ABOUT THE COURSE
Earn 1.5 PDH | .15 CEU
This course covers three training program modules (approx. 1.5 hours) of the pre-certification exam courses needed for the CLCP.
These courses count toward pre-qualification for California’s Certified Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) certification (also available through the NLCAA) and NALMCO’s Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) certification. They also count toward maintenance of the NCQLP’s Lighting Certified (LC) certification. They are registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) credits. The courses are recognized by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) in advancing knowledge of lighting controls technology and application. And the Lighting Controls Association is recognized by the State of California as a continuing education provider. You must go to the Lighting Controls Association - Education Express and pass each course quiz to receive credit for the above.
1 - Course EE010: Introduction to Lighting Controls
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. Produced by the Lighting Controls Association, this LCA Education Express 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.
2 - Course EE103: Introduction to Dimming
Dimming is the adjustment of light output over a specified range, with an important additional effect being a reduction in power input. As it supports visual needs and energy management, it is a popular control effect in commercial buildings. Produced by the Lighting Controls Association, this LCA Education Express course describes dimming, its benefits, popular strategies that use it, and how light sources behave while dimmed.
In this course, you will learn about: 1) the purpose of dimming, 2) stepped versus continuous dimming, 3) dimming strategies for visual needs and energy management, and 4) dimming for popular lamp types.
3 - Course EE201: Daylight-Responsive Lighting Controls
Daylighting is a highly desirable feature of commercial buildings. It also enables daylight response or “harvesting” through the application of controls that reduce electric light contribution based on daylight levels. Produced by the Lighting Controls Association, this LCA Education Express course describes a simple process for design and application of devices and systems used to enact this energy management strategy.
By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1) identify areas of daylight availability available (or required by energy code) for daylight response control, 2) comply with applicable commercial building energy code requirements related to daylight-responsive lighting control, 3) functionally specify a daylight-responsive lighting control solution, and 4) ensure a daylight-responsive lighting control solution is delivered that satisfies users and owner expectations.
****At the end of this course you will receive a certificate of completion.
If you would like this course to qualify towards your CLCP Certification, you must go to the Lighting Controls Association - Education Express and pass each course quiz.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP serves as education director for the Lighting Controls Association, a council of NEMA dedicated to educating the public about lighting control technology, design, application, commissioning, and energy code compliance. He has authored multiple books and IES references on lighting controls and is a frequent contributor on lighting and controls topics to Electrical Contractor, tED, DesigningLighting, LEDs, and Smart Building Technology.