307 Networked Lighting Controls

One-day Workshop

Lighting controls offer the opportunity to balance the visual environment, enhance space flexibility, and improve user satisfaction while saving significant amounts of energy, and improving maintenance cycles.   Designing and implementing high quality control systems can also help to differentiate contractors and designers in a competitive marketplace. 

Wide scale adoption of well-designed and implemented controls systems has been slowed by perceived complexity, cost, and concerns about call backs. In this one-day, hands-on workshop, you will learn industry best practices and strategies, then apply them to an example project.

This comprehensive workshop will introduce you to modern lighting control strategies and equipment, and instruct you on how to effectively implement them on all projects. System design, installation, sequence of operations, and startup will be discussed.

Using best practices, you will apply the knowledge you gained to design demonstration systems, and install and program the controls hardware of two industry leading manufacturers.

Due to the nature of this workshop, it is limited to 24 participants. 

Who Should Attend

This workshop is suitable for utility trade allies as well as lighting practitioners including designers, contractors, building operators, architects, engineers, and sales reps.

Some working knowledge of the lighting and construction industries will be necessary to gain the most value from this workshop.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the class, participants will:

  • Understand and be able to apply common control strategies
  • Understand and be able to apply typical controls hardware
  • Understand how controls hardware is used in discrete, locally networked, and building wide control systems
  • Understand basics of System Startup and Programming
  • Understand how most networked systems are wired and installed.

Brought to you in November by NorthWestern Energy, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, and Trade Ally Network Northwest Montana course CURRENTLY FULL!

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Brought to you in December by Idaho Power (Dec 5) and Avista (Dec 13)

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Breakfast and lunch will be provided!



1. Choose a class date and location.

Thursday, December 5
Class location:
Hampton Inn and Suites Boise/Spectrum
7499 Overland Rd
Boise, ID 83709
Boise, Idaho
Friday, December 13
Class location:
Avista Utilities – Mission Campus
1411 E Mission – CR130
Spokane, WA 99220
Spokane, Washington