Thursday, September 17, 2015 · 8:30 am–4 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton, Middleton, WI
Cost: $199

As a result of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the significant disadvantages of LED T8s.
  • Determine best retrofit solutions for troffers factoring in energy savings, rated life, rebates and initial cost in various projects.
  • Explain how electronically ballasted ceramic metal halide can be better than LED.
  • Evaluate efficiency, color rendering index, R9, optical control, temperature rating, rated life, price and warranty to make good decisions among and within technologies.
  • Discuss how and why visible and nonvisible flicker can be avoided.
  • Use financial tools that include long term benefits of LEDs.

Who should attend?
Building owners, lighting retrofit and electrical contractors, energy program design and implementation professionals, lighting designers and consultants, commercial building energy advocates, interior designers, property managers, facility managers, manufacturers, dealers and distributors, utility representatives, architects, engineers and anyone with basic knowledge and interest in lighting retrofits.

Pop quiz
Test your knowledge of lighting retrofits

LEDs are the end-all be-all lighting solution, right? Not necessarily. LED lighting is often the best option if customers have the money and are willing to spend it but high performance fluorescent, electronically ballasted ceramic metal halide and plasma can save almost as much wattage as LEDs and cost significantly less. We’ll discuss LEDs during this course but, more importantly, we’ll focus on best solutions for various applications instead of just comparing LED with high performance incumbent technologies.

We’ll first focus on interior applications including decorative, omni-directional and reflector lamps, store refrigerator lights, recessed cans, task lights, fixtures with linear fluorescent lamps, drum fixtures and highbays. Next, we’ll discuss the best way to retrofit fluorescent troffers. We’ll talk about which options include highest lumen fluorescent T8, extra long life fluorescent T8, LED T8, LED lightbars and LED troffer kits. Finally, we’ll address garage and numerous exterior applications, as well as controls for both interior and exterior applications—keeping in mind that since LED lighting is so low wattage, controls are often not cost effective to save energy but they can provide other significant benefits.

8 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am–4 pm: Program (lunch and breaks provided)

The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $199, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.6 CEUs (6 hours) toward re-certification.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 6 LU.

BOC This course offers up to 6 points for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This course is approved for 6 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

GBCI We are a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 6 CE hours. We are also a USGBC Education Partner.

IACET We have been accredited as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. As an IACET Authorized Provider, we offer CEUs for our programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard. We are authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

IES The Illuminating Engineering Society has approved this course for 6 CEUs.

NCQLP This course has been registered with the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions for 5.5 LEU credits for lighting certified professionals.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 6 CEUs for the following credentials: Industrial Journeyman Electrician License, Journeyman Electrician License, Master Electrician License, Registered Electrician Registration.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 6 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must verify that the course content is related to their area of professional practice (more information).

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.


Human centric lighting

Market transformation

Lighting factors and comparisons

  • Environmental concerns
  • Life
  • Long term light levels


  • Coolers
  • Decorative
  • Accent lighting
  • Recessed cans
  • Drum type fixtures
  • Linear replacement lamps
  • Troffers and troffer kits
  • Suspended indirect/direct fixtures
  • Uplight fixtures on office module walls
  • Task ambient lighting
  • Highbays
  • Comments regarding digital light control
  • Information regarding both interior and exterior


  • Game changing pricing
  • Three important attributes of LEDs for exterior applications
  • Details regarding LEDs and other technologies
  • LED issues you should aware of
  • Warranties
  • Modular design
  • DOE studies
  • Bird concerns
  • Award winning and other good LED products
  • Technologies other than LED
    • Ceramic metal halide
    • Induction
    • Plasma
    • T5 HO
    • T8
  • Garage
  • Canopies
  • Sign lights
  • Cabinet lights
  • Controls
  • Security

Final questions and comments

Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton
1801 Deming Way
Middleton , WI

Thank you to our classroom course sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

Alliant Energy
We Energies
Xcel Energy
Madison Gas and Electric
WPPI Energy
Wisconsin Public Service

Hosted by

Madison Gas and Electric

Presented by


Call 608.210.7114 or email our registration contact.