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Advanced Lighting Retrofit Options - Online Seminar

Advanced Lighting Retrofit Options - 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: Seminar Registration, phone 770- 925-9633, email: seminars@ae

About the Seminar

This course earns 0.8 CEUs, 8 PDHs and 1.6 AEE Credits toward Re-certification

Online Training for Energy and Lighting Involved Professionals

Redeveloped to include the newest advances in lighting retrofit strategies and products, this seminar will provide facilities the tools to break the Lighting Power Density barrier of 0.5 watts/ SF, while improving lighting quality in work spaces. Available technology options will be explored in-depth in this program by two leading lighting retrofit experts.

On the first day, Sustainable Lighting Systems that allow organizations to go beyond ordinary retrofits will be examined. Emergency Lighting Systems that are usually forgotten when building systems are upgraded can provide expanded business opportunities. Now there are new ways to keep the lights on when building power is lost and the old technique of providing Night Lights is no longer the only way to provide egress lighting and is a way to save more energy.

The second day is devoted to exterior lighting and how to Meet the new Challenges of outdoor lighting. LED/ SSL products are now the best option to provide superior performance and longer life. There are so many options and so much conflicting information that it is difficult to choose the right ones. The IESNA recommendations for exterior environments will be outlined and the new B.U.G. fixture classification system will be presented. The advantages of incorporating lighting controls to make exterior lighting more effective will be featured. Many communities are now requiring compliance with lighting ordinances and methods to avoid obtrusive lighting are detailed.

The third and fourth days will focus on the Big Picture in lighting retrofits and carefully aimed bullet points will provide new information not covered in other online lighting seminars.

This class will include how to retrofit linear fluorescent fixtures, including high performance fluorescent T8 lamps and ballasts, type A, B & C TLEDs, LED lightbars, LED troffer and other types of kits and new LED troffers and other fixtures. Much is happening with TLEDs, including models with wireless dimming using existing fixed output ballasts, and the new ANSI fit system. Also, how using ‘dumb’ TLEDs may affect future retrofit options. So much has happened with TLEDs that much of the information just six months old is now outdated.

Spectrally enhanced lighting (SEL) lighting technique will be covered in detail, including case studies. Several current trends will be examined including, how LED lighting is already becoming a commodity market, how lighting manufacturers are focusing more on controls. Also, how non-lighting companies are getting into lighting, and why electrical distributors are becoming less important. Various business approaches for lighting professionals and end-customers will be explored and certifications, such as Zero Net Energy, may help end-customers approve retrofits, even when financial returns are not that promising. Lighting certifications will be outlined, including the value of the Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional credential (CLEP) that can help professionals get more projects. And finally, how other SSL technologies may overtake LED in the future, as well as speculation that lighting or lumens as a service may be right around the corner. Providing lumens as a service is similar, but somewhat different from the traditional ESCO or positive cash flow financing model, will be discussed.

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 sessions.

Dates and Times

Presented online in a series of four live two-hour time modules for a total of 8 hours of instruction. The course is scheduled for:

  • 11-14 June

Daily session times shown opposite:

Course Module
Times (Eastern time)
Day 1
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Day 2
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Day 3
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Day 4
2:00 - 4:00 pm

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


Sustainable Lighting Solutions

  • Hallmarks of sustainable lighting
  • Maximizing the use of daylight
  • Responsible lighting product manufacturing
  • Low mercury lamps & mercury depletion
  • Environmental impacts of LED/SSL products
  • RoHS compliance
  • Sustainable building design

Re-evaluating Emergency Lighting

  • Goal of emergency lighting & egress
  • Photoluminescent way-finding signage
  • Tritium exit signs
  • Keeping the lights on
  • Eliminating night lights
  • NFPA Life Safety Code 101
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Meeting the Challenges of Outdoor Lighting

  • IESNA recommendations for exterior environments
  • New challenges with outdoor lighting
  • Obtrusive lighting issues (sky glow, light trespass)
  • Floodlight applications
  • B.U.G. fixture classification system
  • Exterior lighting controls
  • Lighting ordinances & MLO

Why LED/SSL is Best Solution for Exterior Lighting

  • Biomass Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Customer’s expectations
  • Energy savings
  • Life (LED arrays, driver)
  • Uniformity
  • Equivalency
  • Sealing standards
  • Modular design

How to retrofit linear fluorescent fixtures

  • TLED developments
  • Concerns with parabolic and perforated metal basket troffers
  • Spectrally enhanced lighting

Spectrally enhanced lighting

  • Which can often allow for 25% additional wattage reductions

Lighting Market Developments and Considerations

  • IESNA recommendations for exterior environments
  • LED lighting is already becoming a commodity market
  • Lighting manufacturers are focusing on controls, because help their bottom line
  • Non-lighting companies are getting into lighting
  • Distributors are becoming less important
  • Various business approaches for lighting professionals and end-customers
  • Certifications, such Zero Net Energy, may help end-customers approve retrofits, even if financial returns are not that great
  • Certifications, including CLEP, may help lighting people get some projects
  • How other SSL technologies have started to overtake LED in some applications
  • Big brothers
  • Lighting or lumens as a service

Your Realtime Program Instructors

STAN WALERCZYK, CLEP, principal of Lighting Wizards and chair of the Human Centric Lighting Society ( His 28 years lighting experience includes distribution, maintenance, retrofit contracting, 3rd party review, consulting, design, luminaire design, policy-making and research. He assisted DOE research on spectrally enhanced lighting. He is a judge of the Architectural SSL Product Innovation and LEDs Magazine’s Sapphire Awards and is widely published in the lighting and energy fields. Stan has made presentations at LightFair, the World Energy Engineering Congressand numerous other industry tradeshows and conferences. He is an experienced instructor and has led hundreds of lighting-related seminars for energy, lighting and facility professionals.


JOHN FETTERS, CEM, CLEP, CEA, is a lighting efficiency consultant and owner of Effective Lighting Solutions, Inc., Columbus, OH. John is a senior member of AEE, and he chairs the Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) board. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA), for which he serves on the IES VELSD Committee and serves on that society's Industrial Lighting Committee. He was distinguished with the AEE Energy Professional Development award in 1993 and was inducted into the AEE Hall of Fame in 1998. He has lectured and published widely in the lighting efficiency field.


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.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for all modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non- tollfree access.) 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 teleconferencing 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.

Who Should Participate

This seminar is designed for energy professionals working in the following fields:

  • Energy Engineering
  • Energy Management
  • Plant & Facility Management
  • Energy Planning
  • Energy Services
  • Energy Procurement
  • Building Administration
  • Property Ownership
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management
  • Utility Management
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering

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