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Food For Thought Sponsored by QLS Light and Color – How We See it and Why it Matters

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm (Sign in begins at 11:30 am)
Where: The Pit
321 W Geer Street
Durham, North Carolina  27701
United States
Contact: 919-463-0333

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Light and Color – How We See it and Why it Matters 

October 3, 2017 | 1 LU

The Pit | 321 W Geer Street | Durham, NC

11:30 am: Check-in begins

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm:  Lunch and program

CE Credit: 1 LU | Cost: AIA Members $0 | Non-members $25


Without light, we would have no color. Without color, the world as we know it would not exist. Whether we are aware of it or not, color and light guide us through existence and affect our emotional and physical reactions to our environment. Learn how light and color can be a valuable tool in demanding attention and promoting a response from occupants in a space. With an effective lighting design and careful color consideration, one is sure to inspire and impress. This course will help you understand how humans perceive light and color. Once we understand perception, we will discuss how one can use this information to influence the impact of any design.

The lighting industry has never been more exciting. Now it’s time to add some color to the mix. Join us as we uncover the potential of light and color.

Upon completion of this program:

  • Participants will analyze and discuss how humans see light and color and how this relates to an effective design. 
  • Participants will interpret  and learn advanced topics in color theory that can be directly applied to the built environment to affect mood and how a space is perceived. 
  • Participants will explore what Circadian Rhythm is and understand why it is so important in certain applications and how to apply the concept in design.
  • Participants will identify what Architainment actually is and how we can combine everything to create a truly effective design that will demand attention.

Founded in 2004, QLS is committed to innovation and integrity in lighting design. Representing over 50 lighting and control manufacturers, our office is staffed with the best inside team in the industry. This team is committed to providing unparalleled service on each project from initial design development to the final punch list. At QLS, we offer every solution from the most basic lighting layout, to the most complex lighting designs.

Presented by:

Betsy Bethune, LEED AP

Betsy Bethune, LEED AP, is the specification sales lead at QLS. Betsy has been an integral part of the company since her arrival in May 2015, bringing her right-brained nature into a fact based industry. Her love for math and design marry beautifully in the lighting word. She is a member of AIA, USGBC, IIDA and IES. Betsy graduated from Meredith College with a B.S. in Interior Design and is working towards her LC accreditation. 


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