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Lighting Controls & the Evolution of Smart Lighting - Online Seminar

Lighting Controls & the Evolution of Smart Lighting - Online Seminar
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Price: $495.00
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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: terese@aeecen

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.


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.

About the Seminar

This course earns .4 CEUs, 4 PDHs and .8 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

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.

Dates and Times

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.

Beginning on Dates to be Decided with session dates and times as follows:

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.

Seminar Agenda

The Lighting Controls & the Evolution of Smart Lighting Online Seminar will be presented in two 2-hour teleconferencing modules, covering the following topics:

MODULE 1: 2 hours

  • Introduction
  • Overview of basic controls
  • Occupancy sensors can also reduce HVAC load
  • Why LED is so much better than fluorescent for dimming
  • What are advanced controls and smart lighting?
  • Why energy consumption can actually increase with automatic controls
  • Why basic and advanced controls are often not cost-effective saving energy with LED and high performance incumbents
  • Why daylight harvesting with windows often does not work well
  • Examples of energy consumption increasing with automatic controls
  • What is better than lighting for demand response?
  • Why do energy codes mandate controls for retrofits?
    • If they were cost effective people would use them
  • When can X amount of money do just more lighting and less lighting with controls?

MODULE 2: 2 hours

  • Various capabilities of advanced controls which may make them cost effective:

    • Energy tracking
    • Tracking total hours of lighting fixtures
    • Notification of not-working-properly lighting systems
    • Improved security
    • Accurate electric billing of tenants in master metered buildings
    • Turning on hibays in front of forklift drivers before motion sensors can do it
    • Probably most important: proper dosing for circadian rhythms, alertness, performance, sleep, etc.
  • Which customers may be interested in smart lighting
  • How to evaluate if smart lighting is cost effective
  • The internet of everything:
    • Interior GPS
    • Cell phone apps
    • Sensors that learn and adapt
    • Well- being
  • Within 3 to 5 years, people will probably look back and wonder how they survived with today's lighting and controls (... remember before your first smart phone!)
  • Lighting industry may mimic the cell phone industry
  • Which are likely to be the main companies involved?
  • Q&A

Your Realtime Program Instructor

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.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for both program modules (total of 4 hours), seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and webinar connection services. Does not include tollfree number. Attendees participating from outside of North America should use VOIP in order to avoid additional audio fees. Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.

You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your webinar connection in advance of the first session.

Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.