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Lighting Controls & the
Evolution of Smart Lighting

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

4 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 0.4 CEU / 4PDH / 0.8 AEE credits toward re-certification

Programs for 2017 Include the Follwoing Start Dates:

September 7

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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 wish to effectively select and utilize lighting control technologies which will best achieve optimum results, including pros and cons of both advanced smart lighting options and basic controls for specific lighting scenarios. Those who will benefit from this program include:

  • Electrical engineers
  • Energy engineers and managers
  • Architects and interior designers
  • Lighting specialists
  • Energy and sustainability consultants
  • Plant and facility engineers
  • Facility and maintenance managers
  • Electrical contractors
  • Lighting representatives
  • ESCO professionals
  • Government planners and managers
Presented online in a series of two live 2 hour time modules, this seminar will show you how and why being up to speed on the latest developments in smart lighting and controls can empower you to avoid scenarios in which the application of either basic or advanced controls may not cost-effectively achieve the desired energy saving results you are seeking.

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 two live, interactive online sessions.


This course will help you gain a clearer understanding of the reasons why both basic and advanced controls have sometimes not succeeded in cost-effectively achieving energy savings with today's LED and high performance incumbent lighting technologies. Although some energy codes do still mandate automatic controls, it has been shown that energy usage can, under some circumstances, actually increase with their use.

However, certain other capabilities of advanced lighting controls can indeed make them cost effective and beneficial for many end-users in various applications. These capabilities include the tracking of energy use, notification of lighting fixtures which are not working properly, improved security, accurate electric billing of tenants in master-metered buildings, optimal dosing for human centric lighting, etc.

The hi-tech digital or "smart" functions of today's lighting technologies will become an integral part of efficient lighting and lighting control sooner than most people may expect. There are already advanced control systems with interior GPS. Contact lenses with sensors are being developed. This course goes beyond previous lighting controls programs presented by this instructor, examining both the present and the future of smart lighting control, while still providing an overview of various types of basic controls, including occupancy sensors, photocontrols and time-based systems.

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FEES (per participant):
$495, regular / $445, AEE member, non-profit org.

NOTE: 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:

For more details about seminar registration terms, what to do if you miss a session, and AEE's cancellation, substitution or transfer policy CLICK HERE.


The following offering(s) of the Lighting Controls & the Evolution of Smart Lighting Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of two 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 4 hours of instruction.

Session dates and times to be announced:
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Day 2
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Completion of both 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