Specifications Luncheon

Lighting Good or Bad

March 7, 2018
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Credit: 1.0 HSW
Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201

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Lighting Good or Bad:  10 Important Things Architects Should Know about Lighting Specifications

Learning objectives:

  • Most common light sources today
  • How to tell the difference between a quality light fixture and a cheaper knock-off
  • What is “Human Centric Lighting” and the importance in today’s designs
  • How to manage the VE process – so it doesn’t wreck your space.
  • Can good architecture be ruined by poor lighting?
  • Define state-of-the art for lighting controls


Doug Hartman, FAIA, FCSI, LEED AP
Doug Hartman has spent most of his 43 year career in the DFW area as an architect, specifier, construction administrator, and sustainability advocate.  The company he founded,  Inspec, has served as an independent consultant to area architects for the last 31 years. He is a fellow in both the AIA and CSI, earning both distinctions for his efforts in continuing education of fellow architects.

Dean Brockob, LC, LEED AP
Dean Brockob has been in the lighting industry for over 20 years.  Currently he is in specification sales, working for Hossley Lighting.  He has presented at over 40 IES and AIA meetings in different cities.  Prior to Hossley, he was a sales manager with a few manufacturers:  Hydrel, Dual-Lite, Louis Poulsen Lighting, and others.    Dean studied lighting at the University of Colorado (Arch Engineering).