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AIA Continuing Education

Litecontrol makes earning CEUs easy. We currently offer one lunch and learn course given by our regional sales managers at your office, as well as full day programs at our Danforth Lighting Center in Plympton, Ma.

To schedule a lunch and learn at your office contact your Litecontrol sales representative.

For more information on our learning seminars at the Danforth Lighting Center, please contact Kathi Plath.

Course Description:

Best Practices – For Your Lighting Application

A new generation of lighting products is having a profound effect on how we light our architectural space.  These spaces include vertical markets such as commercial, healthcare, educational, industrial and hospitality to name a few.  The new front runner in lighting technology is the ubiquitous light emitting diode – LED.   This course will apply best practice theory into our most common building designs.

Energy codes that are driving to net zero building design have had a positive environmental impact. However, the perpetual changes in code continue to test the limits of power density requirements.  These challenges will be studied and solutions will be provided.

This course will deliver insight to lighting recommendations for various applications.  Both interior and exterior lighting applications will be evaluated.  Design solutions from linear to point source will be considered as this course navigates through new and legacy lighting technology.

Key topics addressed in the seminar:

  1. Application assessment of vertical markets 
  2. Energy Codes & IES standards
  3. Evaluation of lighting sources
  4. Review Best practices relative to your application
  5. Future trends in Lighting

Sustainable Lighting Design

How does lighting design impact the environment? Sustainable lighting seeks to minimize the impacts of lighting on the natural environment, while also ensuring that we keep high quality visual environments for the users.

This session provides practical guidance and case-study examples on how lighting design can help to enhance the quality of the interior environment, while reducing energy waste and other negative impacts.

Key questions addressed in the seminar:
  1. How does lighting design fit into the sustainable buildings equation?
  2. Does sustainable lighting design simply mean energy efficient systems?
  3. How have sustainable lighting principles been implemented in actual projects?

Defend the Perimeter

Our perceptions of lighted environments and our cognitive and emotional reactions are primarily determined by patterns of light on vertical surfaces, especially at the perimeter of the space – often referred to as the spatial envelope. But today’s ever-tightening energy standards can place an unhealthy emphasis on horizontal footcandles, and make it increasingly difficult to effectively light perimeter surfaces.

This seminar reviews the importance of perimeter lighting from the standpoint of the human response. Possibilities for achieving successful low-energy perimeter lighting solutions using new technologies and creative design techniques are explored.

Key questions addressed in the seminar:
  1. How does defending the perimeter affect the overall quality of the environment?
  2. What are the benefits of defending the perimeter?
  3. What techniques can be used to effectively defend the perimeter?

Litecontrol is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with AIA/CES criteria. Our courses also qualify for credits from the National Council on the Qualifications of Lighting Professionals (NCQLP), who administers the Lighting Certified (LC) program.