Session 3: PART 1 Controlling LEDs to Meet Customer Expectations
PART 2 How Good is Good Enough? Understanding LED Fixture Performance
Date: July 24, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Credits: PART 1: 1 AIA, HSW,PDH
PART 2: 1 AIA PDH
(There will be a $20 fee for mailing a certificate of completion if not picked up
at end of class.)
Presenter: Rick Busser – Unique Spaces - Lutron
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This course describes how LED lamps and fixtures can provide an exciting alternative light source for general illumination. LED products and technologies are improving rapidly and are appearing everywhere from lighting showrooms to your local Wal-Mart. In this course, the participant will learn the features and benefits of LEDs and the applications that are best suited for them. They will analyze the different components of an LED and the importance of making sure that these components are compatible with one another. They will then compare different control types and standards in order to identify the differences between them. Finally, they will recognize LED drivers as a critical component in the LED lighting systems and identify their important characteristics.
1. Describe the features and benefits of LEDs as a general illumination light source, and the applications that are best suited to LEDs.
2. Explain the components of an LED system and how each of these components must be compatible with one another to ensure efficient, effective, and reliable operation.
3. Compare existing control types and standards to identify the differences between power line, 3 wire, and low voltage control (analog and digital).
4. Recognize LED drivers as a critical component in LED lighting systems and identify their important characteristics.
Light affects the look and feel of every space, and By using flexible, energy-efficient LED light sources you can create comfortable beautiful and dynamic lighting environments. But as LED technology continually adapts and improves, it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest innovations, and to make sure you're getting the best performance. You’ve are probably familiar with color rendering, but what about TM-30, the new method for evaluating color rendition? And what’s the difference between tunable white, spectral tuning and warm dimming? In this course, we’ll break this down and give you simple tips on how to effectively evaluate different LED light sources to offer your clients an enhanced lighting experience.
1. Understand light quality metrics
2. Understand LED quality metrics
3. Understand how to compare LED light sources
4. Understand different approaches to light mixing