GE's Lighting Institute Announces Courses

Dec. 30, 2004
Lighting technology changes every day, and many innovative changes and ideas are being born through the renowned Lighting Institute, the world’s foremost lighting training facility with full-scale demonstration centers and a staff of lighting experts. Serving the industry for more than 70 years from GE's historic Nela Park campus in Cleveland, the Lighting Institute has set its conference schedule for the first and second quarters of 2005. Upcoming conferences include:Fundamentals of Commercial and Industrial Lighting
Designed for lighting industry newcomers, this conference provides basic product and application training for commercial and industrial lighting. Various lectures and full-scale lighting demonstrations will provide attendees with an interesting, fast-paced, and comprehensive overview. Topics covered will include lighting terminology; lighting measurements and color; a review of major light source families and systems; and application modules for retail, office, industrial, and outdoor lighting.
February 2-4, 2005 / June 28-30, 2005
Cost: $500 / 2.0 CEU Credits Available  
Lighting for Safety and Security
Lighting plays a critical role in improving safety and security in commercial and institutional facilities and residential developments. This course explores the proper use of light as part of a full-security system, and the requirements for creating well-lit environments for the occupants. Topics include: specification of appropriate light levels, selection and placement of light sources and equipment, interaction of lighting and closed-circuit surveillance equipment, and the latest research in safety and security lighting. Property managers and owners will not want to miss this opportunity to upgrade the lighting for their properties.
February 10-11, 2005
Cost: $350
Healthcare Lighting
This conference is designed for facility managers, designers, and maintenance supervisors who are involved in specifying or maintaining lighting systems in healthcare setting. The focus is on reducing energy and maintenance costs without compromising light levels or lighting quality. Session includes: disposal regulations, outdoor lighting for security and security, and new developments in lighting equipment and controls. Special topics include: lighting for the aging eye, operating rooms, and trends in lighting patient rooms.  
March 9-10, 2005
Cost: $350 
Hospitality Lighting
Directed toward hotel owners and operators, this conference discusses lighting design and room air-conditioning strategies with a special emphasis on meeting the key needs of guest comfort and financial performance through energy reduction strategies. Sessions include: industry trends, outdoor lighting for safety and security, national energy rebates and funds, and other lighting solutions for guest rooms, meeting rooms, and common areas. 
May 2-3, 2005
Cost: $350 / 1.2 CEU Credits 
Museum Lighting
This conference provides practical lighting recommendations for professionals who are responsible for the lighting in museums and art galleries. Through lectures and workshops, lighting techniques and guidelines are presented for the most common museum lighting applications, with special emphasis on conservation issues. Topics include: light and color, a review of the latest lighting technologies, and lighting system selection criteria.
June 15-16, 2005
Cost: $350 / 1.2 CEU Credits
For additional information, visit ( or contact the Lighting Institute at (800) 255-1200.            

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