Congratulations are in order for Moonlighting Lead Designer, Matt Carli as he recently earned his Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer (COLD) through the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP).
Matt joined the Moonlighting team in 2010 and has been our lead designer during that time. Moonlighting President Mike Rollins and Matt collaboratively oversee all aspects the design process at Moonlighting and this certification is a nice addition to our design efforts.
The AOLP is a nationally recognized outdoor lighting organization focused on the advancement and promotion of the outdoor lighting industry. Moonlighting has been actively involved with the AOLP for ten years. The COLD program was founded within the AOLP to advance the fundamentals of outdoor lighting design and encourage responsible lighting design practices. The parameters of the COLD program include:
- To incorporate and ensure “good and responsible” lighting design practices
- To offer advanced levels of landscape lighting design training and instill professionalism to our designers
- To gain industry recognition and market exposure for our members and AOLP
- To understand and communicate the “emotional” impact of a landscape lighting design
- To address growing regulatory concerns and trade related issues
The COLD certification process is a three-year intensive program that Matt began in 2017. For the last three years, Matt has attended the annual Illuminate conference two days early to participate in the program and work towards earning his certification. The certification involves attending classes that focus on the elements of outdoor lighting design and the presentation of several projects to the COLD committee and fellow COLD students that demonstrate knowledge of design, fixture specifications, LED lamp specifications, proper installation methods, etc.
Matt is now the only Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer in the state of South Carolina and one of 35 COLD in the country. We are extremely proud of Matt and his recent certification and look forward to continuing to provide the best design process that we can for our clients. For more information regarding design process, you can contact our office directly or inquire through our website.