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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

Advanced Lighting and User Designed Controls for Modern Classroom

Advanced Lighting and User Designed Controls for Modern Classroom

Program Overview

Reducing energy costs and complying with energy codes is only part of the equation for good lighting control for the modern classroom. This presentation examines how we can choose to improve learning with light color and light intensity. Understanding prior research and a recent Department of Energy funded study that states teachers, administrators and other users see lighting as a powerful tool to enhance the learning environment and cue behavior within the classroom setting. A key objective of this presentation is to analyze how peers’ feedback led to the design of a user friendly interface to meet the objectives of a simple, intuitive, preset control that teachers could modify to suit their goals. A significant part of the study outcome and presentation explains how to make this technology affordable so that it can be implemented today in designing schools that have no additional source of funding. With this user designed lighting control solution, this course explains how the modern classroom can support learning while minimizing operating costs.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Examine current research and understand efforts to improve the learning environment through lighting.
  • Understand the modern classroom and how users would utilize dynamic lighting to improve the learning environment.
  • Understand the importance of a User Interface and examine how user feedback guided product development.
  • Investigate the cost of this new lighting technology and its implementation.

 

 

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

 

 

AIA Approved

AIA HSW Approved
1 LU, HSW

NCQLP Approved

NCQLP (Self-reporting)
1 LEU

GBCI Approved

GBCI Approved
1 CE Hour

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 (Self-reporting)
1 LEU

IDCEC Approved

IDCEC Approved
1 CEU, HSW

Understanding Light, Color, and Emerging Metrics (NEW)

Understanding Light, Color, and Emerging Metrics (NEW)

Program Summary

This course will provide attendees with an overview and update regarding how Tunable White LED technology has revolutionized lighting. Attendees will learn emerging concepts regarding Tunable White and gain an understanding how lighting can be used for preference, alertness, and circadian entrainment.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Review light and explore types, operations, and design parameters of color-tuning LED systems
  • Experience Tunable White lighting for preference
  • Understand how Tunable White lighting is being used to cue behaviors in various applications
  • Analyze emerging research on Tunable White lighting linked to circadian entrainment
  • Examine emerging metrics, standards, and market adoption

 

 

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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