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.
- 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.
This course is part of a series