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Lighting for Seniors & Low Vision Population

January 21, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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This seminar is based on ANSI/IES RP-28-16 Lighting and the Visual Environment for Seniors and the Low Vision Population.

It is recommended that the participant have already completed IES Fundamentals of Light or have the equivalent professional experience.

After this seminar students will be able to:

  • Identify the different lighting requirements for the elderly
  • Describe contrast
  • Analyze the difference lighting contrast
  • Prepare the light multiple spaces for living
  • Develop an understanding of lighting requirements
  • Identify different lighting areas



Natalia Lesniak, M.S. LC, IES
Architectural lighting designer Natalia Lesniak is a multidisciplinary practitioner with a background and education in the arts and sciences, from the Cooper Union School of Art and the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has worked on experiments and research that focus on the impact of light on circadian rhythms, cognitive performance, and the development of research based light therapy and design strategies. As a designer she works on a range of residential, office, hospitality, retail, and other commercial projects. She advises on the application of circadian research and the WELL Building Standard in architectural lighting. She is a recent recipient of 40 under 40 in lighting.

We recommend that participants purchase the IES student material for this seminar at the IES Online Bookstore. A PDF is available for download. Click Here to Order



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