The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has updated its popular Education Express course EE300: Lighting Control of LEDs, with all new content describing LED sources are controlled.
Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning.
LED technology delivers exceptional opportunities for lighting control application. However, due to differences in how LEDs operate, controlling LED products differs from traditional light sources. This course provides a working understanding of control methods for LED lighting products and how to integrate these methods into modern lighting design.
Authored by Kevin Willmorth, EE300 is divided into four parts. Part 1 offers an overview of LED drivers and power supplies and the impact of control functions on LED light output, efficacy, life, dimmer expectations and flicker behavior. Part 2 shows how single-color white light LED products can be controlled within conventional wired control architectures. Part 3 explores wireless controls advanced control physical layers and protocols applicable to modern solid-state and digital lighting applications. And Part 4 describes LED color how controls impact color performance of LED products, and methods used to control color and shade of white light.
At the conclusion of each part, an optional online comprehension test is available, with automatic grading; a passing grade enables the student to claim education credit. EE300 is accredited/registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES), which recognizes 10.5 Learning Units (LU)/Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) credits; and the National Council on Quality in the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), which recognizes 10.5 LEUs towards maintenance of the Lighting Certified (LC) certification.
Founded in 2006, Education Express serves more than 25,000 students, who have benefited from more than 200,000 completions of learning modules and more than 130,000 comprehension tests taken online, enabling them to earn education credit.
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