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Lighting Retrofits: Overcoming Challenges & Increasing Project Approvals - Online Seminar

Lighting Retrofits: Overcoming Challenges & Increasing Project Approvals - Online Seminar
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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:   

Presented online in a series of four live two-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to show you the best path leading to overcoming current challenges, and to successfully achieving approval and implementation of beneficial lighting retrofit projects.

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 realtime during the four live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between 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 .8 CEUs, 8 PDHs and 1.6 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

Now with very little "low hanging fruit" left, new challenges to lighting retrofits have come into play, including diminishing returns, energy codes that often add costs without saving significant extra energy, impact of the DesignLights Consortium, and other obstacles. As a result, many beneficial lighting retrofits simply won't be approved, if only projected hard savings and straight payback are used as the primary criteria. But, as you'll learn in this seminar, both basic and advanced soft savings utilizing some very good products now available can lead to increased justification and implementation lighting retrofit projects for those know the facts.

Perhaps the most important current lighting product discussion is what to do with linear fluorescent fixtures, which include high performance fluorescent T8s and electronic ballasts, TLEDs, LED lightbars, LED troffer kits, and fluorescent and LED suspended indirect/direct fixtures. The criteria which must be considered and the decision- making process for these fixtures will be fully detailed in this program. Also discussed will be lamps, recessed cans, task lights, freezer lights, exterior fixtures, and garage fixtures.

Some of the best current LED hibays can often cost effectively replace existing fluorescent T8 and T5HO hibays in addition to HID ones. Other relevant questions examined will be: Are typical light meters obsolete? Is it becoming a 90 CRI world? What will be the progression of SSL products, including LEDs? Much of the material covered applies both to new construction as well as remodels.

This seminar is the evolution of the instructor's previous online course, Tips, Strategies & Criteria for Choosing Optimum LED Products, which over time has been constantly updated as technologies changed and evolved. So even if you have 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.

Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the Lighting Retrofits: Overcoming Challenges & Increasing Project Approvals Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four two-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction.

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

Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
2 -4  pm
Day 2
2 - 4 pm
Day 3
2 - 4 pm
Day 4
2 - 4 pm

Completion of all 4 modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.


Seminar Agenda

MODULE 1:  2 hours

  • Introduction
  • News Flash
  • Lighting Retrofits Before
  • But Now It Can Be How Well Can You Juggle:
    • Diminishing returns
    • Energy codes
    • Controls with low wattage LED products
    • Prevailing wages
    • DesignLights Consortium
    • Existing & upcoming products
    • Rebates
    • Financial tools
  • How to Combat Diminishing Returns
  • Market Transformation
  • Major Advantages of Well Designed LED Products
  • Awards
  • Dimming & Flicker
  • Tunability
  • IoT & PoE

MODULE 2:  2 hours

  • Environmental Concerns
  • General LED Information
  • What about High Performance Legacy Products?
  • Light Meters Will Become a 'VHS' of Lighting
  • Interior
    • Reach-in frig/freezer
    • Decorative lamps
    • Omni- directional lamps
    • Accent lighting
    • Recessed can kits & new fixtures
    • Drum fixtures

MODULE 3:  2 hours

    • How do you retrofit or replace linear fluorescent fixtures?

      • Highest lumen fluorescent T8s and high performance ballasts
      • Extra long life fluorescent T8s and high performance ballasts
      • TLEDs (various types)
      • LED lightbars
      • LED troffers and troffer kits
        • One big issue from fluorescent to LED in troffers
      • Suspended indirect/direct fixtures
    • Task lights with task ambient lighting
    • Task ambient lighting
    • Hibays

MODULE 4:  2 hours

  • Exterior

    • General information
    • Street lights
    • Shoe box pole fixtures
    • Wall washing
    • High mast
    • Floods
    • Wall packs
    • Canopy
    • Bollards
    • Sign Lights
    • Stadium Lights
    • LED with PV
    • Garage
    • Please consider these measurement changes
  • Both Interior & Exterior
    • Product matrix table
    • Is it becoming a 90 CRI world?
    • Progression of solid state lighting
      • LED
      • OLED
      • Quantum dots
      • Nanotubes
    • Getting close to the end
  • Final Questions and Comments


Your Realtime Program Instructor


STAN WALERCZYK, C.L.E.P., principal of Lighting Wizards, Inc. and chair of the Human Centric Lighting Society, 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. 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 all four program modules (total of 8 hours), seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and webinar connection services. (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.