The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) now offers EE304: Lighting Control and the Internet of Things, as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
Driven by microprocessors, low-cost sensors, and wireless communications, the Internet of Things (IoT) offers enormous potential to unlock new value in buildings. Just as the internet connected computing devices for commerce, services, and information, the IoT connects building systems and sensors in an intelligent network. This network may provide automation along with useful sensor-driven data and data-driven services. While the IoT matures, several key benefits are available now through networked lighting control, which offers wireless or wired networking, software, bandwidth, and intelligence. This course describes the IoT and the supporting or leading role networked lighting control can play in its implementation.
Valued at three learning hours, this course is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES) for Learning Units (LU)/Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) credits, and the National Council on Quality in the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) for Lighting Education Units (LEUs). It is also required reading to prepare for NALMCO’s Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) certification exam. The course was written Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, IES, a noted educator in lighting controls.
To take the course now, simply click the Education Express tab on the left or top menu.