This session is an introduction to lighting technologies and their energy impacts. Topics include the history of lighting, lighting technology comparisons, essential terms and definitions, and practical lighting applications.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the differences between incandescent, fluorescent, and LED (light-emitting diode) lighting technologies
  • Understand basic lighting principles such as efficacy, lighting power density, illuminance, and correlated color temperature
  • Considering how lighting affects building occupants by taking a human-centric approach to lighting design
  • Read a Lighting Facts Label and use knowledge of the lighting concepts above to select appropriate lamps and fixtures for a space

Brought to you in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

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1.00 LU
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