Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

Rescheduled to August 18–19, 2020

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2020 LED Lighting Design Essentials

LED Lighting Design Essentials

Tuesday, March 17
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room: Nassau East


Credits: 1 AIA LU

This session will help attendees learn lighting design basics for thoughtful and successful design integration of LED lighting specifications and dimming controls.


  1. To understand the essential lighting core principals and design considerations including scale, maintenance, aesthetic and light level targets based on function/space requirements
  2. To comprehend specification considerations including quality of light, distribution, module versus "retrofit". Understand why LEDs are not created equal despite equal CCT or CRI
  3. To comprehend dimming considerations and Integration with various control systems. To understand the varying load types available and driver options for optimal dimming performance
  4. To assimilate future proofing strategies for integration into current design practice and be cognizant of emerging lamp technologies for future lighting design


Eileen M.E. Pierce
Founder & Creative Director, Pierce Lighting Studio

Architectural lighting designer Eileen M.E. Pierce is the Founder and Creative Director of Pierce Lighting Studio. With over 20 years of design experience, Eileen’s background of interior and exterior lighting encompasses an award-winning array of project types ranging from commercial and private institutions, museums, exhibitions, galleries & private residential art collections to exterior building facades, campuses and parks.

Ms. Pierce’s fine arts education, complemented with an M.A. in Architectural Lighting Design, has cultivated a unique perspective of the built environment. Her distinct design visualization has led to an impressive portfolio. Recently completed projects include Galerie Perrotin, Christie’s Rockefeller Center Boardroom and West Galleries, Unilever’s Upfield US Corporate Office, several Glossier pop-up locations and the High Museum of Art Renovation and Daylight Intervention within the Stent Building.

Eileen was a contributing team member for the IESNA Recommended Practices RP-30 for Museum Lighting. She is a member of the Designer’s Lighting Forum NY, IESNY and The Architectural League of NY.