Essential Lighting Controls

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Course Overview

This class introduces attendees to lighting controls and control strategies that save energy.  Various strategies are explained such as occupancy and vacancy sensing, daylight harvesting, scheduling, lumen maintenance dimming, adaptation compensation, tuning, demand response, architectural dimming and direct occupant control.  Examples of switches, relays, continuous dimming and step dimming are discussed as well as inputs including time clocks photo and occupancy sensors and demand response triggers.  Sensor location and device settings such as sensitivity and time delay are explained.

This class is eligible for continuing education units from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).


Steve Stannard is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society and a Certified Energy Manager with over 35 years of experience in the lighting industry. Some of Steve’s experience includes architectural and theatrical lighting design, lighting software development, luminaire product development, photometric testing and lighting education.  As an Educator Steve taught theatrical and architectural lighting at the University of Colorado, developed the Lighting Academy (series of 12 classes) for Southern California Edison, established the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) at SCE and currently presents classes at SCE, SMUD (Sacramento) and San Diego Gas and Electric.

(8 a.m. check in and continental breakfast will be provided) 

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4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117

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