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Tips, Strategies & Criteria for Choosing Optimum LED Products - Online Seminar

Tips, Strategies & Criteria for Choosing Optimum LED Products - 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: Seminar Registration, phone 770-925-9633, email:

About the Seminar

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

Online Training for Energy and Lighting Involved Professionals

Presented online in a series of two 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.

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 what was covered last year — and will continue to evolve and remain current for each upcoming presentation of the course.

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 two live two-hour time modules for a total of 4 hours of instruction.

Daily session times shown opposite:

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

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


Useful Tools for LED Products

  • DOE
  • Awards
  • Credibility of manufacturer and warranty
  • Credibility of product
  • Experience with various manufacturer and models
  • DesignLights Consortium
  • Energy Star
  • Kelvin and nm
  • LPW
  • CRI
  • Flicker
  • Distribution
  • Temperature rating
  • Rated life
  • Recycling
  • Total environmental impact, including RoHS
  • Warranty length and what it includes
  • Rebate amount
  • Product matrix

Interior Applications & Product Types

  • Store cold storage
  • Decorative lamps
  • Omni-directional lamps
  • Accent lamps
  • Recessed cans
  • Drum fixtures

Options to Retrofit or Replace Linear Fluorescent Fixtures

  • Type A, B & C TLEDs
  • LED Lightbars
  • LED troffers and troffer kits
  • Other kits
  • New fixtures
  • Lumen maintenance
  • Potential problem retrofitting troffers that some lamps have been removed


Exterior Applications & Product Types

  • Street lights
  • Shoe box pole fixtures
  • Bollards
  • Floods
  • Canopies
  • Sign Lights
  • Cabinet Lights
  • Garage

Spectrally Enhanced lighting

Photocontrols & Motion Sensors for Exterior

Including Photovoltaics

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.

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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Seminar Registration: (770) 925-9633