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Exterior Lighting Retrofits Online Training Program (non-certification course)


*Please note, for all certification preparation training programs, an additional fee is due when submitting your certification application to take the exam.

About this Program

Many companies and organizations see LED lighting retrofits as a first step to obtain substantial energy savings. But there are many factors to be considered before you make the switch. This program will provide you additional knowledge and help identify possible pitfalls before you undertake your exterior lighting project.

Learning Objectives & Take-Aways:

  • Understand different lighting applications, including parking lot pole, street, high mast, flood, wall pack, canopy, bollard, sign, sport lights, and garages.
  • Understand photovoltaics with exterior fixtures
  • Ensure you can identify the best possible product for your project, including lumens, wattage, LPW, Kelvin, distribution, glare, rated life, durability, warranty, price, and credibility.
  • Understand the importance of lighting distribution, including batwing, cut-off, BUG (backlight, uplight, and glare), etc.
  • Understand the difference between new fixtures and kits.
  • Realize that foot candles or lux per watt are so much more important than lumens per watt (LPW).
  • Understand why minimum illuminance, where light is necessary, is better than using average illuminance.
  • Learn how to specify the best exterior lighting products for your applications for your budget.
  • Delve into the meaning of the AMA document on exterior lighting, which requires 300K, and understand if it applies to you.
  • Grasp how exterior light affects people, animals, and insects.

Program Agenda

Day 1

Tools to select optimum products

  • Lumens
  • Watts
  • LPW
  • Kelvin
  • Distribution, including glare
  • Rated life
  • Durability
  • Warranty
  • Price
  • Credibility

Disadvantages of payback and return on investment
Kits vs. new fixtures
Lighting fixtures

  • Parking lot pole
  • Street

Day 2

Lighting fixtures, continued

  • High mast
  • Flood
  • Wall pack
  • Canopy
  • Bollard
  • Sign
  • Sport
  • Garage

AMA report
How exterior lighting affects people, animals and insects

            Educational Credits

            You earn 0.4 CEU | 4 PDH | 0.8 AEE Credits for completing this program


            The program is of greatest value to individuals responsible for energy management and energy-related cost reduction. Attendees of this program have included professionals from end-users in industrial, commercial, government, utility, institutional, municipal and residential sectors, as well as energy service and engineering firms. Their roles have ranged from existing energy professionals, energy service providers, energy engineers, energy managers, facilities managers, business managers, and energy consultants.

            Online Training Experience

            Attending this program is an ideal opportunity to participate in a focused, fast-paced instructional program, designed to expand your knowledge of exterior lighting. The program is presented in short 2-hour sessions over the course of two days to allow professionals to attend while still maintaining their current work schedule.

            Attendees can participate in this online program from anywhere you have access to a high-speed internet connection or access via smartphone/tablet. 

            Training Program Hours

            • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm US Eastern

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                  Important Notes

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