Archive for the ‘Craig’s Lighting Controls Education Courses’ Category

Lighting Controls Association Adds New Course on Tunable-White Lighting

The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published a new course to enhance its popular Education Express program: EE303: Tunable-White Lighting. As acting education director of LCA, I was happy to have the opportunity to author this content. LED lighting technology promises many benefits, one of which is practical color output tuning. Popular approaches include full-range, […]

Lighting Controls Association Updates Energy Codes Online Course

The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published a new course to enhance its popular Education Express program: EE203: Lighting and Commercial Energy Codes, Part 2: ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 and IECC 2015. I was happy to have the opportunity to produce this content for LCA. Complying with a Department of Energy mandate, a growing number of states […]

Lighting Controls Association Publishes New Online Course About Wireless RF Lighting Control

The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that EE301: Wireless RF Lighting Control has been added to the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses. Radio-frequency (RF) wireless communication is a significant emerging lighting control technology in both residential and commercial building applications. In a typical hardwired lighting control system, control signals are […]

Controls Friday: Lighting Controls Association Offers New Online Course on Commissioning Lighting Control Systems

The Lighting Controls Association has announced that EE110: Commissioning Lighting Controls, a new course I authored for the organization, has been added to its Education Express series of online distance education courses. Residing at the Association’s website, Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting control and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning, as […]

LED Drivers and Lighting Control

I got my hands on a very informative graphic from Lutron describing how LED drivers–electronic devices that conditioning incoming power to match the circuit design and configuration of the LED array in the light fixture–interact with the LED lighting system. Drivers may be integral to power supplies, separate of power supplies but integral to the […]

The Importance of Commissioning Lighting Controls

At Lightfair, I will have the pleasure of presenting a workshop on lighting controls commissioning with Gary Meshberg of Encelium Technologies and David Weigand of Leviton, as part of the Lightfair Institute. The workshop (course #L09W21), “Commissioning and Controls,” will be presented on Monday, May 4, from 2-5PM. This workshop will focus on providing a […]

Lighting Controls Association Offers New Online Course on Personal Lighting Control

The Lighting Controls Association has announced that EE205: Personal Lighting Control has been added to the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses. Residing at the Association’s website, Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning, as well as meta-issues such as LEED, energy codes […]

Lighting Controls Association’s Education Express Program Supports New California Lighting Controls Training and Certification Program

The Lighting Controls Association has announced that its Education Express online education system now supports lighting controls training and certification conducted by the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP). CALCTP is a new program operated by representatives of the California Lighting Technology Center, California Energy Commission, California Community College system, investor-owned and municipal utilities, […]