The new course, authored by Craig DiLouie, principal of ZING Communications, Inc. and LCA’s Education Director, is divided into two sections: Dimming Control, and Fluorescent Dimming Ballasts.
The first section, Dimming Control, provides an in-depth introduction to dimming, including popular dimming strategies, methods, controls, human perception and response, and how different light sources behave while dimmed. The second section, Fluorescent Dimming Ballasts, covers technology and application issues such as dimming methods and lamp-ballast interactions.
At the conclusion of each of the two four modules in the course, an optional online comprehension test is available, with automatic grading; a passing grade enables the student to claim education credit.
EE103: Fluorescent Dimming is registered with the National Council on Quality in the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), which recognizes a total of 8.0 LEUs towards maintenance of Lighting Certified (LC) certification. This course is also registered with the California Advanced Lighting Control Training Program (CALCTP) for credit to qualify to receive live training.