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Monday, December 11, 2023 
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CST

Presented by: Mary Beth Gotti

Lighting Fundamentals

  • The physics of light
  • Visible light and light perception
  • Brightness and color
  • The aesthetics and sustainability of incandescent, fluorescent, LED and other light sources
  • Software and other design assistance
  • What does sustainable mean? Does it mean more recycled materials in the products, does it mean American made?

Sustainable Exterior Lighting

  • Purposes of exterior lighting
  • Dark sky compliance
  • Codes, standards and sustainability measures
  • Creating focus, perspective and depth
  • Exterior lights, fixtures and controls
  • Case studies

Interior Lighting for Energy Efficiency, Occupant Comfort, and Sustainable Interior Lighting

  • Desired lighting characteristics
  • Lamps
  • Luminaires
  • Lighting controls
  • Case studies: lighting solutions for commercial and residential applications
  • Purposes of interior lighting
  • Codes, standards and sustainability measures
  • Interior lighting design: daylighting
    • Principles and benefits
    • New and existing construction
    • New technologies and case studies


Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 HSW LUs

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Sustainability)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Sustainability (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Mary Gotti

Independent Lighting Consultant

Ms. Gotti was the manager of the GE Lighting Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She was responsible for the overall operation and curriculum development for this training and education center, which hosted over 4,000 visitors a year. She worked in the lighting business of GE for almost 40 years. She held a number of positions in lamp technology and marketing, including lamp development engineer for incandescent and metal halide lamps, research physicist, senior product and application specialist, and manager of lighting education. She has BS and MS degrees in Physics and an MBA degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Gotti served on the Board of Directors of the IES for five years, and on the executive committee of the National Lighting Bureau. She is lighting certified (LC) by NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions). Ms. Gotti is currently an independent lighting consultant.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Sustainable Interior and Exterior Lighting Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course explains the fundamentals of lighting from a design and sustainability perspective and analyzes sustainable interior and exterior lighting components and designs that comply with applicable codes, standards and efficiency measures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to compare the aesthetics and sustainability of various lighting options such as incandescent, fluorescent, LED and other sources.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the codes, standards and sustainability measures related to exterior lighting and compare lighting components, fixtures and controls.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to define the desired lighting characteristics of interior lighting and comply with applicable codes, standards and sustainability measures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss daylighting as a method of interior lighting and its principles, benefits, design and technologies.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with residential and/or small commercial design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/04/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

On-Demand Price: $

Save $20 per person when registering 3 or more people.

Each registration includes a PDF copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speaker.