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Online Lighting Education is an online platform for educational content created for active or aspiring lighting professionals who want to master concepts in light and lighting.
Outside of university programs, there are few education options in the lighting industry for comprehensive lighting education, especially those that are affordable and comprehensive.
Once subscribed, you will have access to a full video library with optional quizzes, recommended activities, and downloads. Materials can be accessed from anywhere in the world!
How it works
Choose your course
Explore the courses below and select the one that meets your needs. Purchase the desired course, and create an account to log in.
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After creating your account, log in with your details and gain immediate access to the video library, learning materials, and additional resources.
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Share your journey with the exclusive Online Lighting Education community, a dedicated forum for asking questions and sharing resources.
What do you want to learn?
Whether you are looking to learn photometry, calculation software (AGi32), IES TM-30, Human Centric Lighting Design, or something else, we have you covered!
Photometry + AGi32
Learn the basics of photometry, including photometric units, reading IES files, and back-of-the-napkin hand calculations. This module also includes an introductory training for AGi32 calculation software.
Light Source Color Science
Learn all about light source color science, including color matching functions, metamerism, color appearance of light (CCT and Duv), and color rendition (CRI, R9, IES TM-30 and TM-30 ANNEX E).
Human Centric Lighting
Learn about the non-visual impacts of light and available measures such as Circadian Stimulus, EML, and Melanopic Equivalent Daylight Illuminance from the CIE. This module also explores a 5-step HCL design process
A subscription for everyone!
Whether you are a student in an academic program looking to supplement your learning, a working professional looking to level up, an organization looking to train your employees, or an educator looking to teach your students, we have a plan for you.
This is a single-user subscription to support students in academic programs.
This is a single-user subscription for individuals continuing their education.
This is a multi-user subscription for organizations training their employees (or students).
Our #1 priority here at Online Lighting Education is your learning success. Which means we stand by our courses 100%, no matter what, no questions asked. If you don't reach you're learning objectives, we will make it right. Whatever it takes. Just reach out to us. We’re here for you. Satisfaction. Guaranteed.
So, who is teaching?
I am! Who am I? I am Tony. I am a lighting scientist and am passionate about lighting education. I have built this platform to be a place for high-quality, unbiased lighting education content. You can read a more formal bio below. I look forward to having you on board!
Tony Esposito, PhD
Tony Esposito is a digital entrepreneur, a lighting scientist and educator, and a lighting advocate. He is the Founder and Head Research Scientist at Lighting Research Solutions LLC, and the Head Instructor here at Online Lighting Education. Tony holds a Doctorate in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University with a minor in Statistics. His specialties include color science, color discrimination, IES TM-30, human factors research methods, circadian metrics, and spectral modeling and optimization. Tony has delivered over 30 industry presentations, nationally and internationally.
He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Color Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society and previously led the task group that developed IES TM-30 ANNEX E, a set of recommended specification criteria meant to ease the use of TM-30.
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