The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that it has updated Section 1: Occupancy Sensors of EE102: Switching Controls, a popular offering in the Association’s Education Express series of online distance education courses about lighting controls.
The course, authored by Craig DiLouie, principal of ZING Communications, Inc. and LCA’s Education Director, provides an in-depth discussion of occupancy sensor technology and application. It consists of two learning modules covering these topics:
• Typical energy savings in various applications
• Operating modes (auto-ON to 100%, auto-ON to 50%, manual ON)
• Detection methods (PIR, ultrasonic, PIR/ultrasonic, PIR/acoustic)
• Power (low voltage, line voltage, wireless)
• Coverage area and pattern
• Mounting packages (ceiling, high wall/corner, wall switch, luminaire mounting, workstation)
• Features and special features
• Light loggers
• Energy code requirements related to occupancy sensors
• Design process
• Typical applications for occupancy sensors
• Major sensor variables
• Choosing the right technology: PIR vs. ultrasonic
• Special applications: stairwell, workstation, emergency lighting
• Switching and lamp life
• Switching and startup
• Coverage area
• Mounting configuration
• Sensor placement
At the conclusion of each learning module, an optional online comprehension test is available, with automatic grading; a passing grade (70+%) enables the student to claim education credit.
Section 1: Occupancy Sensors of EE102: Switching Controls is registered with the National Council on Quality in the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), which recognizes a total of 4 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 (20 points).