Wednesday, June 13, 2018 · 8:00 am‒4 pm
WPPI Energy, Sun Prairie, WI
Cost: $199

Lighting retrofits:make the best choices now to ensure the best future performance

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

  • Assess how your current retrofit decisions will impact future lighting considerations
  • Identify the pitfalls of diminishing financial returns and how to secure a good investment
  • Select the best LED products for each type of retrofit application
  • Determine the cost-effectiveness of including controls in your retrofit projects
  • Discover why Human Centric Lighting and other non-energy benefits are often more important than energy saving benefits

    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.

  • LED lighting has changed the way we approach lighting retrofits. LED technologies will last a decade or more, so how can you make the right decisions today that will ensure great performance years into the future? This course will help you balance today’s options with their long-term benefits.

    Most contractors and facilities managers are very comfortable with the “low-hanging fruit” types of lighting retrofit: T12s, high pressure sodium and standard metal halide, retrofits are usually a slam dunk. But with existing T8, T5, T5 high output and ceramic metal halide systems, it is important you address basic soft savings, the benefits of Human Centric Lighting design, performance certifications and advanced financial tools to receive project approval. We will help you make that business case.

    This course will explore types of LEDs that operate with existing ballasts, direct line voltage and dedicated drivers and how these technologies compare with LED lightbars, fixture kits and new fixtures. You will also review considerations when determining if basic lighting controls are cost-effective for your application or if advanced lighting controls should be considered.

    7:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
    8:00 am–4 pm: Program (lunch and breaks provided)

    The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $199, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, breaks. 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 videotaped for future publication.

    Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given. In order to receive IACET credits, you will also need to participate in the assessment that takes place at the training. You must receive a 70% or higher in order to receive a course completion certificate with IACET listed.

    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 0.675 CEUs (6.75 hours) toward re-certification.

    AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 6.75 LU for this instructor-led face-to-face course.

    BOC This course offers up to 6.75 points for BOC certified operators.

    BOMI This course is approved for up to 6.5 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

    IACET As an IACET Accredited Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this program.

    WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 6 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Building Inspector Certification, Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, Journeyman Electrician License, Master Electrician License.

    WI PE This course qualifies for up to 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must decide if this is a qualifying course as defined in the relevant Wisconsin Administrative Code (more information)

    This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.

    The National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions is not registering courses for credits. If you believe the course qualifies for credits, please use the self-reporting system as outlined in the NCQLP Renewal Guidelines which can be downloaded from

    Introduction and overview

    The evolving state of lighting today

    • Impact on retrofit decisions
    • Payback, pricing and cost-effectiveness
    • Human Centric Lighting


    • Cost effectiveness
    • Basic and advanced controls

    Tools to select the best LED products

    • TLEDs
    • LED lightbars
    • LED troffer kits
    • New fixtures

    Other lighting applications

    • Interior
    • Exterior

    LED benefits and trends

    • Non-energy benefits
    • Lighting industry trends
    • Retrofit impacts for the future

    Q&A and wrap-up

    WPPI Energy
    1425 Corporate Center Drive
    Sun Prairie , WI

    Our education sponsors:

    We EnergiesWisconsin Public ServiceXcel Energy
    Alliant EnergyMadison Gas and ElectricWPPI Energy

    Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

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    WPPI Energy

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    Call 608.210.7114 or email our registration contact.