2021 - 4 Day Virtual Residential Lighting Training Course

4 Day Training Course

Instructor: Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES

Course fee: $575


The very popular four-day Residential Lighting Training Class is returning - virtually. With the virtual format, you can benefit from the experience of training with one of ALA’s most respected instructors, Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES; study and learn from the Residential Lighting Training Manual; and take your exam at the end of the class, all from the comfort of your own home or office.


Class Details:

The four-day class will run with a combination of live Zoom calls and a webinar-based recorded library of courses. Only students registered for the class will have access to the training material.

The class will run each Monday in February.  We record all of the live sessions in case you are not be able to make the times provided.


Class Dates:

Mondays – February 1, 8, 15, 22, Test needs to be taken by Friday March 5, 2021.   


Class will launch Monday, February 1. 2021

Monday scheduled Zoom meetings: (Exact zoom link details and times will be provided closer to the date)

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) - Live Zoom call/Breakout Sessions

Participants view the required videos for that day at their leisure.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) – Live Close-out session for the day/Breakout Sessions


*Each day, the live Zoom calls/required materials to watch will cover the units listed below.


Class Fee:

$575 per participant (includes four days of virtual training with an instructor and webinar-based training)

Training Manual: $359 (each student is required to have the Residential Lighting Training Manual, this includes the exam fee)


Class can be ordered here:



Manual can be ordered online:




Daily Schedule:



Module 1: Introduction to Lighting

Unit 1 Talking About Lighting

Unit 2 How We See

Unit 3 Color

Module 2: Light Sources

Unit 4 Introduction to Light Sources

Unit 5 Incandescent and Halogen Sources

Unit 6 Linear Fluorescent Sources

Unit 7 CFL and Other Sources

Unit 8 LED Lighting

Unit 9 Directional Light Sources



Module 3: Decorative Lighting

Unit 10 Introduction to Decorative Fixtures

Unit 11 Chandeliers and Pendants

Unit 12 Wall and Ceiling Fixtures

Unit 13 Portable Lamps

Unit 14 Ceiling Fans

Unit 15 Decorative Materials

Module 4: Electricity and Lighting Controls

Unit 16 Basics of Electricity

Unit 17 Dimmers

Unit 18 Lighting Controls



Module 5: Architectural Lighting Fixtures

Unit 19 Introduction to Architectural Fixtures

Unit 20 Recessed Downlighting

Unit 21 Track Lighting

Unit 22 Specialty Accent Lighting

Unit 23 Utility Fixtures

Unit 24 Landscape Lighting



Module 6: Lighting Design

Unit 25 Introduction to Lighting Design

Unit 26 Lighting Composition

Unit 27 Coordinating Styles

Unit 28 Lighting Regulations

Unit 29 Energy Wise Lighting

Unit 30 Construction Drawings

Module 7: Specific Lighting Recommendations

Unit 31 Introduction to Lighting Design

Unit 32 Recommendations for Social Spaces

Unit 33 Recommendations for Work Spaces

Unit 34 Recommendations for Family Spaces

Unit 35 Recommendations for Outdoor Spaces


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