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Lunch + LEED: What You Need to Know About LED Lighting

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Starts On - June 1, 2016 - 11:30am
Ends On - June 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
1700 N. McClintock Dr.
Tempe , AZ 85281

Learn about the difference between LED lighting and traditional lighting from Dr. Jack Curran.

This course will provide an overview of LED lighting, covering the underlying basics of the technology. Fundamental differences between LED and traditional lighting will be discussed, including how design choices made by luminaire manufacturers can affect both product performance as well as lifetime.

Solid-state lighting brings new design opportunities to lighting professionals and features to facility managers and building owners, and with those features come potential risks. Ways to manage those risks will be examined including a review of new lighting standards. LEDs' origins in the semi-conductor world will be examined to see why this relationship often creates conflict and confusion in the lighting world.

Dr. Curran will offer some suggestions as to the right questions to ask of suppliers when selecting products for your next lighting project.

Learning objectives

  1. Analyze heat and its effect on light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire performance and lifetime
  2. Distinguish how LEDs differ from traditional light sources in the method by which they produce light, and how those differences can affect the design of lighting projects
  3. Describe Haitz's Law and what the rapid changes in LED technology mean to those who work with or are responsible for lighting
  4. Identify the keys to minimizing risk of project failure when incorporating LED lighting technology

This course is approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hour. Lunch will be provided.

For more information about this event, please contact: Chad Billings at