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.
Course expires 03/05/2025
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
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