CONFERENCE SEMINAR

Meters, Metrics and Visual Perception

9:00 – 10:00 am | Seminar S1
QUALIFIES FOR:
1.0 AIA LU; 0.1 IDCEC CEU; 1 NCQLP LEU; 1.0 PDH, LA CES
TARGET AUDIENCE:
Architects | Engineers | Interior Designers | Lighting Designers | Other End Users
AUDIENCE LEVEL:
Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced
SPEAKER:
Kevin Willmorth
Owner
Lumenique, LLC and Tasca
ABOUT THE SEMINAR

This presentation will explore the issues of metrics, meter use and the connection and disconnect these have with actual visual results. The exploration includes presentation of a concept for a more complete metric representation of lighting qualities, the combined uniformity, color and visual qualities.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Understand the use of metrics and their limitations, and how to use them to solve real-world issues, while avoiding assumptions about them that lead to issues in application.
  • Understand how meters used to evaluate products and field results work, where they can be relied upon, and when they produce unreliable data. Includes presentation of simple strategies for gaining the best meter results, and what meters on the market today can do for designers.
  • Gain insight into the potential of creating a new metric tool for evaluating products, built from information already available. See how this can be done without manufacturer participation or a single committee meeting, by building a basic spreadsheet based evaluation tool to qualify products. The spreadsheet master will be made available to all who attend.
  • See how visual perception and accommodation to lighting conditions amplifies some problems, while erasing others, and using this to prioritize in the design process.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

KEVIN WILLMORTH

Owner
Lumenique, LLC and Tasca

Kevin Willmorth is a lighting entrepreneur with more than 34 years of experience in the specification of lighting systems, product design and development, marketing, and prototyping. His firm, Lumenique LLC, provides design and industry expert consulting services to luminaire manufacturers, electronics manufacturers, lighting specifiers and trade publications. He also creates sculptural works using LED sources, and manufacturers and industrial-grade task light under the trade name Tasca.