Lighting: Designing lighting systems with LEDs

Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
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Building owners are becoming more aware of and interested in using light-emitting diode (LED) systems for their lighting systems because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Good lighting enhances building design, conserves energy, and increases productivity, safety, security, and personal comfort. According to several government sources, up to 40% of the total energy used in commercial buildings is used for artificial lighting.

Engineers must understand the basics of LED lighting systems and which building types are best suited for them. When designing with LEDs, it is important that engineers understand critical factors, such as rated lifespan, lifecycle costs, efficacy, lumen output, compatibility with dimming controls, color rendering index (CRI), color temperature, and how LED lighting systems affect the electrical systems of the buildings in which they are installed. A basic understanding of the Illuminating Engineering Society and U.S. Department of Energy COMcheck are also necessary.

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Moderator: Jack Smith, Content Manager, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, CFE Media, LLC

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