Introduction to Lighting Controls

Welcome to EE101: Introduction to Lighting Control, a Lighting Controls Association Education Express course. A good lighting design includes a good controls design. Lighting controls play a critical role in lighting systems, enabling users manually or automatically to 1) turn the lights (or plug or other loads) ON and OFF using a switch; and/or adjust light output up and down using a dimmer. This basic functionality can be used to satisfy visual and energy management needs. In recent years, lighting controls have evolved to also be able to adjust light source color and generate data via measuring and/or monitoring. This course provides an overview of the basic functionality of today’s lighting controls, benefits and the basic questions to ask when identifying an appropriate lighting control strategy. By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1) explain the functionality and benefits of lighting controls, 2) recommend lighting controls to clients based on benefits appropriate for various applications, 3) identify lighting control strategies based on inputs and outputs, and 4) match lighting control strategies to applications. This course is registered and/or recognized by CALCTP, NLCAA, NCQLP (LC), NALMCO (CLCP), DLC, and the State of California. To gain education credit, after taking the course, click here to take a quiz (free but registration required, and you must at least scroll through the written course): You will also be able to download a PDF of the course and a one-page PDF summary sheet. Thank you for using Education Express! (c)2022 LCA/National Electrical Manufacturers Association

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