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NKBA’s May Webinar Series: Comprehensive Lighting Solutions and Building Better Websites

NKBA presents webinars on creating optimal lighting for any design, understanding the significance of cybersecurity and building a website that generates a profit. 

By Seth Ellison

The common thread running through NKBA’s free May design webinar series is lighting for interior design and how it can make or break a space. Our expert speakers will guide you through the different types of lighting, their effects on a room’s ambiance and how to create the perfect lighting plan for your specific project. Additional webinars cover the critical topics of cyber security and website development.

Please note: All webinars begin at 12 noon ET.

Webinar CEU Information for Certification 

Each month, NKBA offers free 60-minute webinars worth 0.1 CEU per event. This is an easy way for designers to collect the CEUs needed to maintain NKBA certification and learn great skills along the way. Participants must engage in 80 percent of each live session to receive CEU credit.

Webinars for May

LEDs and Lightsabers — How to Execute a Modern Lighting Plan in 2023 and Beyond

In this upcoming webinar, you’ll learn everything you need to know about LEDs, including their advantages over traditional lighting sources and how to effectively work with professionals such as lighting designers, electricians and architects. Join Keith Harrison, Founder and CEO of Total Home Technologies, on May 2, 2023, to explore the ins and outs of creating a successful lighting plan for any project. Register here.

Specifying Lighting — What You Need to Know

Illumination is a critical design element that transforms the look of a space, stimulating an emotional response. The transformation begins after space planning is complete, as the next steps include configuring illumination into the floor plan. On May 3, 2023, Cas McDaniel, Marketing Manager-Loox Illumination, Häfele America Co., will discuss those complexities, and afterward, you will better understand what you need to know when specifying illumination. Register here.

Lighting Lessons Learned: Five Kitchen Case Studies

Lighting is hard. Lighting is easy. Which is it? On May 9, 2023, learn the lighting rules of thumb as Doug Walter, AIA, CMKBD, owner of Doug Walter Architects, shares five of his projects and how he solved their individual lighting challenges, covering everything from flat 8-foot ceilings to modern vaulted ceilings, from minor to major remodels and from tight budgets to unlimited ones. Register here.

Think “Inside” the Box: Lighting Up Cabinetry

Designers continuously push traditional design boundaries and search for unique ideas that set their projects apart. On May 17, 2023, Kelly Inglis, Lighting Guru & Owner, Lighting Education Design, will dive “INSIDE” the box and help you make a lighting plan for kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. You will also learn how to plan for the installation of unique lighting concepts for drywall and other millwork options that integrate seamlessly into the design. Register here.

Better Lighting for Better Baths

Invigorating morning showers, relaxing evening soaks and looking better in the mirror are just a few of the benefits of well-planned lighting in bathrooms. Join David K. Warfel, Founder of Light Can Help You, on May 23, 2023, and find out why downlights over sinks, clear glass shades on vanity sconces and lights over tubs can look good in photographs but detract from the quality of life of our clients. During this one-hour webinar, learn how to both make your projects look better and help your clients enjoy the project more for years to come. Register here.

NEW! Business Series: Maximizing Your Website’s Potential: Tips for Designers 

In today’s digital age, having a website is essential for any business or organization to thrive. However, simply having a website is not enough. Companies must ensure that the website is optimized to its fullest potential. On May 23, 2023, owner of Kate Creative Media Kate Stallings — who specializes in website development and marketing for companies across the country — will share valuable information about how to get the most from your website in this new digital age. Register here.

NEW! Business Series: 3 Biggest Cyber Security Threats Small Businesses Face and How to Protect Your Company Now

Cyber-attacks against small businesses have been on the rise in recent years. Despite the attitude among many small business owners that hackers only go after large companies, smaller companies make increasingly attractive prey. On May 31, 2023, Alvion Legall, CEO & Owner of ABL Computers, will show business owners important cybersecurity strategies they can use to protect their own business, their customers and their data from growing cybersecurity threats. Register here.