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Finelite is a registered provider of the American Institute
of Architects (AIA) and Green Building Certification
Institute (GBCI) and we offer the following courses.

AIA NCQLP GBCI

Lighting the Classroom of the Future: A U.S. Department of Energy Project

Lighting the Classroom of the Future: A U.S. Department of Energy Project

Program Overview

The Department of Energy has initiated a research project to develop and test novel SSL luminaire designs for the classroom of the future. This presentation will present key findings from this research effort. Topics covered will include how major drivers such as new trends in lighting and controls, new trends in learning, new requirements for the classroom, and a new understanding of how human centric lighting changes the way we need to light classrooms. The presentation will cover the DOE-proscribed goals for energy efficiency, teacher control over lighting intensity and CCT, lumen maintenance and color stability, luminaire performance and lighting levels on classroom desks and walls. After the presentation, the attendee will understand how to meet or exceed the DOE goals.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Understand the challenges of lighting the classroom of the future with its multi-purpose spaces, advanced communications technologies, and multi-generational occupants
  • Become familiar with the DOE design for the classroom of the future including layout, flexibility, and lifetime of materials and luminaires
  • Examine the DOE performance goals including teacher control of intensity and color (CCT), balance of daylight and electric light, and centralized control
  • Understand the DOE performance metrics including luminaire efficacy (LPW), flicker and power quality, lifetime and color stability, and vertical and horizontal illuminance levels in the classroom
  • Observe the results to date of room-level performance when lighting for students, for the aging eye, for audio/visual and whiteboard modes, to balance daylight, for maximum alertness and maximum calming

 

 

Quality Benchmarks for LED Luminaires

Quality Benchmarks for LED Luminaires

Program Summary

LED luminaires have great potential for long life, low maintenance and reduced energy consumption as compared to legacy lighting technologies. The component architecture of LED luminaires, however, creates new selection criteria. This presentation discusses industry benchmarks for LED luminaire quality including useful fixture life, serviceability and performance.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Know how to compare luminaire lifetimes using lumen maintenance, LM79, LM80 and TM21 test results
  • Understand the impact of operating temperature on driver performance, LED performance and color shift
  • Evaluate and compare serviceability including ease of access and replacement parts
  • Understand the difference between performance-based and component-failure-based warranties

 

 

Tailored Lighting and Tunable White Light

Tailored Lighting and Tunable White Light

Program Summary

This course examines how LED technology has revolutionized lighting choices. It reviews new options in light color palette, lighting control, and luminaire tailoring and examines emerging concepts regarding Correlated Color Temperature, the non-visual impacts of CCT and spectrum and the impact of tuning white light on human comfort. Attendees will gain an understanding of these options and be able to apply them to new lighting designs.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Analyze the role of ambient lighting
  • Define the key parameters of tailored lighting
  • Investigate the benefits of tunable white light including choices of preference, healthier interiors, and the human dynamics of color and energy
  • Examine which populations benefit from light colors that correspond to natural daily illumination

 

 

AIA Approved

AIA HSW Approved
1 LU, HSW

NCQLP Approved

NCQLP Approved
1 LEU

IDCEC Approved

IDCEC Approved
1 CEU, HSW

Understanding Tunable White Light

Understanding Tunable White Light

Program Summary

It is well known that overlaying the projection of one color of light with the projection of a different color of light will result in the creation of a third color on the reflected surface. And the use of computer networks to control lighting is nothing new, either. What is new is the continued reduction in cost of LED-based luminaires and the development of better, more affordable, user interfaces and controls, making a number of different approaches to white color tuning possible. This talk will explore the following:

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Understand color space, the "black body curve" and the tuning of "white" light
  • Understand the design parameters of color-tuning systems for different applications
  • Learn about current research into vision science and physiological response to light
  • Learn the metrics used to specify a white color tuning system

 

 







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