TM-30: The Science of Color Accuracy

May 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building - Oceanview Room
112 W Cabrillo blvd.
Santa Barbara
CA 93101
$0 - $20

A joint IES and AIA event!

TM-30 is intended as an introductory course that is ideal for anyone familiar with CRI or even hew to CRI and any color metrics. The course starts by discussing the basics of color and the importance of quantifying the quality of color rendition.

The course then discusses CRI – why and how it was established, benefits and limitations – and why in the light of the growing use of LED sources, CRI is now out-of-date and in many cases inaccurate.

TM-30 is now introduced, describing the basic functions, output, construction and scope to include color fidelity (CRI updated!), Gamut (addressing hue and saturation) and how it can be used in advanced situations to finetune color values for individual applications such as skin and foliage rendering.

The course then concludes with a study of the importance of white color rendering and technologies that make it possible to render subtle differences in white materials.

The AIA approved course by Soraa is designed to provide one hour’s course credit, self-reporting to AIA as well as NCQLP for LC professionals. At the beginning of the course, attendees will be provided with Soraa’s provider number to submit with the course number to receive credit.

AIA Course Reference: SOR30

Click here to download the course materials.


Adam Lamar is Specification Sales Manager with Soraa, Inc., manufacturer of full-color spectrum light sources, lamps and fixtures, covering major markets in the western United States and western Canada.  

Currently, a board member of the Los Angeles section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Adam is also a past chapter president of the same section. Additionally, he is the recipient of the IES’ President’s Award (2004) for spearheading and succeeding in providing a complete Spanish translation of the ED-100 course for use in Latin and South American sections as well as Spain.

Adam has been in the lighting industry for over 20-years and outside lighting enjoys gym workouts, travel, photography, attending rocket launches at nearby Lom poc, and science fiction. He is an avid fan of Elon Musk, NASA, US Navy, Stanley Kubrick and not embarrassed to admit of John Waters films as well.

Free admission for IES and AIA members
$20.00 admission for non-members