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Steven Johnson with Janet Lennex Moyer at the Illuminating Engineer Society's landscape lighting workshop.

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French Gerleman Electrical Company
St. Louis, Missouri

March 26 and 27, 2015 -- Steven A. Johnson, licensed electrician, lighting designer, and owner of Southern Lights, LLC an energy service company in southern Illinois, recently completed the Illuminating Engineer Society’s two day lecture and educational course on the “Magic of Landscape Lighting”, by Janet Lennex Moyer.

Janet Lennex Moyer a nationally renowned landscape lighting artist, author, speaker, and founder of International Landscape Light Institute (illi.org) spoke about lighting and the effects caused by LED lighting and understanding the magic landscape lighting offers to clients. Completing this course provides Mr. Johnson advancement in the understanding of landscape lighting design criteria and fundamental lighting analysis in the landscape lighting design process.

Southern Lights, LLC is a lighting company specializing in energy efficient, green lighting technology and solar design for residential and commercial facilities. For more information call 618 964-1980 or visit the web site at www.southernlights.biz


June 21, 2011--Steven A. Johnson, licensed electrician and owner of Southern Lights, LLC, recently attended the 22nd Annual Energy Fair held in Custer, Wisconsin. The Energy Fair is the nation's longest running energy education event of its kind.

Johnson attended a series of advanced hands-on educational workshops on alternative energy solutions: solar energy, wind power, emergency back-up power sources and green building techniques.


May 2010-- Southern Lights, LLC attends Light Fair International Trade Show and Lighting Design Classes-- Steven Johnson, owner of Southern Lights, LLC, an electrical contracting and lighting company and member of Illuminating Engineering Society returns from Light Fair International, for Commercial and Architectural Lighting held May 10 -14, 20010 in Las Vegas.

Johnson participated in a two-day intensive lighting design course in Solid State Lighting (LED) presented by the US Department of Energy. He acquired information about the newest energy saving lighting products, lighting design for aesthetics and efficiency, and improved lighting installation techniques.


March 2008-- Steven Johnson, a licensed electrician and owner of Southern Lights, LLC of Carbondale/Marion an electrical and energy efficient lighting company, attended the Electrical Expo developed by the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois. Mr. Johnson attended two professional development seminars. The topics covered were the most recent revisions to the Unified Ameren service manual, Grounding of Electrical Systems, and a special program through Ranken Technical College of Missouri on AG132, a 3D lighting modeling software.


August 2007 --Steven A. Johnson, a licensed electrician and owner of Southern Lights, an electrical contracting company specializing in energy efficient lighting design and solar systems, recently completed an educational seminar for electricians preparing for their Master Electrician examine.

The two day seminar held in Paducah, Kentucky focused on reviewing the National Electrical Codes (NEC) for preparing to take the Master Electrician examine.


June 2006-- Steven A. Johnson,licensed electrician, lighting designer, and owner of Southern Lights, a southern Illinois lighting company, recently completed an intensive two day educational course in Lumen Design from the LIGHTFAIR Institute during LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL 2006, an Annual Architectural and Commercial Lighting Trade Show and Conference in Las Vegas. Setting the global standard for lighting design excellence the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) sponsored this event.

Completing this course provides Mr. Johnson advancement in the understanding and use of lighting sources, luminary photometry, lighting design criteria, and lighting analysis in the lighting design process. In addition, Mr. Johnson received important information about federally mandated energy guidelines soon to be implemented by all 50 states.

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