Exploring LED lighting technology for facilities

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 · available on-demand

1 hr 29 min

Are you interested in LED lighting technologies, but faced with a barrage of claims and confused about how to get started? You are not alone.

In a brief introduction of LED technology and products the incredible amount of LED information available will be condensed into management takeaways during this webinar. We will identify where LED technologies are most likely to work well in large facilities and examine potential pitfalls. Simple energy savings calculations to help justify and prioritize projects will be discussed and sources for unbiased LED information to aid in educated decision making will be provided.

Join Liesel Whitney-Schulte to decipher LED fact from fiction so that you can take the next steps toward LED project implementation, saving energy and money at your facility.

Prerequisite knowledge

To get the most out of this webinar, you should have a general knowledge of standard lighting technologies, know your facility operating hours and have access to your utility bills.

As a result of this training, you will be able to...

  • Explain LED technology and how performance is evaluated
  • Identify potential applications for LED use in large facilities, by application and technology
  • Recognize considerations for LED product selection
  • Perform simple energy savings calculations to estimate potential project savings
  • Locate and reference resources for objective LED information
  • Distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to LED manufacturer claims

Who should watch?

Lighting and electrical facility managers and contractors, architects, engineers, school and healthcare facilities operators, manufacturers, building owners, energy managers, dealers and distributors, lighting designers, interior designers, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities and anyone interested in commercial building design.


Introduction and logistics

LED basics:

  • What are LED lights and what makes LED lights so great? (LED technology, features)
  • Types of LED products

Identify where LEDs work best and what to avoid:

  • Offices, conference rooms, common areas
  • Warehouses, large indoor applications
  • Exterior applications

Estimate energy savings:
Calculating potential savings and simple payback to justify project implementation

Compare products

  • Product performance (LED and standard lighting technologies)
  • Lumens, directionality, efficacy, color
  • Life rating

Unbiased information sources
Energy Star, U.S. Department of Energy, Daylighting Collaborative, LED Lighting Facts

LED fact or fiction

Question and answer

ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program new construction offering

Building Energy Efficiency
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program new construction offering provides technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage design teams and building owners to surpass standard practices and exceed energy code requirements. The best time to identify high performance building design strategies and technologies is at the beginning of the design process. Applications must be submitted early in design to qualify for the program (pre-design or schematic design is best).

Want more information?

Funds are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded by ComEd customers in compliance with Illinois law.