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Edison Report

Lighting Links

Energy  Star
Department of Energy (DOE)
Energy Policy Act (EPACT)
Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR)

Lighting Certification

NCQLP - National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions

Colleges and Universities

Academy of Art College / Interior Architecture and Design Dept
Lighting Laboratory - The Helsinki University of Technology - Helsinki, Finland.
Lighting Research Center Education Programs

Los Rios Community College District - Cosumnes River or Folsom Lake Center  (Calif. USA) - Interior Design 42
New York School of Interior Design

Parsons School of Design / Dept of Architecture

Pennsylvania State University / World Campus & Lighting Courses Online (

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Graduate Education in Lighting (Energy Foundation review Link)  [OFF LINE]
University of Arizona / Optical Sciences Center

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Kansas / Architectural Engineering Dept

University of Nebraska

University of Southern California / School of Archtitecture ARCH 315   
Directory of Energy-Related Graduate Programs in U.S. Universities - by The Energy Foundation

Web Based On Line and e-learning Training Courses 

FEMP Lights -  Federal Energy Management Program of the U.S. Department of Energy 
FEMP Lights Online Training web-based distance learning class September 24 - October 26, 2001

Pennsylvania State University - Architectural Lighting Design Course

the LIGHTING Collaborative  an  e-learning company
Visual Perception Course - City University London

Lighting Industry Association Training

 American Lighting Association -- numerous design courses available
 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
 International Association for Energy-Efficient Lighting (IAEEL)
 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
 Institution of Lighting Engineers (ILE), UK
 International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
 International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
 LightFair International - Lighting Conference
 NCQLP - LEU-Registered Recertification Calendar of classes
 Low Voltage Lighting Institute of the Americas   IDA Member

Manufacturers In-House Training

Holophane Light & Vision Center Educational Seminars
Cooper Lighting - The SOURSE for Lighting Education
General Electric Lighting - GE Lighting Systems Institutes

Lithonia Lighting Lighting Center

OSRAM SYLVANIA's - The Institute for Lighting Technology

Philips Lighting - Lighting Application Center  Somerset, New Jersey, USA

Regional Resources and Utility Education Centers - Links Wanted

 Pacific Gas & Electric, Pacific Energy Center
 Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District, Energy Technology Center (SMUD,E&TC) 
 Southern California Edison,  Customer Technology Application Center (CTAC)
 Southern California Edison - Lighting Products Center
 The Lighting Design Lab LDL Curriculum  - The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Web-Based Lighting Fundamentals

Advanced Lighting Guidelines: 2001 Edition - (.pdf - 9MB+) or  Purchase CD-ROM from IESNA
Greening Federal Facilities, Second Addition (indoor & outdoor lighting) - (links to pdf)

Lighting Fundamentals

Lighting Theory: What is Light? Thorn Lighting Group

The Lighting Advisor Lighting Education, By Rich Rusk

Decorating Studio's Interior Design & Finish Directory - Built-in lighting

Decorating Studio's Interior Design & Finish Directory - Lamps = (Lighting fixtures)

A great Guide to Lighting for every room in the house - Sylvania 

Hubbell Lighting, Inc. - Floodlighting Concepts (.pdf)

Hubbell Lighting, Inc. - Area Lighting Concepts (.pdf)

Are You ‘Thinking Photometrically?’ - (see link below) 
"Thinking Photometrically-Part I" (.pdf)

WWW Virtual Library Architectural Engineering: Lighting and Electrical Systems

Sitelighting - Tech Talk  by Gardco, Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
Introduction to Lighting: The Greening of the White House

Don Klipstein's Lighting Info Site!

Other Resources

Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers
Lighting Research Center 
EPA Green Lights Program

The Lighting Design Lab

Energy Efficient Lighting Association (EELA)

WWW Virtual Library Architectural Engineering: Lighting and Electrical Systems

Lighting Research Center

National Lighting Bureau

Lighting Images Technology, Inc.

The Lighting Center

The Lighting Resource

National Lighting Bureau

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

LiteLynx List - (education)

Cal-IDA Lighting Education Links

Lighting Publications and Web Based Magazines

 Architectural Lighting Magazine
 CEC Advanced Lighting Guidelines: 2001 Edition - Purchase CD-ROM from IESNA
 CEE News is the electrical industry and electrical professional on line magazine.
 ElectroLink Magazine - a electronic magazine from New Zealand that features Electricity, Energy Efficiency & Lighing. 
 IESNA ONLINE STORE, source of printed material on lighting.
 LD+A Mmagazine  (Lighting Design + Application)
 Lighting Dimensions: The digital magazine for the entertainment lighting professional. - The Resource Center and Reference Library for the Lighting Industry
 Lighting Futures a quarterly newsletter from the Lighting Research Center
 Lighting Magazine - Lighting on Line
 Lighting Online -- Professional Lighting & Production Magazine - Lighting Online
 Lighting Research Office Newsletter - see LRO Newsletter (frame) - Magazine List 
 Northwest Lighting News OnLine
 Professional Lighting & Production Magazine

Web-Based and E-Learning (CD-ROM) Lamp Technology Fundamentals

Incandescent, Fluorescent, Halogen & Compact Fluorescent (CEC Web Site)
Inside Lamps - from Southwest Lighting Design, Inc.

The Great Internet Light Bulb Book, Part I - Incandescent and Halogen Lamps

OSRAM Lighting Program 2000/2001 a multimedia catalogue on CD-ROM

History of Electric Lighting Technology

The Lighting History Project - The National Museum of American History
History of Electric Lighting Technology

History of Electric Light - Lighting Resources
Invention Facts and Myths - Light Bulb

Inventors Lightbulbs, Lighting & Lamps

A brief history of Optics
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