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Taking Your Lighting Systems to the Next Level

Online Training for Energy and Lighting Involved Professionals
An interactive program you can complete right from your computer, with two-way live audio via your phone or VOIP

8 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 0.8 CEU / 8 PDH / 1.6 AEE credits toward re-certification

Now accepting registrations for program beginning
July 31 and November 28, 2017

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JOHN FETTERS, C.E.M., C.L.E.P., is a lighting consultant and president of Effective Lighting Solutions, Inc. Columbus, OH. Mr. Fetters is a senior member of the Association of Energy Engineers and chairs AEE's Certified Lighting Efficiency Board. He was inducted into the AEE Hall of Fame in 1998. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA), serves on that society's Industrial Lighting Committee, and is past president of the Buckeye Section. He has lectured and is widely published in the lighting field.

STAN WALERCZYK, C.L.E.P., principal of Lighting Wizards, Inc., has over 25 years of experience in the lighting field covering distribution, maintenance, retrofit contracting, 3rd party review, consulting, design, luminaire design, policy making and research. He assisted the U.S. Department of Energy research on spectrally enhanced lighting. He is currently on the IES Spectral Effects and Energy Management Committees, and is vice chair of the Human Centric Lighting Society. He is widely published in the lighting and energy fields, and has made presentations at LightFair as well as the World Energy Engineering Congress. Mr. Walerczyk has instructed hundreds of lighting-related seminars for energy, lighting and facility professionals.


The Advanced Lighting Retrofit Options Online Seminar is designed for those who need to know how to select and apply the latest lighting retrofit solutions with optimum results, and who prefer the convenience of online training. If you're just too busy to get away from the office, this is the course for you! Those who will benefit from this program include:

  • Electrical engineers
  • Building managers
  • Energy consultants
  • Energy managers
  • Electrical contractors
  • Lighting specialists
  • Lighting management professionals
  • Lighting representatives
  • ESCO professionals
  • Government planners and managers
  • Plant and facility engineers
  • Maintenance professionals

Presented online in a series of four live two-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to provide professional training covering the latest trends and advances now being used to optimize the performance of commercial, institutional and industrial lighting systems.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the four live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between session.


Lighting systems are one of the largest pieces of the building energy pie. Many important new lighting products and strategies have come to market in the past few years that allow facilities to break the lighting power density barrier of 0.5 watts per square foot while providing excellent lighting quality. The full scope of this trend and the technology options available will be explored in-depth in this program presented by two recognized retrofit lighting experts.

With the wealth of new lighting technologies and products now being offered to boost energy savings and improve workplaces, there are so many options and so much conflicting information, it is difficult to choose the right ones. This program will help you sort out which new products may be best for your specific applications, as well as guide you through all of the factors that must be considered to achieve the best possible results.

The advantages of high performance, high lumen 32W F32T8s over "energy-saving" 25 - 30W F32T8s will be investigated. High lumen T8s and high performance ballasts can often allow retrofitting basic grade T8 systems cost effective. Upscale kits and high performance 1F32T8 troffers and suspended indirect/direct fixtures can help save more energy. This program will show how to get to the next level of energy savings by using spectrally-enhanced lighting. Hordes of sales people are now vigorously pushing LED T8s across the country. These will be compared with high performance fluorescent T8s. You'll learn how and why high performance task-ambient lighting is a very good strategy. Emergency lighting will also be re-evaluated.

What are the best sales models for ESCOs, retrofit contractors, distributors and end-customers for various types projects? Should unit pricing and financial returns for each fixture type be provided? Should options be provided? These questions will be examined.

Initial costs and financial returns are so important in any potential project. Paybacks can be so short sighted. Federal EPACT tax deductions for end-customer or lighting designer are up to $.60 per square foot. With positive cash flow financing, projects can often be done with little or no out-of-pocket money. Learn how your projects may benefit.

Sustainable lighting ensures that systems will operate at high efficiency for many years, but not all energy-efficient choices are sustainable solutions. This program will identify the best technologies, products and practices to meet both energy efficiency goals and provide sustainable lighting solutions.

The instructors have designed this program specifically with the goal of providing useful information that you can readily apply for immediate results. Case histories, best practices, and how to avoid mistakes will be discussed. Even if you have participated in the Advanced Lighting Retrofit Options online seminar in the past, this new updated version has considerably different and evolved information.

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FEES (per participant):
$895, regular / $845, AEE member, non-profit org.

Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925-9633, email:

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The following offering(s) of the Advanced Lighting Retrofit Options Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four two-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction.

Beginning on November 7, with session dates and times as follows:
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Monday, November 7, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, November 10, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Completion of all 4 modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.



For registration questions or assistance, call or email...

Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633