to achieve target light levels. Finally, he went back after the kitchen remodels were complete to measure actual foot candle levels, confirming the simulations.

Doug contends that the best kitchen lighting is layered, and comes from a blend of art with a little bit of science to back it up. He will share several NKBA national award-winning kitchen designs that demonstrate great lighting.


5:30 PM | Announcement of the 2020 Ann Davis Memorial Scholarship Award Winner


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$0.00 NKBA CNY Chapter CEU Webinar and Ann Davis Scholarship

$0.00 NKBA CNY Chapter CEU Webinar and Ann Davis Scholarship