The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that it has updated EE101: Introduction to Lighting Control, a popular offering in the Association’s Education Express series of online distance education courses about lighting controls.
The new course, authored by Craig DiLouie, principal of ZING Communications, Inc. and LCA’s Education Director, offers an overview of lighting controls, covering:
• Benefits of lighting controls, including visual needs, energy management, energy code compliance and sustainability
• Basic functionality of lighting controls: inputs and outputs
• Manual versus automatic as an input
• Dimming versus switching as an output
• Manual control—how it works, typical energy savings, typical applications
• Occupancy sensing—how it works, typical energy savings, typical applications
• Time scheduling—how it works, typical energy savings, typical applications
• Daylight harvesting—how it works, typical energy savings, typical applications
• Demand response
At the conclusion of the course, an optional online comprehension test is available, with automatic grading; a passing grade enables the student to claim education credit.
EE101: Introduction to Lighting Control is registered with the National Council on Quality in the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), which recognizes a total of 1.5 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.