Outdoor and facility lighting with LEDs: technical review and cost considerations

Monday, June 10, 2013 · available on-demand

Free to view; $95 for credit
77 minutes

Considering LEDs for your facility? We can help.

Appropriate lighting impacts occupant comfort, safety, security and productivity—it's important to get it right. With the industry moving forward quickly, this webcast will get you up-to-speed on the relevant LED technical and cost consideration information you need to know so that you can make an informed purchasing decision. We'll explore LED cost trends, life considerations, glare, color shift and flicker, as well as LED light levels, energy consumption, preferred alternatives and Focus on Energy lighting incentives available in Wisconsin.

With so much to consider, deciding between LEDs or alternatives is not an easy task. Just because the cost of LEDs has plummeted while efficiencies have improved doesn't mean LEDs are always the best option. We'll review what manufacturing standards really mean, what is considered an acceptable incidence of failure and best applications for LEDs in interior and exterior large industrial and commercial settings.


  • Discuss the cost trends and other considerations when purchasing LED products.
  • Summarize various lighting standards used to assess product performance.
  • Define the basic types of large commercial, outdoor lighting used in roadway, parking garage and parking lot illumination.
  • Explain the light source improvements that have emerged within the last year.
  • Discuss the differences between light source life and energy usage.
  • Communicate about alternative lighting solutions with lighting vendors.


Architects, engineers, building owners, lighting and electrical contractors, energy program design and implementation professionals, lighting designers, commercial building energy advocates, interior designers, property managers, facility managers, utility representatives and anyone interested in industrial and commercial LED applications.

Topics below are available as chapters within the webinar interface.

  • Semiconductors/LEDs
  • LED cost trends
  • LED life considerations
  • LED outdoor glare
  • LED color shift/flicker
  • LED conclusions
  • Twelve questions you should ask when specifying LED products
  • Alternative technologies: fluorescent, HID, plasma, induction
  • Questions and answers
  • Focus on Energy: Lighting offering overview

This webinar is free to view, $95 to take quiz for credit.

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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 0.125 CEUs (1.25 hours) toward re-certification.

GBCI We are a provider of GBCI Approved Courses for Continuing Education. This is a GBCI Approved Course and offers 1 CE Hour.

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WI DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this training for 2 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Building Inspector. Note that you may not retake the same course for credit more than once during the 1-, 2- or 4-year term of your specific credential.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 1 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).

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