NAILD Lighting Specialist – Controls Training
INVESTING IN EDUCATION: A TRAINING PROGRAM THAT PUTS YOU IN CONTROL OF LIGHTING
For the past 10 years, energy codes have driven adoption of automatic lighting controls in new commercial buildings. Advances in control technology, coupled with utility rebates and strong growth in the LED upgrade market, have increased demand for controls in existing buildings. Trends have led the U.S. Department of Energy to predict that one-third of all LED energy savings by 2030 will be derived from use of lighting controls.
Lighting distributors who can knowledgeably pair controls with LED upgrades will increase sales and be more competitive. The challenge to competing in this growing market is staying on top of the many strategies, technologies, and applications. More so than lamps and luminaires, controls are highly sensitive to the application. Issues such as selecting the right control strategy, developing a controls narrative, applying products to applications, and commissioning all demand a knowledgeable workforce able to deliver effective solutions. Customers are looking for experts who can tell them what to do and select products.
NAILD developed the LS-C Program to help those in the lighting industry access the growing controls market.
*Individuals are required to have completed and pass the NAILD Lighting Specialist-I program or take a pre-qualification exam ($50) prior to enrolling.
Candidates who complete LS-C training will be able to:
- Match popular lighting control strategies to applications strategies.
- Match lighting loads to controls through control zoning and with an understanding of light source behavior while being controlled.
- Match lighting control equipment to control strategies and application characteristics while ensuring compatibility and proper integration.
- Develop an effective lighting control solution through a design process that starts with owner requirements and ends with commissioning.
NAILD LS-C Pricing
NAILD Member: $399
IMARK Member: $499
An overview of the fundamentals and goals of lighting control, popular control strategies defined by different inputs and outputs, control zoning, and the elements of an effective lighting control solution.
A discussion of common control effects of switching and dimming and their effect of the behavior on incandescent/halogen, compact and linear fluorescent, induction, HID, LED and light-emitting plasma sources.
An extensive discussion of popular types of lighting control equipment including occupancy sensors, control panels, light sensors, dimming controls, intelligent control, and device communication and protocols.
A step-by-step presentation of the process of delivering lighting control strategies to spaces, covering owner requirements, control narrative, design development and commissioning.