Introduction to Lighting Fundamentals

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Date: Mar 12, 2018

Location: CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots


This one-day course is designed to give students a solid understanding of lighting control fundamentals.

Lighting control installation can be a profitable area for residential integrators. However, systems should be designed, installed and documented correctly for long-term reliability. Lighting technology has advanced a great deal in recent years. It is now a highly complex field.

This course starts by exploring lamp types, their characteristics and capabilities. A strong emphasis is placed upon the science behind the 'art' of lighting. Other subjects covered include colour temperature, power law, series vs. parallel wiring, voltage drop and cabling sizing. All technical discussions reference the BS7671 electrical standards.

After discussing the theory of lighting the course moves on to a practical session. This includes testing of different dimming control types such as resistive dimming, LED, DALI and DMX.

Topics covered include:

  • Lamp types
  • Transformer and ballast types
  • Dimming control methods
  • Residential lighting control
  • BS7671 electrical standards

Attendance Requirements:

The course is for engineers and designers that are new to lighting control. As such, it is a technically focused day however there are no prerequisites. 

Recommended readings:

CEDIA's Advanced Residential Electronic Systems Book

What's included:

  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided
  • All workbooks and course materials

Spaces Available: 15

Booking options:
(CEDIA members only)

Cost:214.80 GBP

Non-member Price

Cost:298.80 GBP

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