Mr. Richards is a Lighting Designer and Consultant. He has been involved with Architectural & Entertainment Lighting Design in Asia and North America for over 20 years.He works with Architects, Interior Designers & Lighting Designers on projects around the world. Mr. Richards is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto with a diploma in Technical Production Management for the Performing Arts.

He has been a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America since 1982, and a member of the International Dark-Sky Association. He is active in promoting quality lighting education and a frequent guest speaker.

Mr. Richards pioneered the design & application of computer based architectural lighting control systems. Mr. Richards spent 15 years with Strand Lighting as its Architectural Sales & Product Manager in Canada the United States & Hong Kong.

Mr. Richards has taught Architectural Lighting Design at the HK Institute of Performing Arts. Museum and Art Gallery Lighting Design at the UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center. The United States-Asia Environmental Partnership, Exchange Program for Sustainable Growth and The Alliance to Save Energy on Roadway Lighting Design; A New Approach for Energy Efficiency and Techniques and Trends for School & Office Buildings with Energy Efficient Lighting. Energy Efficient Lighting Design Fundamentals for the Philippine Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers. Energy Management Association of the Philippines & UNEP Advanced Energy Management Training Courses, and lectures for the Philippine Department of Energy on Energy Efficient Lighting Design. Mr. Richards has been a Trustee of PLIA, the Philippine Lighting Industry Association, and Chairman for Lighting Education & Research.

Mr. Richards current research includes; control of hyperbilirubinemia, daylighting & weight gain in Neonatal Clinics. Roadway lighting design to increase energy efficiency and improve Mesopic vision. LED luminaires for tunnels and roadway lighting applications.

Mr. Richards is a Trustee and former Treasurer of the Lighthouse Club Manila Branch, a construction industry charity. He teaches Red Cross Training for construction workers, helped renovate Ospital Ng Manila Pediatric Ward and the Rehoboth Children’s Home Orphanage.
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5 Responses to “About: John S. Richards”

  1. John Sacdalan II Says:

    Dear Mr. Richards,

    I am one of the professors of Ms. Andrea Janzen Santos and would like to inquire if you are open and interested to give a seminar about lighting designs to my chapter, the United Architects of the Philippines-Manila Corinthian Chapter. Your contribution to the educational development would definitely benefit the architects since designing is not just planning and allocating spaces but also understanding the concept of proper lighting design to any structures.

    Hope that you would accept our invitation. You can contact me at for further queries from your end.

    GOD bless!

    Arch. John Cristopher D. Sacdalan II, uap

    1. PS. If you email me. I can sent you links to my on-line Screencast web site. These have some past seminars converted into short video clips. They may help your students.

  2. Childy R. Elamparo Says:

    Good evening, I am a student of BS Interior Design of the University of the Philippines Diliman. I would like to ask if our class could invite you to be our speaker to discuss the interesting topic of lighting design. The class would like to learn about lighting design, specifically how it affects the interior of a space. The class would hope for your kind response.

    Thank You.

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  4. Julianna,

    If you find your call quality has declined it may be due to other issues.

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    Skype call quality has improved over the years. It has the best call quality of all the VOIP systems I have tested.

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