Presented online in a series of five (four 2-1/2-hour and one 2-hour) time modules, this seminar is designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP®) exam. The course agenda also includes updates on topics of current importance to all individuals involved in commercial, industrial or institutional lighting efficiency improvement.
You can participate in the program from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in realtime during the six live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between sessions.
Here's your opportunity to take part in a focused, fast-paced instructional program, designed both to expand your knowledge in the field, and to serve as a preparatory vehicle for the examination required to achieve AEE's Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) certification. This information presented is designed to provide comprehensive professional training in the design and application of energy- effective lighting systems, with emphasis on:
Evaluating lighting systems through effective audits
Achieving energy-effective lighting systems with high regard to lighting quality and occupants
Examining the latest lighting products for your applications
Performing lighting calculations to obtain proper light levels
Evaluating and implementing effective lighting control strategies
Reviewing environmental impacts of lighting efficiency projects
Calculating and documenting savings achieved through lighting improvements
Complete Your Certification Application & Register for an Exam
This program covers the full scope of subjects addressed on the AEE's certification exam. The exam can be taken at a remote testing center. For more about certification and testing, visit aeecenter.org, then select the required certification and complete step 2 of the application process.
The following offering(s) of the Fundamentals of Lighting Efficiency Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four 2-1/2-hour and one 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 12 hours of instruction.
Beginning on March 12-16, 2018
Times (Eastern time US)
3:00 - 5:30 pm
3:00 - 5:30 pm
3:00 - 5:30 pm
3:00 - 5:30 pm
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Completion of all five modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.
The Fundamentals of Lighting Efficiency Online Seminar will be presented in the following five teleconferencing modules:
MODULE 1: 2.5 hours
Fundamentals of Light & Lighting Definitions and terminology How light interacts with surfaces Visibility and visual tasks Spectrum sensitivity
Lighting Quality Light level Glare and glare control Flicker and flicker control VCP Veiling reflections
Evaluating Lighting Systems The evaluation process Lighting surveys and audits Data collection tools, tips & technologies Analyzing collected data Calculating savings and payback Writing reports
MODULE 2: 2.5 hours
Incumbent Lamps Common lamp characteristics Incandescent and halogen lamps Compact fluorescent lamps Linear fluorescent lamps Metal halide lamps (including PS and CMH) High-pressure sodium lamps Low-pressure sodium lamps
Solid-state (LED) Lighting Understanding LEDs LED life, lumen ratings and delivered lumens Market-ready solutions U.S. DOE CALiPER program
Fluorescent Ballasts and LED Drivers How ballasts work Magnetic and hybrid ballasts Ballast factor: light output and input watts Electronic ballasts: application issues and avoiding mistakes LED drivers: the weak link?
MODULE 3: 2.5 hours
Luminaires & Fixtures Efficacy rating (LER) Photometry: relative and absolute Photometric reports CU Spacing criteria Increasing luminaire efficiency Reflectors, louvers and lenses
Lighting System Improvements Systems approach for energy-effective lighting Lighting power density metric Task-ambient lighting Retrofit vs. re-lighting SSL lighting upgrades
Environmental Concerns Mercury in lamps PCBs in ballasts Responsible lamp & ballast disposal LED issues
MODULE 4: 2.5 hours
Lighting Controls Control strategies Dispelling switching myths Switching controls Scheduling and time controls Occupancy and vacancy sensors Photocells Demand response Dimming control technology Photosensors Daylight harvesting
Lighting Calculations Workshop Inverse square law Illuminance at a point Zonal cavity method and using CU tables Room reflectances and light loss factor Sample problems and solutions
Maintaining Lighting Systems Impact of maintenance on lighting system performance and economics Light loss factors Spot vs. group re-lamping Calculating re-lamping intervals System troubleshooting
MODULE 5: 2 hours
Lighting Economics Basic energy accounting Simple payback and return on investment Life cycle cost Evaluating system costs and alternatives Income tax impact Computing economic decision statistics Computer spreadsheet tools Sample problems and solutions
Building Energy Codes 10CFR435 Federal Energy Code ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1
Utility & ESCO Programs & Incentives Electric utility industry restructuring Role of energy services companies Performance contracting
Your Realtime Program Instructors
JOHN FETTERS, C.E.M., C.L.E.P., is a lighting consultant and president of Effective Lighting Solutions, Inc. Columbus, OH. Mr. Fetters is a senior member of the Association of Energy Engineers and chairs AEE's Certified Lighting Efficiency Board. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA), for which he serves on the IES VELSD Committee and is an advisory member of the Industrial Lighting Committee. He has lectured and is widely published in the lighting field. He was inducted into the AEE Hall of Fame in 1998.
T. KENNETH SPAIN, P.E., C.E.M., C.L.E.P., G.B.E., LEED-AP, is an internationally recognized energy engineer, manager and trainer. He is currently an on-call Research Scientist with the Earth System Science Center of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) after 25 years of service as a Senior Research Associate through sponsored programs. He has provided energy analysis and technical support to help public institutions, schools, businesses and industries reduce their energy costs and to train government and business energy managers throughout the world. Mr. Spain was inducted into the AEE Hall of Fame in 2002.
Course Materials and Advance Preparations
The seminar fee covers registration for all five program modules (total of 12 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.
ADVANCED LIGHTING CONTROLS: ENERGY SAVINGS, PRODUCTIVITY, TECHNOLOGY & APPLICATIONS Edited By Craig DiLouie