Interactive commercial and industrial nonprofit facility for education and consultation of lighting energy conservation.



Custom Instruction Available

In addition to our Fall and Spring Education Series, we offer large group, standard courses and presentations that can be customized to meet your organization's needs.

To learn more about required class size and custom instruction for your company or group, please email us HERE or call (206) 325-9711.

Below are some examples of the type of content available.

Basic  Lamp Technologies
Class covers traditional lamp sources (incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, HID) along with newer, emerging technologies (induction, plasma, LEDs and OLEDs). Class is intended for those needing an introduction to these products, their use, and terminology.

Basic Lighting Design Principles
Using typical applications and phase by phase of the construction timeline, this class will cover the fundamental components involved in the lighting design process. 


Basics of LEDs
Solid State Lighting has found its way into every niche of the commercial and industrial lighting trade. Before attempting to design a lighting system using LEDs, a fundamental knowledge of their unique attributes, forms and functions, and appropriate applications is needed. This is a beginner’s class, intended for those wanting an introduction to LED products, their use, and the terminology specific to the technology.


The A to Zs of LED
A snapshot of state of the art LED lighting technology showcasing all aspects of LED developments, from monolithic chips and packages, to luminaires and lensing. LED technology is naturally well-suited for controls, and we will look at how LEDs fit into the trend toward adaptive lighting and dynamic color control. Other technologies such as Plasma and OLED will be examined. Attendees of this class will come away with a strong sense of how LEDs work and where they can be applied successfully.


Lighting Innovations and Trends
Latest lighting innovations in commercial and industrial lighting luminaires, lamps, ballasts, publications, controls, and components for exterior and interior uses. This class is intended for those familiar with basic lighting terminology.


Understanding Lighting Controls
Other than LEDs, lighting controls represent the fastest growing segment of the lighting market. In an attempt to capture the most energy savings, lighting codes throughout the country require the use of controls in almost every application. Using (4) typical commercial settings, this intermediate class will demonstrate how to design controls in these applications, and the devices & techniques used to control them.


2012 Seattle Energy Code Lighting Controls Workshop
(Impacting 2014-2015 projects)
This much sought-after interactive workshop covers the new requirements for lighting controls within the 2012 Washington State and Seattle Energy Codes, which have been implemented and now in-force.


2012 WA State and Seattle Energy Code Lighting Provisions
(Impacting 2014-2015 projects)
This class will review the latest lighting provisions of the WA State Energy Code and the Seattle amendments. Included are the latest changes in lighting control options required, lighting power allowances (LPA) for interior and exterior spaces, including 4-Zone approach, an explanation of the daylighting zone, and a review of the forms used by many jurisdictions.


Tools and Techniques for Lighting Upgrades
LED lamps and luminaires are finding their way into ever niche of the trade, both in new construction and retrofit projects. This class will focus on giving you the tools to evaluate products, and the strategies that will be effective on your lighting projects.


Exterior Lighting A New Look
A look at the overall landscape of exterior lighting by reviewing new Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recommendations and luminaire design opportunities. We will examin walkways, parking lots and building entries demonstrating how LED lighting can be applied primarily in existing and retrofit installations.


Lighting and Human Health in Healthcare
How light affects people and its potential to influence patient outcomes in healthcare environments.


Matching Technologies to Applications 
Whether new construction, major renovation, or simple retrofit, the challenge is to develop a lighting scheme that takes into consideration the condition of the existing space, tasks being performed, energy codes, and lower power consumption. This class will look at a number of interior & exterior spaces, and the steps necessary to make the right decisions about lamps, ballasts, luminaires, and controls.


Revisiting the Retrofit Process for Offices
This class will cover the idea of retrofitting spaces that may have already received a retrofit using case studies from a selection of today’s modern offices. Efficient lamps, ballasts and controls have come into the market, which make it possible to reach even deeper energy and money saving goals.  We will look at these technologies, and link them to real world applications, taking into account lighting design and quality.


High Design and Low Energy
Lower lighting power densities have become a forefront focus and design professionals are looking for tools to aid them, while still meeting clients’ needs. This overview will provide strategies to combine environmental elements with new technologies to achieve quality design and lower energy consumption.


General Topics
Let us know how we can use these, or other commercial and industrial lighting topics to meet your organization's educational needs.

- Lighting Controls

- Retrofit & Design for the Novice: What those new to the industry should know

- Codes (controls, lighting)

- New Light Sources (plasma, LED, OLED, induction)

- Bridging the Product Gap

- Cost Effective Applications

- All About Delivered Lumens

- How Much Light Do You Need and Where Do You Find It

- Lighting and Human Health: How our bodies interact with light

- Photometric Modeling: Free web-based tools to select appropriate luminaires for common applications


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