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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

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AIA Learning Units Eligible

This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.


STAN WALERCZYK, C.L.E.P., principal of Lighting Wizards, Inc., brings to this program 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. Mr. Walerczyk 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 major lighting and energy trade journals, and has made presentations at LightFair and the World Energy Engineering Congress. He has instructed hundreds of lighting-related seminars for energy, lighting and facility professionals, and authored the book, Lighting & Controls: Transitioning to the Future, published by The Fairmont Press.


This course is designed for those who need to know the very latest information on today's LED lighting products, and how they compare to other lighting options. 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
  • ESCO professionals
  • Government planners and managers
  • Plant and facility engineers
  • Maintenance professionals
  • Lighting management professionals
  • Electrical contractors
  • Lighting specialists
  • Lighting representatives

Presented online in a series of four live two-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to educate you about both the best types of application scenarios for utilizing current LED lighting technologies, as well as how to make the smartest decisions when considering replacing other lighting technologies with LED.

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.


Since it is truly becoming an LED world, and LED products last so long, making a wrong decision could result in potentially having to keep less-than-ideal lighting in place for a long time. This class provides tools and strategies to help you make good decisions when planning a lighting upgrade using LED technologies that will provide both the lighting quality and energy savings desired.

Often the decision-making process for upgrading to LED can get bogged down due to the delicate balance of lost opportunity vs. waiting for better and less expensive products to become available. But, as an example, if a company or organization waits at least one year for LED products to improve and/or become less expensive, they may never recoup the lost savings resulting from keeping the existing lighting in place. On the other hand, once new LED lighting is in place, it may be economically necessary to keep it for at least 10 years, because it is probably not cost-effective to quickly replace it again. Utilizing the leading, but not "bleeding" edge of technology can be the key to optimizing energy-economic results of an LED-based lighting upgrade project.

It is important to understand that even the most efficient fixed Kelvin LED products, typical light meters, photopic lumens, CRI, payback, DesignLights Consortium and energy codes may be considered obsolete. LED lamps, TLEDs, lightbars, troffer and troffer kits, task lights, freezer lights, exterior fixtures and garage fixtures will be examine in this program. New generation LED hibays can often cost-effectively replace existing fluorescent T8 and T5HO hibays in addition to HID ones. Still, in many applications high performance legacy products, like top grade fluorescent T8 systems and electronic ballasted ceramic metal halide can still be better than LED. Laser diodes and organic LEDs (OLEDs) may replace LED as the best solid state lighting (SSL) sooner than many people expect. This course is intended to be complimentary to the Lighting Controls & the Evolution of Smart Lighting online seminar.

This seminar is the evolution of the instructor's previous online course, LEDs vs. High Performance Incumbents, which over time was constantly updated as technologies changed and evolved. So even if you participated in a previous LED course, you will find that most of the information covered in this program will be significantly more up to date than even what was covered last year — and will continue to evolve and remain current for each upcoming presentation of the course.

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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: Valerie Oviatt, phone 770-925-9633, email:

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The following offering(s) of the Tips, Strategies & Criteria for Choosing Optimum LED Products Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four two-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction.

Beginning on TBD, with session dates and times as follows:
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
12:00 - 2:00 pm
12:00 - 2:00 pm
12:00 - 2:00 pm
12:00 - 2:00 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...

Valerie Oviatt: (770) 925-9633