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An intimate evening for colleagues from various design firms while listening to a presentation that is AIBC accredited for 1 Non-Core Learning Unit.
This course is for designers and architects who would like to learn more about the color rendering properties of light.
Learn the difference between the metrics CRI, R9 and TM-30.
How we see colors, the effects of our lit environment and the metrics to measure the rendering capabilities of that environment.
1. Explore the basics of how and why humans see color
2. Examine how light sources affect the colors that we see
3. Illustrate how lighting sources evolved over the 20th century
4. Understand the metrics available to assess how a lighting source will render colors
The majority of human evolution occurred with the only light being that from the sun and sourced fire. The lighting spectrums for both are ultimately the same. It was not until the last 140 years that lighting capabilities matured into electric and controlled chemical reactions, however, these sources do not always render objects as the colours we may expect. As new lighting sources are developed, so are new metrics to quantify the rendering capabilities of these sources. It is important to understand that not all lighting sources will render the materials in your projects the same. If you choose your material palette under one light source and it is installed in another, you may be shocked by the outcome.